The Best Episodes of Lost

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

After their plane, Oceanic Air flight 815, tore apart whilst thousands of miles off course, the survivors find themselves on a mysterious deserted island where they soon find out they are not alone.

Through The Looking Glass (2)

#1 - Through The Looking Glass (2)

Season 3 - Episode 23

The season 3 finale finds the castaways preparing for an invasion by the slightly less mysterious Others, while Charlie and Desmond find more than they were looking for in the underwater "Looking Glass Hatch". A Jack-centric episode. Conclusion.

star 8.46
921 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof
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The Constant

#2 - The Constant

Season 4 - Episode 5

Sayid and Desmond hit a bit of turbulence on the way to the freighter, which causes Desmond to experience some unexpected side effects.

star 8.41
1,045 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof
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The Incident (2)

#3 - The Incident (2)

Season 5 - Episode 17

Jack's decision to put a plan in action in order to set things right on the island is met with some strong resistance by those close to him, and Locke assigns Ben a difficult task.

star 8.35
781 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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Live Together, Die Alone (2)

#4 - Live Together, Die Alone (2)

Season 2 - Episode 24

After discovering something odd just offshore, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.

star 8.32
817 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof
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There's No Place Like Home (3)

#5 - There's No Place Like Home (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14

As the face-off between the survivors and the freighter people continues, the Oceanic Six find themselves closer to rescue.

star 8.29
771 votes
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Greatest Hits

#6 - Greatest Hits

Season 3 - Episode 21

While Jack devises a plan to do away with "The Others" once and for all, Sayid uncovers a flaw in "The Others'" system that could lead to everyone's rescue. But it requires Charlie to take on a dangerous task that may make Desmond's premonition come true. A Charlie-centric episode.

star 8.18
893 votes
Writers: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
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Through The Looking Glass (1)

#7 - Through The Looking Glass (1)

Season 3 - Episode 22

The season 3 finale finds the castaways preparing for an invasion by the slightly less mysterious Others, while Charlie and Desmond find more than they were looking for in the underwater "Looking Glass Hatch". A Jack-centric episode. Part One of Two.

star 8.18
890 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof
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There's No Place Like Home (2)

#8 - There's No Place Like Home (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

The face-off between the survivors and the freighter people continues, and the Oceanic Six find themselves closer to rescue.

star 8.16
819 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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Exodus (2)

#9 - Exodus (2)

Season 1 - Episode 24

The castaways on the raft run into unexpected trouble. Meanwhile, the remaining islanders attempt to blow open the hatch. Flashbacks continue to show the survivor's final moments before boarding their fateful flight.

star 8.15
1,085 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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Deus Ex Machina

#10 - Deus Ex Machina

Season 1 - Episode 19

Locke thinks he's being sent a sign on how to get the hatch open, and he and Boone venture inland. Jack is reluctant to offer assistance when Sawyer begins to experience excruciating headaches and needs glasses.

star 8.15
1,092 votes
Directors: Robert Mandel
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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Lockdown

#11 - Lockdown

Season 2 - Episode 17

When the hatch suddenly takes on a life of its own, Locke is forced to enlist the help of an unlikely ally to control the matter. Meanwhile, Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie go off into the jungle to find out the truth about Henry Gale and see if there really is balloon craft out there in the jungle that carried him and his wife to the island.

star 8.15
980 votes
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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The Man Behind the Curtain

#12 - The Man Behind the Curtain

Season 3 - Episode 20

Ben unwillingly divulges information to Locke about the island, taking him on a journey to various locations including strange monuments and the mysterious Jacob. Back at the beach, Juliet's secret is revealed. Flashbacks will show us the origins of DHARMA and the history of the island, including 'the purge.'

star 8.15
888 votes
Directors: Bobby Roth
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Drew Goddard
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Ab Aeterno

#13 - Ab Aeterno

Season 6 - Episode 9

Richard Alpert faces a difficult choice.

star 8.14
1,016 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Melinda Hsu Taylor, Greggory Nations
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Do No Harm

#14 - Do No Harm

Season 1 - Episode 20

While trying to make contact with the outside world from a plane discovered in the jungle tree canopy, Boone Carlyle is critically injured when the plane suddenly shifts and crashes to the ground, so Jack Shephard desperately tries to save his life. The flashbacks in this episode revolve around Jack's marriage to a former patient, Sarah.

star 8.14
1,087 votes
Writers: Janet Tamaro
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Exodus (1)

#15 - Exodus (1)

Season 1 - Episode 23

The French woman shocks the survivors by showing up to the camp with a dire warning about "the Others". Meanwhile, Michael and Jin ready the raft for sailing. In flashbacks, we see the survivors final moments before they boarded their fateful flight.

star 8.12
1,072 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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Two for the Road

#16 - Two for the Road

Season 2 - Episode 20

After finding an exhausted Michael in the forest, Jack and Kate bring him back to the main camp. When he finally wakes up, Michael has some new details about "The Others." Also, a lovestruck Hurley plans a date for Libby.

star 8.12
960 votes
Directors: Paul Edwards
Writers: Christina M. Kim, Elizabeth Sarnoff
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Man of Science, Man of Faith

#17 - Man of Science, Man of Faith

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jack, Locke and Kate explore the mysterious hatch but Jack decides to wait before going down into the hatch. Kate and Locke aren't so patient. When Shannon chases after Vincent the dog, she encounters a familiar face in the jungle.

star 8.11
1,136 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Damon Lindelof
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Pilot (2)

#18 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Having escaped the "creature" and retrieved the plane transceiver, a group of the survivors travel to higher ground so they can transmit a signal. En route, they receive a mysterious transmission and encounter another of the island's inhabitants. Meanwhile, back at camp, Jack tends to a wounded man who reveals a secret about Kate.

star 8.11
1,607 votes
Directors: J.J. Abrams
Writers: J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof
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Flashes Before Your Eyes

#19 - Flashes Before Your Eyes

Season 3 - Episode 8

After Desmond rescues Claire from drowning, Charlie gets Hurley to help him find out why Desmond has seemed able to predict the future. Desmond recalls exactly what took place in the moments after he turns the key, where he experienced a strange vision of his life prior to his Army days.

star 8.10
937 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof
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The End (1)

#20 - The End (1)

Season 6 - Episode 17

Jack, the new protector of the island, meets with Locke and they go past the bamboo field with Desmond to visit the heart of the island. The Man in Black's final fate is determined, and one survivor must make the ultimate sacrifice to save the island. Meanwhile, in another life, the ones who might have been the survivors gather for a final time.

star 8.10
1,049 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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The Brig

#21 - The Brig

Season 3 - Episode 19

After abandoning the Others, Locke takes Sawyer on a trek through the jungle to help him eliminate a common enemy. Meanwhile, back at the beach, the parachutist Naomi has crucial information about flight 815.

star 8.08
868 votes
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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The Man From Tallahassee

#22 - The Man From Tallahassee

Season 3 - Episode 13

When Kate and Locke arrive at the Others' camp, Ben promises to tell Locke the island's secrets as long as he stops his destructive plan, and Kate's reunion with Jack doesn't go very well when she learns that the Others have offered him a deal. More of Locke's troubled past is revealed.

star 8.08
890 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Drew Goddard, Jeff Pinkner
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There's No Place Like Home (1)

#23 - There's No Place Like Home (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12

Sayid goes back to the island to bring the rest of the people to the freighter. Ben, Locke, and Hurley go to another Dharma station in order to "move the island".

star 8.08
841 votes
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse
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Pilot (1)

#24 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

Stripped of everything, the 48 survivors scavenge what they can from the plane for their survival. Some panic. Some pin their hopes on rescue. A few find inner strength they never knew they had-like Kate who, with no medical training, suddenly finds herself suturing the doctor's wounds. The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers must work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain. But the intense howls of mysterious creatures stalking the jungle fill them all with fear. Fortunately, thanks to the calm leadership of quick-thinking Jack and level-headed Kate, they have hope. But even heroes have secrets, as the survivors will come to learn.

star 8.08
2,152 votes
Directors: J.J. Abrams
Writers: J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof
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LaFleur

#25 - LaFleur

Season 5 - Episode 8

Sawyer perpetuates a lie with some of the other island survivors in order to protect themselves from mistakes of the past.

star 8.07
863 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Kyle Pennington
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