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The Best Lost Episodes of All Time 

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List Rules Best Lost episodes, no matter how popular they are. of All Time

List of the best Lost episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Fans will also enjoy these cool tattoos inspired by Lost, a ranking of the best characters on Lost, and other shows like Lost. This thrilling, landmark show from J.J. Abrams kept audiences on the edge of their seats over its many mysteries. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Lost episodes of all time are. Fans of Lost are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

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Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: May 23 2007

The season 3 finale finds the castaways preparing for an invasion by the slightly less mysterious Others, while Charlie and Desmond find more than they were looking for in the underwater ...more
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Lost - Season 1

Original Airing: Sep 22 2004

Stripped of everything, the 48 survivors scavenge what they can from the plane for their survival. Some panic. Some pin their hopes on rescue. A few find inner strength they never knew they ...more
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The Constant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Lost - Season 4

Original Airing: Feb 28 2008

Sayid and Desmond hit a bit of turbulence on the way to the freighter, which causes Desmond to experience some unexpected side effects.
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Walkabout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Lost - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 13 2004

The survivors are jolted awake in the middle of the night when wild island beasts (which are wild boars) invade the beach encampment. Kate and Michael join the mysterious Locke on a hunt for ...more
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Ab Aeterno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Lost - Season 6

Original Airing: Mar 23 2010

"Ab Aeterno" is the ninth television episode of the American Broadcasting Company's sixth season of the serial drama television series Lost and 112th episode overall. The episode aired ...more
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The Man Behind the Curta... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 20, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: May 09 2007

Ben unwillingly divulges information to Locke about the island, taking him on a journey to various locations including strange monuments and the mysterious Jacob. Back at the beach, Juliet's ...more
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The Shape of Things to C... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Lost - Season 4

Original Airing: Apr 24 2008

Jack tries to discover the identity of a body that has washed ashore. Meanwhile, Locke's camp is attacked by Ben's adversaries.
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Flashes Before Your Eyes... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 14 2007

"Flashes Before Your Eyes" is the 8th episode of the third season of the American drama television series Lost, and the show's 57th episode overall. The episode was written by the ...more
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Live Together, Die Alone... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 23, Season: Lost - Season 2

Original Airing: May 24 2006

After discovering something odd just offshore, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. At the same time there will be an answer to the ...more
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Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 21, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: May 16 2007

"Greatest Hits" is the 21st episode of the third season of Lost and 70th episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and directed by ...more
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Live Together, Die Alone... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Episode: 24, Season: Lost - Season 2

Original Airing: May 24 2006

After discovering something odd just offshore, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke ...more
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The Man from Tallahassee... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 13, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: Mar 21 2007

When Kate and Locke arrive at the Others' camp, Ben promises to tell Locke the island's secrets as long as he stops his destructive plan, and Kate's reunion with Jack doesn't go very well when ...more
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The End is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time

Original Airing: May 23 2010

"The End" is the series finale of the ABC television series Lost, consisting of the 17th and 18th episodes of season 6. It is also the 120th and 121st episodes overall. As the final ...more
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Man of Science, Man of F... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Lost - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 21 2005

Jack, Locke and Kate explore the mysterious hatch but Jack decides to wait before going down into the hatch. Kate and Locke aren't so patient. When Shannon chases after Vincent the dog, she ...more
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The Incident, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 17, Season: Lost - Season 5

Original Airing: May 13 2009

Jack's decision to put a plan in action in order to set things right on the island is met with some strong resistance by those close to him, and Locke assigns Ben a difficult task.
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Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 17, Season: Lost - Season 2

Original Airing: Mar 29 2006

When the hatch suddenly takes on a life of its own, Locke is forced to enlist the help of an unlikely ally to control the matter. Meanwhile, Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie go off into the jungle ...more
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LaFleur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Lost - Season 5

Original Airing: Mar 04 2009

Sawyer perpetuates a lie with some of the other island survivors in order to protect themselves from mistakes of the past.
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Exodus (1) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 23, Season: Lost - Season 1

Original Airing: May 18 2005

The French woman-Danielle Rousseau (guest-star Mira Furlan)-shocks the survivors by showing up to the camp with a dire warning about "the Others" who are on the island, and the black ...more
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There's No Place Like Ho... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 12, Season: Lost - Season 4

Original Airing: May 15 2008

Sayid goes back to the island to bring the rest of the people to the freighter. Ben, Locke, and Hurley go to another Dharma station in order to "move the island".
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Through The Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Episode: 23, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: May 23 2007

The season 3 finale finds the castaways preparing for an invasion by the slightly less mysterious Others, while Charlie and Desmond find more than they were looking for in the underwater ...more
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Not in Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 7, Season: Lost - Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 07 2007

Jack has the Others in a desperate situation as he holds Ben's life in his hands. Meanwhile, Kate and Sawyer try to escape from their captors. Flashbacks reveal Juliet's past as a medical ...more
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The Long Con is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 13, Season: Lost - Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 08 2006

Some of the island survivors fear that "The Others" may have returned when Sun is greatly injured during a failed kidnapping attempt at her plant garden. Also, the trust barrier ...more
23
LA X is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time

Original Airing: Feb 02 2010

"LA X" comprises the 104th and 105th episodes of the American Broadcasting Company's Lost, marking the premiere of the sixth and final season. It was written by show runners/executive ...more
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The Life and Death of Je... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 7, Season: Lost - Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 25 2009

Locke's mission off the island as Jeremy is revealed.
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The Variable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lost Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Lost - Season 5

Original Airing: Apr 29 2009

On the 100th episode milestone for the series, the time of reckoning has begun when Daniel Faraday comes clean regarding what he knows about the island.