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Raised by Another 

Claire has a horribly realistic nightmare about her baby being harmed, while flashbacks reveal her troubled past.

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Claire begins to have reoccurring nightmares which one night result in her turning up with bloody hands, which leads Charlie to find out what is really going on. However, Jack isn't sure that anything really happened. Meanwhile, Hurley finds the flight manifest and discovers something shocking about a certain passenger. Written by Patience_Is_A_Virtue

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Marita Grabiak insisted on Claire's dream sequence being filmed in black and white. She was reportedly very angry when she was turned down, and was never asked to direct again on Lost. See more »

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During Claire's second visit to the psychic, her hair changes position several times between shots, from tucked behind her right ear to hanging loose. See more »

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Charlie: [smiles] Birthing emergency averted. I told you I'd take care of you.
Claire: Thanks Charlie.
Charlie: You're quite welcome. You think you can make it back to the caves? I won't let anything happen to you.
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"Dear diary, still on this bloody island..."
21 October 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Much like the previous Solitary, the episode Raised by Another seeks to enhance the show's suspense while providing valuable insights into the lives of certain characters, both old and new, in order to keep viewers interested in the series' continuation (this and the next one were the last episodes aired before a month-long Christmas break).

Following the example of Tabula Rasa, the tenth episode is mostly about a female survivor, pregnant Australian girl Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin, who at this point was still technically a guest star despite her credit as a regular cast member). The story starts with her having frequent nightmares, all involving some kind of danger to her and the unborn baby. One night, she is supposedly attacked, but when Jack suggests she might have imagined it, she storms off into the jungle, accompanied only by Charlie who has started to form a friendship with her. Meanwhile, Hurley decides to take a census of the survivors in order to know exactly who is on the Island. While Sawyer helps him using the passenger manifest, Sayid still has to return to the camp with Rousseau's information about the Others...

Claire is also the central figure of the flashbacks, which revolve around her finding out she's pregnant, a fact that eventually causes her boyfriend to end their relationship. Confused and unprepared, she goes to see a psychic, who tells her to give the baby to a couple in California and gives her enough money for the trip, along with a ticket on Oceanic 815...

Deftly mixing humor, mystery and shocks, Raised by Another is a truly exceptional Lost episode, with the flashbacks suggesting for the first time that something was in the works before the protagonists boarded the plane and the present day scenes justifying comparisons with the genius of Twin Peaks, what with the freaky dream sequences and sudden twists. Three particular moments stand out: Claire's opening nightmare (with de Ravin giving her absolute best in a scene of pure horror), Charlie's brilliantly timed line "If I can kick drugs, I can deliver a baby", and the final shocker. Now things start to get serious...


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