Lost (2004–2010)
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There's No Place Like Home: Part 1 

Ben, Locke, and Hurley go to The Orchid, but Keamy and his men beat them there. Jack and Kate go after the helicopter, and are later joined by Sawyer. Sayid comes back to the island with a rescue boat, and then goes after them too.


Stephen Williams


Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Rebecca Mader ... Dr. Charlotte Lewis
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke


Jack and Kate head off into the jungle to search for the helicopter landing site, just as Sawyer, Miles, and baby Aaron run into them to update them on the facts, including Claire's mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, Sayid also returns to the island on the motor raft hoping to take a few people to the freighter offshore while Desmond, still aboard, learns what Michael intends to do. In a flash-forward, Jack, Kate, Sayid, Sun, Hurley, and Claire's baby son Aaron arrive safely back in Hawaii from their ordeal where they set about trying to keep the true facts of what happened on the island to protect the ones left behind... and themselves. Written by Anonymous

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English | Korean

Release Date:

15 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bad Robot, ABC Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Hugo goes to start the rebuilt Camaro from his father in one of the flash-forwards at his birthday party, the odometer reads "481516" & the trip meter reads "2342". In these sequences, you can see Hugo's lottery numbers (4,8,15,16,23,42); the Oceanic flight number (815); and the sum of all the numbers together (108), which is the number of days they were stranded on the island, as well as the number of minutes that counted down repeatedly in the hatch that blew up. See more »


When Sayid is on the raft approaching the island you are given a wide shot of the beach with no people or structures around. Once he has gotten off the raft you see 9 people on the beach including Jin only a few feet from the water, and the frame of Eko's church is also now visible only a few dozen feet away. See more »


Karen Decker: They're referring to you as the Oceanic Six. It's not the best branding as far as we're concerned, but it's catchy.
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Crazy Credits

The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by J.J. Abrams
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Great set-up for the rest of the finale
15 May 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

I have chosen to review "There's No Place Like Home Part 1" as a different episode than the other part of the season 4 finale which aired two weeks after this because this seems to me much more like a setup episode for the events of the finale than truly part of the finale. Though it is, like "Exodus", the season one finale, an episode which is very clearly the inspiration for the season four finale, more intrinsically linked to the events of the usual two-hour "Lost" finale than "Three Minutes" or "Greatest Hits".

The press conference, which has often been criticized, was decently-written as far as I'm concerned and I'm willing to forgive its clear flaws and suspend disbelief. After all, this is TV, and compared to most TV shows "Lost" rarely puts something out there and doesn't do something with it or go somewhere with it, so I'll trust the writers here. The rest of the off-island events show us what happens in the lives of the Oceanic 6 upon their return home and shortly after. I loved Hurley's party, it was so nice to have a bit of humor in this now very depressing show. I loved Cheech asking Sayid, Nadia, and Hurley if they were thinking about making fires and hunting boar, in the midst of an island-themed party. Yep, real smart. Of course even that scene has tragic undertones thanks to what we now know.

The island events are pretty standard for this time in the season, though very well-done. Lots of running around, characters meeting others and tying up loose ends, getting all the pieces in place for the traditionally epic, explosive finale. A fantastic set-up episode really, I can't think of any major flaws.

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