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.
2007 (Season 6)
6×01 – LA X, Part 1
Jin awoke and told Hurley he knew from experience that they’d traveled through time. He discovered the Swan site, obliterated post-discharge, and helped remove wreckage to free Juliet. He then brought the DHARMA van and used its chains to remove heavier debris.
He also loaded Sayid into the van and, to save him, Hurley said they should go to where he had gone with Danielle’s team. Jin led the group to the Temple wall, and they entered through a declivity at the base. (“LA X, Part 1”)
6×02 – LA X, Part 2
The Others captured them and prepared to shoot them but Hurley provided a list of their names. After Sayid was brought to the Temple spring, Jin watched as he was drowned by the Others. (“LA X, Part 2”)
6×03 – What Kate Does
Sawyer later left the temple, so Jin joined Kate, Aldo and Justin to search for him. The Others dodged his questions about the Ajira flight, and after Kate incapacitated them, Jin left to search for Sun.
They caught up with him, and a trap snagged his leg. As Aldo prepared to shoot Jin, he was killed by a disheveled-looking Claire. (“What Kate Does”)
6×05 – Lighthouse
She brought Jin and Justin to her hut, where she treated Jin’s leg and interrogated Justin about Aaron. Jin told her Kate had taken Aaron, but Claire killed Justin anyway. Scared, Jin now said he’d lied: Aaron was at the temple, and Claire needed him to get in.
The Man in Black then arrived, and Claire identified him as her “friend”. (“Lighthouse”)
6×08 – Recon
Jin was still in the hut when Sawyer arrived, after “Locke” had recruited him. The two talked about “Locke”, and Sawyer promised not to leave the Island without Sun. “Locke” then arrived with his recruits from the Temple massacre. Jin followed the group into the jungle. (“Recon”)
6×10 – The Package
“Locke” advised Jin about his leg wound and told him either he or Sun was a candidate. “Locke” claimed he was working on finding Sun, but when he left camp, Jin packed to find her himself. Before he could leave, a group of assailants attacked the camp with tranquilizer darts.
They kidnapped Jin, bringing him to Room 23 on Hydra Island. He accidentally turned on the room’s loud video, and he tried escaping, but Zoe tased him. She then asked him to verify his signature on a map he’d made while in DHARMA of the island’s electromagnetic pockets.
He demanded to see Charles Widmore, who showed him Sun’s camera with pictures of his daughter. Widmore claimed that if the Man in Black escaped the island, everyone would die. (“The Package”)
6×11 – Happily Ever After
He then revealed his weapon against “Locke” – Desmond. Jin watched as Widmore’s team created an electromagnetic field, killing one of their members, and placed Desmond inside it. (“Happily Ever After”)
6×13 – The Last Recruit
Two days later, Sun came to Hydra Island, and she and Jin embraced at the sonar fence. He promised her they would never again part. (“The Last Recruit”)
6×14 – The Candidate
Widmore’s team imprisoned them in cages, where Jin talked about seeing Ji-Yeon and Sun returned his wedding ring. The smoke monster then attacked, letting them escape.
Jin, Sun and the other potential candidates fought their way onto the submarine. “Locke” had slipped a bomb aboard though, and after it detonated, the survivors fought to escape. Jack and Jin pulled a cabinet off Sun, but a metal pole still trapped her. Jin gave Jack the last cylinder of oxygen, letting him save Sawyer, leaving him and Sun in the sub alone.
She begged him to leave and save himself, but he repeated several times, once in their native language, that he would never leave her again. They drowned together, holding hands to the end. (“The Candidate”)
In the flash sideways world, Jin and Sun were still in love, and neither knew English. They were unmarried and engaged in a taboo relationship because Jin was still an employee of Sun’s father, Mr. Paik. He again brought a Rolex to Los Angeles as a business gift, but he also brought $25,000 – payment to a hit man whom Mr. Paik had hired to kill Jin for being with his daughter.
6×01 – LA X, Parts 1 & 2
On the plane, Sun commented on how happy Rose and Bernard seemed together. Fearing Sun’s casual attitude could reveal their true relationship, Jin told her to button her sweater. In the airport, customs officials discovered and confiscated Jin’s money, detaining him so long that he missed his appointment with Keamy at a restaurant. (“LA X, Parts 1 & 2”)
6×10 – The Package
Jin and Sun then went to their hotel, where Jin demanded separate rooms to hide their relationship. He came to her room that night, planning to leave afterward, late, for the restaurant. Sun began unbuttoning her sweater for him, mocking his earlier warning, and the two fell into bed.
The two talked the next morning, and Sun suggested running away to America, just as Jin’s father had once suggested they do. Keamy then showed up, and Jin hid in the bathroom. Omar quickly found him, took him to the restaurant and tied him up in a walk-in freezer. Keamy spoke in English about his plan to kill Jin, but Keamy’s other visitor, Sayid, wounded him and killed his henchmen.
Sayid then gave Jin a razor to free himself. Sun and Mikhail, a translator, arrived soon after, and the two men fought till Jin shot him through the eye. One of the stray bullets hit Sun in the abdomen, and she revealed she was pregnant. (“The Package”)
6×13 – The Last Recruit
Jin rushed her to the hospital and brought her flowers. (“The Last Recruit”)
6×17 – The End
The baby turned out to be fine, and when he saw her on the sonogram, Jin remembered his past life and began speaking English. Detective James Ford entered the hospital room shortly after with concerns for their safety. Jin smiled and laughed, cryptically saying that they would see him “there”.
Reunited with their friends, Jin and Sun sat together in the church as a light washed over them. (“The End”)