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LOST Season 5, Episodes 10-17 now on Hulu and ABC

Season 5 Poster

Season 5 Poster

UPDATE 12/19/09: Hulu will put up all the Season 5 episodes starting on January 1, 2010. Netflix has the whole season available now, for Netflix subscribers.

UPDATE 11/18/09: Early this morning, Hulu and ABC posted Season 5 Episodes 10 (He’s Our You) through Episode 17 (the finale The Incident). They took down Episodes 1 through 9.

Original post below:

The first half of Season 5 is now on Hulu and on the ABC site.

Until recently, they had all the episodes from Seasons 1 to 4, but only the last few episodes of Season 5. Now they’ve added the first 9 episodes of Season 5, but taken the later episodes down. I guess it must be some kind of marketing ploy, a way to get people to buy the Season 5 DVD set when it becomes available, but it’s awfully confusing.

The complete list of “For a Reason” references

Detail from the Season 2 poster

Detail from the Season 2 poster

I missed the big group rewatch put on by DocArzt and Lostpedia, but I’m going to be starting my own little private rewatch this week, when I’ll be getting the DVDs from the library and watching LOST all over again from the beginning. I probably won’t be writing a lot of commentary (see Fishbiscuitland and the sites listed on the Lostpedia rewatch page if you want to read some terrific rewatch analysis), but one thing I want to do is keep track of all the references that are made to the LOSTies being brought to the Island “for a reason.”

“For a reason” is the phrase that inspired the name of this blog, and I think, more than any other LOST catchphrase, it captures what the central mystery of LOST is all about.

Whenever I come across a character saying that phrase while I’m rewatching the show, I’ll make a note of it here on this post.

I’m curious to see how many times the phrase will pop up.

We first hear Locke talking about “destiny” in his flashbacks in 1×04 Walkabout. It’s not quite “we were brought here for a reason,” but it’s working up to it.

1×05 White Rabbit is the first episode where the actual phrase was used, when Locke asked Jack “But what if everything that happened here happened for a reason? ”

“Everything happens for a reason” was the official slogan of Season 2! You can see the full Season 2 poster (from which the image on top of this post was taken) on Lostpedia.

This post is a work in progress. Check back for updates.

Last edit 10/30/09

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