Lost: Season 5 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Though it introduces yet more unanswered questions, Season 5 of Lost also moves quickly, covers more character development, and fleshes out its rich world further for hungry fans.


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"When am I?" John Locke's chronological confusion sums up Season 5, which hopscotches dizzyingly between the 1970s and 2007 as it charts the Oceanic Six's return to the island and reveals important island secrets. On the island, Locke (Terry O'Quinn) is the new leader of the Others. But in L.A., he's dead, and his death plays a key role in getting Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Sun (Yunjin Kim) to return via Ajira Airways. Sayid (Naveen Andrews) refuses to join his fellow former castaways, but winds up being escorted onto the Guam-bound flight by a bounty hunter named Ilana (Zuleikha Robinson). Ben (Michael Emerson) must return, too, to face judgment for allowing his daughter Alex to die. Their flight---with Frank Lapidus (Jeff Fahey) at the controls---is a bumpy one, but the final destination is indeed the island. Ben, Sun, Ilana and Frank remain fixed in time upon their return to the island, but Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sayid are flashed back in time to 1977, where they are reunited with Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell). After surviving a series of time-travel flashes, Sawyer and Juliet landed in the 1970s and forged a close relationship with each other and the Dharma Initiative, which also welcomes Miles Straume (Ken Leung). Meanwhile, Miles' colleague Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies) embarks on a time-traveling mission that introduces him to a nuclear bomb named Jughead and a young woman named Ellie. Both play prominent roles as the season progresses.


Josh Holloway
as Sawyer
Jorge Garcia
as Hurley
Jeremy Davies
as Daniel Faraday
Nestor Carbonell
as Richard Alpert
François Chau
as Dr. Marvin Candle
Jeff Fahey
as Frank Lapidus
Eric Lange
as Radzinsky
Alan Dale
as Charles Widmore
Sonya Walger
as Penny Widmore
Doug Hutchison
as Horace Goodspeed
Rebecca Mader
as Charlotte Lewis
John Terry
as Christian Shephard
Fionnula Flanagan
as Eloise Hawking
Jon Gries
as Roger Linus
Melissa Farman
as Young Frenchwoman
Mark Pellegrino
as Man No. 1/Jacob
Alice Evans
as Younger Eloise Hawking
Susan Duerden
as Carole Littleton
Tom Irwin
as Dan Norton
Guillaume Dabinpons
as Frenchman No. 1
Marc Menard
as Frenchman No. 2
Bruno Bruni
as Frenchman No. 3
Sean Whalen
as Neil Frogurt
Sven Lindstrom
as Crew Member
Maya Henssens
as Young Girl
Brad Berryhill
as Anxious Guy
Lillian Hurst
as Carmen Reyes
Matthew Alan
as Cunningham
Francois Choi
as Dr. Marvin Candle
Cheech Marin
as David Reyes
Dan Hildebrand
as Custodian
Lance Reddick
as Matthew Abaddon
Sayed Bedreya
as Iraqi Father
Kavita Patil
as Rupa Krishnavani
Dean Norris
as Howard Gray
P.D. Mani
as Nabil
Raymond Ma
as Efren Salonga
June Kyoko Lu
as Mrs. Paik
Xavier Raabe-Manupule
as Iraqi 12-Year-Old
Stephanie Niznik
as Dr. Evelyn Ariza
Lance Ho
as Young Miles
Tuli Roy-Kirwan
as Secretary
David S. Lee
as Younger Charles Widmore
Joe Toro
as Bartender
Glen Bailey
as Magician
Wendy Pearson
as ER Doctor
Todd Coolidge
as Paramedic
Achilles Gacis
as Guy in Car
Ned Van Zandt
as Mr. Dorsey
Susan King
as Sweet Young Woman
Anthony Keyvan
as Young Sayid
Miko Franconi
as Grocery Worker
Jaymie Kim
as Ji Yeon
John Skinner
as Other No. 1
Rylee Fansler
as Young Juliet
Savannah Lathem
as Young Rachel
Scott Moura
as Manager
John Pete
as Prison Clerk
Olivia Vickery
as Clementine
Spencer Allyn
as Young Daniel Faraday
William Makozak
as Capt. Bird
Stephanie Smart
as Ticket Agent
Dana Sorman
as Darlene
Adam Bazzi
as Cab Driver
Keegan Boos
as Young Sawyer
James Jeremiah
as Police Officer
Cindy Paliracio
as TV Newsanchor
Agnes Kwak
as Aunt Soo
Matthew Allan
as Cunningham
Marvin DeFreitas
as Young Charlie
Sonya Masinovsky
as Russian Nurse
Todd Bryant
as Mattingly
Chantal Boomla
as Counter Girl
Jeremy Colvin
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Lost Season 5

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

If you're a fan, you'll be rewarded with richly intertwined and well-acted drama.

Jan 21, 2009 | Full Review…

The genius of "Lost" is that it has much to offer both to the fans who can't wait for the smoke monster's next visit and those who prefer more human concerns.

Jan 21, 2009 | Full Review…

I continue to feel confident that "Lost" executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof know precisely what they are doing with this six-season global adventure.

Jan 21, 2009 | Full Review…

While light on island mythology, this episode of Lost was heavy on Miles. Considering the mysterious, entertaining character he's grown into, this was far from a bad thing.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Nothing prepared us for two of the bombshells dropped out of nowhere in the last five minutes.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Lost does an exceptional job of building on the story told in the past four seasons.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

With an end date in sight, Lost remains compelling television. And we just have to have confidence that the writers know what they're doing.

Jun 5, 2014 | Full Review…

It's the characters in the show and their stories that make the series worth watching, especially for those of us who sometimes feel a bit lost when we're watching Lost.

Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Over the five seasons of Lost, loyal viewers have surrendered to the addictive, maddening mystery.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

If Season Five has taught me anything about Lost, it's not to assume anything.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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