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Pilot - Part 2
Season 1
Episode 2
Air Date September 29, 2004
Writer(s) J.J. Abrams
Damon Lindelof
Jeffrey Lieber
Director J.J. Abrams
Flashback Charlie Pace
Kate Austen

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The survivors hike into the jungle to obtain a signal on the transceiver. Meanwhile, Jack tends to an injured Marshal.


Jack, Kate, and Charlie head back to the beach. Kate asks Charlie what he was doing in the bathroom, and he says he was sick, but in a flashback, it's revealed that Charlie had been doing drugs in the bathroom, and attempted to flush his stash but had been prevented by the sudden onset of turbulence. 

On the island, while looking for his dog Vincent, Walt discovers a pair of handcuffs. Sayid manages to repair the transceiver, but it does not have a signal or much battery life. While working on it, he reveals to Hurley that he was a communications officer with the Iraqi Republican Guard in the Gulf War. He and some of the other survivors take the transceiver inland in an attempt to reach higher ground and get a better signal. Along the way, they are attacked by a charging polar bear, which Sawyer shoots and kills. He then explains that he got the gun from the body of a dead U.S. marshal. Sayid accuses Sawyer of being the marshal's prisoner. Kate takes the gun from Sawyer, and Sayid instructs her on how to dismantle it.

A flashback shows the final moments of the flight. Kate is talking to the marshal, the same injured man to whom Jack had been tending, on the beach. On the plane, it can be seen that Kate is wearing the handcuffs that Walt found in the jungle. As the turbulence hits, the marshal is knocked unconscious by a falling suitcase. Kate uncuffs herself, and puts the marshal's oxygen mask on him before attaching her own, at which point the tail end of the plane suddenly breaks off and falls away.

Back at the beach, the marshal wakes up during the operation and asks Jack, "Where is she?" Inland, Sayid turns on the transceiver and it has a signal. However, it's being blocked by a transmission in French that has been repeating for over sixteen years. Shannon translates it: "I'm alone now, on the island alone. Please someone come. The others are dead. It killed them. It killed them all."

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Guys, Where are we?"

- Charlie

"I'm a complex guy, sweetheart."

- Sawyer

Background InformationEdit

  • The CGI Polar Bear that jumps towards Sawyer was never intended to be used. JJ Abrams was adamant that there would be no CGI Polar Bear present in The Pilot, however; after reviewing the footage of how ridiculous the puppet they used looked when freeze-framed, it was determined that a CGI Polar Bear was necessary.

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