Lost: Season 2 (2005 - 2006)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

This sophomore season goes smoothly down the hatch, deepening both the mysteries of the island and the depth of its castaways.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 638
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Air date: Sep 21, 2005
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Some of the island's mysteries and dangers are revealed during the second season, which spans 23 days (Nov. 4-27, 2004) and opens with Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Locke (Terry O'Quinn) venturing into the hatch for the first time. There they discover Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick), whose job is to key a numeric sequence into a computer every 108 minutes. They eventually learn that the reason for this task (later undertaken by Locke) is to prevent the release of damaging electromagnetic activity (which can cause plane crashes, for instance). They also learn that the hatch and other structures on the island were built in the 1970s by a scientific research group called the Dharma Initiative. The survivors make their first sustained contact with passengers from Flight 815's tail section, led by a paranoid former L.A. cop named Ana Lucia (Michelle Rodriguez) and including psychologist Libby (Cynthia Watros) and a Nigerian drug dealer named Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). It's not a happy reunion: The Tailies capture Michael (Harold Perrineau), Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) because Ana Lucia thinks they belong to a mysterious and hostile group of islanders who come to be known as the Others.The misunderstanding is cleared up, but not before someone has a fatal encounter with Ana Lucia. In other developments, Claire (Emilie de Ravin) recalls what happened to her when she was abducted by the Others; Sun (Yunjin Kim) learns she is pregnant, even though Jin was sterile off the island; and Libby and Hurley (Jorge Garcia) forge a sweet relationship. Michael is reunited with his kidnapped son Walt (Malcolm David Kelley), but at great cost after the survivors find a wounded man (Michael Emerson) who calls himself Henry Gale. He says he's a marooned balloonist from Minnesota, but the survivors suspect Other-wise.


Jorge Garcia
as Hurley
M.C. Gainey
as Mr. Friendly
Kimberley Joseph
as Flight Attendant
Tania Raymonde
as Young Girl
John Terry
as Dr. Christian Shephard
April Grace
as Ms. Klugh
Clancy Brown
as Kelvin Inman
Rachel Ticotin
as Capt. Teresa Cortez
Mira Furlan
as Danielle Rousseau
Lindsey Ginter
as Sgt. Austen
David Ely
as Intern
Tony Lee
as Jae Lee
Alan Dale
as Charles Widmore
Stephen Pace
as Master Sergeant
Eyal Podell
as Young Man
Cathy Foy
as Receptionist
Bruce Davison
as Dr. Brooks
Peter Lavin
as Caldwell
Jeremy Shada
as Young Charlie
Ron Bottitta
as Leonard
Zack Shada
as Young Liam
K.M. Dickens
as Cassidy
Monica Dean
as Gabriela
Ivana Michele Smith
as N.D. Survivor
Mark Gilbert
as Det. Raggs
Robert Dahey
as Poor Man
Rick Overton
as Matthew Reed
Lillian Hurst
as Carmen Reyes
Geoffrey Rivas
as Father Chuck
Donna Smallwood
as Aussie Woman
Sammi Davis
as Mrs. Pace
Aaron Gold
as Jason Elder
Greg Joung Paik
as Dr. Je-Guy Kim
Saul Rubinek
as Custody Lawyer
Felix Williamson
as Dr. Ian McVay
Curtis Jackson
as Security Guard
Theo Rossi
as Sgt. Buccelli
June Kyoko Lu
as Mrs. Paik
Cynthia Charles
as Nigerian Woman
Theo Coumbis
as Jimmy Bane
J. Edward Sclafani
as Ticket Agent
Nick Jameson
as Richard Malkin
John Bryan
as Thug Captain
Raj K. Bose
as Pakistani Shop Clerk
Thomas Meharey
as U.S. Soldier
Rain Chung
as Mr. Kim
Rand Wilson
as Assistant D.A.
Brooke Mikey Anderson
as Charlotte Malkin
Jeanne Rogers
as Moderator
Marvin Candle
as Dr. Marvin Candle
Kim Kim
as Mrs. Shin
Moumen El Hajji
as Tough Moroccan
Kamari Borden
as U.S. Soldier
Stephen Page
as Master Sergeant
Larry Wiss
as Anestheseologist
Lawrence Jones
as Lead Soldier
Sandra Le Bat
as Dominique
Olekan Obileye
as Young Yemi
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Critic Reviews for Lost Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

It's fun to watch allegiances shift, and priorities and attractions change, and how the group modulates to whatever dramas have beset them.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

A reminder that the best long-form storytelling requires not only patience but uninterrupted enjoyment.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

This second year is even better than the first, with the mysteries and intrigue stepping up several notches.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"Man of Science, Man of Faith" kicks starts the second season with a fantastic Jack episode that really exemplifies the struggles he has as a leader and savior for this group throughout the series.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 9.3/10 | Full Review…

Season Two wasn't quite as brilliant as Season One, but for the most part Lost avoids that second year slump so many new shows fall into and continued to deliver some of the best stories on television.

Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For a show the features polar bears in the jungle, the walking dead, malevolent trails of "living" black smoke and a landlocked slave ship, it's some kind of an accomplishment that anything can really throw you for a loop at this point.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The origins of Jack's savior complex make a strong framework for the episode, and a great reminder that Julie Bowen is a very capable dramatic actress.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Coming full circle, ironically for a show that constantly references film, film has started referencing the show - M:I-3, for one, but of course that was Abrams' handiwork; expect more.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Miraculously, the second season of the show stepped up to the Herculean task of making sense of the bombshells.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I enjoyed Season Two, and really like a lot about how it ended.

May 15, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Lost: Season 2

  • Apr 29, 2019
    Answers more questions but asks more too while being more entertaining and mystical. Includes so many shocking moments and deepens the mystery of the island towards the end of the series while further developing the interesting characters and adding more. Overall, a very successful second series, building high on the strongly built foundations from the first season, setting neatly up for a third.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    You know how you can really tell if a show is good? You rewatch it every other year and make others watch it with you just so you can talk about it with them lol... Yes I do that :P
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Carrying the first season momentum, Lost keeps exploring the secrets of the island and its habitants in a captivating way that really leaves you hungrier for more episodes.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Nesta temporada, muitos dos personagens são arrastados para situações que eles nunca esperariam enfrentar... Eles tornam-se mais cautelosos e intensos. Novas pessoas são introduzidas e a série mostra-nos o lado mais duro delas. Destaque para a prestação de Naveen Andrews (Sayid) e Jorge Garcia (Hurley)
  • Oct 20, 2018
    Season 2 was both mysterious and thought provoking. Characters have started to develop and mysteries have began to unfold while creating few more. Probably, the best way to end a season. I was totally "mindfucked". Lost has a one of a kind storyline which keeps you thinking and wondering after every episode.
  • Jul 06, 2018
    In my review of "Lost"'s first season, I said "I think "Lost" is going to be my next "Game of Thrones." With season 2, it became clear to me that it won't be like that. Most episodes were pretty good while some were pretty "meh." It's still a good season, though
  • Mar 05, 2017
    It must have been a pretty daunting task: How do you follow-up on what was perhaps the greatest first season of a television show ever conceived to that point? Remarkably, the show runners of LOST are able to craft a sophomore effort that is nearly as compelling as that original by tweaking the format just a bit and deepening the mysteries and characters that only had their surfaces scratched in Season One. Picking right up where the Season One finale left off, it is clear from the get-go that the theme of this season will be "expanding the mysteries of the island". Whereas I would classify the first season as "75% characters, 25% mystery", this second one is closer to a 50/50 split. Without getting into too spoiler-ish territory here, suffice it to say that the Hatch is explored in great detail, as well as more information being given about the mysterious "Others" that seem to roam the island. Many new locations that weren't ever seen in S1 also make appearances in this slate of episodes. More than ever before, there is a real feeling of forward momentum to all the on-island happenings (well, except one...we'll cover that in a minute). Instead of the S1 formula of tailoring the island events to fit the character flashbacks, this time it seems as it the flashbacks more supplement the "island stuff". That isn't to say, of course, that the character arcs aren't as dramatic and emotional as ever. Some of the most compelling episodes that come to mind involve in the flashbacks include: -Hurley's battle with potential mental illness -Jack's deteriorating relationship with wife Sarah -It finally being revealed "What Kate Did" -John Locke's heartbreaking personal struggles in dealing with his father -Sawyer as the continued "con man" (albeit one with a bit of a conscience) There's even an episode devoted to flashbacks of Rose and Bernard! It says a lot about just how solid this show was that they could take two auxiliary characters and still manage to create an emotional story surrounding them. New characters like Desmond, Penny, Henry Gale (or is he?), Anna-Lucia, & Mr. Eko also abound and, more often than not, become tremendous additions. There is no doubt that S2 of LOST is just as deserving of five stars here as was S1. That being said, in the nit-picking business, there are two reasons why after my latest viewing I personally rank it a small notch below S1: 1. The main reason is because, for the first time in show history, it is clear that some stall tactics are being used. This is primarily seen in the plot involving the "Tailies", or those that crashed on the island in the back section of the plane. While this is a great idea on the surface (and one that probably needed to happen in some respect), it felt like a disproportionate amount of time was spent away from the main cast that viewers had grown to know and love. Like I said, I know that this was going to be a bit of in inevitability at this point with no end-date set, but this angle seemed to consume much of the early portion of the season. 2. This season really dives into the serialized nature of the show, racing forward with plots in nearly every episode. While on one hand this makes for an incredible "binge-watch" experience, on the other it somewhat lessons the value or "mystique", if you will, of individual episodes. In that first season, the show writers were able to almost miraculous match each flashback to an organic plot development happening on the island, and often slowing down the storytelling to do so (which I was okay with). In S2, both the flashbacks and island material are stellar...but they just don't mesh with each other quite as well in that perfect synergy. Overall, though, this second season of LOST is still storytelling and character-creation at its very finest. It may not "flow" quite as perfectly as S1, but the individual flashbacks and "wow!" moments on the island are easily as compelling. Also, even with the addition of much new material and mysteries, I never once felt confused or cheated by a "lack of answers". As long as the viewer is paying attention (and the availability of all episodes at one time is helpful to this point), there is nothing in this show yet that is too confusing to follow.
  • Aug 14, 2016
    Leaves you questioning and wanting more. You definitely become invested in the characters.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    As "Lost: Season 2" kicks in, it does so with a slow pace and takes its precious time to jump back and forth between melodramatic backstory that tends to get you somewhat bored after a while. However, as the main storyline takes you deeper, it still keeps you benched at your seat.
  • May 20, 2016
    Lost - Season 2 keeps up with the amazing storytelling and the breathtaking cliffhangers, even if it's overloaded with characters

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