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Lost: Missing Pieces (centric characters in parentheses)
#01 "The Watch" (Jack) #06 "Room 23" (Ben & Juliet) #10 "Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack" (Jack & Ethan)
#02 "The Adventures of Hurley and Frogurt" (Hurley & Neil) #07 "Arzt & Crafts" (Arzt) #11 "Jin Has a Temper-Tantrum on the Golf Course" (Jin)
#03 "King of the Castle" (Ben & Jack) #08 "Buried Secrets" (Sun & Michael) #12 "The Envelope" (Juliet)
#04 "The Deal" (Michael & Juliet) #09 "Tropical Depression" (Arzt & Michael) #13 "So It Begins" (Vincent)
#05 "Operation: Sleeper" (Juliet & Jack)
"The Watch"

Missing Pieces
November 6, 2007 (Verizon)
November 12, 2007 (
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Mobisode transcript
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"The Watch" is the first Lost mobisode. It features a scene between Jack and Christian hours before Jack's wedding to Sarah.



While Jack is throwing rocks into the ocean, Christian walks up and they start talking about Jack's wedding. Christian shows Jack the watch his father had given him on his own wedding day, and explains the reason he never wore it was that he didn't like it because his father had told him that same day of his disapproval of marrying Margo. However, Christian tells Jack that he is doing the right thing with Sarah, and passes him the watch. Jack immediately puts it on. Christian asks Jack to be a better father than he was, if Jack and Sarah have children.




  • This mobisode takes place at the time of the flashback events of "Do No Harm".
  • This is the only mobisode to take place off the island in a flashback.
  • This webisode marks the first mention of Jack's paternal grandfather. Christian's father Ray Shephard would later appear in the episode "316"

Production notes

Scan of the 'making of' article from the Lost Magazine
  • The production code/mobisode number for this mobisode is 107, even though it was the first mobisode released.
  • The running time is 02:39.
  • This mobisode was released on November 6, 2007, the second day that the WGA had been on strike fighting for residuals from "new media" such as online and mobile distribution. However, the WGA had already worked out these details for the mobisodes on behalf of Lost, negotiating a contract with ABC Studios that essentially accomplished what the WGA is striking for across the board.
  • This mobisode was probably recorded around September 12, 2007, when John Terry was spotted in Hawaii.
  • This mobisode was filmed on location at Ala Moana Beach, located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • There is a "making of" article about this mobisode in "Season 4 Arrives!" of Lost: The Official Magazine.

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
  • Christian tells Jack that his father did not like his marriage to Margo and asked Jack to be a better father than he was. (Parent Issues)
  • Christian and Jack talk about the possibility of Jack and Sarah having children. (Children)
  • The title of the episode and a major prop is The Watch. (Time)

Literary techniques

  • Christian says, "Unlike me, you made the absolute right choice." He was wrong; the marriage ended badly. (Irony)
  • Christian gives Jack the watch which he got from his father, putting them both in the same situation. But while Christian never wore that watch, Jack wears it immediately. This shows that from the same situation they are going in opposite directions. (Juxtaposition)

Episode references

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Watch/Theories

External links

  • Watch the mobisode on ABC's site
  • Download the mobisode from ABC's site (FLV Player needed)
  • Mobisode credits
  • Making of article in The Lost Magazine

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