Abandoned (Lost)

Abandoned (Lost)

Infobox Television episode | Title = Abandoned
Series = Lost (TV series)
Season = 2
Episode = 6
Airdate = November 9, 2005
Production = 206
Guests = L. Scott Caldwell
Sam Anderson
Lindsay Frost
Francois Guetary
Ian Somerhalder
Kimberley Joseph
Ashleigh Ann Wood
Michael Cowell
David Ely
Maree Miller
Writer = Elizabeth Sarnoff
Director = Adam Davidson

Caption = Ana Lucia raising her gun
Episode list = "Lost" (season 2)
List of "Lost" episodes
Prev = ...And Found
Next = The Other 48 Days

"Abandoned" is the 30th episode of "Lost". It is the sixth episode of the second season. The episode was directed by Adam Davidson and written by Elizabeth Sarnoff. It first aired on November 9, 2005 on ABC. The character of Shannon Rutherford is featured in the episode's flashbacks.


Centric Character(s): Shannon

On the far side of the island, Eko, Jin and Michael reunite with Ana Lucia, Sawyer, Bernard, Libby and Cindy. The eight leave for the camp made by the survivors of the midsection of the plane. Along the way, Sawyer collapses from infection; when Michael goes to assist him, Sawyer tells him to leave him behind and that if their positions were reversed, he would leave Michael behind. The survivors, however, make a stretcher and carry Sawyer, even though their journey will be considerably slowed down. After an arduous battle to carry him up a hill, they look around and notice that Cindy has vanished. Immediately after, the seven hear whispering coming from all around them.

"In flashbacks, Shannon is shown teaching ballet. She receives a call that her father has been in an accident and goes to the hospital. There, she finds that he has died in a car crash. Shannon's father is the "Adam Rutherford" struck by the SUV driven by Jack's future wife in "Man of Science, Man of Faith". Also there, rushing to perform surgery on his future wife, we see Jack, but he does not speak or play an important role in the episode. At the funeral, Boone arrives to console her. Later, when she wins a dance internship in New York, she finds she cannot go because her stepmother, Sabrina, will not allow her to use any of her father's money. She pleads with her stepmother, who rebuffs her, suggesting her dream of becoming a dancer is just a passing whim, and that Shannon needs to make her own way. Boone attempts to help, but is unsuccessful in convincing his mother. When Shannon asks if she can stay in New York with him, he tells her that he is leaving the city to take a job working for his mother. He offers her money, but she angrily rejects it, telling him that if he doesn't believe she can make it on her own, she doesn't want his help."

Shannon brings Vincent some of Walt's clothes, then follows as the dog searches for his master. Vincent leads Shannon to Boone's makeshift grave, where she stops to reflect. Sayid finds her and asks what she is doing. She tells him she's going to find Walt and gets up to continue following Vincent. Sayid comes along, protesting. Shannon yells at Sayid, telling him that he does not believe in her and is going to abandon her.

Sayid tells her that he loves her and will never leave her. The pair embrace, then suddenly hear whispering; they look up and see Walt, who gestures them to remain silent. Shannon dashes after Walt and Sayid follows her until he trips. A gunshot is heard, and as Shannon is seen staggering back towards Sayid, who catches her as she collapses, bleeding from the torso. The camera pans back to reveal Ana Lucia with a smoking gun, and the episode ends with a view of a devastated Sayid holding Shannon's body.

Cast Notes

* Malcolm David Kelley (Walt) is credited with the starring cast for this episode.


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