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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)
"Tropical Depression"

Missing Pieces
December 31, 2007 (Verizon)
January 7, 2008
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Mobisode transcript
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"Tropical Depression" is the ninth Lost mobisode. It features Dr. Arzt and Michael talking on the beach.



Dr. Arzt is catching a Medusa spider on the beach near the jungle when Michael comes up and asks about the weather conditions for launching the raft tomorrow. Then Arzt admits he made up the story about the monsoon season because he wanted them to launch the raft as soon as possible. He then tells an uncomfortable Michael that he went to Sydney to meet a woman whom he had met on the internet, but that she disappeared during their first dinner in a restaurant. The worst part is, he could have stayed and visited some bars in Sydney, but instead he booked an early flight back to Los Angeles: Oceanic Flight 815. Michael says he would love to feel sorry for him, but that none of them want to be on the Island. Arzt apologizes for lying and Michael leaves, saying the raft is finished and they're going to bring back help.


Production notes

  • The production code/mobisode number for this mobisode is 111, even though it was the ninth one released.
  • The running time is 03:00.
  • This mobisode fixes the seeming continuity error of the imminent monsoon season predicted by Arzt not occurring. ("Born to Run")
  • There is a "making of" article about this mobisode in "Cabin Fever!" of Lost: The Official Magazine.


  • The title implies that the mobisode is dealing with weather conditions, but it is really all about Arzt's mood.

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

Literary techniques

  • Arzt promises to be the first to welcome the rescuers, not knowing he will be blown to pieces by then. (Foreshadowing)  (Irony)

Episode references

  • Arzt has already told Michael he should launch the raft soon because of weather conditions. ("Born to Run")
  • Arzt is catching spiders. ("Exposé")

External links

  • Watch the mobisode on ABC's site
  • Download the mobisode from ABC's site (FLV Player needed)
  • Mobisode credits

This article uses material from the "Tropical Depression" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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