Season: 1–6, Episodes: 88, Faction: Survivors
Sun-Hwa Kwon (née Paik) (Korean name: Paik Sun-hwa; Hangul: 백선화; Hanja: 白善華), more commonly known as Sun, was married to Jin-Soo Kwon and was one of the middle section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. Before the crash, Sun and Jin’s marriage suffered because Jin oppressed her and they couldn’t conceive. She strayed from and almost left her husband at one point. On the Island, the couple isolated themselves until Sun revealed she spoke English, shocking her husband. He shunned her, but they later reconciled. Despite Jin’s infertility, Sun conceived Jin’s baby on the Island, which strengthened their marriage but threatened Sun’s health. The couple managed to board an offshore freighter, but only Sun seemed to escape its explosion.
Back in civilization, Sun assumed control of her father’s company and sought revenge for Jin’s death. She flew back to the Island upon learning Jin was still alive. Their reunion was brief. She and Jin drowned together when a submarine they boarded sank.
In the flash-sideways, Sun and Jin were reunited with their daughter Ji Yeon and their friends from the Island, and they all moved on together.
6×01 – LA X, Part 1 & 2
Still outside the ruins of the statue, Sun and Frank shared their skeptisism of Ilana’s group. (“LA X, Parts 1 & 2”)
6×04 – The Substitute
After the Man in Black exited the statue and kidnapped Richard, Ilana suggested they follow the Others to the Temple, where they’d likely find Jin. Sun expressed skepticism and insisted that they first bury Locke. (“The Substitute”)
6×06 – Sundown
They reached the Temple at the height of the Monster’s attack, and Miles told Sun she’d just missed Jin. (“Sundown”)
They fled the Temple and the next morning reached the beach camp, where Ilana told her she and Jin could be candidates. When Ben tried to integrate into the group, Sun tentatively asked for help with a tarp. Moments later, Hurley, Jack and Richard appeared, and Sun greeted them emotionally. (“Dr. Linus”)
6×09 – Ab Aeterno
They talked that night around the fire, and Sun told the newcomers about “Locke” and the candidates. (“Ab Aeterno”)
6×10 – The Package
The next day, the others’ inactivity angered Sun. She retreated to her now overgrown garden, where she rejected Jack’s promises of purpose and destiny. The Man in Black then arrived and tried to recruit her, offering to reunite her with Jin. Not trusting him, she ran away, hitting her head on a branch and falling unconscious. When she awoke, she was unable to speak English, but she managed to write on a pad Jack gave her. (“The Package”)
6×12 – Everybody Loves Hugo
Despite having angrily confronted Richard about blowing up the Ajira plane, the next day she followed the group to the Black Rock to retrieve dynamite. (“Everybody Loves Hugo”)
6×13 – The Last Recruit
At the Man in Black’s camp, Kate told her Sawyer’s plan to escape on Widmore’s submarine. While marching, Sun accused the Man in Black of taking her speech, which he denied. She then followed Jack to the Elizabeth, and they sailed to Hydra Island. There, she saw Jin for the first time in three years. The two ran and embraced, and Sun discovered she could again speak English. Jin promised they would never be apart again. (“The Last Recruit”)
6×14 – The Candidate
Widmore’s group locked Sun and the others in cages, where she and Jin discussed their daughter for the first time. She returned Jin’s wedding ring. The smoke monster then attacked, and the prisoners escaped to the crashed Ajira plane before deciding to instead board the submarine. Jack there realized the Man in Black had slipped aboard a bomb, and the blast toppled a cabinet on to Sun. Sawyer, Jack and Jin removed it, but a metal pole still trapped her. The sub filled with water, and though Sun begged Jin to save himself, he refused. They embraced and held hands until they drowned and slowly drifted apart. (“The Candidate”)
In the flash sideways world, Sun and Jin still loved each other, and neither had learned English. They revived their early relationship’s taboo nature by imagining themselves unmarried, with Jin a Paik employee who’d secretly wooed the boss’s daughter. Sun’s late rebellion against her father appeared as a “secret” bank account that she planned to use to start a life in America. She was carrying Jin’s child but hadn’t told him yet. She and Jin once again traveled to Los Angeles to deliver a watch for Mr. Paik.
6×01 – LA X, Part 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 $25,000 in Jin’s luggage, which surprised Sun. Not knowing English, she couldn’t help, and the officials confiscated the money. (“LA X, Parts 1 & 2”)
6×10 – The Package
They checked into a hotel, and though the clerk assumed they’d share a room, Jin demanded two. That night, Jin went to Sun’s room, and after some conversation, they began to relax. Sun mocked his earlier demand that she button up, now slowly unbuttoning the shirt. The two fell into bed.
Martin Keamy came to Sun’s room the next day, and Sun gave him the watch. Through a translator, she explained the money’s absence, and she went to a bank to withdraw from her account. She learned though that her father had closed it. She then went to a restaurant to meet Jin and Keamy, but an unknown assailant had killed Keamy’s men. Jin then shot the translator, and a bullet hit Sun, who revealed she was pregnant. (“The Package”)
6×13 – The Last Recruit
Jin rushed her to the hospital, where her gurney rolled past John Locke’s. Sun panicked, briefly remembering her time on the island and mistaking him for the Man in Black. The surgery went fine, and Jin told her afterward the shooting hadn’t hurt the baby. (“The Last Recruit”)
6×17 – The End
Some time later Dr. Juliet Carlson performed an ultrasound on Sun. Sun remembered the last time Juliet had done this and then remembered her entire life. Jin remembered his seconds later, and the two laughed joyously. They began speaking to Juliet in English. Detective Ford stopped by their room soon after, and they recognized him as Sawyer. They dismissed his offer of an armed guard and left, mysteriously saying, “We’ll see you there.”
Sun and Jin then went to Eloise’s church and sat together with the rest of their friends as a light swept over them and they moved on. (“The End”)