Lost (season 5)

{5/5} “Dude, you might want to fasten your seat belt.”

Some of the castaways have made it off the island, but now there’s a movement afoot to go back. Ben has also made it off the island, and he always has a plan. Meanwhile, back on the island something strange is happening — as usual. Daniel believes that either the island or the people on it are skipping through time. The remaining castaways find themselves encountering events we’ve seen or heard of before.

Lost season 5 originally aired in 2009. Season 4‘s flashforwards are now the present.

Season 5 focuses on most of your favourite characters. A few have disappeared, although I suppose it’s still possible we’ll see them again.

When characters I like are on opposite sides of an issue, it’s hard to know who to cheer for. It’s particularly challenging to know what the right thing to do is when you’ve travelled through time.

In the season finale we find out more about the mysterious Jacob. There can’t be many better cliffhangers than the one at the end of this season.

Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan) plays Daniel, Rebecca Mader (the TV show All My Children) plays Charlotte, and Ken Leung (Rush Hour) plays Miles. These are the people who came on the boat — although we now know that Daniel has been to the island before.

Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises) plays Richard, one of the Others who looks the same in the past and the present. Fran├žois Chau (Rescue Dawn) plays Dr. Pierre Chang, a Dharma Initiative scientist — he’s the one in the videos. Fionnula Flanagan (Waking Ned Devine) plays Eloise Hawking, Daniel’s mother and the person who knows more about the island than anyone — at least, how to get to it.

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