About the Show

From J.J. Abrams, the creator of Alias, comes the action-packed adventure that became a worldwide television event. Stranded on an island that holds many secrets, 48 plane crash survivors must band together if they hope to get home alive.

The survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 discover that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing and hatches with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as "The Others," and a mysterious man named Jacob. They find signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th-century sailing ship called The Black Rock, a downed Beechcraft plane from a failed drug run, the remains of an ancient, four-toed statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the Dharma Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past.

Faith, reason, destiny and free will all clash as the island offers opportunities for both corruption and redemption... but as to its true purpose? That's the greatest mystery of all.



About Season 1

Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed, leaving 48 passengers alive and stranded on a remote island in the South Pacific. The survivors include a diverse group of people from different walks of life -- a doctor (Jack Shephard), an escaped fugitive (Kate Austen), a con man (James "Sawyer" Ford), an Iraqi interrogator (Sayid Jarrah), a married Korean couple (Sun and Jin Kwon), a rock star (Charlie Pace), a lottery winner (Hugo "Hurley" Reyes), a pregnant woman (Claire Littleton) and a man formerly confined to a wheelchair who is now inexplicably healed (John Locke). As the castaways attempt to get home, flashbacks illuminate their troubled lives before the crash, as the island they find themselves stranded on begins to slowly reveal its mysterious nature.


The descent into the hatch introduces Desmond Hume, a man who's been living in the underground bunker, entering the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 into a computer every 108 minutes. According to the mysterious Dharma Initiative, the world will end if those numbers aren't input according to schedule. Desmond isn't the only inhabitant the survivors encounter -- passengers of the tail section of Oceanic 815 are found and a shady and wily man claiming to be "Henry Gale" surfaces.



About Season 3

Jack, Kate and Sawyer are held captive by the mysterious Others, including Juliet Burke, a woman with questionable loyalties and an eye for Jack. Back on the beach, Desmond has recurring visions of Charlie dying, but that doesn't stop the pair from undertaking a dangerous mission to disable a signal jammer in an underwater Dharma station. Desmond's girlfriend Penny had sent out a rescue ship to find her lost love, and unjamming the signal could help the survivors contact the nearby freighter that has arrived offshore. But is it Penny's boat?



About Season 4

A handful of survivors make it off the island, and the identities of the rescued "Oceanic Six" are revealed as the story jumps ahead in time with the introduction of flash forwards. Meanwhile, the arrival of the freighter brings hope in the form of new allies, as well as a new threat in the form of ruthless, mutinous mercenaries. Why does Jack's dead father, Christian Shephard, re-emerge to lure Claire into the woods and will Desmond find his "constant" to stop his consciousness from leaping across time? And if only six survivors make it off the island, what fate awaits those who are left behind?



About Season 5

"When are we?" Ben has moved the island, but it begins to skip through time like a scratched record. The time-hopping finally settles in the 1970s, where Sawyer, Juliet and Miles join Dharma during its heyday when a very young Ben Linus is living in the group's barracks. Off the island in the present, Jack tries to reunite the Oceanic Six for a return trip to the island. John Locke's body is part of the cargo on Ajira Airways 316, which suffers a similar fate as Oceanic 815, but instead of Christian Shephard seemingly coming back to life, it's Locke, who has somehow returned from the dead.



About Season 6

The aftermath of the hydrogen bomb's detonation sets off the series' explosive conclusion. The rivalry between the Man in Black and Jacob reaches a head as they each try to recruit the survivors for their own purpose -- to either escape the island or to protect it. The origins of the Man in Black, Jacob and ageless Richard Alpert are all revealed, while the introduction of "flash sideways" redefine Jack and the people in his life in new storylines off the island. Only Desmond seems to know how the flash sideways tie into everything, but will the Man in Black or Widmore stop him? Who will leave the island and who will protect it?

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