Season: 1–6, Episodes: 92, Faction: Survivors
Kwon Jin-Soo (Hangul: 권진수, Hanja: 權眞秀), more commonly known as Jin, was married to Sun-Hwa Kwon and was one of the middle section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. Knowing no English, Jin initially isolated himself and Sun from the other survivors, and when he found she’d secretly learned the language, he felt betrayed and briefly left her. He later learned English himself and involved himself more in group activities. His time on the island restored his marriage, which his violent, corrupt job had nearly ruined. He even managed to conceive a child with his wife, even though he’d been infertile. He also contributed through his combat skills, which he’d learned as his father-in-law’s enforcer, and through fishing, a humble occupation that had brought him shame back in Korea.
Jin tried a number of times to escape the island. His first attempt sent him right back to the island, into the hands of a hostile group of other survivors. He and Sun later boarded a freighter, but though Sun escaped, a disaster aboard convinced her he died. Jin returned to the Island, time traveling to 1974, where he joined the DHARMA Initiative as a security officer for three years. He returned to 2007, where he reunited with Sun. They tried to leave the island on a submarine. It sank, and the two drowned together. They stayed a couple in the afterlife and moved on with their friends.
2×07 – The Other 48 Days
After the raft was destroyed, Jin screamed for his friends, then he lost consciousness in the water. He washed ashore on the north side of the island, and the tail section survivors found him, tied him up and interrogated him. Jin assumed they were the island natives known as the Others. (“The Other 48 Days”)
2×02 – Adrift
He managed to free himself and he found Sawyer and Michael coming ashore, he ran to them yelling “Others”. (“Adrift”)
2×03 – Orientation
Eko knocked them out and put them in Ana Lucia’s tiger pit. He dropped Ana in as well, and she talked to the survivors, stole Sawyer’s gun and climbed out. (“Orientation”)
2×04 – Everybody Hates Hugo
She freed Jin and Michael a day or so later, and they convinced her they were Flight 815 survivors. She brought the three to the Arrow station, where her group lived, and fed them. The two groups ate on separate sides of the room, but they accepted one another as allies. (“Everybody Hates Hugo”)
2×05 – …And Found
The combined group decided to trek to the safer side of the Island. They gathered food before leaving, and Jin again showed off his fishing skill. Libby discovered Michael had left to find Walt, and Jin and Eko set off to find him. Jin investigated some rustling, but it turned out to be a boar, and it knocked him down a hill near a body. “Others?” Jin asked, and Eko nodded.
They later saw the Others go by in almost unearthly silence. They could only see them from the thighs down, all barefoot, all muddy. The eventually found Michael, and Jin convinced him to come with them. (“…And Found”)
2×06 – Abandoned
They returned to the main group and Jin demanded better treatment for Sawyer, whose bullet wound was affecting him.
Approaching the beach, they ran into Shannon, but Ana Lucia mistook her for an Other and shot her to Michael and Jin’s shock. (“Abandoned”)
2×08 – Collision
Ana Lucia panicked and made Sayid, who was with Shannon, a prisoner. Eventually Ana Lucia let Eko take Sawyer to Jack, and later let Jin, Libby and Bernard go as well. They went to the main camp, and, after several days trekking, Jin reunited with his wife. (“Collision”)
2×09 – What Kate Did
The two slept together that night and mended their relationship.
The next day, they attended Shannon’s funeral and Locke cut off the handcuffs Jin had worn for the past month and a half. (“What Kate Did”)
2×11 – The Hunting Party
Michael left later that week to search for Walt. Jin wanted to help his friend, but Sun convinced him to stay, saying she would not be able to handle the stress of again worrying about him. (“The Hunting Party”)
2×13 – The Long Con
A few days later, it became Jin’s turn to worry about Sun when someone attacked her in her garden. Jin demanded a gun to protect his wife, but Jack refused. (“The Long Con”)
2×16 – The Whole Truth
Sun continued to work in her garden, and when she refused Jin’s instructions to leave it, he destroyed it in anger.
Later, Jin tried to apologize by replanting what he could salvage. Sun told him she was pregnant. This revelation appeared to bind them anew. (“The Whole Truth”)
2×18 – Dave
Surprised by a seemingly random food drop, Jin and many other survivors tried to claim as much as they could for themselves. Later that day, Hurley tackled Sawyer for his insults, and Sun convinced an amused Jin to break up the fight. (“Dave”)
2×19 – S.O.S.
He helped Bernard build an SOS sign the next day, but he abandoned the task when Bernard patronizingly criticized his method. (“S.O.S.”)
With their relationship now stable, Jin and Sun accompanied Sayid on his mission to the other side of the Island in Desmond’s boat and spotted the statue of Taweret. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)
During the discharge they were still aboard the ship. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2”)