Season 2 Episode 5

...And Found

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 2005 on ABC
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The tail-section survivors trek back to the southern beaches of the Island, but encounter trouble as Michael sets off by himself to find Walt. Meanwhile, at the main camp, Sun is heartbroken as she realizes that she has lost her wedding ring. Flashbacks reveal more of Jin's past.moreless

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  • Lost... And Found! Full humanity for Asians!

    Lost... And Found! Full humanity for Asians!

    The enlightened manner in which the writer/producers of "Lost" depicted the Asian couple Jin and Sun blew me away.

    When was the last time anyone saw Asians depicted in the Western entertainment media as fully human?

    When was the last time anyone saw Asians depicted in the Western entertainment media as possessing the same complex human emotions and thoughts as Caucasians and other ethnicities?

    When was the last time anyone saw Asians depicted in the Western entertainment media as other than as subhuman comic relief or despised evildoers?

    As Hop Sing, or Fu Manchu? As Mr. Yunioshi, or Oddjob?

    Demeaning Stepin Fetchit stereotypes of Africans are now Politically Incorrect, hence taboo. And rightly so. But what about the equivalent stereotypes for Asians?

    The creators of "Lost" deserve the highest possible praise for finally allowing Asians into the First Class Section of Oceanic Flight 815, instead of stuffing us in the baggage compartment along with Vincent the Dog.

    The episode "And Found" did not just find Sun's wedding ring. It found Hollywood's conscience, and Asian peoples' humanity.moreless
  • Awesome.

    Michael goes looking for Walt, and Jin and Mr. Eko chase after him and see the Others. Fearing for her husband's life, Sun searches for and finds her lost wedding ring. Flashbacks show Sun and Jin's lives prior to their first meeting. I love Jin and Su's back storyAna Lucia's gang wants Michael, Sawyer and Jin to take them back to Jack and them. I love Mr Eko - he is so awesome! Jin and Mr Eko go lookinf for Michael who has gone to try and find the others, I love it when the others walk past Jin and Mr Eko while they are hiding from them.moreless
  • We have the mini group leaving their place and heading to the location of large group, Michael decides to go walkabout in search of Walt, leaving Jin and Mr Eko to go and retrieve Michael from the jungle and himself.moreless

    We have a flashback of Claire picking up the bottle of messages from the tide, then jumping forward to her and Sun on the beach doing some clothes drying chores, when Sun suddenly goes into a panic as she is missing her wedding ring, she starts searching the sand. Before noticing, Claire was saying that they had only been gone for 4 days, so it is still quite early on to get to the shipping lanes.

    Sun has a flashback to her mother and herself, talking through the life of love and trying to find it, she says that its time for her to get a husband and that her father agrees. Jin has his own flashback whilst sitting in the dark, that of him telling a friend that it is a very important job interview, whereas his friend suggests that it time for love to be in his life, that it will be orange.

    The guys and the mini crew are collecting food and water for the journey, a long walk to where the big group is. Jin shows the mini group how to fish properly, even though the others were getting irate with him, but not once the waves come in and he has caught half dozen snappers.

    Michael was collecting berries with a lady, but she ends up going back to the group, as Michael had headed into the direction of the others inland, she tells the group this, who decide to move immediately before he tells them where he is. Jin tries to get Sawyer to go with him, but in the end one of the new guys Mr Eko says he will go with him, they part from the group.

    Jin gets the position as bellboy for the hotel. He opens the door for Sun and her mother who are going into the hotel to meet the matchmaker that has been arranged to help her get married. He is the son of the hotel owner. Once alone they have a pleasant time.

    Jin and Mr Eko start on the trail of Michael, they look through the jungle slowly, Jin doesnt listen to Mr Eko, goes down a ravine, gets hit by a stampeding boar and rolls down the hill and next to a dead body. Which he is told was another of their crew but the others did this. Sun is ripping away her garden trying to find her ring, then Locke appears and gives good advice.

    Jin and Mr Eko work their way through the jungle, taking their time and following their tracks, they take cover in time so as not to get caught, we see the legs of the others go passed, the last one was dragging an old teddy on a cord.

    Whilst showing Kate the bottle of messages that she had buried, she finds her wedding ring, Kate confesses that she didn't get to say goodbye. Sun says Sawyer and Kate nods.moreless
  • Hope (María Esperanza)

    Todo lo importante que buscás con tanto ahínco lo encontrarás sólo cuando dejes de buscarlo, como bien le cuenta John a Sun y así es nomás. Siempre teniendo la esperanza de encontrarlo, obvio, pero sin desesperarse y dejando que la fruta madure lo suficiente como para caer sóla del árbol y no arrancarla, dañándola, antes de tiempo.

    John sigue sacando frases memorables de la galera y yo agradecido. Aunque no sea el personaje que más me guste o el que más me represente tiene ese don de decir la frase justa en el momento exacto. The "Others", like a Dead Man Walking...moreless
  • How the first couple of Lost first met, and the first search for Michael

    Based on what we learned about Jin and Sun in each of their flashback episodes, it's hard to picture how this daughter of a wealthy 'businessman' and this poor fisherman's son every got together in the first place. We get a glimpse as to how they first met in '… and Found' and it seems that they might have lived lives separated by one degree like some of the passengers on this plane will turn out to be. What is interesting is that even though they had nothing in their background when they met (and we'll later learn this was about four years ago, they had more in common then they thought.

    For starters, there is their relative innocence. Jin has a hard life working minimum level jobs, but still has dreams that he can work his way into the world of affluence.. That's what he thinks when he seeks employment at the Seoul Gateway Hotel. Then the interviewer insults and degrades his poor lifestyle, and makes him ashamed before finally giving him the job of a doorman. We know Jin's never going to rise high in the organization before the scene is over--- when the man who's just hired him as a doorman tells him "never let someone like you in the hotel.'

    Sun seems to have more freedom, but she's just a bird in a gilded cage. She's never going to use her degree in art history, and it's pretty clear that both of her parents have been pushing her to have these matchmaker arranged meetings for awhile. We also know that in Korean society, a woman has far less option than the man, and that eventually she'll have to 'agree' to marry someone. Her hope is to find someone nice, and Jae Lee (heir to the Gateway hotel fortune) certainly seems like a charming and appealing man. Which is why it comes as something of a shock to Sun when he elects to marry an American woman, and that he's been using the meeting as a sham. Sun walks out, but it turns out she will not forget Jae so easily.

    The story that links these flashbacks involves the drams that both husband and wife are engaged in on the opposite sides of the island. The tail section survivors have finally decided that they will meet up with the main group. They're in the process of gathering fruit, water and fish when Michael sees something in the woods and runs off (something he will do rather constantly throughout season 2). Jin, who by now has gotten to the point where he cares about Michael, goes after him. Here's one of the key differences between the tailies and the main group, even though no one can understand Jin, they seem to treat him with more respect. Part of that has something to do with the fact that he's a better fishermen then they are, but it also has to do with the fact that he cares for a friend. Eko realizes this, and despite the barrier goes to help him find his friend. It's hard to know how much of what's going on Jin current understands, but there are a couple of points where the message comes through loud and clear.

    The first point comes when Jin finds the body of a man impaled on a spear. Eko calls him Goodwin, and tells us that he is one of the Others. (We don't learn why he dies or his importance until later this season). And then, somehow the Others pass through, and there follows a very quiet suspenseful scene in which a group of the Others pass by Eko and Jin. Like them, we only see them from the ankle down, but we do get a fairly shocking sight when we see a teddy bear being dragged by one. The implications of this are chilling, but we won't learn just how chilling until a few episodes later (or the full implications until Season 3)

    The crisis that Sun is undergoing is a more internal one--- not only is she burdened with the knowledge that something has gone wrong with the raft, but she has lost her wedding ring, which may now be her only link to her husband. She's spends the episode searching, while receiving advice, practical (from Jack) humorous (Hurley) and philosophical (Locke), and it is not until she shares some of her burden with the only other castaway who is feeling something close to what she's feeling. It's unclear whether Kate goes to through the bottle because she wants to find something from Sawyer or whether she really is trying to help Sun, but this is a moment of revelation for her. She still hasn't chosen which of the two other legs of her triangle she wants, but it's telling that even though she's been comfortable around Jack the last few episodes, the person she is more worried about is Sawyer. This will become even clearer when the two groups reunite.

    How much you enjoy this episode probably depends on how deeply you're involved in the Sun-Jin love story. I was, and saw that both actors, especially Yunjin Kim (who's turning out to be one of the strongest performers in the cast) show a wide range of emotion. The flashbacks are pleasant--- Jin realizes he won't escape his upbringing, Sun has her hopes quietly crushed, but for once the flashback's ending is upbeat as we finally see the two meet--- at the exact moment they both aren't looking for it. Also notable is the first fine performance by Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje playing for the first time a character who seems placid and compassionate. This man seems very mysterious, but we won't realize how deep the layers are until he makes it to the other side of the island.

    '… And Found' could be viewed as a filler episode--- there's nothing in the last couple of episodes that couldn't have been done in one--- , but I found the performances good, and the writing intriguing. The story of Sun and Jin is a major backbone of Lost , and seeing that these two characters who were emotionally strangers when they got on the plane, grow and change is one of the reasons I like the show so much.

    My score: 8.8moreless
Robert Dahey

Robert Dahey

Poor Man

Guest Star

Tony Lee

Tony Lee

Jae Lee

Guest Star

Kim Kim

Kim Kim

Mrs. Shin

Guest Star

Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Bernard Nadler

Recurring Role

Kimberley Joseph

Kimberley Joseph


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: On Jin's resume, his last name is spelled "Kwan" instead of Kwon". Also, his resume claims he was born November, 11, 1974, and is thirty years old. This is impossible as Oceanic Flight 815 crashed September, 22, 2004.

    • Mrs. Paik said Sun studied in college for 4 years. 4 is one of "The Numbers".

    • The current events took place on November 7, 2004. The flashback events took place somewhere in the late '90s.

    • Rock band "Senses Fail", who reference Lost on their sophomore album, have a song on the album titled "Lost and Found."

    • Episode Title: ...And Found

      Combined with the show's title, Lost, it forms "lost and found." This signifies how Sun lost her wedding ring at the beginning of the episode and how it was found by the end of the episode. The title of this episode also refers to Locke's comment that he used to be lost, but he is not anymore, and that he found what he was looking for when he stopped looking.

    • Numbers: 4

      We find out in this episode that only four days have passed since the raft left the island.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Poor Man: Excuse me? Excuse me, please? May my son use the bathroom inside? Please, sir. It's an emergency.
      Jin: I'm sorry, sir, hotel guests only. There is a bathroom down the street. Can you hold it?
      Poor Man: I'm sorry. He really has to go
      Jin: All right. Go ahead. It's to the left. But please be quick.
      Poor Man: Thank you, you're a good man.
      Jin: Please. Please go.
      (Jin's boss walks up)
      Mr. Kim: Mr. Kwon what did I tell you about who you let inside?
      Jin: I apologize, sir.
      Mr. Kim: Consider this your first warning.
      Jin: It's just that the little boy --
      Mr. Kim: He can piss in the gutter for all I care! You people are used to that. If you want to keep your job go find them and get them out of here! What are you doing?
      Jin: Thank you for the opportunity sir.

    • Hurley: Did you ever own a dog?
      Sun: Yes. Jin gave me one. A puppy.
      Hurley: What was his name?
      Sun: Popo.
      Hurley: Popo. That mean something?
      Sun: Yes. It means a kiss.
      Hurley: A kiss.

    • Tai: It's just a job interview, Jin.
      Jin: A very important job interview. How do I look? Stunning, huh?
      Tai: Yeah, stunning. You forgot to cut the tag off!
      Jin: Are you kidding? If I cut it off, how can I return it? This tie cost a fortune!

    • Tai: What should I do if love calls?
      Jin: Tell it to wait.

    • Locke: (To Sun) Sometimes I wish I had a garden to tear apart.

    • Hurley: Dude, dogs will eat anything. When I was a kid, my dog, Buster... I had this drawer where I'd throw in all my change, right... and I guess there were some Smarties in there... so, like, the next day, Buster craps out a $1.35 in nickels.

    • Michael: I guess one of them is my friend.
      Libby: I'm guessing not the redneck.
      Michael: Yeah, not the redneck.

    • Sawyer: So what's your name, anyway?
      Eko: Mr. Eko
      Sawyer: Mr. Eko? So what's that, like Mr. Ed?

    • Sawyer: Hey Mike, I think we ought to stage a prison break here.

    • Michael: Hey, I think they're trying to figure out what to do with us.
      Sawyer: I think they're going to eat us.
      Ana Lucia: All right, all of you... get up. We're moving out.
      Michael: Moving out where?
      Ana Lucia: You're going to help us get food and water.
      Sawyer: What? We work for you now?

    • Ana Lucia: You keep slowing us down, we're going to leave you behind.
      Sawyer: Go ahead, leave me behind.
      Ana Lucia: See ya.

    • Ana Lucia: What are you doing?
      Eko: I'm going to help him find his friend.
      Ana Lucia: We can't wait for you.
      Eko: I don't expect you to.

    • Michael: Maybe you could just take a minute to explain us what the hell is going on over here that's got you all so on edge.
      Ana Lucia: You know what? That's a great idea, maybe we can swap stories on the road.

    • Ana Lucia: Libby, can you carry the radio?
      Sawyer: Wait, you have a radio? Does it work? Can you use it?
      Ana Lucia: Wow! What a great idea.

    • (referring to Ana Lucia)
      Sawyer: This chick needs to be slapped.

    • Ana Lucia: (to Jin) Does it look like I speak Korean?

    • Mr. Kim: The Seoul Gateway is one of the finest hotels in the country. Do not open the door... for people like you.

    • Locke: I'm not lost anymore.
      Sun: How did you do that?
      Locke: Same way anything lost gets found ... I stopped looking.

    • Hurley: Seoul, is that in the good Korea or the bad Korea?
      Sun: The good one.

    • (Locke walks up on a crying Sun who has just ripped apart her garden)
      Locke: Bad day?
      Sun: Did you see me...?
      Locke: Rip apart your garden...? No.

    • Sun: Hurley, this is ridiculous. Waiting for the dog to ...(pans over to Walt's dog)
      Hurley: Dude ... dogs eat anything.

    • Ana Lucia: You're gonna do it because we have a long walk ahead of us.
      Sawyer: A long walk where?
      Ana Lucia: Back to where you came from.

    • Sawyer: You married?
      Ana Lucia: No.
      Sawyer: Too bad, you seem suited for it.
      Ana Lucia: Funny. What about you?
      Sawyer: No ma'am.
      Ana Lucia: You gay?
      Sawyer: Funny.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Locke tells Sun that he found what he was searching for by not looking, and that she should do the same. This is similar to a Zen buddhist koan that states "To find something, stop looking for it".

    • When Eko introduces himself as Mr. Eko, Sawyer asks him if that's like "Mister Ed", referring to the TV show about a talking horse.

    • When the Others walk by in procession, a child follows dragging a teddy bear. This is also seen in Peter Pan, when the Lost Boys are captured by Native Americans.

    • Sawyer: In case you haven't noticed, it's every man for himself, Chewie.

      A Star Wars reference, Chewie (short for Chewbacca) is a character who has a great loyalty and is unable to speak the universal language "Basic" even though he understands it.

    • Episode Title: ...And Found

      Put together with the show's title, this title creates an old phrase used to describe a place where people go to declare something lost or to report something found.