15 Episodes 2009 - 2009
"When am I?" John Locke's chronological confusion sums up Season 5, which hopscotches dizzyingly between the 1970s and 2007 as it charts the Oceanic Six's return to the island and reveals important island secrets. On the island, Locke (Terry O'Quinn) is the new leader of the Others. But in L.A., he's dead, and his death plays a key role in getting Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Sun (Yunjin Kim) to return via Ajira Airways. Sayid (Naveen Andrews) refuses to join his fellow former castaways, but winds up being escorted onto the Guam-bound flight by a bounty hunter named Ilana (Zuleikha Robinson). Ben (Michael Emerson) must return, too, to face judgment for allowing his daughter Alex to die. Their flight---with Frank Lapidus (Jeff Fahey) at the controls---is a bumpy one, but the final destination is indeed the island. Ben, Sun, Ilana and Frank remain fixed in time upon their return to the island, but Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sayid are flashed back in time to 1977, where they are reunited with Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell). After surviving a series of time-travel flashes, Sawyer and Juliet landed in the 1970s and forged a close relationship with each other and the Dharma Initiative, which also welcomes Miles Straume (Ken Leung). Meanwhile, Miles' colleague Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies) embarks on a time-traveling mission that introduces him to a nuclear bomb named Jughead and a young woman named Ellie. Both play prominent roles as the season progresses.
Because You Left
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 60 mins
Part 1 of 2. Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic 6 for a return to the island (carrying Locke's body with them) to save the remaining survivors, while those survivors feel the effects of the island's move. Meanwhile, Hurley and Sayid are on the run from police; Kate gets an unwelcome request from a mysterious lawyer; and Sun and Charles Widmore have an unpleasant meeting, but it turns out that they have a common goal.
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 60 mins
On the island, the remaining survivors come under attack by unknown forces. And in L.A., Hurley and Sayid remain on the run from police while Kate (who's on the run from lawyers wanting her and Aaron to take DNA tests) gets advice from an old friend concerning "the lie." Meanwhile, Ben tells Jack to pack everything dear to him for their return to the island, because "you're never coming back." Ana Lucia: Michelle Rodriguez. David Reyes: Cheech Marin. Carmen Reyes: Lillian Hurst.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 62 mins
Locke finds out the identity of the forces who have been attacking the survivors, and Desmond searches for a woman who could be the key to helping Faraday stop the island's erratic movements through time.
The Little Prince
Wed, Feb 4, 2009 62 mins
Kate discovers that someone knows the identity of Aaron's parents. On the island, the dramatic shifts through time place the remaining survivors in extreme peril.
This Place Is Death
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 62 mins
Locke takes it upon himself to stop the island's increasingly violent shifts through time. Meanwhile, Ben hits a snag in his attempt to reunite the Oceanic 6 and bring them back to the island. Eloise Hawking: Fionnula Flanagan. Christian Shephard: John Terry. Ji Yeon: Jaymie Kim.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 62 mins
The Oceanic 6 learn how they'll be able to return to the island, but not all of them want to make the journey. Eloise Hawking: Fionnula Flanagan.
The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 66 mins
Locke (as Jeremy Bentham) takes a fateful mission off the island. Walt: Malcolm David Kelley. Matthew Abaddon: Lance Reddick.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009 62 mins
Sawyer and other island survivors perpetuate a lie to protect themselves from mistakes of the past.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 62 mins
When old friends drop in unannounced, Sawyer must perpetuate his lie to protect them. Christian Shephard: John Terry. Dr. Marvin Candle: Francois Chau. Frank Lapidus: Jeff Fahey.
He's Our You
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 62 mins
One of the survivors goes rogue and acts alone, risking the lives of everyone on the island. Roger Linus: Jon Gries. Young Ben: Sterling Beaumon. Young Sayid: Anthony Keyvan.
Whatever Happened, Happened
Wed, Apr 1, 2009 62 mins
Kate tries to save Ben's life---and takes drastic measures to do so---when Jack refuses to help. Meanwhile, Kate begins to tell the truth about the lie in order to protect Aaron. Cassidy: Kim Dickens.
Dead Is Dead
Wed, Apr 8, 2009 62 mins
Ben needs to atone for his past sins, so he summons the smoke monster to pass judgment on him. He also reconnects with the risen Locke and has an encounter with Penny Widmore. Meanwhile, flashbacks trace Ben's history with Charles Widmore; and Ilana (Zuleikha Robinson) takes charge of the Ajira-flight survivors.
Some Like It Hoth
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 62 mins
Ben is abducted from the infirmary, arousing concern that hostiles have gotten into the Dharma village again. Meanwhile, Hurley and a reluctant Miles team up to deliver a package to a Dharma bigwig. Naomi: Marsha Thomason. Young Miles: Lance Ho.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 62 mins
Faraday discloses what he knows about the island, beginning a time of reckoning. Eloise Hawking: Fionnula Flanagan.
Follow the Leader
Wed, May 6, 2009 62 mins
Jack and Kate disagree over strategy for saving the island returnees; Locke consolidates his leadership of the Others; Sawyer and Juliet raise suspicions at the Dharma Initiative.