Lost Day: Press The Button

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Lost fans, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for. The numbers. They’ve arrived. 4. 8. 15. 16. 23. 42.

There’s only one possible way to mark the occasion. Today, April 8, 2015 at 16:23:42, you must press the button. A button, anyway. No button handy? Here, we made you one:


But it’s just a button. It doesn’t actually do anything. Not satisfying enough? If your timing is right, you can also press the button at enterthehatch.com, which has been running for 529 days and counting.

And if that’s still not satisfying, you can reminisce through a real button debate over at reddit, where users have been pressing (or not pressing) the button for a week now in what started as an April Fool’s Day post. Any user account created before April 1, 2015 can choose to press the button once and only once. A timer counts down from 60 seconds. If a user pressed the button, the timer will reset to 60 seconds and continue counting down. As the announcement post said, “We can’t tell you what to do from here on out. The choice is yours.” And the pushers vs. non-pushers continue to watch and debate at /r/thebutton until the countdown finally ends.

Of course, you could go back and rewatch all of Lost, but who can survive those last two seasons again? Instead, maybe you can catch up with some of the actors in their newer roles:

  • Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton) plays Belle French/Lacey on Once Upon a Time
  • Daniel Dae Kim (Jin Kwon) plays Chin Ho Kelly and Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) plays Joe White on Hawaii Five-0
  • Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) plays Harold Finch on Person of Interest
  • Alan Dale (Charles Widmore) plays Tom Morrow on NCIS and General Riesen on Dominion
  • Ian Somerhalder (Boon Carlyle) plays Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries
  • Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert) plays Sheriff Alex Romero on Bates Motel
  • Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume) plays Stephen Finch on Scandal
  • Rebecca Mader (Charlotte Lewis) plays Zelena/Wicked Witch on Once Upon a Time
  • Harold Perrineau (Michael Dawson) plays Manny and Jeremy Davieson (Daniel Faraday) played Ritchie Simpson on Constantine
  • Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen) will be appearing in Ant-Man in July
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko) played Malko in Game of Thrones and was recently announced to play Killer Croc in Suicide Squad in August