After a mysterious and bloody airplane crash, 48 survivors are left
stranded on a Pacific Island... miles off course. It soon becomes apparent
that they will not have to cope only with the forces of nature, but with
the island's secrets, including the Dharma Initiative, the 'Lost Numbers',
the "others" (or hostiles) and the strange black smoke- to name a few.
There is also much more than meets the eye, as it becomes apparent that
everyone is connected in some way and that everyone has a purpose to live
on the island... and for some, to die.
A horrific plane crash leaves 48 passengers alive, and stranded on a remote
island in the South Pacific. The survivors include doctor Jack, now freed
prisoner Kate, one hit wonder rock star Charlie, Iraqi military vet Sayid,
and a mysterious man named Locke. For a while their goal is simple
survival, but they soon realize that it was far more than mere chance that
brought them together, and each of them has a purpose that will help them
unlock the island's secrets.
After a somewhat mysterious sequence of events, an oceanic flight from
Sydney to LA crashes on what appears to be a deserted island. The chance of
being found and rescued is fairly small, so the survivors have to cope with
a set of challenges. They have to learn to survive on the island, a
mysterious place with enough dangers on its own. Also, they have to learn
to live with each other if any success is to be expected. And finally, they
have to live with themselves and their pasts. Interwoven with the events on
the islands are flashbacks to the pasts of 14 main characters. Step by
step, we learn a little more about their diverse and unexpected pasts as
the group's quest to survive takes shape.