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After Claire returns with no memory since the flight, Jack and Locke form a plan against her kidnapper, who threatens to kill the other survivors.



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After the missing Claire returns with no recollection of what has happened since before the doomed flight of Oceanic 815, Jack and Locke formulate a plan of defense against her kidnapper, the mysterious Ethan Rom, who threatens to kill off the other survivors unless Claire is returned to him. Meanwhile, the disappointment Charlie feels when Claire does not remember him triggers recollections of Lucy, a woman he had let down in the past back in England where Charlie ruined their engagement so he could steal money from her to fuel his escalating heroin addition. Written by Anonymous

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9 February 2005 (USA)  »

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The copier that Charlie tries to sell is model 815, the same number as the ill-fated plane. See more »


During Jack and Ethan's fight, you can clearly see that the man Jack tackles is not William Mapother, but a stuntman. See more »


Ethan Rom: Charlie, I want her back.
Charlie: What? I...
Ethan Rom: I want you to bring her back.
Charlie: What did you do to her?
[Charlie grabs a stick and tries to hit Ethan]
Charlie: What did you do?
Ethan Rom: You bring her here. If you don't, I'm going to kill one of them. And then if you don't bring her back before sundown tomorrow I'll kill another, and another, another. One everyday. And Charlie, I'll kill you last.
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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"Audience, let's repeat a couple of points: Charlie is very addicted to heroin, and Ethan's people are mean."
17 July 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"Homecoming" is two unrelated episodes in one. Damon Lindelof, normally capable of writing scripts with real flow, penned "Homecoming", an episode with a hopelessly boring and completely pointless Charlie flashback, and an involving if flawed mythology-centric island story involving Ethan and Scott (or is that Steve?).

"Homecoming" is one of the episodes I tend to avoid watching too many times. It has several iconic scenes that one remembers so well, but virtually everything outside those iconic scenes is mediocre. Charlie's flashback does nothing but reiterate that he's struggling with addiction, and it is horrifically poorly-written by Lindelof, easily the worst work I've seen from him on this show.

The on-island events with Ethan's threats and Claire's return are fairly enjoyable, but hugely inconsistent, with some of the dialogue frankly making me cringe. The episode is directed terribly by Kevin Hooks, continuing the severe lack of visual quality in the first season of "Lost", where three out of the fifteen episodes thus far have been notably well-directed.


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