Crumbs: Reviews » Dramas » Lost » Season 5
Critical reviews of U.S. TV shows
and analysis of what makes them
good, bad, irritating and enlightening.
68
/100
Viewer
73
/100

Lost

Lost is a drama about a group of plane crash survivors. They land on an unknown Pacific island and have to learn to live together. ABC 2004-2010

70
/100
Viewer
75
/100

Season 5

# Episode Overview Score Viewer score Podcast
1 Because You Left Jack cleans up and Ben learns that Sayid broke Hur...
Jack cleans up and Ben learns that Sayid broke Hurley out of Santa Rosa. Sayid tells Hurley not to trust Ben and kills two men waiting for him. Two lawyers come to Kate’s house with a court order to take blood samples from her and Aaron to determine their biological relationship. She packs their bags and runs. Charles Widmore meets with Sun and she tells him she wants to kill Ben. Desmond wakes up on a boat with Penny suddenly remembering the conversation he had with Daniel in the past.
70 -
2 The Lie Hurley drives an unconscious Sayid around and Ana ...
Hurley drives an unconscious Sayid around and Ana Lucia’s ghost tells him to go somewhere safe. He returns home and his father takes Sayid to Jack. Hurley tells his mum the truth about the island. Jack revives Sayid at the hospital. Ben leaves Locke’s body with someone for safe keeping. Ben comes to take Hurley back to the island but he runs to the police and confesses to Sayid’s murders. Kate takes Aaron to see Sun who seems to blame her and Jack for Jin’s death. Ben heads to see Miss Hawking who tells him he has seventy hours to get all of them back to the island or “god help us all.”
54 - Podcast Icon
42:05
3 Jughead Desmond arrives in Oxford but they have no record ...
Desmond arrives in Oxford but they have no record of any Faraday ever working there. He finds Daniel’s old lab abandoned and a man who tells him of a girl Daniel hurt. At Theresa’s house he finds her in a familiar coma and learns that Charles Widmore is paying for her care. He heads to Widmore’s office and demands to know where Faraday’s mother is. Widmore tells him that she is in LA and warns him to keep Penny safe. Desmond tells Penny they don’t have to go but she knows that they do.
72 - Podcast Icon
37:04
4 The Little Prince Kate meets with Mr Norton (the lawyer who came to ...
Kate meets with Mr Norton (the lawyer who came to see her) but he refuses to tell her who his client is. So she follows him. Jack joins her and they find him visiting Claire’s mother. But when Jack confronts her she doesn’t know anything about it. It turns out Ben hired the lawyer who is also working on getting Hurley’s charges dropped. Jack brings Kate to meet Ben and Sayid as Sun watches from her car with Aaron and a gun.
65 - Podcast Icon
27:11
5 This Place is Death Sun pulls a gun on Ben but he tells her that Jin i...
Sun pulls a gun on Ben but he tells her that Jin is still alive. Sayid and Kate leave but Ben drives Sun and Jack to the church. Ben tells them that he has gone to great lengths to protect them all. They meet Desmond there and Eloise says they need to get started.
77 - Podcast Icon
26:08
6 316 Eloise Hawking explains that the Dharma Initiative...
Eloise Hawking explains that the Dharma Initiative built “The Lamppost” to find where in time the island was. She explains that the next window is open on a flight to Guam in thirty six hours and the survivors need to recreate as much of their original flight as possible. Desmond curses at her and leaves but she says the island isn’t done with him. She gives Jack Locke’s suicide note and tells him to give Locke something of Christian’s so that Locke can be proxy for Christian’s corpse. Jack visits his Grandfather in an old people’s home and finds Christian’s shoes. He returns home to find Kate in his bed. She says she will come with him if he never asks what happened to Aaron. The next day he picks up Locke’s corpse because Ben was bloodily delayed. At the airport all of the Oceanic Six get on the plane including Sayid who appears to be under arrest. On the plane Jack reads Locke’s suicide note which says “I wish you had believed me.” We also discover that the pilot is Frank Lapidas. The plane suffers turbulence and a huge flash of light appears. Next thing Jack knows he wakes up in the jungle. Once he has fished Hurley and Kate out of the water a new looking Dharma van pulls up and out steps Jin, in a jumpsuit with a gun.
52 - Podcast Icon
29:28
7 The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham We learn that flight 316 landed safely on the smal...
We learn that flight 316 landed safely on the smaller island where the Hydra station is. Caesar and Ilana seem to have taken charge of the survivors. They discover John Locke, alive and well but they are suspicious because no one saw him on the plane. He tells them that he was dead. Then he sees an injured Ben has survived the crash.
65 - Podcast Icon
29:27
8 LaFleur Sawyer and company see the four toed statue before...
Sawyer and company see the four toed statue before the final flash which Locke instigates, leaves them stuck in 1974. Sawyer and Juliet kill two Others who are attacking two members of the Dharma Initiative. They head to the barracks with Amy and Sawyer manages to convince Horace Goodspeed that their ship crashed on the island. Richard Alpert comes to ask where his men are and Sawyer convinces him that it wasn’t Dharma’s fault. Horace allows him to stay for two weeks and Sawyer manages to convince Juliet to remain with him to wait for Locke.
74 - Podcast Icon
25:04
9 Namaste Frank lands the plane on the island. Ben walks off...
Frank lands the plane on the island. Ben walks off into the jungle. Sun follows him, Frank follows her. She knocks Ben out and takes one of the boats to the main island with Frank. At the Barracks they meet Christian who tells her she has a long journey ahead of her.
67 - Podcast Icon
21:49
10 He's Our You Ben visits Sayid and asks if he can take him to th...
Ben visits Sayid and asks if he can take him to the Hostiles. Ben comes again later and Sayid sees him being abused by his father Roger. Sawyer tells Sayid to pretend he is a Hostile attempting to defect but he won’t. Horace takes Sayid to see Oldham who drugs him until he tells the truth. His future talk confuses Horace and the Dharma brain trust to give in to Radzinski’s desire to kill Sayid. Sawyer asks Sayid to hit him and escape but Sayid refuses. A flaming Dharma van crashes into a house causing the entire population of the Barracks to rush to put out the fire. Ben breaks Sayid out of prison and they make their escape. Jin finds them and Sayid knocks him out. He then takes Jin’s gun, shoots Ben and runs away.
76 - Podcast Icon
27:54
11 Whatever Happened, Happened In the 70s: Jin brings the dying Ben to Juliet. Ja...
In the 70s: Jin brings the dying Ben to Juliet. Jack refuses to help him. Miles tries to explain to Hurley why they can’t change the future. Kate offers to take Ben to the Others to see if they can save him. Juliet convinces Sawyer to go with her and they meet Richard Alpert. Richard takes him to the Temple warning them that he won’t be the same ever again. In the present: Ben wakes up to see Locke sitting over him.
70 75 Podcast Icon
32:07
12 Dead is Dead Ben kills Caesar and he and Locke head to the barr...
Ben kills Caesar and he and Locke head to the barracks. Ben claims he needs to be judged by the smoke monster for breaking the rules and returning to the island. Locke thinks he is seeking forgiveness for Alex’ death (409). At the barracks Sun and Frank are waiting for them. Ben heads into his secret chamber to “release” smokey but he won’t come. So Locke suggests they head to the temple to find it. There they head down under the Temple walls and Ben falls down into an inner sanctuary. The smoke monster shows him visions of Alex and then tells him to not harm Locke and follow his orders.
66 - Podcast Icon
37:43
13 Some Like it Hoth Sawyer asks Miles to delete the camera footage sho...
Sawyer asks Miles to delete the camera footage showing him taking Ben to the Others. But Horace arrives to send Miles off to where the Swann station is being constructed. There Radzinski gives him the dead body of a man who died when his tooth filling was sucked through his brain. Miles is told to take the body to Pierre Chang at the Orchid and Hurley insists on coming with the work crew’s lunch. Miles reveals that Chang is his father and Hurley encourages him to talk about his feelings. Miles uncovers Hurley’s plan to send George Lucas a script for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Miles sees Change tenderly reading to a baby him. Then he helps unload the submarine of arriving scientists, one of whom is Daniel Farraday. Meanwhile Phil discovers the incriminating security footage and Sawyer knocks him out. And Roger becomes suspicious after Kate tries to console him and says too much about Ben’s disappearance.
75 - Podcast Icon
31:37
14 The Variable Daniel tells Jack that he wasn’t supposed to com...
Daniel tells Jack that he wasn’t supposed to come back to the island. He races off to the Orchid and confronts Dr Chang. He tells him that he is from the future and that Chang is about to cause a catastrophic accident by drilling at the Swan station. Chang ignores him and Daniel returns to Sawyer’s house where he has gathered all the survivors together. Jack, Kate and Daniel head off to find Eloise. Sawyer tells the others to pack their bags and they will head for the beach. Daniel warns a young Charlotte to leave the island. Radzinski sees Daniel picking out a gun and ends up getting shot by Jack. He heads to Sawyer’s and finds Phil locked in his closet. Daniel tells Jack and Kate that people are the variables and through his free will he can stop the incident from ever taking place. That way they won’t crash on the island and he won’t end up there either. But once he confronts Richard with a gun and asks where Jughead is, Eloise shoots him.
64 - Podcast Icon
30:22
15 Follow the Leader Locke finds the Others camp. Sun asks Richard if h...
Locke finds the Others camp. Sun asks Richard if he saw her friends in 1977 and he says he saw them all die. Locke takes Richard and Ben to the beachcraft. He instructs Richard what to tell the Locke who gets shot by Ethan (501). When they return to camp Locke tells everyone that Richard will take them to see Jacob. He tells Ben that he is going to kill Jacob.
61 - Podcast Icon
29:18
16 The Incident (1) In 2007 Locke leads the Others to his former camp ...
In 2007 Locke leads the Others to his former camp on the beach. He tells Ben why he should kill Jacob and deflects Richard’s questions. Ilana and company show Frank what is in their box and then find Jacob’s Cabin. She says someone else has been living there so they burn it down.
85 - Podcast Icon
58:55
17 The Incident (2) In 2007 The Others arrive at the foot of the statu...
In 2007 The Others arrive at the foot of the statue where Jacob lives. Locke brings Ben with him but Richard says only the leader can see Jacob. Locke shouts him down and enters with Ben. Outside Ilana arrives and asks Richard the question which he answers. She shows him Locke’s corpse which she found on the plane. Inside Jacob tells Ben that he has a choice. Ben complains that Jacob never wanted to see him and stabs him. Jacob says “they’re coming” and “Locke” kicks him into the fire.
90 - Podcast Icon
53:12