Earlier this week, I posted my list of the best scenes from Lost.
Today, it’s time for my favourite little moments from the show – by which, I mean the brief little incidents, or big action scenes or snippets of dialogue that didn’t necessarily add anything to the ongoing story (though many of them did) but added to the fun and/or the wow factor of the show.
And so, in no particular order, here are the ten best Lost moments:
First up, Dr Leslie Arzt – a cautionary tale. Leslie was one of the more entertaining of the supporting cast of B-list survivors we met. After complaining about not being included in any of the missions carried out by the main cast of survivors, Jack, Kate and co take him along on their expedition to get some dynamite from shipwrecked 19th century sailing ship The Black Rock:
The following scene isn’t really part of my list but was a nice little season six nod back to Leslie’s fate in season one:
Talking of things exploding, there had been much discussion during season two about whether keying those numbers into the compter every 108 minutes did indeed prevent a world-threatening disaster or whether it was just some sort of Dharma Initiative psychological experiment. In the season two finale, we found out:
And here is what happened after Desmond turned that key:
Next Ben at his most vulnerable and wounded:
And here’s Ben at his coldest – specifically, his response to Locke after killing Keamy, the man who shot his daughter, despite the fact that Keamy had planted a bomb on the freighter, where many of the plane crash survivors had been taken, and rigged it to detonate if his heart stops:
Talking of Ben’s dark side, here’s the moment he sided with The Others and took revenge on his drunken dad and the Dharma Initiative for making his childhood miserable:
That’s enough death and destruction – time for some lurve from the two couples who have, in their different ways, given Lost its heart.
Here’s the heartwarming moment when Rose got her reward for keeping faith that her husband Bernard was still alive somewhere, even though he was not one of the survivors on the beach after the plane crash:
This reunion tops even that:
Next, the island vanishes:
This was Locke’s defining moment in the early years:
And finally, I’m a fan of Glasgow Celtic FC, so these two Desmond moments were just priceless: