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The 10 Most Emotional Moments on LOST

By on September 14, 2016

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.

9. Penny and Desmond’s Phone Call (The Constant)

Desmond was definitely one of the most popular characters on Lost and it is easy to understand why. Though many believed him to be a coward with no clear direction in life, the truth is Desmond always tries to follow his heart and his instincts, knowing deep down that he was destined for something greater. As a Scotsman of great pride, it is difficult for him to overlook the class difference between the love of his life Penny and himself, and his failure to rise above this issue ultimately causes him to lose her. But he never forgets her. Holding on to her memory is what keeps him sane all those years on the island, and when he finds his consciousness trapped between the present and the past, Penny becomes the constant that keeps him from succumbing to the pressure the time leaps cause in his brain. No matter how unlikely their reunion may appear in light of things, Desmond does not lose hope and genuinely believes that their love will conquer all.

When he finally makes the phone call he has fantasized about for years and years, you can feel the weight lifting off of his shoulders as he speaks to his beloved Penny.

This scene puts most cheesy, romantic Hollywood movies to shame in that the sheer joy and relief both Desmond, and Penny are feeling is so genuine. We finally get to understand that Desmond’s love for Penny is by no means unrequited, but that she has in fact never given up hope either.

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