The Incident

May 13, 2009
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
L. Scott Caldwell as Rose Nadler
Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler
John Terry as Christian Shephard
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Francois Chau as Pierre Chang
Patrick Fischler as Phil
Eric Lange as Stuart Radzinsky
Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana Verdansky
Brad William Henke as Bram
Jon Gries as Roger Linus
Alice Evans as middle-aged Eloise Hawking
Andrea Gabriel as Nadia Jazeem
Kevin Chapman as Mitch
Mark Pellegrino as Jacob
Titus Welliver as the Man in Black
Emily Rae Argenti as young Kate
Tanner Maguire as young Tom Brennan
George Gerdes as Mr. Springer
Agnes Kwak as Aunt Soo
Amy Stewart as Mrs. Carlson
Rylee Fansler as young Juliet
Savannah Lathem as young Rachel Carlson
William Makozak as Captain Bird
Daniel James Kunkel as anesthesiologist
Sonya Masinovsky as Russian nurse
Keegan Boos as young Sawyer
Colby French as Uncle Doug
John Pete as prison clerk
Michael Trisler as Mr. Carlson
Sally Davis as woman
Adam Bazzi as cab driver

The Incident is the sixteenth and seventeenth episodes and two-hour season finale of season 5 of Lost. Jacob is featured in the episode's flashbacks, which show island and off-island events.

Press release

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.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Patrick Fischler (Phil): "I think Sawyer may have to have a little payback [for Phil punching Juliet in "Follow the Leader"]."
    • TRUE
  • Terry O'Quinn (Locke), Michael Emerson (Ben): "There are revelations about my character that are so shocking, I can't even begin to address them." (O'Quinn) "The audience is going to be left wondering who will be on this program next season." (Emerson)
    • TRUE
  • Michael Emerson (Ben): The four-toed statue's identity will be revealed. He speculates it is Tawaret, the Egyptian goddess of fertility.
    • TRUE, ABC confirmed it as Tawaret in their online recap.
  • Terry O'Quinn (Locke): "Someone thought [Locke and Christian would] be useful. Someone is using Locke to their ends."
    • TRUE
  • Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Michael Emerson (Ben): There are two storylines in the finale that both have shocking endings. One of them is "the most interesting twist in the show that has ever happened."
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): We will learn more about the Monster in the finale.
    • TRUE, it is clear it is involved with the imposter Locke.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): We will see inside the Temple. Egyptian pillars and a tapestry featuring sun rays were seen. Locke, Ben, and bloody clothes and knives were also seen.
    • TRUE, an Egyptian style area meeting this description was seen, but it was not the Temple.
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online columnist): Charlie and the character who dies in the finale are polar opposites in one physical attribute.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Juliet was boarding the submarine. Richard was spotted nearby.
    • FALSE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Sayid gets wounded. Jacob's cabin will appear.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): A scene was filmed involving Sayid and Nadia in a street.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Construction of a DHARMA station goes horribly wrong. Marvin Candle/Pierre Chang might lose his arm. A death occurs before the finale and one occurs during it.
    • TRUE, Daniel is killed before the finale. Phil dies in the finale, and Sayid and Juliet may have been killed as well.
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): We will learn the whereabouts of Rose, Bernard, Vincent, and Daniel before the end of the season.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer): We will see what the statue looks like from the front this season.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source), Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): Mark Pellegrino has been cast as Jacob. Young Sawyer meets Jacob at his dad's funeral.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Set photos show Kate, Juliet, and a battered Sawyer at a raft on the beach.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): There will be an assault against the latest DHARMA station that is under construction. Rose, Bernard, and Vincent will all be appearing in the finale. Jack has some explosive plans which may lead to "The Incident". Jin and Sun don't reunite until closer to the finale.
    • TRUE, though Jin and Sun don't reunite at all.
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): A huge amount of extras and guns were spotted on the beach. Later, a fight scene involving Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Juliet, Daniel, and young Charlotte at the submarine ended with Sawyer badly wounded, and a large amount of extras dressed as Others in a secluded jungle location were filmed.
    • TRUE, though the submarine scene happened in the previous episode.
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online columnist), Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist), DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A wedding featuring Asian-American extras is being filmed. The wedding may be Ji Yeon's and Aaron's in the future, but will most likely be Sun and Jin in the past.
    • TRUE, the wedding is Jin and Sun's.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A professional ship captain concerned for his crew's safety, a southern man who delivers bad news, and a young blonde southern boy are being cast. Some speculate them to be Magnus Hanso (captain of the Black Rock) and Sawyer.
    • TRUE, though Magnus Hanso is not present.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A young girl with black hair and a willigness to bend rules, a young boy with red hair who is afraid of breaking the rules, and a hard-ass business owner are being cast. Some speculate them to be Kate and Tom Brennan.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A young girl who is upset her parents are divorcing, another young girl, and their mother who is divorcing her husband are being cast. Some speculate them to be Juliet and Rachel.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Jason, a strong soldier and leader whose words carry strong importance, and Samuel, a very special and intelligent corporate raider, are being cast.
    • TRUE, though they are really Jacob and another man.
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