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Lost Week – The Top 10 Moments In Lost


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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:

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Lost Week: Top Of The Pops – Juliet’s Song (Downtown – Petula Clark)


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After six years and 121 episodes full of flashbacks, flashforwards, flashsideways, mysterious energy sources and time-travelling bunny rabbits, Lost is, sadly, almost at an end.

There are just two episodes left and this time next week, it will all be over (in the US at least, where the two-and-a-half-hour episode airs on Sunday – UK viewers will have to wait until the following Friday to see it).

Time will tell whether or not the grand finale can live up to our hopes and expectations after what has been, on the whole, such a brilliant, ground-breaking run – but whatever happens, it’s been one hell of an enjoyable ride. Lost has without a doubt been the first TV phenomenon of the 21st century.

To celebrate the end of the show, this week is Lost Week on The Cathode Ray Choob. I’ll be looking back at some of my favourite moments from the series and spotlighting some of the best fan tributes.

To kick things off, some music and a little tribute to poor Juliet Burke (Elizabeth Mitchell), who has been much missed from this final season.

The character was introduced in the first episode of season 3 in a memorable scene that also finally lifted the veil on The Others and showed us the crash of Flight 815 from a whole new perspective.

The song that Juliet plays in her introductory scene – and which, we were to learn, reflects her desire to escape Ben’s grasp and break free of the island prison she had been manipulated into – was Petula Clark‘s Downtown, a song I’ve always been fond of, ever since I was a nipper.

Here is that scene from Lost season 3 episode 1:

And here is some vintage footage of Petula Clark singing the song:

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