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LOST Recap: Seasons 1 – 5.

By imfromthepast,

  Filed under: Lost News
  Comments: 35

Over the years LOST has seen a steady decline in it’s viewership, many leaving due to the increasing complexity of the narrative and slow trickle of answers. Now that the final season is upon us some of the fans of yore have returned, hoping to finally get the answers to the questions first raised way back when.

Yet the landscape of Lost has changed dramatically since Season 1 and most of these Johnny-Come-Latelies find themselves struggling to figure out what has been going on in order to better understand what is going on.

For these poor souls I offer the following recap of LOST Seasons 1 through 5.

…In one run-on sentence.

On September 22, 2004 some people crash on a magical tropical Island with a Smoke Monster, polar bears and a crazy French woman who has spent the last 16 years hiding from whispering Others where they find an underground ย hatch with a Scottish man pressing a button every 108 minutes who gets them to do it for a while until some of them get captured by the Others for a while and the Scottish man blows up the hatch and the button and then some bad guys on a boat show up to kill everyone and while they are some of the crash survivors escape leaving the rest to turn a frozen donkey wheel that sends them back in time to 1974 where they join the DHARMA Initiative who are building the hatch they blew up while in 2007 the ones who got off the Island come back to the Island on another plane but some of them go back in time and meet up with the first bunch in 1977 where they all decide to blow up an atom bomb, but because whatever happened, happened, since that happened, it happens and they wind up back in 2007 with everyone else where the Smoke Monster pretending to be a bald man gets a guy who never ages to take him to a statue of a foot where he then tricks the former leader of the Others to kill a guy in the statue.

There. Now you’re caught up.

From TVFrenzy:

  • AstroJones

    Wait…I’m confused…


    • notsoshaggy

      Yeah, wait a minute, so the plane crashes?

      : D

    • greg

      that was a joke

  • Jim

    That was just obnoxious.

    • Which part?

      • Ugly Smitty

        Naah, don’t listen to the cranky. That was very funny.

  • Handsome Smitty

    Wonder if that’s what the original pitch sound like.

    • Mack

      Probably more general. Television Execs love it quick, simple and to the point. Marketability is the name of the game and during a pitch it is best to focus on who your audience is and why they will be drawn to your show. Networks aren’t really designed to make television but sell advertising. Who do you think is your audience was one of the first questions I was asked. The broader the audience the better. Broader audience equals a broader spectrum of products that can be sold advertising.

      Had the creators of Lost come clean from the beginning about the Science Fiction aspects of the show there is a high probability that Lost might have never been made because its so damn broad and genre specific. As a matter of fact the executive who green lit Lost was criticized for doing so. What am I doing-everybody knows that already.

    • docarzt

      The original pitch was “Let’s do Castaway, the series.”

      • Mack

        Or perhaps; ocean + babes = wet t-shirts. They were half right. Instead we got, ocean + Josh Holloway = wet t-shirts. Talk about a bait and switch.

  • there have to be some people at ABC doing work for this show who ask “what do you need” and then follow up with “I don’t even want to know why you would need that, but ok. no, please, don’t bother explaining.”

    • Haha, this is definitely almost verbatim from a podcast where Damon and Carlton explained dealing with the crew making the show.

  • Smoked-Locke

    they all decide to blow up an atom bomb, but because whatever happened, happened, since that happened, it happens and they wind up back in 2007

    Well, that is certainly going to make it a whole lot easier for them to understand, isn’t it?

    • Come on, that sentence is no more confusing than watching the show.

  • Christine (faraday’s constant)

    HAHAHA…I keep forgetting to never read anything that funny in class. Now I’m trying to hold back laughter. That’s how I should explain it to my LOST hating friends. Hee hee. Recaps are always fun.

  • bps

    I liked it, but the people for whom it is intended would not get past the first 2 or 3 lines.

  • Richard

    So remind me, why do they have to save the cheerleader?

    • Ugly Smitty


    • Will

      Brilliant! That made my stomach hurt from laughing!!!!

  • MacCutcheon

    Well Done! LOVE IT!!!

  • Seabiscuit

    Hahaha. XD

  • Wayfarer

    That was not funny. Sorry. Hurley’s summary to his mum was funny.

    • Ugly Smitty

      So, I’m curious–were you born without a sense of humor, or did you have it surgically removed at a later date?

      • Wayfarer

        Sorry dude you are not funny either. Hurley’s mum’s response to his summary was funny.


  • Kieron

    I love how Season 3 actually isn’t mentioned at all.

    • Except for the part where I said some of the some of the survivors were captured by the Others “for a while” and that “some bad guys came on a boat to kill everyone”. That covered Season 3.

    • Ugly Smitty

      You may love that it isn’t mentioned, but that doesn’t change the fact that is is, in fact, mentioned. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • boonesghost

    Awesome. There was a Season 3???

  • imfromthefuture

    Man.. now i remember why i had no friends in 2010…

    • Wayfarer

      Taken a lesson from this one, imfromthepast and all those who consider their comments funny!

  • haha
    I should show it to my Lost hater friends!

  • dolce

    hahahhahahahahaahahaaha!!! And, oh yeah, there’s a smoke monster….

  • OtherJacob

    The funniest part is there is absolutely NO REFERENCE TO SEASON 3 and doesn’t miss a major relevant point!

    • But doesn’t “some of them get captured by the Others for a while and the Scottish man blows up the hatch and the button and then some bad guys on a boat show up” cover Season 3?

  • This particular post has made i realize that we have to take alot more care of themselves and every other.