Season: 1-4, Episodes: 14, Faction: Survivors
Steve Jenkins was a middle-section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815. His character was commonly mistaken for Scott Jackson, a confusion that became a running joke in the script. Steve survived on the Island for 101 days, but following a time jump to 1954 he was not seen again after the flaming arrow attack. His fellow survivors presumed he either died in the flaming arrow attack or was killed by The Others of 1954 while waiting for Sawyer’s group by the creek, although his corpse has not been shown to confirm this.
Before the crash
1×23 – Exodus, Part 1
The night before the flight, Steve was staying in the same hotel as Michael and Walt. When he heard Michael and Walt arguing in the hallway around 5:25am, Steve left his room to inquire about the problem. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
1×07 – The Moth
Steve and Scott formed a friendship of sorts on the island, which was most likely what led to people mistaking them for each other. According to Sawyer, Steve sleeps near, and is implied to have relations with, Tracy. After, Jack made a decision to move into the jungle and use the caves as a suitable living space, Steve and Scott decided to stay on the beach.
On Day 8, Steve was with Scott and Jerome at the beach, when Charlie rushed to the beach to inform the survivors that Jack was caught in a cave collapse. Michael asked Scott and Steve to help him, however mistaking them for each other. He was then seen trying to help. (“The Moth”)
1×09 – Solitary
Scott and Steve were also present for Hurley’s “Island Open” golf tournament and Jack’s climactic putt. (“Solitary”)
1×10 – Raised by Another
After the attack on Claire in the caves, Scott and Steve helped Hurley look around for who possibly attacked her. The next day he and Steve were at the beach folding clothes, while Hurley conducted his survey. (“Raised by Another”)
The next day Steve is seen at the caves when Jack asks the group if they have seen Ethan. (“All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues”)
1×15 – Homecoming
On day 28 Scott’s corpse was found on the beach, with several broken bones, battered and bloody. He was allegedly murdered by Ethan when the group did not give Claire back, as he said he would kill the rest of the group one by one. Steve attended his funeral. (“Homecoming”)
1×20 – Do No Harm
He 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, Steve 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
When Danielle Rousseau arrived at the camp to deliver her dire warning about “the Others”, he was present to hear this, and later was witness to the black smoke that filled the sky, as he was helping the party with the raft. Steve also listened to Jack deliver his speech about gathering in the caves, and packed his supplies and prepared to leave. When the raft launched, he was present on the beach to say goodbye. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
2×04 – Everybody Hates Hugo
While inventorying the food inside the Hatch, Hurley comments to Rose that all of the food is going to mess everything up. He gives the example of Charlie and Steve both wanting a bag of potato chips, and it would be he who would have to choose between them on who would get it, and then the one that didn’t would resent him. That day Steve was hanging out with fellow survivor Craig at the beach on the day that Hurley passed out the food from the Hatch to the group. Steve would join his fellow survivors in the partaking of the food that night, and thanked Hurley for doing what he did. (“Everybody Hates Hugo”)
2×13 – The Long Con
A few days later Steve agreed to join the army when asked by Ana Lucia. Based on a conversation between Ana Lucia and Jack, Steve’s tent is also located close to Sayid’s tent. (“The Long Con”)
2×19 – S.O.S.
When Bernard builds the S.O.S. sign, he asks Hurley to ask “Jenkins” (likely referring to Steve) to help. He soon lost interest however, and abandoned him. (“S.O.S.”)
2×20 – Two for the Road
Steve was at the beach camp when Sayid suggested to Hurley the beach for his picnic. (“Two for the Road”)
3×10 – Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
When Kate and Sawyer returned from captivity at the hands of the Others, Steve was one of the many survivors who rushed to welcome them back. (“Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”)
A few days later Steve is seen walking to the tents. According to Hurley, Steve brings water to the trough every morning. (“Catch-22”)
Steve left the beach and went with Locke’s camp to the Barracks according to the 4/19/08 podcast. In the 5/8/08 Podcast, Damon and Carlton said that Steve was the second one shot during the invasion of the Barracks, but they seemed to be joking and the actual scene shows Blonde Casualty being shot second, and Jerome being shot third.
However Steve is seen on the beach when the Zodiac reaches the beach. After Daniel successfully finishing the first trip to the Kahana, Steve and four other survivors boards the zodiac raft. However, the raft did not reach its destination, as the Kahana was destroyed beforehand, with the raft moving along with the Island. (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 2”)
5×02 – The Lie
After the Island moved, Steve was not seen returning to the island on the Zodiac raft with the rest of the passengers (most likely a continuity error). However it is presumed Steve fled into the jungle with the majority of the survivors when fire arrows rained down on the survivors. It is assumed that Steve, along with the other remaining survivors, had died during or after the flaming arrow attack in 1954. (“The Lie”)
6×04 – The Substitute
“Jenkins” was listed as number 285 on Jacob’s list of candidates, in Jacob’s cliffside cave. (“The Substitute”)
6×05 – Lighthouse
“Jenkins” was listed as number 285 on Jacob’s list of candidates, in the lighthouse. (“Lighthouse”)
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The Acheron is a river located in the Epirus region of northwest Greece. It flows into the Ionian Sea in Ammoudia, near Parga.
In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the river of pain, and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld. In the Homeric poems the Acheron was described as a river of Hades, into which Cocytus and Phlegethon both flowed.
The Roman poet Virgil called it the principal river of Tartarus, from which the Styx and Cocytus both sprang. The newly-dead would be ferried across the Acheron by Charon in order to enter the Underworld.
The Suda describes the river as “a place of healing, not a place of punishment, cleansing and purging the sins of humans.”
According to later traditions, Acheron had been a son of Helios and either Gaia or Demeter, who had been turned into the Underworld river bearing his name after he refreshed the Titans with drink during their contest with Zeus. By this myth, Acheron is also the father of Ascalaphus by either Orphne or Gorgyra.
The river called Acheron with the nearby ruins of the Necromanteion is found near Parga on the mainland opposite Corfu. Another branch of Acheron was believed to surface at the Acherusian cape (now Eregli in Turkey) and was seen by the Argonauts according to Apollonius of Rhodes. Greeks who settled in Italy identified the Acherusian lake into which Acheron flowed with Lake Avernus. Plato in his Phaedo identified Acheron as the second greatest river in the world, excelled only by Oceanus. He claimed that Acheron flowed in the opposite direction from Oceanus beneath the earth under desert places.
The word is also occasionally used as a synecdoche for Hades itself. Virgil mentions Acheron with the other infernal rivers in his description of the underworld in Book VI of the Aeneid. In Book VII, line 312 he gives to Juno the famous saying, flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo: ‘If I cannot deflect the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell.’ The same words were used by Sigmund Freud as the dedicatory motto for his seminal book The Interpretation of Dreams, figuring Acheron as psychological underworld beneath the conscious mind.
The Acheron was sometimes referred to as a lake or swamp in Greek literature, as in Aristophanes’ The Frogs and Euripides’ Alcestis.
In Dante’s Inferno, the Acheron river forms the border of Hell. Following Greek mythology, Charon ferries souls across this river to Hell. Those who were neutral in life sit on the banks.