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"...And Found"

19 October 2005
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"...And Found" is the fifth episode of Season 2 of Lost and the 30th episode of the series as a whole. 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.




Previously on Lost

  • While walking the beach, Claire finds the message bottle from the raft. ("Everybody Hates Hugo")
  • Sawyer, Michael, and Jin are pushed into a pit by a hostile group of strangers. Ana Lucia is pushed in after them, and explains she was in the rear of Flight 815. She then attacks Sawyer and takes his gun, signaling her companion to pull her out. ("Orientation")
  • Some time later, the three are released and meet the rest of the tail section survivors. A woman named Libby tells Michael that there were twenty-three survivors from their part of the plane. ("Everybody Hates Hugo")
  • The group hikes to a hatch where the tail section survivors have been living. Michael is stunned to realize that the twenty-three original survivors have been reduced to five. ("Everybody Hates Hugo")


Sun and Jae talking at his hotel

Sun is getting dressed in a fancy room, when her mother enters and asks her if she's really intending to wear the shoes she had on. When Sun doesn't understand why those shoes wouldn't be okay, Sun's mother, Mrs. Paik, tells her that her date might be shorter then she is and makes her put on a smaller pair of shoes. Sun's mother then criticizes Sun for not finding a husband in college. Sun insists that she was at college to learn. Mrs. Paik says Sun's father thinks it is time to find a man and get married before it's too late.

Meanwhile, as Jin prepares for an important job interview at a big hotel, his roommate, Tai Soo, consults an astrology book and suggests to Jin that he is destined to find love soon. Jin jokingly asks what true love will look like. Tai Soo claims that Jin's true love will be orange. Jin tells Tai Soo about his ambitions to get a job, get promoted, and make a name for himself. When Tai Soo asks him what he should say if love calls, Jin tells his friend to tell love "to wait".

Jin takes his resume to the Seoul Gateway Hotel and tells his interviewer Mr. Kim about how he held a job at another hotel and was promoted from busboy to waiter. Mr. Kim is unimpressed and insults his prospective employee, suggesting that Jin is a bumpkin villager who stinks of fish. He hires Jin as a doorman anyway, with a stern warning that Jin is not to open the door to anyone like himself. Sun is set up on a date by a matchmaker, with Jae Lee, the son of a family that owns twelve different hotels. Although Sun is hesitant, she and Jae hit it off, and the pair schedules a meeting at the hotel where Jin is working.

Jin works as a doorman

Jin opens the car door for Jae and allows Jae to borrow a flower from him for his date. Jin's future wife, Sun, walks in the hotel with Jae, past Jin. Inside, after a pleasant meal as Sun starts to warm up to Jae, he suggests that they keep seeing each other to keep their respective parents from pressuring them, because he plans to marry a woman he met in America. Sun feels used, wishes him well and immediately leaves.

At the same time, a poorly dressed father with a young boy approach the hotel and asks Jin for permission to enter, as the boy urgently has to go to the bathroom. Jin tells the man that there is a bathroom down the street and asks the boy if he can "hold it," but the boy just shakes his head. Jin tells them they can use the bathroom, but to be quick. The father thanks Jin and tells him he's a "good man". Mr. Kim observes this, and gives him a stern dressing-down, again insulting his background in the process. Jin quits on the spot and departs.

Later, wandering along a bridge, he passes a woman in an orange dress. Looking back wistfully, he shakes his head in amusement, and turns around, colliding directly into Sun. Sun drops a few bags, which Jin helps pick up. They gaze at each other in silence. This is the first time the couple meets.

On the Island

Sun notices her wedding ring is missing

On the familiar side of the Island, Sun talks to Claire about how they think the raft is doing. Claire trusts that Michael knows what he is doing. Claire is puzzled when Sun starts to frantically look around, only to learn that Sun's wedding ring is missing.

Later, Jack sees Sun going through her things looking for the ring, and tries to help by telling a story about how he lost his wedding ring and tore apart the garbage and the plumbing looking for it. When Sun asks where he found it, he replies that he didn't, that he bought a replacement instead, and that his wife never found out. Sun doesn't seem too sure how she feels about this answer. She then pointedly notices that Jack has no wedding ring on his left hand. Jack sees her looking and laughs it off uncomfortably, saying that now the ring is "rattling around in his sock drawer back home." Although Sun looks as if she wants more of an explanation, he doesn't offer one. Jack then offers to help Sun look for the ring, which Sun declines.

Later, Hurley gives advice, suggesting that Vincent ate the ring while Sun was feeding him. Hurley tells Sun a funny story about the time his dog Buster accidentally swallowed a bunch of coins, and then later "crapped out a buck thirty-five in nickels." Hurley asks Sun if she's ever had a dog. Sun tells Hurley about Bpo Bpo, which she reveals is Korean for "a kiss."

Sun finds her wedding ring

Later, when Sun is angrily tearing apart her garden, Locke arrives. Locke acts calmly as Sun states that she doesn't remember ever seeing him angry. Locke laughs and replies that he often used to be angry and frustrated. Sun asks him why he no longer becomes frustrated, and he replies that he is not lost anymore. Sun asks him how he found himself. Locke answers, "The same way everyone finds something that is lost, I stopped looking."

Finally, when Kate tries to console Sun, telling her everything is all right, Sun tells her that that certainly isn't the case, and reveals that the message bottle had been recovered. Kate asks where it is, and Sun tells her that she has buried it. Upon digging up the bottle, Kate becomes upset and frantically attempts to read all of the messages. Sun stops her and says that the messages are private. Kate tells Sun that she never said good-bye to Sawyer. Kate then glances at the sand and tells Sun to look down. Sun's wedding ring is lying in the sand, Sun rejoices with happiness.

Across the Island

Jin and Eko journey through the jungle

Jin, Michael, Sawyer are in one side of the bunker, while everyone else is one the other side. Michael tries to encourage Jin by telling him that he'll be with Sun real soon. Ana Lucia tells them that they are moving out to the camp where the middle section survivors live and they need to get ready for a long walk.

To prepare for their long hike, Ana Lucia and company decide it's best to gather food. Sawyer suggests escaping, but Michael shrugs the idea off because he wants to "figure out what the hell's going on over here before I make any decisions about anything." Ana Lucia orders Cindy to go with Sawyer, Libby and Michael to travel together and gather fruit while she and Bernard get fish. Jin recommends that he should fish with Ana and Bernard, and after Sawyer suggests she take him up on his offer, Ana Lucia lets Jin come, too.

While fishing, Ana Lucia thinks Jin is being lazy and not helping to catch the fish, but soon finds out that Jin has used sea urchin as bait caught a great deal of fish with his net.

The Others walk by Jin and Eko, who are hiding

Michael sets off with Libby to collect fruit. They talk but can't seem to find any food. Libby apologizes for throwing Michael and his friends into the pit and Michael jokes that he isn't friends with the "redneck," referring to Sawyer. He asks Libby why the Tailies threw them into the pit to which she replies that they are scared and have "trust issues." Michael suggests that they go inland as that's where all the fruit is on his side of the Island but Libby refuses. "That's where They come from" she says.

Meanwhile, while Jin, Ana Lucia, Cindy, and Bernard sort through the fish, Sawyer is resting. A knife is placed in a piece of wood next to his head, stirring him. The knife belongs to Mr. Eko who tells Sawyer that it is for his protection when they travel. He introduces himself to Sawyer, who nicknames him "Mr. Ed". Then Libby runs in, saying that Michael ran away. Jin figures he has gone to find Walt alone. Jin immediately wants to look for Michael, but Ana Lucia thinks otherwise. Sawyer seems content letting Michael go, but Jin starts to run off only to be stopped by Eko, who says he will accompany Jin. They set off after Michael while the remaining survivors head for the camp.

On their journey to find Michael, Jin and Eko have stopped and Jin starts again but Eko says "No". Jin hears rustling and thinking it is Michael, he goes to investigate. A boar runs out and knocks him down a hill. Jin stops near a dead body with a stake sticking out of his chest. Eko comes over and says, "His name was Goodwin." "Others?" Jin asks and Eko nods his head.

Eko and Jin watching the Others

Eko notices Jin has a wedding ring and asks him if he has a wife, Jin says yes. Eko then asks Jin what her names is, to which Jin replies "Sun". Eko's next question asks if Jin's wife was on the plane, to which Jin nods.

Jin finds footprints which he believes to be Michael's. Eko senses someone coming, and he and Jin hide. Hidden in the bushes, they see a procession of people go by in almost unearthly silence. The Others are seen only from the knees down, all barefoot, all muddy, and the last, a child, is carrying a brown teddy bear on a cord.

After the close encounter with the Others, Jin offers to let Eko go back, but Eko declines, saying they must stick together.

Jin finally finds Michael

Sawyer is having trouble keeping up with the trek, which causes Ana Lucia to threaten to leave him behind. Sawyer asks Ana how she'll find his camp without him. Ana says she'll follow the beach or let Eko guide them when he gets back. The two exchange some flirtatious/sarcastic banter. Sawyer asks Ana if she is married to which Ana replies "No". She then asks Sawyer if he's gay. Sawyer laughs and says "Funny", and continues on.

Jin finally finds Michael at a waterfall, yelling his son's name. Jin chases Michael down, despite Michael wishes for Jin to "go away." Eko appears and tries to convince Michael to go back with them, but Michael isn't convinced. Jin tells Michael "You find Walt" meaning that he will find Walt but should go with them now. Michael chooses to go with Jin and Eko, rather than continue his wild goose chase for Walt.



  • The titles "...And Found" and "...In Translation" are both the end of popular phrases (as in "lost and found" and "lost in translation"). These are both Jin and Sun flashback episodes.
  • On the employment application, Jin's e-mail address is given as

Production notes

  • Charlie, Sayid and Shannon do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the first Sun and Jin flashback to show both their POVs. House of the Rising Sun centered around Sun, while ...In Translation showed Jin's POV. Every further episode centering on them would have flashes from either Sun only or Sun & Jin.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of recurring characters Jae Lee, Mrs. Paik and Goodwin Stanhope, although Goodwin is only seen as a partially decomposed corpse in this particular episode.
  • This is the first episode of the season not to feature the Hatch as a location.

Bloopers and continuity errors

  • 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. (see image)
  • His last name is spelled correctly in Korean (권 Kwon instead of 관 Kwan), just transliterated incorrectly.
  • His birthdate has been confirmed on his tombstone. ("Ji Yeon")
  • He could have been rounding up (not very far) so that he would be taken more seriously as an applicant.
  • Ages are calculated differently in Korea. Your age is one sal (살) when you are born, and you turn two sal on January 1st, therefore he would be thirty years old by Korean standards during 2003. (See [1])
  • However it has twice been confirmed that the Kwon's were married in 2000: four years before the crash ("The Hunting Party"), during the Year of the Dragon ("Ji Yeon"), putting the flashbacks at the latest in 1999 putting Jin's age at 25 years/27 sal.
  • The resume was created by the prop department without the writers' approval and thus cannot be considered canon.

Recurring themes

Recurring themes in Lost
Black and whiteCar accidentsCharacter connectionsDeceptions and consDreamsEyesFate versus free willGood and bad peopleImprisonmentIsolationLife and deathMissing body partsNicknamesThe NumbersParent issuesPregnanciesRainRebirthRedemptionRelationshipsRevengeSacrificeSecretsTime

Storyline analysis

Storyline analysis in Lost
  • Ana Lucia leads Jin, Sawyer, Michael, and the Tailies to the other survivors. (Leadership)
  • Sun loses her wedding ring which symbolized the start of her relationship with Jin. (Relationships)
  • Sawyer continued to defy Ana Lucia's leadership. (Rivalries)
  • Ana Lucia represents tribal economics in the way she leads her fellow tailies. (Economics)
  • Sawyer and Ana Lucia flirt while hiking. (Relationships)

Cultural references

Cultural references in Lost
(direct references only)
ArtBooksCarsGamesMovies and TVMusicPhilosophyReligion and ideologiesScience
  • Buddhism: John Locke tells Sun that he found what he was searching for by not looking. This is similar to a Zen Buddhist koan that states "To find something, stop looking for it." (Religion and ideologies)
  • Mister Ed: When Mr. Eko introduces himself as Mr. Eko, Sawyer asks him if that's like "Mister Ed", referring to the 1960's show about a talking horse. (Movies and TV)
  • Star Wars: Sawyer refers to Jin as "Chewie," a character from the film franchise, because he cannot speak English. (Movies and TV)
  • Peter Pan: 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. (Movies and TV)

Literary techniques

Literary techniques in Lost
ComparativeIronyJuxtapositionForeshadowing PlottingCliffhangerPlot twist Stock Characters:  ArchetypeRedshirtUnseen character
Story:  FlashbacksFlash-forwardsFlash-sidewaysRegularly spoken phrasesSymbolismUnreliable narrator 
  • Jin originally ran into Sun because he was looking at a woman wearing orange. Earlier in the episode, Tai Soo, Jin's friend, warned him that true love would be orange. (Irony)
  • Jin and Mr. Eko see a procession of people, including a child dragging a teddy bear, while hiding in the foliage. (Irony)
  • In the past, both Jin and Sun were figuratively "lost", in the sense that they were both searching for something important (love and a better life, respectively). When they both walked away from the thing that may have given it to them (Jae Lee and the job at the hotel), they ended up meeting each other. (Juxtaposition)
    • In much the same way, both became particularly "lost" in this episode. Sun believes Jin to be dead, and has lost her only "remaining" connection to him in the form of her ring; Jin is in the company of strangers, and goes to search for Michael. Jin perseveres in his search and ends up finding Michael, and advises him to search for Walt later; Sun gives up on Jin and digs up the message bottle, but finds her ring again.
  • Naturally, Sun's wedding ring represents her relationship with Jin and the hope that he lived, which is directly opposed to the hopelessness inherent to the "message bottle". When she loses her ring and buries the bottle, she believes Jin to be dead, but finds it again and unearths the bottle, just as she will find Jin. (Symbolism)

Episode references

  • When Libby asks Michael about his "friends", Michael comments that Jin is his friend, but Sawyer isn't. One episode earlier, Sawyer said he wouldn't go anywhere until he knew where his friends were; Michael then appeared and said, "So now we're your friends". ("Everybody Hates Hugo")
  • Sun notices that she lost her wedding ring, which had come off while she was burying the message bottle. ("Everybody Hates Hugo")

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