LOST: The 10 Best Characters Introduced After Season 1
By Rebecca Larke
The stories were great, but these are the characters that kept us tuning in.
ABC’s Lost was a six-season hit from 2004 to 2010, that is widely remembered today as a show with a strong beginning and a contentious ending. In its time, the show stayed consistently good from week to week, with character-based plots and intriguing mysteries that kept audiences hooked and coming back for more.
Being a character-centric show, Lost focuses on the stories and journeys of the people who populate the island. The majority of the stars begin their story in the pilot, in the crashing of Oceanic Flight 815, but some fan favorites come in much later in the series and leave a lasting impact.
Fans were introduced to Juliet (played by Elizabeth Mitchell, (soon to be reprising her role as Mrs. Claus in the Disney+ The Santa Clause series) at the beginning of season 3, and followed her journey through the episodes up to the finale. Like a lot of Lost characters, Juliet’s main motivation is her wish to get off the island – and she does anything she can to work toward that goal, often pushing aside her own moral center for the mere sliver of a chance.
This fact makes her actions sometimes unpredictable, as audiences are never sure where her true loyalties lie until much further in the series. She works for Ben, then alongside the survivors, and eventually becomes a beloved hero after being trapped in 1977 with Sawyer, where the two of them made a home together before her untimely death.