Season: 1-3, Episodes: 23, Faction: Survivors
Beth was a a middle section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815. Beth is an uncredited background extra character, whose name was listed in the original script.
1×02 – Pilot, Part 2
Beth was first seen the day after the crash, sorting through the wreckage while Shannon sunbaked on the beach. (“Pilot, Part 2”)
1×04 – Walkabout
During the next few days Beth listened to Sayid’s speech on the beach and helped gather wood for the mass funeral.
Along with Jerome, Craig and Richard; Beth helped Claire sort wallets and other possession which were strewn across the beach. She also watched as Kate helped Michael return from the Boar Hunt. (“Walkabout”)
1×05 – White Rabbit
Beth and the camp, also saw a woman drowning in the sea, however they were unable to help her. At night he listened to Jack make his “live together, die alone” speech. (“White Rabbit”)
1×07 – The Moth
When Shannon was assisting Sayid to triangulate the distress signal, she was talking with Beth on the beach while she waited to light her rocket. Beth pointed to Sayid’s rocket as Shannon had forgotten the co-ordinated launch time of “5” o’clock. She watched as Shannon rushed to light her rocket. (“The Moth”)
1×09 – Solitary
Beth was also present for Hurley’s “Island Open” golf tournament and Jack’s climactic putt. (“Solitary”)
1×12 – Whatever the Case May Be
Beth helped her fellow survivors gather the luggage that was drifting into the water when it was floating into the ocean when the tide suddenly shifted. Beth joined the camp that night as they moved down the camp to their new home. (“Whatever the Case May Be”)
1×17 – …In Translation
A few days later, Beth witnessed Michael deliver a beating to Jin after the first raft burned. (“…In Translation”)
1×20 – Do No Harm
She was present with the entire camp when Claire showed her newborn son to the camp. (“Do No Harm”)
1×21 – The Greater Good
The next day, Beth attended Boone’s funeral with the rest of the camp, and then witnessed the return of Locke, who was attacked by Jack. (“The Greater Good”)
1×23 – Exodus, Part 1
Beth was present when Rousseau entered the camp and warned of the Others’ impending attack. She along with all those around her at the raft saw the pillar of smoke coming from across the Island, signaling the approach of “The Others”.
Beth helped to load supplies onto the raft and was present for the official launching. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
1×24 – Exodus, Part 2
Beth packed her bags and headed to the caves with Craig and the rest of the Survivors. (“Exodus, Part 2”)
1×25 – Exodus, Part 3
She witnessed the return of Charlie & Sayid and Claire’s reunion with Aaron. (“Exodus, Part 3”)
2×01 – Man of Science, Man of Faith
While hiding at the caves, Beth listened Jack inform the group about the Hatch and assure them that they were going to be safe if they all stuck together for the night. (“Man of Science, Man of Faith”)
2×04 – Everybody Hates Hugo
On the day that Hurley passed out the food from the Hatch to the group. Beth joined her fellow survivors in the partaking of the food that night, and thanked Hurley for passing out the food. (“Everybody Hates Hugo”)
2×19 – S.O.S.
When Bernard set out to construct his S.O.S. sign, Beth stood next to Claire and listened to Bernard’s speech, she opted not to participate in the construction of the sign. (“S.O.S.”)
2×20 – Two for the Road
When Jack confronted Sawyer for the guns, Beth and Richard are seen in the background when Jack threw Gary Troup’s manuscript into the fire. (“Two for the Road”)
2×22 – Three Minutes
On Day 66, she attended the funeral of Ana Lucia and Libby, she was seen standing between Jack and Claire. (“Three Minutes”)
During the funeral she witnessed Desmond’s return in his sailboat and watched as Jack, Sayid and Sawyer swam out to inspect the sailboat. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)
3×10 – Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
Beth was one of many survivors who rushed to welcome back Kate and Sawyer when they arrived back on the beach after escaping from the Others’ encampment. (“Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”)
3×11 – Enter 77
The next day, Beth watched Sawyer challenge Hurley to a game of ping pong for the return of his stash. She watched with amusement as Hurley defeated him soundly. (“Enter 77”)
3×21 – Greatest Hits
Beth was present with the Bandana Lady when Karl landed on shore in the outrigger and was subdued by Sayid and Sawyer. She stood between Juliet and Sun when Karl told the camp about the Others’ planned raid on the beach camp. (“Greatest Hits”)
Soon after she left the beach camp and during their evacuation she walked near the Bandana Lady, Claire and Sun. The group trekked through the jungle and watched as Ben intercepted the survivors on their way to the tower. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)
Beth and the group were overjoyed to hear that rescue was coming when Jack made contact with the freighter. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 2”)
5×02 – The Lie
Beth may have died in the Eloise’s flaming arrow attack or during its aftermath in 1954, (“The Lie”)
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In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.
In Classical Greek, the word Lethe literally means “oblivion”, “forgetfulness,” or “concealment”. It is related to the Greek word for “truth”, aletheia, meaning “un-forgetfulness” or “un-concealment”.
Lethe (lee-thee), the river of forgetfulness, was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld, the other four being Styx (the river of hate), Acheron (the river of sorrow), Cocytus (the river of lamentation) and Phlegethon (the river of fire). According to Statius, it bordered Elysium, the final resting place of the virtuous. Ovid wrote that the river flowed through the cave of Hypnos, god of sleep, where its murmuring would induce drowsiness.
The shades of the dead were required to drink the waters of the Lethe in order to forget their earthly life. In the Aeneid, Virgil writes that it is only when the dead have had their memories erased by the Lethe that they may be reincarnated.
Lethe was also the name of the personification of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often associated. Hesiod’s Theogony identifies her as the daughter of Eris (“strife”) , Ponos (“toil”), Limos (“starvation”), the Algea (“pains”), the Hysminai (“fightings”), the Makhai (“battles”), the Phonoi (“murders”), the Androktasiai (“man-slaughters”), the Neikea (“quarrels”), the Pseudologoi (“lies”), the Amphilogiai (“disputes”), Dysnomia (“lawlessness”), Atë (“ruin”), and Horkos (“oath”).
Role in religion and philosophy
Some ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives. The Myth of Er at the end of Plato’s Republic tells of the dead arriving at the “plain of Lethe”, through which the river Ameles (“careless”) runs. A few mystery religions taught the existence of another river, the Mnemosyne; those who drank from the Mnemosyne would remember everything and attain omniscience. Initiates were taught that they would receive a choice of rivers to drink from after death, and to drink from Mnemosyne instead of Lethe. These two rivers are attested in several verse inscriptions on gold plates dating to the 4th century BC and onward, found at Thurii in Southern Italy and elsewhere throughout the Greek world. There were rivers of Lethe and Mnemosyne at the oracular shrine of Trophonius in Boeotia, from which worshippers would drink before making oracular consultations with the god. More recently, Martin Heidegger used “lēthē” to symbolize the “concealment of Being” or “forgetting of Being” that he saw as a major problem of modern philosophy. Examples are found in his books on Nietzsche (Vol 1, p. 194) and on Parmenides.