Adrift
Episode 2 of 24 within Season Two. Item 30 of 151 overall.
Production number 202.
Leonard Dick - Writer
Steven Maeda - Writer
Stephen Williams - Director
8.45
221 votes

With the abduction of Walt fresh on their minds and their raft destroyed, Michael, Sawyer and Jin fight for their lives and discover a new predator in the roiling ocean.

Meanwhile on land, Locke must descend into the hatch when one castaway goes missing inside.

original airdate--September 28,2005    rating--23.17 million

network--abc

songs--"Main Title" (Composed by J.J. Abrams)

  1. "Make Your Own Kind of Music" by Cass Elliot

 

Flashback: Michael Dawson

Trivia--The World Trade Center Twin Towers can be seen out of the window of the office in Michael's first flashback.

Goofs: Just before Michael says "You're going to pull the bullet out with your bare hands?", Sawyer's hair is very wet and pulled back, as if it were in a pony tail. When the camera switches back to Sawyer saying "You got a better idea?" his hair is a lot drier and covering his face. In the next shot, it is pulled back again.

  • Seeing as Jin dived in right after Sawyer, to save him, when Sawyer came up Jin should have been right next to him, or at least in view. However Sawyer hears Jin's voice as if he is miles away when he surfaces, and he is not visible at all.
  • In the scene with Sawyer and Michael drifting on the pontoon, where Michael is crying, you briefly see a boat with a mast in the background in one shot over Sawyer's right shoulder as he faces the screen, just before he says "Are you allright Mike?".
  • When Mike and Sawyer climb onto the pontoon (after Mike shoots the shark) there is a long wooden beam protruding to the left of the pontoon. In the next shot (morning, where Mike is crying) the beam protrudes the other way.
  • On the raft, Sawyer's hair is either tied back in a slick pony tail (close-up) or dangling in wet licks around his face (long shot).

Trivia: In this episode, Michael buys little Walt a present: a white polar bear toy. In first season episode 14 "Special" Walt is attacked by a polar bear.

  • When Saywer and Michael are on the remains of the raft the shark swimming around has a Dharma Initiative logo on its tail.
  • The World Trade Centre towers were digitally re-added in this episode to show the pre-2001 time-line setting.

 

related items

Previous episode :
029 Man Of Science, Man Of Faith
Next episode :
031 Orientation
Related to this story :
029 Man Of Science, Man Of Faith
  Lost, Season Two
031 Orientation
  Lost, Season Two

regional titles

Dutch
drijvend
English
Adrift
French
à la dérive
German
treibend
Irish
adrift
Italian
alla deriva
Spanish
a la deriva