Michael Dawson is one of the middle section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. He had parental issues with his son, Walt, but the two have bonded with their time on the island. Michael shot dead Ana-Lucia and Libby in order to release Ben from captivity; and ultimately caused the capture of Jack, Sawyer and Kate, when he made a deal with the Others. His whereabouts are currently unknown after he left the Island with his son Walt on a motor boat.
Before the Island
Before crashing on the Island, Michael Dawson was a construction worker and aspiring sketch artist. He lived with his girlfriend Susan, herself an aspiring lawyer, and the happy couple were soon expecting a new arrival in their lives. Named after Michael's father (Walter Dawson), Walt was born to them on August 24th. However, not long after, Susan and Michael's relationship broke down, and when she was offered an impressive job prospect overseas, Susan took Walt with her, leaving Michael without any access to his child. (1x14)Fighting to see his son again, Michael was abashed by his lack of legal rights, as at the time he had little income and could by no means challenge the standard of life Susan was providing for their son. After one heated phone call from a pay phone, Michael walked into the street without looking, and was hit by a car. (1x14)
In the hospital, Michael drew Walt a cartoon designed card, a tradition he had apparently kept to for many years. While recovering, Michael was visited by Susan who told him she had paid for all his medical bills. Michael challenged her motives, and she admitted that she wanted him to sign all custody for Walt over to her, as well as allow Brian Porter, her new husband, legal parental rights over their son. Michael challenged this idea wholeheartedly, and initiated arbitration over Walt's custody. (1x14)
During a legal meeting, Susan's lawyer told Michael that "for someone who wants his son so bad, you don't seem to know him very well." This idea would later echo Michael's relationship with his son, as he was never around as Walt grew up. He then fought for his right to be Walt's legal guardian, as he was his biological father. He later met his son in New York, where he gave him a stuffed polar bear. He ultimately accepted the fact that Walt would have a better life with Susan and Brian, and said his goodbyes. (2x02)
Losing custody, Michael remained in America, but was contacted by Brian Porter, who told him that Susan had died from a rare blood disorder. Brian insisted that Michael have custody of Walt back, and while Michael thought that this was due to him not caring about his son, Brian implied that Walt was different and strange. In Australia, Michael was reunited with Walt, telling him that he would now be taking care of him. Walt asked about Brian's dog Vincent, and Michael told him Brian had said he could keep him. (1x14)
Together, they boarded Oceanic Flight 815, with Michael unsure if he could handle having a son in his life. Before he boarded the plane, he called his mom, expressed his insecurity, and asked her to take care of Walt. Her ultimate answer was irrelevant, for the plane crashed, making it impossible for her to watch over Walt. (1x24)
On the Island
Season 1 (Days 1-44)
After the crash of Flight 815, the new relationship between Michael and his son was tested. Walt had only really known Michael for a matter of weeks, and did not yet respect him, or for that matter consider him his father. Much of Michael's time would be dictated by trying to build a connection with his child. (1x02)
Early on during his time on the Island, Michael was particularly in conflict with Jin, who became jealous of his friendship with Sun (indeed, Michael was the first to learn her secret that she could speak English, and the two nearly kissed when Michael was comforting her). The two men also fought when Jin found Michael wearing the Rolex Jin had been entrusted with by his father-in-law. (1x06)
Michael also became jealous, but in his case of the bond Walt formed with Locke, so much so that he accused John of having improper motives in befriending his son. However, it seemed that Michael simply wanted Walt to engage with him on the same level as he did with other survivors, and after he saved Walt from an attacking polar bear and showed him the drawings he had made for him every year, their relationship seemed to grow. (1x14)
So much was Michael's will to take Walt away from the Island, that he began to build a raft. After his first construction was burnt down, Michael gained the help of an unlikely ally, Jin, to aid him in his new design. (1x17)
Dr. Arzt informed Michael that Monsoon Season was approaching and that they needed to launch the raft soon. However, Arzt later revealed to Michael that he made the story up, just to get them to launch the raft as soon as possible. (1x22) (mx09) On that same day Michael suddenly fell ill. It was later revealed that Sun tried to make Jin ill by contaminating his water bottle but Michael accidentally drank from the bottle. Michael recovered quickly and continued the build the raft. (1x22)
He and Jin became strong friends, and managed to build a sturdy boat able to carry up to four people. With the boat complete Michael, Jin, Sawyer and Walt cast off in search of rescue. However, they were intercepted by a boat belonging to the Others, and in the chaos that followed Walt was taken, and the raft was blown up by a petrol bomb. (1x24)
Season 2 (Days 44-67)Michael's initial reaction is the yell for his now kidnapped son. Michael begins to sink underwater, until grabbed by Sawyer, who pulls him up onto the wreckage of what was the raft. Sawyer then starts pounding on Michael's chest to revive him. Michael wakes up and yells for Walt, despite Sawyer's advice. Michael is quick to blame Sawyer for the kidnapping, because Sawyer made him fire the flare that signaled the Other's boat. Before the two have any more time to bicker, a shark makes its presence known in the water. Michael is even more angry at Sawyer, because his bloody shoulder is what attracted the shark in the first place. Sawyer can't take this anymore and swims to another piece of wreckage, away from Michael. Michael later advises Sawyer not to take the bullet out of his shoulder with his bare hands, Sawyer says that he thought Michael didn't want anything to do with him. Michael tells Sawyer that he has no idea what it is to care for someone else. When the shark attacks, Michael helps save Sawyer. In the morning, they land back on the island. They soon found Jin, who was being chased by mysterious individuals. (2x02)
Before Michael and company have time to collect themselves, they are knocked out and carried to a pit into which they are dumped. Michael and Jin give Sawyer a boost to the top of the pit, but someone sticks a knife in the pit which makes Sawyer fall. Then their captors drop in a girl who is unconscious. When the girl finally wakes up, she reveals that her name is Ana-Lucia and that she was also on Oceanic Flight 815. Michael is discouraged when Ana-Lucia claims she hasn't seen Walt. In an interesting turn of events, Ana grabs Sawyer's gun, punches him and then is pulled out by an ally of hers. (2x03)
Ana-Lucia returns and points the gun at Sawyer, forcing Jin and Michael to climb out of the pit. When Sawyer refuses, Ana closes the cover of the pit. Later, Sawyer is given a second chance to come out, which he takes. They all realize that they were on the same plane. Michael introduces himself to Libby, Libby says that 23 people from her group survived. Michael is surprised when they enter the Arrow and only a few people are present. Later in the episode, Michael tells Bernard that his wife, Rose, is safe. (2x04)
Ana-Lucia decided that they were going to journey back to the middle-section survivors' camp. Michael chatted again with Libby, before he ran away, in attempt to find Walt. Jin and Eko soon pursued him and convinced him to come back and that they'd get Walt back together. (2x05)
Sawyer says a few choice words about Michael, not knowing that he had returned. When Sawyer's condition gets worse, Michael offers him help, but Sawyer refuses. Michael later questions Ana-Lucia for being so paranoid about the Others. Ana-Lucia tells Michael about the Others kidnapping twelve of her fellow survivors, to which Michael replies, "They took my son." When Sawyer collapses, Michael insists that he'll help Sawyer. He then instructs his fellow survivors on what they need to do to make a stretcher. While carrying Sawyer, they all hear the whispers. Michael then witnesses Ana-Lucia accidentally mistaking Shannon for an Other and shooting her. (2x06)
Sayid, who is also present at the scene, attacks Eko despite Michael's pleas. Sayid is quickly knocked out, and Ana acts hysterically, pointing her gun at Michael. Michael gets up to get a tied-up Sayid water. Ana points her gun at Michael and orders him to sit down. Michael claims that he's just bringing him water. He then tells Sayid about the raft, about Ana-Lucia, and about his determination to get Walt back. Ana sends Michael to camp to get ammunition and other supplies for her. He leaves the Tailies and runs into Sun in her garden. Sun brings him to Jack and informs him about Shannon's death. Michael offers to bring Jack to Ana, but Eko who is also present takes Jack instead. Later on, Michael is reunited with his fellow survivors. (2x08)
While all this was going on, Ben and Juliet met in the Pearl station to discuss their plan to use Michael to eventually lure Jack, Kate and Sawyer to a remote location where they would be taken captive. That same day, Michael was contacted by someone claiming to be Walt on the swan computer. (3x14)
That same day, while in the hatch, Michael discovers the blast doors. He asks Locke about it, who doesn't know anything either. Locke tells Michael about the Swan Orientation Film and offers to let Michael watch it. Eko asks if he can watch it too. Locke does not object. He shows Michael and Eko the film and then explains the shifts to Michael. Michael investigates the computer. He soon notices that the monitor says "Hello?". Michael types back "Hello?". When "Who is this?" appears on the monitor, Michael replies, typing "This is Michael, Who is this?". To Michael's surprise, "Dad?" appears on the monitor. (2x09)
The next day, Michael continues to communicate with "his son" on the computer. "Walt" tells him that he's OK and that he's alone. Jack enters when Michael was about to type something. Jack tells Michael that he will do everything in his power to get Walt back and that he can't imagine how tough it is to Michael. Michael thanks him and Jack leaves after glancing at the computer screen. (2x10)
The next morning, Michael asks John if he can borrow some guns for target practice. Michael drops a box of bullets on the ground. When Locke bends down to get them, Michael knocks him out with the butt of his gun. He then walks over to the computer and gets instructions from Walt on where to find him. (2x22) By this time, Jack found Locke lying on the ground in the closet. Michael tells Jack that he's going after his son. Jack tries to convince Michael otherwise, but is unsuccessful and Michael locks them in the closet. (2x11)
Michael ran through the jungle until he came across Pickett urinating. Michael corners him, but is soon attacked by Tom, who takes his rifle. Michael gets away with Pickett firing shots at him. Tom orders Pickett to stop and throws a slingshot-type strap that trips Michael. They put a bag over his head and gag him. (2x22)
At night, when Tom removes the hood off Michael's head, Michael's first reaction is to spit on him. Tom warns him not to do that again. Danny and Tom leave to talk to Jack, Locke, and Sawyer, Alex uses this as an opportunity to ask about Claire's baby. When Tom and Pickett return, Alex is forced to knock Michael out with a gun. (2x22)
They then take a long hike to the Decoy village. When Michael first arrives, Pickett takes a blood sample from him. Michael then encountered Ms. Klugh, who asked him a number of questions about Walt's upbringing. Michael was unable to answer any of the questions asked. After being kept as a prisoner for almost a week, Michael was briefly allowed to see his son. In the emotional reunion, Walt was once again pulled away from his father after hinting that the Others aren't who they claim to be. Michael is left in tears, when Ms. Klugh approached him. She offered Michael a deal: if he released the Other who had been captured by his friends, as well as bring Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley to them, they would release Walt. A devastated Michael agreed, but added that if he did what they asked, he wanted a boat. She agreed. (2x22)
Shortly after, Juliet came in to see Michael, and told him that he can have the boat he requested. She commented that Walt is very special, and that she's glad he will be able to leave after Michael complies with their deal. Juliet assured Michael that they will honor their end of the bargain, as she let him know of her own deal that she made to save her sister. Michael asked why she would do that if she couldn't be with her, and Juliet asked, "Wouldn't you do anything to save Walt?" (mx04)
Michael was next seen running through the jungle and finally collapsed in front of Kate and Jack. (2x19) They brought him back to the Swan. After Michael regained consciousness, he told them that he wasn't captured and knew where the Others lived. (2x20)
When he was alone in the hatch with Ana-Lucia, he offered to kill Henry Gale for her. He then turned and shot Ana-Lucia. He turned around to see Libby staring at him and panicked, shooting her as well. With Ana-Lucia dead and Libby slowly dying, Michael freed the Other known as Henry Gale. He then shot himself in the arm to convince the rest of the survivors that he was another innocent victim who simply got unlucky. (2x20), (2x21)
Michael then rallied the survivors requested in order to "rescue Walt", insisting that he do it "his way", and refused help from Sayid who was by far the most qualified for a rescue attempt. While many of the survivors fell for the story, Sayid did not, and confided in Jack that he believed Michael had been "compromised". Although Jack had his doubts, he agreed that only Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley should go on the mission. Before leaving however, Jack secretly issued Michael a gun without any bullets. (2x22)
Out in the jungle, Michael and his team encountered a large bird that swooped down on them. Michael attempted to shoot it by reflex and realized that his magazine was empty, and when Jack offered to reload the weapon, Michael realized that Jack was suspicious of his motives. The team was scouted by two of the Others, one of whom Sawyer killed. The surviving Other ran from the group, which made all but Jack and Michael fearful that the Others would find out their plan. Jack then revealed that the Others have already been warned, explaining to the team that Michael had betrayed them. He apologized and pleaded for their understanding, but none of them could forgive him for his actions, particularly Hurley who forced Michael to admit his part in Ana-Lucia and Libby's deaths. As the team moved through the jungle, they were ambushed by the Others at the capsule dump, all of them taken hostage. The group was moved to the Pala Ferry, where Henry Gale showed his authority as the apparent leader of the Others. (2x23)
He acknowledged that Michael kept his word, and returned Walt to him, along with the promised boat. Henry told Michael that by traveling at a compass bearing of 325, they would find rescue. Michael asked Henry how he knew they wouldn't tell people where they'd been, to which he replied that Michael wouldn't dare risk letting people know the lengths he went to in order to get his son back. (2x23)
Michael then desperately asked the question on all the survivors' lips: who the Others really were. With the ominous reply and grin from Henry that they are "the good guys", Michael and Walt started up the boat and departed from the pier. While Walt looked back at his friends still held captive, Michael kept his eye on the heading - leaving the Island with his son. Even after all he had had to do, in Michael's mind the two had finally come together once more. (2x23)
"I know you can't understand a word, and normally I'm not the talking out loud type, but since I have a captive audience, I hope for your sake you pay attention. I'm not exactly having the best month of my life. I barely knew my son, and now, I gotta be his daddy. And then to top if off, I have a deranged Korean guy trying to kill me and for what? Look, I get it, right [takes the watch out of his pocket]. It's the watch. Mine broke and I found this in the wreckage, and I figured, hey, why let a $20,000 dollar watch go to waste which is ridiculous since time doesn't matter on a damn island! Stay away from me. And my kid."
"There's five other guys who would've gone out there with me, putting our necks on the line to find Charlie and Claire. All I'm saying is I'm getting sick of getting treated like a second class citizen around here because Mount Baldy can bag a boar."
"I just don't know how to talk him. How to get him, you know, to understand I'm on his side. Locke says I should stop treating him like a child. I missed his whole childhood, so -- this can't happen."
- - Michael, to the open ocean, (1x24)
"Hey little man, look, I guess I can't call you that -- I mean, because look how big you are. So, you and I -- well, we're not going to see each other for a while, Walt. But you are going to have a great life. I know your mommy, she's going to take real good care of you. And Brian is going to take good care of you, too. But, you know what? I just want you to know that no matter where you go that I -- that your daddy -- yeah, your daddy -- he loves you very, very much. And I always will. Always, okay?"
- - Michael, to a two-year-old Walt, (2x02)
"We're going home, Walt. We are going home."
- Michael 是第10个有闪回的角色.
- Michael 目前参演了为39集. 他在第39次出现时离开了岛.
- Michael has appeared in the most mobisodes to date.
- Michael 是圣经中唯一制定的天使长is the only designated archangel in the Bible. 他也是一位伟大的王子 the great prince. 在启示中At the time of the Apocalypse, 他将拯救名字写在书中的人, 可能涉及Jacob的名单.
- He appears in a vision of the prophet Daniel while the Israelites are enslaved in Babylon.
- Michael 是幸存者中第1个知道 "Henry Gale's" 真名实 Ben. (mx04)
- Michael 是唯一一个14名最初演员中没有在 Season 3 出现的人.
- 如對以下的未解決謎題有任何推論，請到 去討論
- What happened to Michael and Walt after they attempted to depart the Island on the Others' boat?(This question is obliquely addressed in the Official Lost Podcast of October 3, 2006).
- What do the survivors think of Michael after his double murder?
|闪回剧集||第1季 第14集 • 第1季 第24集 • 第2季 第02集 • 第2季 第22集 • 第4季 第8集 |
|手机剧||Missing Pieces 第4集 • Missing Pieces 第7集 • Missing Pieces 第8集 • Missing Pieces 第9集 • "Jin Has a Temper-Tantrum On the Golf Course"|
|闪回角色||Alex • Andy • Arturo • Dagne • Walter Dawson • Naomi Dorrit • Female anchor • Finney • Gus • Hospitalized man • Keamy • Bea Klugh • Frank Lapidus • Libby • Benjamin Linus • Lizzy • Susan Lloyd • Walt Lloyd • John Locke • Michael's mother • George Minkowski • Nurse (Meet Kevin Johnson) • Nurse (Special) • Omar • Danny Pickett • Brian Porter • Miles Straume • Tom • Vincent|
|项目||Comic book • List • Michael's bomb • Michael's passport • Rafts • Vincent|
|参见: Main Characters|