Because You Left

January 21, 2009
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Stephen Williams
Guest starring
L. Scott Caldwell as Rose Nadler
Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
William Mapother as Ethan Rom
Francois Chau as Pierre Chang
Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore
Alan Dale as Charles Widmore
William Blanchett as Aaron Littleton
Sean Whalen as Neil "Frogurt"
Tom Irwin as Dan Norton
Michael Dempsey as Troy
Stephanie Smart as ticket agent
Leslie Ishii as Mrs. Chang
Cindy Paliracio as TV anchor
Brad Berryhill as Eric
Sven Lindstrom as Jay
Chantal Boomla as counter girl
Jeremy Colvin as security guard

Because You Left is the first episode of season 5 of Lost. There are no flashbacks in the episode.

ABC press release

The remaining island survivors start to feel the effects of the aftermath of moving the island, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic 6 in order to return to the island with Locke's body in an attempt to save their former fellow castaways.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Why the Oceanic 6 must return to the island, what happened when the island moved, why Sun and Widmore have "common interests," the purpose of the Arrow station, and the deaths of three people will occur in this episode and "The Lie."
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Sawyer, Rose, Bernard, Juliet, Miles, and Charlotte were spotted having a conversation.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Producer, writer): It will be difficult to tell when and where action is taking place in the first episode.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Filming took place at the location used as Sydney Airport, except this time it filled in as Heathrow Airport.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A blue-collar foreman and an Asian woman named Martha, possibly Pierre Chang/Marvin Candle's wife, are being cast.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Filming occured at Kate's flashforward house. A number of extras from various ethnicities were being cast.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): A new villain codenamed Dan, likely a Widmore henchman and liaison between Widmore and Sun, is being cast.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Several scenes have been filmed involving Sayid and Hurley escaping from Santa Rosa. One scene involved Kate and Aaron, and another scene involved Hurley with blood on him.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Francois Chau filmed a DHARMA film.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): A small crashed plane was spotted. The plane seemed different than the Beechcraft from previous episodes.
    • TRUE, though the plane is the Beechcraft.
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Producer, writer): The format of this season will be different. There may no longer be any flashbacks or flashforwards.
    • TRUE
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