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"Life and Death" is an orchestral piece on the Season One soundtrack. This quiet piano-based theme plays during many death scenes, including almost every main character's death.
Claire proudly shows her new baby to the survivors. Hurley notices Sayid and Shannon returning to the beach, and Jack approaches them. He tells Shannon of Boone's death. The scene changes to Shannon weeping over Boone's body. Back at the beach, Jack fights back tears. He tells Kate he suspects Locke in Boone's death.
Full list of appearances
"Life and Death" and its variations play during the following scenes.
- Jack discovers the caves. ("White Rabbit")
- Jack explains that he thinks his father caused a patient's death. ("All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues")
- Claire shows the survivors baby Aaron. Shannon learns of Boone's death. ("Do No Harm")
- In a Previously on Lost recap, Jack tells Shannon about Boone's death. He tells Kate that Locke murdered Boone. ("The Greater Good")
- The passengers seat themselves aboard Oceanic Flight 815 before it takes off. ("Exodus, Part 2")
- Sawyer comforts Kate as Libby dies. ("?")
- Hurley convinces the others to bury Libby and Ana Lucia before they go after Henry. ("Three Minutes")
- Danny Pickett prepares to execute Sawyer. ("I Do")
- Jack tells Kate by walkie-talkie not to return for him. ("Not in Portland")
- Charlie sacrifices himself in the Looking Glass. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")
- Hurley tells Claire about Charlie's death. ("The Beginning of the End")
- In a Previously on Lost recap, Locke's group leaves. Jack and Kate see the helicopter. ("Confirmed Dead")
- Sun brings her new baby to Jin's grave. ("Ji Yeon")
- Sun talks to her daughter on the phone. ("This Place Is Death")
- Amy takes the ankh off Paul's body. ("LaFleur")
- Miles watches his father read to him. ("Some Like It Hoth")
- Jack drops the bomb down into the Swan. ("The Incident, Part 2")
- Juliet falls into the Swan's shaft. ("The Incident, Part 2")
- Juliet dies. ("LA X, Part 1")
- Jack tries and fails to resuscitate Sayid. ("LA X, Part 2")
- Ben delivers his eulogy at Locke's funeral. ("The Substitute")
- Sayid tells the Man in Black that the only thing that could persuade him to work for him is to resurrect the woman who died in his arms. ("Sundown")
- Sun and Jin drown in Widmore's submarine. ("The Candidate")
- Jack and the others reach the beach after swimming out of the submarine. ("The Candidate")
- Sawyer asks Jack if Sun, Jin and Sayid are dead because of him. ("What They Died For")
- Jack remembers his life on the island. ("The End")
Several pieces blend the theme from "Life and Death" with a dead or dying character's theme. "The Incident" blends it with Juliet's theme. "Looking Glass Half Full" and "Locke'ing Horns" blend it with Charlie's theme, and "Looking Glass Half Full" also blends it with Charlie and Claire's theme. "Ji Yeon" and "SS Lost-tanic" blend it with Jin and Sun's theme. "Moving On" blends it with Jack's theme, and later in the piece, it blends with the home theme. "Jumping Jack's Flash" also blends it with the home theme, which is itself a complex variation on "Life and Death", as is "LAX". "Moving On" and "Oceanic 815" also blend the theme with the main theme.
Other variations on Life and Death's theme appear in "Charlie Hangs Around", "Death Springs Eternal", "Dharma vs Lostaways", "Here Today, Gone To Maui", "Under the Knife", "And Walk And Talk And Aah!" and "Win One For the Reaper".