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Boone Carlyle is a fictional character played by Ian Somerhalder on the ABC drama television series Lost, which chronicles the lives of the survivors of a plane crash in the south Pacific. Boone is introduced in the pilot episode as the stepbrother of fellow crash survivor Shannon Rutherford. He tries to contribute as much as he can to the safety of the castaways and eventually becomes John Locke's protégé. Boone and Locke find a plane stuck high in a tree canopy, and while Boone investigates the contents, the plane falls and he dies from his injuries.

Unlike many other characters of the first season, who were rewritten based on their actors, Boone was largely the same through production. Somerhalder did not want to shoot a pilot; however, he jumped at the opportunity once he found out he would be working with co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams. Somerhalder said the news of his character's death was "pretty devastating", which is notable for being the first death of a major character on the series. The character was generally well received by critics and fans; USA Today described Boone as a "callow, privileged young man striving for maturity."


Boone is born in October, 1981, the son of wealthy Sabrina Carlyle, the head of a wedding company. When Boone is ten years old, Sabrina marries Adam Rutherford, who has an eight year old daughter named Shannon. When Boone is twenty years old, he becomes the chief operating officer of his mother's business in New York Citymarker. Boone harbors a fondness for his stepsister, which develops into a romantic attraction. When Boone learns of Shannon’s financial difficulties after her father’s death he offers to give her money, but she does not accept. Boone "rescues" Shannon several times from abusive relationships by paying the boyfriends to leave her. One such rescue attempt leads Boone to Sydney, Australiamarker in September 2004, where he learns that the relationships are actually scams concocted by Shannon to get his money and attention. Boone is deeply hurt by the deception. Boone and Shannon have sex after her Australian boyfriend runs away with her money. The next day, they board Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 to return to the United States.

Boone unsuccessfully tries to perform CPR on an unconscious Rose Henderson, which he claims to have learned from when he was a lifeguard, but Jack Shephard convinces him to retrieve a pen, unnecessarily. Boone maintains a generally helpful attitude and remains protective of Shannon (although he criticizes her for her affectedness). His protective attitude combines with jealousy when she develops feelings for Sayid Jarrah, and Boone unsuccessfully attempts to discourage the relationship.

Boone is drawn to the hunting and survival skills of Locke, a fellow castaway. He becomes Locke’s apprentice and begins to distance himself from the other survivors. Boone and Locke find a metal hatch while tracking the kidnapped Claire Littleton and Charlie Pace. The two excavate the hatch, keeping its existence a secret from the other survivors. Locke subjects Boone to a hallucinatory exercise on their twenty-fourth day on the island that allows Boone to resolve his feelings for Shannon, in which Boone sees Shannon after she is killed by the monster. Forty-one days after the crash, Boone and Locke discover a heroin runner's Beechcraft stuck high in a tree canopy. Boone climbs up into the aircraft and finds a working radio in the cockpit, which he uses to transmit a Mayday signal. He receives a response to his message by a man, later revealed to be Bernard Nadler of the tail-section survivors, but the aircraft unbalances and falls nose-first to the ground. Boone sustains severe injuries and, despite Jack's attempts to treat him, dies on November 2, 2004. Boone tries to pass a message to Shannon through Jack, but dies before he is able to finish the sentence.

Almost four weeks later, Locke experiences a self-induced hallucination, where a longer-haired Boone appears and pushes Locke around in a wheelchair in an imaginary Sydney International Airport, where the other survivors are present but acting in different roles. Boone tells Locke that someone in the airport was in serious danger. Close to the end of the hallucination, Locke finds Eko's stick covered in blood and Boone appears bloody and injured. He tells Locke "They've got him. You don't have much time." In the Oceanic Six's cover story, Boone was one of the ones who survived the initial crash, but soon died of internal injuries.

At comic con Ian Somerhalder announced that he will return for the final season of Lost as Boone.


USA Today described Boone as "a callow young man who had been toughened by island challenges". Variety called him "hot-headed", while Entertainment Weekly wrote that he was "even-tempered". Boone's quick decisions with good intentions are often rash. On his sixth day on the island, Joanna Miller drowns. As soon as he finds out that she is drowning, he immediately tries to save her, although he does not succeed and almost becomes a casualty himself. While trying to take on a leadership role, Boone steals the camp's water; however, his plan backfires and the survivors turn on him. When Boone suspects that Sawyer has Shannon's medicine he attempts to steal it.

Boone always offers to help his fellow survivors, joining the party trying to send a radio distress call on the second day, helping Sayid triangulate Danielle Rousseau's distress signal on the eighth day, searching for the abducted Claire Littleton on the sixteenth day and standing guard for the return of Ethan Rom on the twenty-eighth day. IGN wrote that "he appeared to be both integral and counterproductive to their survival" and that "Boone appeared to be a pure and honest guy who tried to help people on the island and attempted to carry his own weight among the seemingly-unscathed survivors of Oceanic Flight 815."


Unlike many other characters of the first season, who were rewritten based on their actors, Boone was largely the same through production. He was originally going to be named Boone Anthony Markham V, going by the nickname, "Five." In the script for the pilot, the writers ran a search and replace to change Boone's name so that when Jack counted to five, the script read, "One, two, three, four, Boone." Somerhalder did not want to shoot a pilot; however, he jumped at the opportunity once he found out he would be working with co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams. Somerhalder was paid between $20,000 and $40,000 an episode, initially received the third highest billing in the credits, before the producers decided to list the main cast alphabetically.

Boone has appeared in a total of twenty-five episodes, and his voice has been heard in a twenty-sixth episode. Boone has physically appeared in three episodes since the first season with the credit of "special guest star." He returned for the flashbacks of Shannon, Nikki Fernandez and Paulo and Locke's hallucination. In Nikki's third season flashback, the producers did not ask Somerhalder to cut his hair for two days of work and had him wear a wig, making his hair noticeably longer than it should have been.There is some confusion over the spelling of Boone's last name. While "Carlyle" appears on Boone's checkbook and grave, "Carlisle" appears on the subtitles for "Hearts and Minds."

In the original outline of the eleventh episode, Locke was to be accompanied by two guest characters to search for Claire and discover the Hatch. In the final product, Boone accompanied Locke, a choice that would lead to Boone's death. While the executive producers have stated that Somerhalder took the news of his character's death professionally, Somerhalder has said that he found it "pretty devastating." Boone's death is notable as the first death of a major character on the series. According to executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Boone's death made sense from a story perspective to fuel the rivalry between Jack and Locke and lead to the events in the season finale. Following Somerhalder's departure from the show, ABC signed him to another one year contract. Somerhalder stated that being a part of Lost was "the greatest experience" of "the greatest year of his life."


BuddyTV called Boone a fan "favorite."Lachonis, Jon "Doc Arzt," (March 21, 2007) " Lost's "Exposé" Reunites Fan Favorites]," [[BuddyTV]]. Retrieved on July 14, 2007. After three episodes had aired, an article in ''USA Today'' called Somerhalder "camera-friendly."Bianco, Robert, (October 8, 2004) "[ ''Lost'' Finds Fresh Adventure in Familiar Story]," ''[[USA Today]]''. Retrieved on July 14, 2007. A poll was run by in spring 2005 on the favorite of the [[Lost (season 1)#Starring|fourteen main ''Lost'' characters]], in which Boone placed seventh with 4.3% of over 2000, (March 10, 2005) "[ ''Lost'' Fave Character Poll]," ''''. Retrieved on August 5, 2007. After his death, a ''[[TV Guide]]'' critic wrote that she misses Boone's "very pretty eyes."Cohn, Angel, (April 7, 2007) "[ The Watercooler]," ''[[TV Guide]]''. Retrieved on August 5, 2007. [[IGN]] ranked Boone as the tenth best character of the first three seasons of ''Lost''. Somerhalder co-won the [[Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005|2005]] [[Screen Actors Guild Award]] for "[[Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble - Drama Series|Best Ensemble - Drama Series]].[[Screen Actors Guild|SAG]], (January 29, 2006) "[ Screen Actors Guild Honors Outstanding Film and Television Performances in 13 Categories at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards]," ''[[Screen Actors Guild Awards]]''. Retrieved on August 6, 2007. He was also nominated in the category of "TV: Choice Breakout Performance – Male" in the 2005 [[Teen Choice Awards]], but lost to ''[[Desperate Housewives]]''' [[Jesse Metcalfe]], who plays [[John Rowland (Desperate Housewives)|John Rowland]].[[Hilary Duff|Duff, Hilary]] & [[Rob Schneider|Schneider, Rob]], (August 16, 2005) "[ The Teen Choice Awards 2005 Nominees & Winners]," ''[[Fox Broadcasting Company|FOX]]''. Retrieved on August 6, 2007. While starring on ''Lost'', Somerhalder was voted one of "20 Teens Who Will Change the World" by ''[[People (magazine)#History|Teen People]]'', despite being 26 years old at the time. ''Teen People'' also called him "the next [[Johnny Depp]]."[[People (magazine)#History|Teen People]], (January 27, 2005) "[ He's the Next Johnny Depp]," ''''. Retrieved on August 5, 2007. He placed ninth on ''[[TV Guide]]'''s "Top Ten Hunks" list.[[TV Guide]], (April 4, 2005) "[ Four of ''Lost'''s Finest on ''TV Guide'''s Top 10," TV Guide. Retrieved on August 5, 2007.


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