Season: 5, Episodes: 2, Faction: French Science Team
Brennan was a member of Danielle Rousseau’s science expedition, which was marooned on the Island in 1988.
On the Island (1988)
5×04 – The Little Prince
He finally appears for the first time when he, Montand, Robert, and Danielle discover a time-traveling Jin stranded in the ocean. They rescue him and bring him to shore. (“The Little Prince”)
5×05 – This Place Is Death
While traveling to the radio tower with the rest of his expedition, Brennan and the rest of the team were attacked by the monster, who killed Nadine and abducted Montand after ripping off his arm. Brennan, Robert, and Lacombe followed the monster into the hole.
Some time afterwards, they presumably began to act differently due to the sickness, and were killed by Rousseau. Brennan’s corpse, along with Lacombe’s, was found on the beach by Jin, with three bullet wounds in the chest. (“This Place Is Death”)
On the Island (2004)
1×02 – Pilot, Part 2
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Decoded Season 1 Characters
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Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character
Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, and Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, whose herald he is. He is usually represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, “sea-hued”, according to Ovid “his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells”.
Like his father, Poseidon, he carried a trident. However, Triton’s special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was so terrible, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast.
According to Hesiod’s Theogony, Triton dwelt with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea; Homer places his seat in the waters off Aegae. The story of the Argonauts places his home on the coast of Libya. When the Argo was driven ashore in the Gulf of Syrtes Minor, the crew carried the vessel to the “Tritonian Lake”, Lake Tritonis, whence Triton, the local deity euhemeristically rationalized by Diodorus Siculus as “then ruler over Libya”, welcomed them with a guest-gift of a clod of earth and guided them through the lake’s marshy outlet back to the Mediterranean.
Triton was the father of Pallas and foster parent to the goddess Athena. Pallas was killed by Athena during a fight between the two goddesses. Triton is also sometimes cited as the father of Scylla by Lamia. Triton can sometimes be multiplied into a host of Tritones, daimones of the sea.