Lost: Season 4 (2008)



Critic Consensus: Lost regains its mojo in a fourth season that reaffirms the show's place as one of TV's most unique undertakings.


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The survivors choose sides (Jack or Locke?) in Series 4, which spans nine days (Dec. 21-30, 2004) and opens with the castaways awaiting rescue by the offshore freighter crew. But when four strangers arrive on the island via helicopter, Jack (Matthew Fox) and others begin to question the intentions of their supposed rescuers: physicist Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies), cultural anthropologist Charlotte Lewis (Rebecca Mader), medium Miles Straume (Ken Leung) and pilot Frank Lapidus (Jeff Fahey). All four have a personal motive for coming to the island---and it soon becomes clear that rescuing the castaways is not their top priority. The primary objective of the freighter crew, sent by Charles Widmore (Alan Dale), is to capture Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson) and bring him back alive. Some castaways, including Hurley (Jorge Garcia), Claire (Emilie de Ravin) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway), are troubled by Charlie's final warning about the freighter folk and decide to follow Locke (Terry O'Quinn), who has no interest in leaving the island, to the Dharma barracks. Sayid (Naveen Andrews) and Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) eventually find their way to the freighter, where Desmond deals with strange side effects related to his travels. Upon their arrival, they are surprised to see a familiar face among the crew members. Long-gone Flight 815 survivor Michael (Harold Perrineau) has infiltrated Widmore's freighter and is acting as a mole for Ben. Off the island, frequent flash-forwards (first employed during the series-changing Series 3 finale) reveal six castaways do finally make their way home. The identities of the Oceanic Six, as they're dubbed by the media, are gradually unveiled throughout the season, as are the lies they told regarding the fates of their fellow passengers. They may have made it home safely, but it's certainly not a happily ever after for the Oceanic Six. It soon becomes evident that the island is not yet finished with them, and neither is Ben.


Jorge Garcia
as Hurley
Josh Holloway
as Sawyer
Jeremy Davies
as Daniel Faraday
Jeff Fahey
as Frank Lapidus
Nestor Carbonell
as Richard Alpert
Alan Dale
as Charles Widmore
Mira Furlan
as Danielle Rousseau
Grant Bowler
as Capt. Gault
Lance Reddick
as Matthew Abbadon
John Terry
as Christian Shephard
M.C. Gainey
as Mr. Friendly/Tom
Andrea Gabriel
as Noor `Nadia' Abed Jaseem
Byron Chung
as Mr. Paik
Sonya Walger
as Penny Widmore
June Kyoko Lu
as Mrs. Paik
Lillian Hurst
as Carmen Reyes
Cheech Marin
as David Reyes
Veronica Hamel
as Margo Shephard
Michelle Forbes
as Karen Decker
Susan Duerden
as Carole Littleton
Noah Craft
as Hendricks
Jill Kuramoto
as Anchorwoman
Shawn Doyle
as Duncan Forrester
Susan Gibney
as Melissa Dunbrook
Edward Conery
as Auctioneer
Beth Broderick
as Diane Jansen
Rebecca Tilney
as Emily's Mother
Armando Pucci
as Italian Man
Lanny Joon
as Dr. Bae
Simon Rhee
as Shopkeeper
Patrick Torres
as ER Doctor
Necar Zadegan
as Translater
Doug Hutchison
as Horace Goodspeed
Azure McCall
as Mrs. Gardner
Matthew Pederson
as Physical Therapist
Christine Kim
as Admitting Nurse
Yetide Badaki
as Desk Clerk
Kanayo Chiemelu
as Tunisian Man
David Yew
as Chinese Security Agent
Kaveh Kardan
as Merchant
Sarah Duval
as Melissa
Charles Henry Wyson
as John Locke (Age 5)
George Cheung
as Chinese Ambassador
Faran Tahir
as Ishmael Bakir
Phil Abrams
as Gellert
Caleb Steinmeyer
as John Locke (Age 16)
James Locke
as Mechanic
Michael Cudlitz
as Mike Walton
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Critic Reviews for Lost Season 4

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

ABC's dense, unblinking and occasionally surreal tale moves into its fourth season Thursday with its compass still in good working order.

Jan 31, 2008 | Full Review…

The show has got its mojo back.

Jan 31, 2008 | Full Review…

How great is it that "Lost" can still make the pulse race and the brain tingle?

Jan 31, 2008 | Full Review…

Lost continues to be one of the most confounding series in TV history. Its fans are legion, and they are loyal, willingly following every twist, turn, and dead hobbit thrown their way. But I'm not one of the ones the island is calling back.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I won't for a second pretend that I understand what's happening. But Lost is once again one of the most fascinating, involving and flat-out fun-to-watch shows on TV.

Jun 5, 2014 | Full Review…

This is a world of wonder for those who loved booking trips to The Twilight Zone, spending time in Twin Peaks and looking into cases from The X-Files.

Jun 5, 2014 | Full Review…

This year "Lost" gets everything right that the show got wrong at the start of last season.

Jan 31, 2008 | Full Review…

There's plenty to shock, that's for sure.

Mar 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

With Season 4, gone are the now-redundant flashbacks, replaced by genuinely compelling flash-forwards to a time when Jack, Kate and several others have escaped, and a gradual reveal as to how the present and future narratives converge.

Oct 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lost is currently better than most fantasy/sci-fi because it's as interested in character as it is in its alternate-world construct or its ideas about the time-space continuum.

Jun 6, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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