Season 2 | Episode 2 | Aired 09/28/05
Sawyer manages to pull an unconscious Michael from the water and revives him with mouth to mouth. After coming to, Michael continues to shout after Walt, while Sawyer takes stock of their situation. It's not good: Walt has been taken; Jin has disappeared into the sea; Sawyer is bleeding from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and he and Michael are stuck in the middle of the ocean with just a few pieces of bamboo keeping them afloat.
In FLASHBACK, we see how Michael came to "lose" his son the first time. In a bitter custody battle with Walt's mother, Susan, Michael finds himself outgunned legally and financially. And although he is desperate to keep his son, Michael is finally forced to accept that Susan is able to give Walt all the things he could only dream of giving him. So, one day in the park, Michael says goodbye to a son he barely knows and to any chance of being in his life. And his heart breaks into a million pieces.
Back on the island, Claire finds a statue of the Virgin Mary in Charlie's things. When she asks him where he got it, he tells her that he found it on the island, but conveniently forgets to tell her about the heroin hidden inside.
We go back to the hatch to see things from a different perspective. Locke enters to find Kate, unconscious. He goes to help her and is confronted by Desmond, who was expecting someone else. When Kate wakes up, Desmond tells her to tie Locke up, but Locke tells Desmond about Kate's fugitive past and succeeds in convincing him to that Kate is the one who should be tied up, though he secretly slips her the means to escape. Later, Locke learns that Desmond has been in the hatch for several years entering a sequence of very familiar numbers into a computer every 108 minutes. What happens if he doesn't enter the numbers? Good question
Back on the ocean, Michael blames Sawyer for Walt's kidnapping and all the issues between the two of them are laid wide open. To make matters worse, a massive shark has arrived, attracted by Sawyer's blood in the water and intent on smashing their flimsy excuse for a raft. They see one of the massive pontoons floating in the water a few yards ahead of them, but they have no way to paddle over to it, and with that shark swimming nearby, it's out of the question. But this might be their only chance, so Sawyer hands the gun to Michael and dives in using his one good arm to pull like mad for the pontoon. The shark's fin appears just behind Sawyer and closes in fast. Michael pulls the trigger and nothing happens, but he clears the chamber and tries again hitting the shark and allowing Sawyer to reach the pontoon and buy them both another chance at survival.
At dawn, Michael and Sawyer awake to find themselves pushed back by the current to another part of the island. They stumble ashore, completely unprepared for what they see: Jin running out of the jungle, hands tied behind his back. He yells at them in Korean tells them to go back, to run! It's the Others, they're here! But it's too late. There, standing at the edge of the jungle, are five very rough looking individuals. And they don't look happy to have company