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LOST TOP 10: Deaths

December 2nd, 2009 § 57

And now the first in a series of Top 10’s I’ll be doing in the weeks leading up to the premiere of Lost on February 2, 2010 (61 days!!!)

Top 10 Deaths on Lost

10. Mikhail “Patchy” Bakunin, killed by own grenade

It took being beaten by Jin, having his brains scrambled by the pylons, a harpoon through the heart, and a kamikaze attack with a grenade to finally kill Patchy dead – or is he? I’m still convinced one of these days we’ll see Patchy hanging out on the other side of The Island, his fluffy cat Nadia in one hat, an oozie in the other.

9. Shannon Rutherford, killed by Ana-Lucia

I know I can’t be the only one that fell off my couch when those shots rang out in the jungle. Shannon should have realized that any woman having sexual relations with Sayid will be dead soon enough, but alas, she didn’t have a clue. And just when we had finally started to like her.

8. Ana-Lucia Cortez, killed by Michael

I am not exaggerating when I say I stood up the moment Michael pulled out that gun and shot Ana-Lucia, and I cheered. I cheered, and clapped, and watched with joy as my least favorite character on the history of Lost died. Of course my celebration was cut short by Libby’s untimely death, but those 2 or 3 seconds beforehand were fabulous.

7. Anthony Cooper, killed by James “My name is Sawyer. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Ford

On a show with more daddy issues than an episode of Maury Povich, you know you’re a giant asshole when you make all the other Lost daddies seem like Fathers of the Year. Not only was Anthony Cooper guilty of abandoning his family, stealing his son’s kidney and then tossing him out a window, he was also responsible for the death of Sawyer’s parents. Seeing him slowly choked to death in the cabin of an old slave ship with a chain was almost as satisfying as doing it ourselves.

6. Alex, killed by Keamy

Just when you think you can guess what will happen next, the Lost writers go and shoot a 16-year old girl in the head while her father looks on. I’m still a little shocked at the violence inflicted on our punk rock Island princess. Hopefully she’ll be haunting Ben’s ass for years to come, slingshot in hand.

5. The entirety of the Dharma Initiative, killed by The Purge

What better way to spend your birthday than gassing every single last person you’ve known and lived with since the tender age of 8? Why decorate for your party with streamers and balloons when you could have hundreds of dead bodies strewn around Otherville? We still don’t know for sure why exactly Ben, Richard, & Friends decided to send the Dharma Initiative into the great hippie barbecue in the sky. Perhaps Jacob just thought The Island was lacking in the mass grave department.

4. The Pilot, killed by The Smoke Monster

For one brief hour, Lost was just a show about a bunch of people who crash landed on a deserted island. And then our heroes found the fuselage, and a now-familiar tch-tch-tch-tch sound surrounded the cockpit where Jack and Kate found the pilot of the airplane miraculously alive…and then said pilot was ripped out of said cockpit, and was left hanging from a nearby tree, a tangled bloody mess of innards, not unlike that poor goat at the beginning of Jurassic Park. In my mind, that is when everything on this show changed, and we have TV’s Greg Grunberg to thank for that.

3. John Locke, killed by Ben

Now that we know Locke never really did rise up from the dead Jesus-style, his death at Ben’s hands seems all the more brutal. Locke’s sad, pathetic death reflected his sad, pathetic life. Off The Island, his personal hopes and dreams receded faster than his hairline; by the time he found himself in that cheap motel room with a noose around his neck, he was a broken man. Locke died because he was once again too trusting (this time of Ben, who promised to “help” him), and despite all the Huge Mistakes he had made in the past, you still couldn’t help but feel for the guy.

2. Juliet Burke, killed by the giant hole of doom

It’s a shame Juliet couldn’t ride that nuke down into that hole Dr. Strangelove-style instead of being squished under a few tons of scaffolding. But her heartfelt proclamation of love for Sawyer and his reaction to her imminent demise made many of us dig Suliet for the first (and last) time. Despite the fact that she got to make out with Jack and Sawyer, poor Juliet always seemed to get the shit end of the Jesus stick. Her hero’s death sent her out in a blaze of glory that no one there will soon forget, unless detonating that bomb actually worked and turned back time, in which case no one will remember it ever happened. See? Shit end of the stick.

1. Charlie Pace, killed by drowning. And destiny.

For a show chock full of death, Charlie’s untimely end still stands out as the saddest and most heroic. Is it because we had known for a whole season that “Charlie, yah gonna dy-ee?” Is it because he knowingly sacrificed himself for the greater good? Is it because it was in super slo-mo? No matter the reason, Charlie’s death still gets me all farklempt.

Honorable mentions go to: Jin’s “death” on the exploding freighter, Juliet’s ex-husband being mowed down by a bus, Ethan being shot to death by Charlie, Artz blowing up

So those are my own Top 10 Lost Deaths. What are yours?


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§ 57 Responses to “LOST TOP 10: Deaths”

  • mmmmm says:

    w: 3. Locke – Locke is a man I love and hate at the same time. Either way, a Locke that’s dead for good is not something I want.

    ^that is EXACTLY HOW I FEEEEL!

    charlie needs to be first because has been my favorite character since the beginning and even though ive seen greatest hits?through the lookingglass about 7 times i still cry when charlie’s like “your not supposed to take my place brother” and when he does the sign of the cross. oh know im getting worked up… *changes subject*

    faraday would be my #2 so im mad that hes no on there.

    and personally i dont consider juliet to be dead cuz she was still alive when the h-bomb went off, so… she hasnt been shown dead, therefore i cannot assume that she is dead.

    OMG JEARS TOP 10!!!! THAT WILL BE KICK-ASS!!! O.o i gotta start thinking which one shud go first! theres *SO* MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!

  • Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t include Faraday! When he was shot, I thought I was being punk’d, no joke. I was so sad when he died!

  • Anonymous says:

    No Eko!??!?!!?

  • Anonymous says:

    Ummm, FARADAY?

  • Leah says:

    I would add Boone, Dan, Eko…and everyone else that died except Nikki and Paulo

  • Islander says:

    Hey Ack, love these lists, and love the Princess Bride reference in number 7.
    If Sawyer is Indigo, does that mean Jack is Miracle Max?

  • Erica says:

    I dont really understand why everyone hates Ana Lucia.. she was just trying to protect her people, keep them moving, and keep them alive. She was by far the strongest most powerful woman in the whole show. I know people see her as a heartless bitch but in truth she was the most vulnerable character in the whole tv show. She had been through hell, and sure it made her hard.. but it turned her into a surviver. And it made her more loyal, and deicated to the thought of bring everyone home alive.

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