The Beginning of the End (Lost)
“The Beginning of the End” is the fourth season premiere of the American Broadcasting Company’s television drama series Lost. It was aired on ABC in the United States and CTV in Canada on January 31, 2008. The episode was watched by 18 million Americans, bringing in the best ratings for Lost in 17 episodes.
About The Beginning of the End (Lost) in brief
“The Beginning of the End” is the fourth season premiere of the American Broadcasting Company’s television drama series Lost. It was aired on ABC in the United States and CTV in Canada on January 31, 2008. The episode was watched by 18 million Americans, bringing in the best ratings for Lost in 17 episodes. The narrative takes place over 90 days after the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, on December 23, 2004. The survivors divide when they hear that those on the freighter may not be coming to rescue the survivors. In flashforwards, Hurley has visions of his deceased friend Charlie Pace ; in the present, he grieves over Charlie’s death on the island. Daniel Faraday makes his first appearance in “The beginning of the end”; he appears in the episode’s second half, but does not make an appearance in the final episode of the season, “The end of the world part 2” The premiere was directed by Jack Bender, with most of the episode directed on location in Oahu, Hawaii, in August and September by executive producer Jack Bender. Jeff Pinkner no longer serves as an executive producer and staff writer for “The Beginning Of The End”; he is no longer on the staff of “Lost” as a result of his departure from the show in the summer of 2007. He was replaced by Carlton Cuse, who also served as the executive producer of “The End of the World” and “The New Beginning” in the fall of 2007, and is now on the “New Beginnings” series of TV shows, “Lost: The New Beginning”, “The Old Beginning”, and “Lost II” The episode also featured Lance Reddick as Matthew Abaddon, who claims to be an attorney for Oceanic Airlines; he fails to supply a business card for Abaddon.
During casting, Reddick was told that he was temporarily assigned to leak spoilers of fake occupations and was temporarily told to limit the leak of names of the actors he was cast as to not leak spoilers. In the episode, Desmond Hume returns from the Looking Glass, bearing Charlie’s final message that the freighters offshore is not owned by Penny Widmore. The survivors reunite at 815’s cockpit. Locke tells the castaways that they are in great danger and leaves for the Barracks with Hurley, James “Sawyer” Ford, Claire Littleton and her baby Aaron, Danielle Rousseau and her captive Ben Linus, Alex and her boyfriend Karl, Vincent the dog and four other survivors. Hurley is interrogated by Ana Lucia Cortez’s former partner Detective Big Mike Walton and he lies that he has no knowledge of Ana Lucia. An apparition of Charlie appears who tells Hurley that they need him.