Bringing together the final thirteen episodes from its maiden series, Lost: Series One Part Two
answers some of the key questions left from Series One Part One
, and in the true style of the show, manages to pose a whole lot more.
Continuing the compelling marriage of tense, edgy narrative with meaty flashbacks, the episodes here deliver some of the finest moments of the season. Without giving the game away, they cover more of the build up to the doomed flight, and the increasingly fractured relationships between the reluctant inhabitants of the deserted island.
Yet if anything, its the island itself that takes centre stage more here. As more of its secrets begin to become uncovered, the drama intersperses key twists and character development to compelling effect. And if there are moments where the momentum sags a little--certainly there are a couple of slower episodes in the set--then its all adequately compensated for by the time the credits on the final episode roll.
In all, a strong second half to the first season of an already-essential TV show. Bring on season two
The final episodes from the first season of the hugely popular drama series following a group of people who are lost on a faraway desert island after their plane crashes. Stripped of everything, the 48 survivors scavenge what they can from the plane for their survival. Some panic. Some pin their hopes on rescue. A few find inner-strength they never knew they had. Kate (Evangeline Lilly), with no medical training, suddenly finds herself suturing the doctor's wounds. Hurley (Jorge Garcia) - a man with a warm sense of humour despite the desperate situation - does his best to keep his cool as he helps those around him to survive. Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) is a faded rock star who harbours a painful secret. Sayid (Naveen Andrews) is a Middle Eastern man and former member of the Elite Republican Guard, who must wrestle with the racial profiling directed at him by some of his fellow survivors. Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Sun (Kim Yun-jin) are a Korean couple whose traditions, values and language are foreign and thus causes much to get lost in the translation. Sawyer (Josh Holloway) has an air of danger surrounding him, and his intense sense of mistrust for everyone around him could prove to be fatal to his fellow castaways. Michael (Harold Perrineau) has just gained custody of his nine-year-old son, Walt (Malcolm David Kelley), after the death of his ex-wife - they are a father and son who don't even know each other. Locke (Terry O'Quinn) is a mysterious man who keeps to himself, and who harbours a deeper connection to the island than any of the others. And self-centered Shannon (Maggie Grace) - who actually gives herself a pedicure amid the chaos - and her estranged controlling brother, Boone (Ian Somerhalder) - constantly bicker and must learn to get along if they are to survive. Episodes comprise: 'Hearts And Minds', 'Special', 'Homecoming', 'Outlaws', '...In Translation', 'Numbers', 'Deus Ex Machina', 'Do No Harm', 'The Greater Good (aka Sides)', 'Born To Run', 'Exodus (Part 1)' and 'Exodus (Part 2)'.