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The 10 Most Emotional Moments on LOST

BY The Screen Spy Team

Published 5 years ago

By Roxanne Sancto

September 22 2016 marks the twelfth anniversary of Lost – a show that is still the subject of some of the most interesting (if not frustrating!) discussions in entertainment history.

For six years, we followed the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 as they raced through the jungles chasing after phantoms, ran from black smoke monsters and confronted their deepest, darkest secrets. We feverishly discussed the theories we thought were most evident, only to be proven wrong in following episodes. And most of all, we loved, laughed and cried with every single one of the protagonists throughout its six year run.

There are certain moments on Lost that are so overwhelmingly emotional, we will never be able to erase them from our minds. So, in celebration of the upcoming anniversary, we invite you all to grab a box of tissues and relive some of Lost’s most important scenes with us.

5. Small World (Exodus)

One of Jack’s most memorable storylines in the first season was him chasing the ghost of his father through the jungle. He had been in Sydney to find his father but flew back with his coffin instead. Christian Sheppard had gone on a deathly binge through Sydney’s bars after Jack reported his alcohol problem to the hospital board, causing him to lose his medical license. One night during his fare-well drinking tour, he gets to talking to none other than Sawyer. He admits that his son did the right thing and that he wishes he had the balls to call him and tell him how proud he is of the doctor he has become, and how much he loves him. But his pride simply won’t let him make that call. Sawyer makes the connection between the drunken doctor and Jack much earlier in the season, but doesn’t feel Jack deserves to know the truth due to their own, personal conflict. It’s not until he’s about to leave the island on the raft that he decides to ease Jack’s pain by sharing everything Christian had said about him.

For a while there, we didn’t think Sawyer was capable of any niceties. But, as it turns out, there’s a real softie beneath that hard-ass exterior, and in giving Jack closure over his father’s death, he proves it once again. This was one of the most important moments between Sawyer and Jack – one that captured them in a state of vulnerability, instead of a battle of egos.

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