strong>Season:3-5 , Episodes: 49, Faction: The Others/Survivors
Dr. Juliet Burke (née Carlson) was a fertility specialist who was recruited to the Island by Richard Alpert. On the Island, she tried to solve the fertility problems, but was unsuccessful. She had an affair with Goodwin, until a jealous Ben sent him to the Tailies, where one of them killed him.
After the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, Juliet was sent as a mole to the Survivors camp, however Juliet betrayed the Others and chose to stay with the survivors. Jack and Juliet became very close, until Jack and five others escaped on the helicopter from the Kahana. After the Oceanic 6 left, however, Juliet, along with Sawyer, Locke, Jin, Daniel, Miles and Charlotte began to randomly skip through time. After Locke turned the Wheel, and Charlotte died, the other survivors settled in 1974 with the DHARMA Initiative for three years with Sawyer, who she was in a relationship with, Jin and Miles until Jack, Kate and Hurley returned.
Knowing their cover was blown, Juliet helped Jack with his plan to change the past. As she, Sawyer, Kate and Miles aided Jack at the Swan site, she got pulled into the shaft. Down the shaft, she noticed the bomb, and in a desperate attempt to save everyone’s lives, she detonated it. The explosion sent the survivors to 2007, where Sawyer tried to save her, but was unsuccessful, and she died in his arms. With Miles Straume acting as a medium over her grave, she told Sawyer “It worked”, although Sawyer didn’t know what she meant by this.
In the flash-sideways, she was reunited with her lover, James Ford and along with their friends, they moved on.
6×01 – LA X, Part 1
Following the detonation, Juliet and the survivors travelled to 2007, leaving her pinned under the Swan’s wreckage. Kate heard her cries, and the group dug her out. Sawyer found her, and she told him, “It didn’t work. We are still on the island”. Juliet mumbled about going out for coffee before asking Sawyer to kiss her. The two kissed and Juliet said, “I have to tell you something. It’s very very important”. Before she could share it, she died. (“LA X, Part 1”)
6×02 – LA X, Part 2
Desperate to find out what Juliet had to say before she died, Sawyer asked Miles for help while burying her. He revealed that Juliet’s last thoughts were “It worked”. (“LA X, Part 2”)
6×03 – What Kate Does
Sawyer returned to the Barracks alone and retrieved his proposed engagement ring from beneath their old house’s floorboards. Kate arrived, and they discussed Juliet, after which Sawyer threw the ring into the water. (“What Kate Does”)
6×04 – The Substitute
The cliffside cave revealed Juliet was candidate 58. Her name was crossed off. (“The Substitute”)
6×12 – Everybody Loves Hugo
Jack told Hurley that his accidental role in Juliet’s death convinced him to let go of things rather than try to fix them. (“Everybody Loves Hugo”)
6×13 – The Last Recruit
Jack later apologized to Sawyer for killing her. (“The Last Recruit”)
6×17 – The End
In the flash sideways world, Juliet worked as a maternity doctor at St. Sebastian Hospital under her maiden name of “Carlson”. She again worked alongside an ex-husband, but she shared a better relationship with Jack than she had with Edmund. The two had a son, David, who lived with Juliet and visited his father once a month.
Juliet performed an ultrasound on Sun-Hwa Paik, unknowingly waking her and her husband to their previous lives. She then met Jack in the hospital and collected concert tickets for herself, David and Claire. A page summoned her from the concert though, and she returned to the hospital to find James Ford fishing a candy bar from a vending machine.
Juliet explained that unplugging the machine could release it, and once it did, she said “It worked” – her original dying words. The two remembered their life together as they touched, and they embraced. They reunited with the others from the island in the church and sat together as a light flowed over them. (“The End”)