For the uninitiated,
is the story of several plane crash survivors who have found themselves stranded on a strange tropical island full of polar bears, giant smoke monsters and spooky four-toed statues. Early in the show's first season, Sayid Jarrah, a plane crash survivor who used to be a communications officer for the Iraqi Republican Guard, takes a transceiver with him into the jungle in order to triangulate the signal of a mysterious radio tower located somewhere on the island. Big mistake. Within seconds of picking up the signal, he is thumped from behind by John Locke, who seems hell-bent on stopping any and all contact with the outside world.