LOCKE: You want to tell me why you've been following me, Charlie?
CHARLIE: Yeah. Quite simply, John, there are a lot of secrets around here, and I'm tired of being at the bloody kid's table. I got Claire's baby back. I didn't go swanning off to the Black Rock on the bloody A-Team mission, but I would have if someone had asked me.
Charlie's definition is used for the purposes of this article. To be considered an "A-Mission", at least one "A-Team" member must be present for the entirety of the mission. Additionally, Ana Lucia may be considered the A-Team member from the Tailies, as she shared many of the qualities of the other A-Team members and participated in missions with them while at their camp.
An A-Mission is further defined here as a quest which departs from the main body of the survivors, and involves either rescue, assistance to another, or betterment of the survivor community as a whole. Therefore, missions such as when Sawyer went hunting for the boar or tree frog do not fall on the term A-Mission as these were personal quests.
The storyline of Lost can be summarized by describing the A-Missions, as they tend to occur at major plot junctures. Furthermore, one of the members of a team has often been the focus of that episode's flashback; thus characters who participate less often in such A-Teams also seem to have fewer flashback episodes.
In addition to storyline principles demonstrated through A-Missions, character traits become increasingly visible. Jack's de-facto leadership is seen as many of the missions are conducted under his leadership. Charlie's self-destructive tendencies show up in the way his frivolous conversation causes other members to leave him behind. Kate's "born to run" mentality is also visible, seeing as she has gone on the most missions, vastly more then her colleagues.
The term for an Others mission is "O-Mission", and are interpreted as reactions in the form of direct responses to the "A-Missions".
In Season 4, A-Missions became hard to define due to the split between camps. However, for the intention of the article, the definition remains as if the two camps are working subsequently.
Sawyer goes on missions when he wants to and unlike the rest of the A-Team, he doesn't do it for the good of the camp. Despite never leading the A-Team, Sawyer is a valuable member as he will kill if he needs to. However, sometimes he tends to clash with Jack over Kate.
Sayid is a very active member of the A-Team, always working on something. He can lead a team, but normally it is a team of B-Members, not A-Members. Sayid has many skills that help in the missions. These included technological knowledge, diplomacy, torture, and fixing technical equipment.
The architecture of the Lost storyline can be viewed as the consequences of events set in motion with A-Missions.
In Season 1, the main goal of the storyline is to illustrate that the Island is a mysterious place, and that the survivors will be there indefinitely. The first two A-Missions, "Finding the Cockpit" and "Sending a Transmission" thus establish the main premise of the entire story to come. "Hunting Boar" further reinforces the plotline of survival, but also sets the context for the discovery of the Hatch, which is the central mystery of the first season, and a central element of the second.
"Triangulating the French Transmission" also introduced a third presence on the Island, the character of Danielle Rousseau, and the tragic story of her child Alex, as clarified in "Rescuing Aaron". Their story is intertwined with the Others, and leaves open the possibility of a future reunion between mother and daughter, either in the latter half of Season 3, or later. Thus the themes that carry the storyline into seasons two and three, and perhaps beyond, are already established through the A-missions of season one.
The explicit bridge into the themes of season two is provided by "Journey to the Black Rock", which enables "Opening The Hatch", as well as "The Raft", which introduce the Tailies and the Others. Whereas the first season's A-missions set the context of survival on the mysterious island, the new themes of the Hatch interior, the Tailies, and the Others all become central to the story of the second season.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This was the first A-Mission, or quest, by the survivors, and continued the pilot episode's introduction of Jack's character as a leader-type, as well as the thread of his relationship with Kate. The unusual nature of the Island was introduced, through the Monster and the pilot's explanations of how they had crashed. The success of the mission also directly set the stage for the next mission, "Sending a Transmission".
背景： The transceiver needed to be taken to higher ground to acquire a better signal.
发现： Danielle's transmission, and the fact is has been on a loop for 16 years, polar bear
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This mission introduces Sayid as a character with useful technical skills, and moved Shannon's character beyond simple whining to someone with skills, but laden with insecurities, themes that largely remained undeveloped until her final swan-song episode, 第2季第6集. Danielle and her storyline were also introduced, and served as the first indication that other individuals had been on the Island. This was also the example of A-mission participants withholding knowledge from the larger group (that someone else had been stranded for at least sixteen years without rescue.) They also found out that at least one polar bear lived on the Island, until Sawyer killed it when the bear tried to attack the survivors.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This mission marked the first preparation for the possibility that rescue was not coming. Locke was also established as an authority with a surprising set of skills for survival in the outdoors.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： Sayid discovered a wire that led to a trap. The woman, who later identified herself as Danielle Rousseau, brought him to her shelter and interrogated him about her daughter Alex. He escaped with her maps while she was hunting, but ran into her while escaping. She there mentioned that she heard other people on the island whispering.
Searching for Charlie and Claire
结果：Half-accomplished; rescued Charlie, but not Claire.
背景： Hurley, wanting to gain more information on the Numbers, goes on a mission to gain a battery from Danielle. Due to his mysterious actions Jack, Sayid, and Charlie recruit themselves to join with him.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： The pattern of Charlie's ineffectual or counterproductive role in missions, as seen in "Finding the Cockpit" and "Trapping Ethan" continues here. If the battery for the raft's radar had not been gained then the Rafties may never have encountered the Others and so Walt may not have been taken.
背景：Locke and Boone search for the beechcraft airplane that Locke saw in one of his visions.
发现： The presence of the beechcraft aeroplane.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： Locke and Boone trek into the jungle to find a plane that Locke saw in one of his visions. Boone went into the plane to make a Mayday signal that was heard by Bernard on the otherside of the island, but his presence in the aeroplane resulted in him falling to the cause of his death.
背景：Boone was severely injured due to his fall from the beechcraft. Jack tried to treat his wounds but was unable to due to Boone's severe loss of blood. While Jack and Sun prepare for a blood transfusion, Charlie tried to find Shannon, who was a possible donor, but she was nowhere to be found. Jack soon asks Michael for help for a possible amputation. Boone, however, stopped them and decided it was his time to go.
背景：Claire is giving birth to Aaron and is in need of a doctor but Jack is nowhere to be found since he was busy treating Boone so Kate, Charlie, and Jin had to be in charge in the delivery of the baby.
发现： The presence of the beechcraft aeroplane.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Claire is the of only woman able to give birth to the island.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This mission sets up the transition to Season 2 by enabling the mission "Opening the Hatch". Other themes continue to develop: Jack's over-protectiveness of Kate, Jack's conflict with Locke, Locke's second encounter with "the Monster", and Hurley's marginalization by the other characters.
The beginning of Season 2 ties up the transition from Season 1. The mission "Journeying by Raft" is the aftermath of the previous season's encounter with the Others, and also serves to introduces the Tailies, who are featured centrally in Season 2. Furthermore, Walt's abduction from the raft already sets the stage for the transition to Season 3 via Michael's attempt to rescue Walt in the mission "Hunting Michael" as well as Michael's acts of betrayal and murder in the mission "Rescuing Walt".
Also "Opening The Hatch" concludes the transition to begin Season 2, as it introduces not only the Hatch, but also Desmond, Kelvin, and the DHARMA Initiative. It also opens the Season's escalation of Jack and Locke's differing viewpoints of science vs. faith, explicitly mentioned in the title of the season's opener, and provides the background for another transition into Season 3 with Locke's crisis of faith which develops into the destruction of the Hatch. The same story thread continues into Season 3's A-mission "Saving Mr. Eko" as Locke prepares to develop into a new leadership role.
Dealing with the discovery of the man who calls himself Henry Gale and the mysteries of the DHARMA Initiative are central to the mid-season missions "Claire's Search" and "Henry's Balloon". As Henry is revealed to be an Other, "Going to the Line" brings back Michael, and "Hunting for Henry" results in the discovery of the Pearl station. Michael's return sets the stage for the season finale and transition into Season 3 with "Rescuing Walt", a plot thread that goes all the way back to Walt's abduction in the first season's mission "The Raft". "Rescuing Walt" also opens new possibilities for the third season's plotlines by removing the characters that had been central to the A-Missions of the first two seasons: Jack, Kate, and Sawyer, as well as Jin, Sun, and Sayid in their pursuit. The season ends as the stage is set for an introduction into the home of the Others.
背景：Michael spent most of his time during Season 1 building a raft. The first was secretly destroyed by Walt, while the second was successfully built. The appearance of Black Smoke, in addition to Danielle's warnings, prompted a quick departure.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This journey marked the transition away from Season 1, introducing themes that would predominate in Season 2. The Others finally appeared, and the aftermath set in motion the coming plotlines with the Tailies and the later mission to Rescue Walt.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： In conjunction with the raft mission, the opening of the Hatch marked the transition from the previous season by introducing new plot elements that would predominate in Season 2: The Numbers, the DHARMA Initiative, the gun safe, the Others, faith vs. science, and the growing divergence of interests among the survivors.
Escorting the Tailies
Escorting the Tailies to the Camp
结果：Half-Accomplished; Most of the tailies arrived at the Camp safely, Sawyer was able to receive medical attention from Jack, and Bernard was able to meet his wife Rose. However, Cindy was captured by the Others and Shannon was killed by Ana-Lucia.
背景： Sawyer, Micheal and Jin meet the Tailies after they were attacked by the Others. Sawyer is terribly injured and is in desperate need of medical attention. The tailies, meanwhile, are in short of comfort and supplies. Bernard is excited to meet his wife Rose.
发现： Sayid was willing to forgive anyone who asks for his forgiveness. Sayid was truly in love with Shannon.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： The event reveals the existence of other survivors. It also reveals some of the activities of the Others.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This was the first encounter of the Others with the main body of survivors. The interaction of the A-Team members with the Others is the opening act of later interactions in the next Season. Kate disappointed Jack, another recurring theme.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This is a conspicuously "all-girl" plotline, joining Sun's bonding with Kate and Shannon. However both "all-girl" plotlines are unrelated and each stands isolated and undeveloped in the overall Lost storyline. Claire has relatively few flashbacks, so this episode is a key in the development of her story.
背景： To convince his captors of his truthfulness, Ben (then, AKA Henry) drew a map to a balloon that was mentioned in his story.
发现： Balloon; the prisoner's tale about being Henry Gale was false; the real Henry Gale's grave, and the lack of his wife's. The real Henry Gale's wallet, driver's license and letter on a $20 bill
与Lost主线剧情的关系： Ben's identity as an Other is finally resolved. The recurring theme of Charlie tagging along with an A-team largely ineffectually, such as in "Finding the Cockpit" and "Getting a Battery", continues.
背景：Michael, returning from his leave (See: Michael Hunt), explained that he has seen the Other's camp. Michael convinced some of the survivors to come with him on a third attempt to rescue Walt. However, Jack and Sayid know that Michael is in some way deceiving them.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： This A-Mission marks the transition from Season 2 to Season 3, bringing the storyline of the survivors into the land of The Others. The departure of the normal A-Team leaders (Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid) as well as other main cast such as Michael, Jin, and Sun, creates a new dynamic among the survivors, enabling Locke to assume more authority, and allowing the space to eventually introduce two new main cast, Nikki and Paulo.
As before, this season opens by continuing the plot-lines that wrapped the previous season. Sayid, Sun, and Jin continue their pursuit of Jack, Kate, and Sawyer in "Ambushing the Others", while Locke deals with the aftermath of his crisis of faith in "Saving Mr. Eko" as he prepares to become a leader, thereby introducing three new characters in "The Pearl Revisited": Nikki, Paulo, and Mikhail. This particular mission, however, ended in tragedy, as the newly-saved Eko was killed by the Monster, and the Pearl's video feeds were not able to locate Jack, Kate or Sawyer. (They did, however, discover the presence of Mikhail on the Island.)
Halfway through the season the A-Team takes an aggressive stance toward the Others after Jack is lost in "The Great Hydra Island Escape", which saw Sawyer and Kate make it back to camp. Through a three part aggressive campaign to rescue Jack, many discoveries about the Island have been made (Including The Flame, Mikhail Bakunin, and the Barracks). Also noted is the aid of Danielle in this campaign in hopes to reunite with her daughter, Alex.
Having made it to the Barracks, Kate and Sayid were captured, while Locke destroyed the Others' submarine, furthering his own, still mysterious, motives. Jack, having been promised to leave the Island on The Galaga, is now without a ticket home, is left behind at the camp, along with Kate, Sayid, and Juliet; Locke, however, went with them.
After having returned to camp, it is revealed that Juliet was indeed a spy, planted by Ben, but she changes alliances, and decides to side with the survivors. In a very important mission, Desmond, along with Jin, Charlie, and Hurley, investigate the jungle after one of his "flashes", and discover Naomi, a helicopter pilot from a ship not 80 miles from the Island.
After Juliet explains the Others' plan to kidnap the pregnant women, Jack decides to defeat the Others once and for all. In "Defeating the Others", dynamite is placed in the camp, and Jin, Bernard, and Sayid stay behind to detonate it. Despite being captured, they were rescued by Sawyer, Juliet, and Hurley, and killed all ten members of the attackers.
In order to find rescue after defeating the Others, the Losties prepare for one "final" mission. In "Contacting Naomi's Ship, Charlie and Desmond attempt the suicide mission of disabling the "flooded" Looking Glass station, and Jack leads the survivors to the Radio Tower, to deal with the two deterrents to using Naomi's satellite phone. Charlie dies during his portion of the mission (the station is not flooded, but he still fulfills his fate), but all is accomplished in order to contact the rescue ship. Despite Locke's attempted intervention, by killing Naomi and threating Jack, the latter makes the call.
背景： The 'Rescue Walt' party did not go to the black smoke, created by Sayid, as planned. Sayid then decides that he wishes to capture three others.
发现： The Others somehow approached the sailboat from the oceanside (the submarine). The Others knew Sun's full name. Sun was able to kill Colleen.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Desmond's sail boat being taken by The Others presumably sets up later plot elements to come in the latter portion of Season 3. Similarly, the existence of a possible second craft, Template:Link, is revealed in the aftermath of this mission.
背景： Inspired by a vision, Locke prompted Charlie to help him discover the location of Mr. Eko and accomplish Boone's orders to save Mr. Eko's life.
发现： Polar bear cave, imploded Swan station, mysterious Pearl Shirt.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： With Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Sayid absent, there is a leadership vacuum, and especially after his recent visions, Locke begins to confidently assume the mantle of leader. However first he must rescue Eko to atone for his most recent mistake, when he had doubted faith, resulting in the destruction of the Hatch.
The Pearl Revisited
The Pearl Revisited
结果：Half-Accomplished, Pearl monitor feeds were patched out of a new location (which revealed Mikhail), but was not used to locate the prisoners. Eko was found, but was soon killed.
背景：Sawyer was about to be executed, but Jack turned Ben's surgery into a hostage situation, and attempts to set up Sawyer and Kate's escape. However they had recently learned their prison was on a separate island, whereas Jack does not yet know.
发现：Room 23, Alex's relationship with Karl and Ben.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： Jack takes Ben's life hostage after cutting his (Ben's) kidney sack. Kate and Sawyer, aided by Alex, get a boat in exchange for Karl's rescue. Picket catches the four (Sawyer, Kate, Alex, and Karl) on the beach but is killed by Juliet.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： Sayid, Locke, Kate, and Rousseau head north and discover The Flame. The A-team encounters Mikhail and Bea Klugh. Locke enters numbers into a computer. Sayid finds a map to The Barracks. Mikhail shoots Bea dead. The Flame detonates as a result of Locke's entering numbers.
任务： 1) Follow the DHARMA Cabling Map to The Barracks 2) Overcome the Sonar Fence to gain access to the Barrack grounds.
背景：Sayid, having discovered the DHARMA Cabling Map, sets his team's sights on a place of interest: The Barracks.
发现： The sonar fence surrounding The Barracks; Jack seemingly happy in captivity
与Lost主线剧情的关系： The A-Team, Rousseau, and Mikhail encounter a large sonar fence that surrounds The Barracks. Locke pushes Mikhail through the fence, causing Mikhail to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The rest of the team surmount the fence and approach the Barracks to see Jack playing football with Tom.
Rescuing Jack Part III: The Barracks
Rescuing Jack Part III: The Barracks
结果：Half-Accomplished; While they succeeded in getting Jack back, it made sure he didn't get off the Island and Locke apparently joined the Others.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： While Kate and Sayid attempted to extract Jack they were discovered and taken captive. Meanwhile, Locke furthered his own motives to destroy the Other's submarine with the seemingly 'unwilling' aid of Ben. Jack's ticket off the Island was lost, the A-Team was captured, and Locke discovered his father's presence on the Island. Later all of the Others, except Juliet, left the Barracks. Jack made his way back to the beach with Kate, Sayid, and Juliet. Locke had also gone with the Others.
背景： Jack opens up to the camp about his plan to end the Others once and for all, explaining that Danielle has visited the Black Rock and returned with a large amount of dynamite. Jack explains that, with the dynamite, they will "blow them all to hell".
背景： Sayid thinks if he is able to shut down Danielle's distress call that he could contact Naomi's ship, but Juliet says that there is also the Looking Glass, which Ben uses to block all other signals from the island.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： While Sayid, Jin, and Bernard wait for the Others to come, Charlie and Desmond go on a suicide mission to shut down the Looking Glass, while the rest of the survivors go to shut down the radio tower. The signal was disabled, Naomi's boat was contacted, Mikhail died, Bonnie was killed, Greta was killed, and Naomi and Charlie died. Locke, a member of the A-Team, directly tried to stop this mission by killing Naomi and failing to kill Jack when he contacted the boat.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： When George calls Jack on the satellite phone to reconfigure the settings so they can pinpoint their location, they need Naomi to work the phone. However, when Jack looks for her she is gone. Jack and Danielle, taking Ben with him, follow the blood-stained trail, but Kate thinks otherwise, as she found a different trail where she believed Naomi doubled back on herself. Naomi ambushed her viciously, holding a knife to her throat for the phone to contact the freighter for help, thinking the survivors had turned savage and killed her. Kate pleads not guilty, and as a result Naomi covers for the survivors before she finally dies.
Finding Daniel's Team
Searching for the freighter Team
结果：Half-Accomplished; Jack's group managed to find Daniel first, and them from Naomi's phone track down Miles & Frank
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Daniel bailed out of his helicopter as it was going down. Jack and Kate stumbled upon him in the jungle. Daniel needs to find his remaining three members of his team, and he enlists their help. They manage to find Miles from following his signal, and Juliet and Sayid join the hunt. Locke's group finds Charlotte in a river and take her prisoner. To avoid Jack's group finding them, they took her transponder and attached it to Vincent, who fled a different way. However, when Frank fires his flare, Jack's group finds Frank and discover his helicopter - intact. Overall, the mission was half-accomplished, as they discovered a source of rescue however Locke's group still have Charlotte.
发现： The cabin could seemingly move through space; and that Hurley knows of the cabin.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Locke gathered a handful of survivors and island-castaways to trek into hiding so the freighter people can't find them. But first, Locke wanted to take a detour and visit Jacob in his cabin for further instructions. As they walked, Hurley commented the cabin was in a different direction, but in response to Locke and Ben's surprised faces, he quickly muttered something about the airplane cabin. On the way, they picked up another parachutist from the freighter, which led Ben to attempt murder against her - to no avail. Much to Locke's annoyance, the cabin had seemed to disappear from it's original location and Ben remarked in-front of the group that Locke was lost. This lead Hurley to question his intentions about their hostage, but Locke re-affirmed his leadership and they continued on to the Barracks whilst covering his disappointment that he truly didn't know what to do next.
发现：Sayid discovered a secret room in Ben's house, behind a bookshelf, that contained fake passports, large amounts of money in many currencies and clothes.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Sayid, Kate and Miles leave for the barracks, to where Locke's group is situated and where they have Charlotte prisoner. Sayid struck a deal with Frank to let him take him to the freighter, whereas Miles accompanies him to help locate Charlotte. Sayid disallows Jack to go with him because of his intense rivalry with Locke. Jack advises Kate to go with them for extra precaution against Locke. When they arrive, they discover Hurley stuck in a closet. Conning his friends, Hurley tells them that Locke went elsewhere and that they should investigate Ben's house, and when they do, Locke's group corners them and disarms them. Later, Locke and Sayid discuss their current situation involving the freighter team, and they strike a deal - Miles for Charlotte. Even though they lost Miles and Frank disparagingly says that Sayid cheated, the deal was the same. Charlotte was returned safely and Sayid boarded the helicopter to the freighter with Frank and Desmond.
任务：Kate decides to interrogate Miles about knowledge of her, but she must first meet his demands to see Ben.
背景：Kate decides to find out whether the freigther knows about her fugitive status.
发现：Ben is more sophisticated in the outside world than is first thought, as Miles seems to think he owns 3.2 million dollars, if not more. Miles and the freighter have a copy of the Flight 815 manifest and have knowledge of Kate's crimes.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Kate decides to stay behind with Locke's group of survivors who have a prisoner from the freighter, so she can interrogate him about his knowledge of her previous life of crime. However, Locke refuses to reveal the location of Miles, so Kate instead tricks Hurley into slipping his location. Kate finds him, but he firstly demands to see Ben. Kate recruits Sawyer for help, who distracts Locke, and Kate breaks into his basement and takes Miles to meet Ben. Miles blackmails Ben, and reveals that the freighter knows about Kate's fugitive status. Even though Locke discovered Kate's betrayal and evicted her from the Barracks, Kate's overall objectives were completed so the mission was a success.
Investigating the freighter
Investigating the freighter
结果：Half-Accomplished; While they succeded in discovering the freigther's owner and it's intentions, they were too late to act on it and they didn't have the man-power to suppress the mercenaries.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Sayid and Desmond were brought to the freighter by Frank in the helicopter to find out why they're offshore of the Island. At first, information on why they were there was given out sparsely, because as soon as they arrived, Desmond began to be effected by the Island's side-effects. However later the pair met the captain, who told them who had commissioned the freighter and the supposed reason why they want Ben - because some of them believe he placed the fake wreckage in the ocean to deter Widmore into finding the Island. A few days later, Sayid and Desmond discovered Michael onboard, who was a spy for Ben, and they turned him into Gault. Before the two castaways realise that mercenaries were onboard, they made two trips to the Island and caused mass casualties. All in all, they did succeed in discovering some of the freighter's intentions and background, but time was too short to act upon it.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： When Daniel and Charlotte disappear from camp at night, Jack is inclined to follow them as he is suspicious. Juliet joins the mission, as she is ordered by Harper to stop them from releasing the gas to kill everyone on this island. On their way, Kate is found knocked out by Charlotte, and she joins their search. Juliet heads forward in front of them to complete the mission herself, but when she arrives, she believes they're about to release the gas (and fights with Charlotte) when in fact they rendered it inert so Ben couldn't re-use it.
发现： The freighter mercenaries were here for Ben and to kill everyone else. Widmore had changed "the rules", according to Ben. Ben could summon the Monster.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： The mercenaries are shipped to the Island in the helicopter by Frank. They come across Danielle and Karl, kill them, and take Alex hostage. They use Alex to turn off the sonar fence so they can assault the Barracks, where they kill around five more survivors. The remaining few (Locke, Sawyer, Hurley, Claire) barricade themselves into Ben's house with Ben. Keamy demands to talk to Ben and sends them Miles. When Ben refuses to leave the house, Alex is executed by Keamy. Enraged, Ben summoned the Monster and it attacked the mercenaries. The group fled into the jungle and split into two groups - one to the beach, one to Jacob's cabin.
与Lost主线剧情的关系： On their way to the cabin, they disagree on who they're following. That night, Locke has a dream where he sees a DHARMA Initiative workman chopping trees, telling him he needs to re-visit the grave on directions to find the cabin. So, they take a detour and Locke discovers a map to the cabin. Locke offers Hurley safe passage to the beach now that they've got directions to the cabin, he decides to stay with the pain because night would soon fall. The next night, they soon find the cabin and Locke enters alone to find Christian Shephard there instead of Jacob. Locke expresses the notion that he was "chosen" to be there, and to his surprise he finds Claire sitting nonchalantly in the creepy cabin. Nevertheless, Locke is told to move the Island to save it.
发现：Daniel, Charlotte and Miles truly want to help the survivors escape, Charlotte may have been born on the Island, Michael's ultimate destiny (let the Oceanic Six escape), Penny rescues them and helps with their cover story.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Jack, Sawyer, Kate and Sayid head towards the helicopter, the latter two following the former. When Sayid returns, Daniel desperately begins ferrying survivors to the freighter before the Orchid moves the Island. Sun and Jin discover Michael on a freighter, and along with Desmond, they help disarm a bomb that is onboard. Sayid, Kate, Richard and the Others overpower the mercenaries and rescue Ben. Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid and Hurley lift off with Frank, but Sawyer jumps overboard when the fuel tank begins to leak. However, when they arrive on the freighter, the bomb is ready to explode and only Desmond, Sun and Aaron are able to board it before the boat explodes with Jin, Michael and many others on-board. Before they can re-land on the Island, Ben moves it away to protect it, with everyone else still on it. The helicopter crashes in the ocean and that night they are rescued by Penny and her boat. They create a cover story to protect those left behind from Widmore and sail to Sumba where the only the Oceanic Six are rescued. Desmond, Penny and Frank go into hiding.
与Lost主线剧情的关系：Locke, Ben and Hurley trek towards the Orchid so they can move the Island. However, Ben signals the Others as a back-up if the mercenaries have already arrived there. Hurley was having second-thoughts about the plan, but it was too late - Keamy and his men were waiting at the Orchid when they had arrived. Ben gave himself up, but the Others, with the help of Kate and Sayid, overpowered them. Ben trekked back to the Orchid and with Locke they confronted Jack about their plan to move the Island. Jack deemed them crazy, however the race was on to save everyone before they did so, and he left with Hurley. When Locke and Ben descended into the actual station, they encountered Keamy but Ben killed him in revenge for killing his daughter, despite the bomb linked to the freighter. Nevertheless, they continued on with their plan and Locke watched a new orientation video. Ben blasted a hole into an even deeper section of the Orchid called the Vault. Ben informed Locke that he himself needed to be the one to move the Island because the one who does so can never return. Ben descended into the Vault and turned the frozen wheel which moved the Island to an unknown location in space-time. Ben was banished to the Sahara ten months into the future.