- The water never did anything but suck the hope out of life, did it? The water never brought us anything but pain and misery.
- -- Tom Curry
Appearing in "Lost"
- Commander Clay
- The Desert
- Naval Base
Synopsis for "Lost"
Aquaman falls right into the middle of the desert.
Twelve hours earlier, Arthur was at his house, staring at the rainy night across the window. Suddenly, his phone rings and Arthur answers. The caller is Commander Clay from the U.S. Navy. Although Arthur is confused at how did he get his number, Clay asks his help, saying that they found a mysterious artifact embedded in the Trench's cocoons. When the Navy pried it open, the device emitted a soundwave that broke every single piece of glass in the area. Now, the device won't stop emitting the sound. Clay asks Arthur's help and he agrees.
In the present, Aquaman takes off a long piece of metal that had been embedded into his leg. Then, he collapses into the ground.
Hours earlier, Aquaman had arrived into the Navy's base so that he could investigate the artifact. Aquaman says that the device was part of an ancient Atlantean ship. The device is primitive by Atlantean standards and it was only used before Atlantis sank.
Suddenly, a group of soldiers attack the base and steal the device. Aquaman chases after them and hangs onto their ship.
In the present, Aquaman has a vision of his father, Tom Curry. Initially, Tom says that the water has only brought their family pain and misery, but then he says that the water brought him Arthur's mother and his mother gave him Arthur. When Arthur asks his father why didn't he tell him about his mother, Tom replies that it was too painful to talk about her. However, he also remarks that Mera came back to Arthur. Tom says that he isn't sure what would his mother of Arthur giving up the throne of Atlantis just so that he can be with her.
Arthur cannot believe what his father is saying, and insists that he is hallucinating. Tom continues berating Arthur, saying that he only remains on land because he feels he belongs here, but the truth is that he'll never belong anywhere.
Arthur refuses to continue listening and uses his telepathy, causing his father to dissappear. However, the only creature to respond is a lizard, so Aquaman continues walking.
In another flashback, Aquaman tears open the invaders' ship and attacks one of the soldiers, breaking his helmet. Aquaman then realizes the soldiers are Atlanteans. Another soldier fires his gun at Aquaman, throwing him out of the ship and causing the ship to crash.
In the present, Aquaman arrives at the crashed ship and grabs a soldier's helmet, finding the device. He activates the device, which emits an holographic transmission about a soldier that says that Atlantis is in danger. The soldiers remarks that his forces have pursued an unknown enemy to the oceans, however, they are under attack by something in the trench. He says that the enemy is planning to sink Atlantis and the King and Queen of Atlantis had hidden the truth. The soldier is attacked by unknown enemies and the tranmission ends.
Suddenly, a group of military helicopters arrive to help Aquaman.
Aquaman's ordeal is covered by the news, and at least one talk show makes fun of it as it is watched by Stephen Shin.
Arthur arrives home and finds his dog alone. He finds a note from Mera that says that she went to town to get dog food.
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