|'The Beginning of the End'
by Damon Lindelof
and Carlton Cuse
After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discovered that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing and hatches with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as "The Others" and a mysterious man named Jacob. The survivors have also found signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock, the remains of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the Dharma Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past.
In the season premiere episode, "The Beginning of the End," feeling that their rescue is close at hand, the survivors don't know whether to believe Charlie's final message that the people claiming to liberate them are not who they seem to be.
The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers must continue to work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay alive. But as they have discovered during their 90-plus days on the island, danger and mystery loom behind every corner, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets...
Matthew Fox (Doctor Jack Shephard), Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen), Jorge Garcia (Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes), Josh Holloway (James ‘Sawyer’ Ford), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin Kwon), Yunjin Kim (Sun Kwon), Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah), Terry O'Quinn (John Locke), Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume), Michael Emerson (Ben Linus), Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke), Harold Perrineau (Michael Dawson), Mira Furlan (Danielle Rousseau), Sam Anderson (Bernard), L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Tania Raymonde (Alex), Blake Bashoff (Karl), Marsha Thomason (Naomi), Michael Cudlitz (Mike Walton), Lance Reddick (Matthew Abbadon), Grisel Toledo (Orderly, Steven Neumeier (Lewis), Billy Ray Gallion (Randy), Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday), John Terry (Christian Shephard)
Directed by Jack Bender
Produced by Sarah Caplan
Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse
TX (US): 31st January 2008
*Featuring Jack, Kate, Locke, Charlie, Sayid, Sawyer, Hurley, Jin, Sun and Claire