LOST - Scene of the Week Archives
Scene of the Week - ArchivesThey're the biggest, baddest, and most critical scenes in all of LOST. Week by week, you can read detailed analysis and deconstruction of some of the show's greatest moments.
Hurley & Dave at the Cliff (S2E18)
HURLEY: "You're not here. You were in the hospital. You can't be here."
DAVE: "Sorry, dude. I am here."
By the end of season two, we'd seen a lot of strange shit. The parallels between characters were astounding, the numbers were popping up everywhere, and there was a monster in the jungle. As we struggled to rationalize all these things, Dave threw another big question into the mix:
What if nothing we were seeing was real at all? What if everything we saw - every last crazy inexplicible coincidence - was all being created in someone's head?
Desmond Buys Penny's Engagement Ring (S3E8)
MS HAWKING: "Never done this before, have you?"
DESMOND: "Is it that obvious?"
MS HAWKING: "I can always tell the first timers. Well, then... may I ask your price range?"
DESMOND: "I'm not a man of means..."
MS HAWKING: "Oh..."
Desmond's ring-shop conversation with Ms. Hawking was a pivotal moment in LOST's overall story. Here, during one of the show's greatest episodes, both sides of a very vague battlefield were finally solidified. Destiny was waging full-blown war against Free Will, with the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance. After Flashes Before Your Eyes, LOST would never be the same.
Jacob & The Dark Man (S5E16)
DARK MAN: "Morning."
DARK MAN: "Mind if I join you?"
JACOB: "Please. Want some fish?"
DARK MAN: "Thank you, I just ate."
It's perhaps LOST's most important scene so far. It was also the moment we finally got a clear-cut view of the gameboard, the game, and possibly the players themselves. Meeting the ever-elusive Jacob and his dark-shirted nemesis on that little beach left most LOST viewers awestruck, drooling, and comatose for entire following commercial break.
Ben Crashes Widmore's Bedroom (S4E9)
BEN: "Wake up, Charles."
WIDMORE: "I wondered when you were gonna show up. I see you've been getting more sun."
BEN: "Iraq is lovely this time of year. When did you start sleeping with a bottle of scotch by the bed?"
WIDMORE: "When the nightmares started."
Before the dark man crashed Jacob's fish-fry, our main event consisted of Benjamin Linus vs. Charles Widmore. By the middle of season four, these two juggernauts finally collided in the shadowy realm of Widmore's London penthouse bedroom.
Mikhail Gets Cooked at The Sonic Fence (S3E12)
SAYID: "The more I learn about your people, the more I suspect you're not as omniscient as you'd have us believe. Don't speak to us as if you know us."
MIKHAIL: "Of course I don't know you, Sayid Jarrah. How could I? And you, Kate Austen, are a complete stranger to me. But you John Locke, you I might have a fleeting memory of, but I must be confused, because the John Locke I know was paral-"
ROUSSEAU: "Hey! Look at this! Over here..."
Ana Lucia Shakes Down Goodwin (S2E7)
ANA LUCIA: "Why do you think they're doing this?"
GOODWIN: "Why do I think who's doing what?"
ANA LUCIA: "Them. Don't you ever wonder why they attack us?"
GOODWIN: "Maybe they're not attacking us."
ANA LUCIA: "Yeah, they just drag us into the jungle every now and then - no real harm done."
GOODWIN: "Good point."
The Other 48 Days was one of the most highly anticipated episodes of season two. The cherry on that sundae was this amazingly tense scene between Ana Lucia and Goodwin, which marked the first time we'd been up close and face-to-face with an Other.
Jack and Locke Talk Alice in Wonderland (S1E1)
JACK: "I'm chasing something. Someone."
LOCKE: "Ah. The white rabbit. Alice in Wonderland."
JACK: "Yeah, wonderland, because who I'm chasing... he's not there."
LOCKE: "But you see him?"
JACK: "Yes. But he's not there."
White Rabbit is a classic S1 episode that helped set LOST's stage for future events. Within it, Jack and Locke share a three minute scene that sets up an ever-important motif: Science vs. Faith.
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