Lost: Season 6 (2009 - 2010)

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Season 6
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Lost's shift in central mythology won't satisfy all viewers, but persistent fans will find solace in the show's strong performances and continued dedication to its themes.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2010

Part 1 of 2. The sixth (and final) season begins aboard Oceanic Flight 815, which encounters rough air on the way to LAX. In the jungle, meanwhile, the dust has cleared from the nuclear explosion. "You blew us right back where we started," Sawyer fumes, "only Juliet's dead." Then Kate hears something in the hatch's wreckage. Inside the Tarawet statue, Locke orders Ben to the beach, where he sees Locke's corpse. And back inside, there's something different about Locke.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2010

Conclusion. At LAX, Kate runs into Sawyer and Claire (Emilie de Ravin), Jack and Locke encounter baggage problems, and Sun and Jin have difficulties with U.S. Customs. In the Tarawet statue, Ben confronts the Locke-like figure, who confronts Richard. In the jungle, Jack, Kate, Jin and Hurley arrive at the temple with the dying Sayid. And at the hatch, Sawyer presses Miles to communicate with Juliet to find out what she had wanted to say just before she died. "It worked," Miles tells him.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2010

Sawyer escapes from the temple and Kate leads a search party to find him, joined by Jin. Back at the temple, the captors "diagnose" Sayid ("There's a darkness growing in him," Jack is told). And in L.A,, Kate escapes from the airport after commandeering the taxi occupied by Claire.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2010

On the island, the Locke Monster seeks out Sawyer to join him in his mission, while in L.A., Locke suffers a repercussion from his trip to Australia, but receives a helping hand from a familiar face.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2010

At the temple, Hurley tries to persuade Jack to accompany him on an ill-defined mission at Jacob's behest. In L.A., Jack has difficulty communicating with his teenage son (Dylan Minnette). And in the jungle, Claire rescues Jin and tends to his wounds, but he sees a hardness in her he hadn't experienced before.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2010

At the temple, Sayid confronts Dogen. Later, he confronts the Locke Monster as well. In L.A., Sayid visits Nadia (Andrea Gabriel) and his brother (Anthony Azizi). And in the jungle, the Locke Monster sends Claire on a mission to the temple. Her stipulation before she agrees: "I want my son back."

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Air date: Mar 9, 2010

On the island, Ilana learns that it was Ben who killed Jacob. And in L.A., Dr. Ben Linus, a high-school history teacher who wants to be principal, gets inadvertent help from his star student, Alex (Tania Raymonde), and assistance from science teacher Leslie Arzt (Daniel Roebuck) as well. Back on the island, Ilana tells Sun that she (or Jin) is among the six "candidates" to replace Jacob; and Richard Alpert has a request for Jack and Hurley.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2010

On the island, the Locke Monster sends Sawyer on a mission to Hydra Island, where he makes a grisly discovery. The Locke Monster also explains what happened at the temple; and Claire confronts Kate over Aaron. And in L.A., James Ford partners with Miles, who fixes him up with a blind date. Miles also learns to his chagrin that Ford had made a secret trip to Australia.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2010

On the beach, Richard Alpert makes a startling announcement to Jack, Sun, Hurley, Miles, Frank Lapidus and Ilana about the island. Flashbacks then reveal how he got there. Elsewhere, Jacob visits Ilana in a Russian hospital and gives her an assignment. "This is what you have been preparing for," he tells her.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2010

On the island, Jin and Sun continue to search for each other, but Widmore's forces capture Jin. At LAX, Jin is cleared by Customs, but the money he was to deliver for Mr. Paik is confiscated. Jin and Sun then check into separate rooms at an L.A. hotel. Back on the island, Locke monster heads to Hydra Island. "I got an errand to run," he tells Sayid.

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The highly-anticipated sixth series concludes this enigmatic time-traveling series on two fronts: the story of survival, escape and understanding among multiple factions on the island; and an intriguing "flash sideways" to present-day Los Angeles in which Oceanic flight 815 never crashed. The latter is highlighted by Ben (Michael Emerson) and Locke (Terry O'Quinn) as schoolteachers; Sawyer (Josh Holloway) as a cop; Jack (Matthew Fox) as a father; Kate's (Evangeline Lilly) flight from the law; the return of Libby (Cynthia Watros) in a touching episode with Hurley (Jorge Garcia); and, ultimately, two unexpected characters on a scrambling mission to round up passengers from the flight. On the island, revelations are made about Locke's dark and destructive character, who wars with both Widmore's (Alan Dale) crew and the group led by Jack and Hurley, who look to carry out the all-important intentions of Jacob (Mark Pellegrino). Two of the most satisfying episodes feature flashbacks to the island's earliest days that provide long-sought background on Richard (Nestor Carbonell, in episode nine) and Jacob (episode 15). By the moving finale, not every piece to the six-year puzzle fits neatly into place, but series die-hards are hard-pressed to leave without an emotional appreciation for the exhilarating ride.

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Critic Reviews for Lost Season 6

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16)

Lost crashed, and crashed hard... This season wasn't a long con. It was a weak trick.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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So I've given it another day to sink in, and I'm still profoundly irritated by that ending. It rendered this whole season of Lost pretty silly. And it barely made sense on its own terms.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Satisfying in a sentimental way, the eagerly anticipated finale was neither as challenging as the series at its best, nor as convoluted as the series at its most frustrating. And it left enough questions to keep the watercooler humming for weeks.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The series, which started with so much promise, stalled some time in its third season and will now be remembered as a monstrosity that fused kitsch to camp.

Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Certainly it was more rewarding than The Sopranos and Seinfeld, both of which didn't end so much as stop, and we're grateful the writers didn't go the the route of Newhart or St. Elsewhere.

Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Watching "Lost" has been a bit like being pregnant. The thrill of discovery... Until it came down to a few final weeks, fueled by fevered anticipation and the wretched, bloated desire to just get the dang thing over with.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The richest fantasy series I've seen. But its wrap-up sixth season is a drag: This spidery metaphysical puzzle seems to be dwindling down to a hokey primordial myth of good and evil.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Lost rewarded the devoted, providing a sense of relief for only those who really stuck by and with it.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

I look at the state of TV now and I worry that it'll be a long time before we get another network drama that's both this ambitious and, far more often than not, this well-executed.

Jun 6, 2014 | Full Review…

In many ways, Lost did turn out to be a bit of a con... But the character stories were more consistent and the finale rewarded viewers who watched for the relationships.

Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…

There are finales that betray their lead-ups, but LOST isn't one of them. Instead, it dove right into the heart of the show to get to what made LOST stand out with every other television show that tried to capture the buzzy mystery element.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The finale of 'Lost' is not bad. It is not the best that they could have offered, but it is not so horrible that it automatically invalidates all the rest of the series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lost: Season 6

  • Jul 25, 2020
    It is at this point we relies we wasted 6 years on a show whose own writers never had answers for the mystery or a plan on how to resolve it. One of the most disappointing final runs in tv history.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    LOST comes to an end in an exciting season. With incredible performances and a good direction. LOST has one of the best endings of all time.
  • Jul 04, 2020
    What I said about the second season, now I see that it is valid for the whole series. When I saw the first season, it seemed like a promising series (full of flashback, yes, but that somehow seemed justified for kinda "background"). So I started to see Season 2 very excited, untilI I verified what I wrote then:: "Deja vu. I thought the flashback thing would be from the first season. However, the second season is even worse: all of it is a flashback, truffled with some incidents in the "botanical garden." I do not understand how the writers have so little imagination that they are unable to consolidate a script with present facts and, to fill space and time, they have to resort to the old flashback trick, which in this case is ominously abusive. " All the seasons are exactly the same. The only thing that saves the last season is the end, which, from my point of view, is the only sustainable one.
  • May 24, 2020
    This is the most emotional tv series I have ever watched! I cried a lot during this season! I really liked the ending! It makes you think about life and death and I just think they beautifully rapped it up.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Absolute trascendence of what a TV show should be, almost a religious myth coming to an end, what a ride LOST has been, amazing show.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    The creativity of this show is amazing. This show is a trend setter; the flash-backs, the flash-forwards, and in season six the flash-sideways, and the skill in which they integrate the two stories so that they flow into each other is again at a level I haven't seen in too many other shows.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Nothing but blatant plagiarism. I thought even into the last season that this was the greatest TV show/story of all time... I was really invested, trying to make sense of all the clues, scouring the fan sites for theories, chatting in online discussion forums with other fans and friends. Then about 5 episodes from the end, I was starting to wonder how they could possibly resolve so many lose ends... 3 episodes out and my worst fears were beginning to look true. I realised what the writers had done... they simply were scouring the fan sites and plagiarising ideas with absolute no intention of resolving anything. Worst director hands down, Jar Jar Abrams went on to ruin StarWars aswell, what a @4$%o1!!!
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Story telling ponzi scheme. Expect to be disappointed with the time you wasted watching this show. Extremely intriguing in the beginning....
  • Dec 22, 2019
    Welcome to the end. And welcome to disappointment! Yes, you shall be disappointed a few times during this season. Why, you ask? Two words. "Answers and Questions!" You still have so many questions as the credits roll on the final episode, and it just feels like the writers shoved random things in to give us explanation, but don't bother to answer the questions to the answers which led to more questions! I hope that made sense! That is the BIGGEST detractor from this season....... But it's still pretty good. The episodes are still wonderfully done, the questions they answer fully are answered pretty well. The world that you originally thought was an alternate universe was great for doing flash--flash--sideways? I think? Either way it was good. Especially them remembering stuff. Locke as the monster was good, badass Claire was a boss, not to mention hot AF. Sun and Jin and Sayid's deaths were the first time i cried during this show so great job! And last but not least...... the finale....................................It's perfect.... It's absolutely perfect. The music is so emotional. The way you find out what the alternate universe is was fantastic. And then it ends in the same spot it began in. Wow. Such an amazing show :c
  • Dec 20, 2019
    The ‘flash sideways' kept one guessing on first viewing, but then they ended up being redundant and irrelevant. A good final season and conclusion, despite not wrapping every mystery, subplot or character in a satisfying manner. A second or third viewing is required to completely understand the mythology and conclusion.

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