Harold Perrineau Jr. as Michael
|First appearance||"Pilot, Part 1"|
"Exodus, Part 2"
"Meet Kevin Johnson"
|New York City, USA|
|(Former) profession||Construction Worker, Former Artist|
|Portrayed by||Harold Perrineau|
Michael Dawson is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Harold Perrineau. " Pilot " constitutes the first and second episodes of the first season of Lost, that premiered on September 22, 2004 (Part 1 and " Special " is the 14th episode of Lost. It is the fourteenth episode of the show's first season " Exodus " constitutes the 23rd and 24th episodes and the first season finale of Lost. " Adrift " is the 26th episode of Lost. It is the second episode of the show's second season " Three Minutes " is the 46th episode of Lost. It is the twenty-second episode of the second season " Meet Kevin Johnson " is the eighth episode of the American Broadcasting Company 's fourth season of Lost and seventy-seventh The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American serial drama television series.
Michael has been estranged from his son, Walt — named for Michael's father — for nearly all of Walt's life. Walter Andrew Lloyd, better known as " Walt," is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Malcolm Years earlier, Michael was very excited at the prospect of becoming a father and husband, but Walt's mother, Susan Lloyd, had other plans. Michael puts off his intentions to be an artist, in order to find steady construction work to support his family, while Susan goes to law school. A law school (also known as a school of law or college of law) is an institution specializing in Legal education. When Susan is offered a plum job in international law, she takes their son with her to Amsterdam, leaving Michael alone in New York City. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west The City of New York While abroad, she eventually marries Brian Porter, the man who hired her. Two years later, Michael calls Susan by a street payphone, and she tells him that she intends to marry Brian Porter, the man who hired her. Michael becomes enraged, announces he is coming to Amsterdam to get his son back, and promptly runs off. As he crosses the street, he is hit by a car, which leaves him hospitalized for months and requires a year for rehabilitation. Two months after the accident, Susan tracks him down at the hospital and convinces him to give up his parental rights to Walt in return for completely covering his medical expenses, so that her new husband can adopt the boy.
Michael, however, refuses, and he and Susan are caught up in a custody battle. Michael is adamant not to let Susan take Walt away from him. He meets with Susan privately who, out of fear of losing the case, convinces him to reconsider his motives, asking him whether he is resisting for his own benefit or for Walt's best interest. Susan allows Michael to say goodbye to Walt. He gives him a toy polar bear as a parting gift. The polar bear ( Ursus maritimus) is a Bear native to the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas
Several years later, in an abrupt visit by Brian, Michael learns about Susan's death. Distraught at the loss of his ex-wife, and seemingly afraid of Walt, Brian requests that Michael fly to Sydney to take custody of Walt, which briefly enrages Michael when he believes Brian is "passing the buck". Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Buck passing or passing the buck is the action of transferring responsibility or blame unto another person Before leaving on Flight 815 to the United States, Michael calls his mother and asks if she can take Walt, since Michael believes he is unfit to take care of him at the time. Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American serial drama television series. She refuses, and when Michael hangs up the phone, he sees Walt standing right beside him, although it is unclear how much of the conversation Walt has heard.
Michael crashes on the island with the fuselage survivors. The day after the crash, he finds Walt in the jungle holding a pair of discarded handcuffs. In an attempt to win over Walt's affection, Michael searches for Walt's dog, Vincent, but to no avail; it is later that Locke returns Vincent to Michael. John Locke, most often referred to by his surname is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Terry O'Quinn Despite this gesture, Michael is skeptical about Locke, and forbids Walt from spending time with him. Also, Michael has a tendency to bump into Sun on numerous occasions; he is the first to learn of her ability to speak fluent English after he is attacked by her husband, Jin, over a gold watch. Sun-Hwa Kwon (née Paik) better known simply as " Jin-Soo Kwon, better known as " Jin," is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Daniel On one such occasion, Michael discovers Sun hiding her fake I. D. , leading to a brief tender moment between the two. Michael and Walt soon migrate to the caves, where Michael takes control after Jack is trapped in a cave in, and also assesses the rest of the caves. Dr Jack Shephard is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Matthew Fox.
Michael uses his knowledge of construction to begin plans to create a showering facility, but is sidetracked by Hurley's golf course. Hugo Reyes, better known by the nickname " Hurley " is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by When Walt attempts to sneak away with Locke on several occasions, Michael forbids him from seeing him. Michael also begins constructing a raft, in hope that he and Walt would escape the island; upon learning that Walt has disappeared, Michael and Locke track him down and save him from a polar bear. One morning, Michael intervenes in an argument between Sun and Jin. After witnessing his completed raft burned down, Michael initially blames Jin, forcing Sun to defend him in English. Jin-Soo Kwon, better known as " Jin," is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Daniel Sun-Hwa Kwon (née Paik) better known simply as " Michael and Jin begin work on a second raft, and offers a space on board for Sawyer. James Ford, better known by the alias " Sawyer " is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by As the second raft nears completion, Michael suddenly falls ill, prompting him to reconsider Sawyer for Kate, but Michael ultimately denies her access after learning of her fugitive background. Katherine Anne Austen is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly The day before leaving, Michael learns that Walt burned down the first raft.
The next day, Michael sets sail with Jin, Sawyer and Walt, saying goodbye to everyone beforehand. That night, the four of them encounter a small fishing boat. The occupants of the fishing boat inform Michael that they are taking Walt; Michael, Jin and Sawyer are thrown off the raft, which is promptly destroyed. Michael watches in despair as Walt is kidnapped and disappears into the night.
Michael and Sawyer are stranded in the middle of the ocean, with Walt abducted and Jin missing. Michael blames Sawyer for the incident, but eventually takes the blame himself. After washing ashore, Michael and Sawyer discover Jin before being knocked unconscious by Mr. Eko. Mr Eko is a Fictional character played by They are thrown in a pit, where they are soon introduced to Ana Lucia. Ana Lucia Cortez is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Michelle Rodriguez. After some negotiating, the three are released and taken back to the Arrow. The Dharma Initiative is a fictional research project featured in the American Television series Upon agreeing to help them migrate with the fuselage camp, Michael ditches them in search of the Others; he eventually agrees to rejoin the group. The Others or the Hostiles (also known as Them and the Natives) are a group of Fictional characters who inhabit the island in the American Upon witnessing the accidental death of Shannon, Michael enters the camp to inform Jack and retrieve supplies for Ana Lucia. Shannon Michelle Rutherford is a Fictional character on the ABC drama Television series Lost. Later, Michael offers to take over a shift with the hatch computer, where he begins receiving messages from who he thinks is Walt. The Dharma Initiative is a fictional research project featured in the American Television series After taking shooting lessons from Locke, he locks him and Jack in the armory and ventures off in search for Walt.
Moments after leaving the camp, Michael encounters Pickett and Tom, who kidnap him and hold him hostage. This article contains character information for the American Drama / Adventure television series Lost. Tom is a recurring Fictional character on the ABC Television series Lost played by M Michael is taken to a shabby living quarters, where he is constantly questioned by Bea Klugh, specifically about Walt's childhood. This article contains character information for the American Drama / Adventure television series Lost. Unable to provide satisfactory answers, Michael is told to retrieve their kidnapped leader, held prisoner in the hatch. It is then that Michael is granted three minutes to speak with Walt, which is cut short when he mentions the tests he was made to do. Michael is also given a list of people he needs to bring to them to secure Walt's freedom and a sailing boat. He is released, where he is eventually found by Jack and Kate. Upon returning to the hatch, he learns from Ana Lucia about the man locked in the armory. Benjamin "Ben" Linus is a fictional character portrayed by Michael Emerson on the ABC television series Lost. Tricking her into wanting to kill him, Michael receives her gun, where he shoots and kills her. Startled by Libby's presence, he accidentally shoots her twice. Elizabeth, commonly known as " Libby," Michael unlocks the armory, allowing the man to escape, and shoots himself in the shoulder.
Following the tragic events, Michael convinces Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley to follow him to the Others' camp. Upon being approached by Sayid, Michael discourages him from joining the group; the five of them head off the next day. Sayid Hassan Jarrah ( Arabic: سعيد حسّان جراح is a Fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by En route to the camp, Michael is forced to confess to his crimes after they are nearly ambushed. While he desperately tries to excuse at least his murder of Libby as accidental, her boyfriend Hurley grimly points out that he would have killed her, even if he had time to think about it, to cover his tracks. After the four of them are successfully captured, Michael and the others are taken to a pier, where he is given a boat and reunited with Walt. Michael receives coordinates on how to reach "rescue", but is reminded never to return to the island, should he not want to be exposed as a murderer. Michael and Walt sail away, leaving Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley at the mercy of the Others.
Michael makes it off of the Island and into New York City. Michael hands Walt over to his grandmother (who believed he died in the crash) once he tells his son that he killed Ana Lucia and Libby. Michael then writes a letter to Walt, attaches it to his collar and drives at high speed into a wall with the hope of killing himself. Michael sustains little to no injuries and has visions of Libby. He goes to visit Walt but his grandmother would not allow it. Michael then goes to a pawn shop and trades Jin's watch for a gun. He goes into an alleyway, and when he is about to kill himself, Tom walks up. He assaults him, but Tom finally pulls out a gun, which Michael tells Tom to use to kill him. Tom refuses since they need his help, and he says that the Island will not allow him to kill himself since he has work to do. He tells Michael to meet him in his penthouse once he decides to come around.
Michael goes back to his apartment to kill himself, but the gun jams on him. He then tries to shoot himself again, but a clip on the news comes up about Oceanic Flight 815 being found at the bottom of the Ocean. Confused, Michael goes to Tom's penthouse to find him in the company of another man. Once the man leaves, Tom tells him that Charles Widmore staged the crash, so that no one else would find the Island besides himself. This article contains character information for the American Drama / Adventure television series Lost. He said that Charles will kill everyone on the Island if he isn't stopped. Tom gives Michael a passport with the new name of Kevin Johnson in order to infiltrate Widmore's freighter that is trying to find the Island. Michael accepts the offer in order to redeem himself.
Michael makes it to the freighter and gets a package with a bomb in it. He activates the bomb and discovers it was a fake. Michael later receives a call from Ben (who claimed to be Walt to Minkowski), and he tells him that he can't kill everyone since there are innocents on board that have no idea what Widmore's real intentions were (such as Frank Lapidus). Benjamin "Ben" Linus is a fictional character portrayed by Michael Emerson on the ABC television series Lost. This article contains character information for the American Drama / Adventure television series Lost. He instructs Michael to get all the information he can on the crew, pass it on, then to sabotage the radio room and the boat engines. Ben tells Michael that he is now one of the good guys.
He appears as the janitor aboard the Kahana, the freighter anchored near the Island, under the name of Kevin Johnson. It is revealed that Michael is Ben's spy on the boat. Sayid, in anger, betrays Michael to the freighter's captain, and Michael ends up chained in his cabin. Later on, Martin Keamy tries to kill him, but the gun malfunctions. This article contains character information for the American Drama / Adventure television series Lost. After that, Michael is ordered to repair the engines. During the finale, Michael, Jin and Desmond attempt to disarm a bomb planted by Keamy, to go off upon Keamy's death. Michael attempts to slow the bomb's detonation with liquid nitrogen and Keamy is eventually killed by Ben Linus. After some time of stalling, his supply of nitrogen runs out. Michael tells Jin to leave because he is a father now and needs to be there for his family, showing that Michael understands the meaning of fatherhood that escaped him with Walt all his life. Christian Shephard then appears to him and tells Michael "you can go now". The bomb goes off, and Michael is killed in the explosion.