Lost: Season 1, Episode 7

The Moth (3 Nov. 2004)

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Trying to kick his drug habit with encouragement from Locke, Charlie starts to go through heroin withdrawl, struggling with his resolve. Jack is trapped in a cave-in, and Charlie becomes ... See full summary »



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Trying to kick his drug habit with encouragement from Locke, Charlie starts to go through heroin withdrawl, struggling with his resolve. Jack is trapped in a cave-in, and Charlie becomes trapped with him when the first rescue tunnel collapses as well. Kate, Sayid, and Sawyer attempt to triangulate the position of the distress signal coming from the island. Charlie has flashbacks of his rock band, and his decent into drug abuse. Written by Lynne Boris Johnston

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When Charlie snorts cocaine, Dominic Monaghan is actually snorting brown sugar. See more »


The method Sayid refers to (triangulating) actually just requires two sensor locations instead of three. See more »


Jack: [Jack's shoulder is dislocated; Charlie is going to have to pop it back in] I need your help on this, man.
Charlie: I can't do it, Jack!
Jack: Yes, you can.
Charlie: I can't...
Jack: Yes, you can!
Charlie: [calming down] Okay. What do I - what do I do?
Jack: Take my hand.
Charlie: [positioning himself over Jack] Just a second. Okay. Okay, wait. Okay. Okay.
Jack: Now, when I tell you to... pull as hard as you possibly can.
Charlie: [panicking] Jack, I don't know if - I don't know if I can - I don't - I don't...
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Mediocre episode
26 June 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

I used to love "The Moth". I found it enthralling when it first aired and liked it again when I saw it on DVD, but this most recent viewing left me frustrated and even worse, wondering what on Earth I loved about it in the first place.

"The Moth" is one of few episodes where the flashback is completely, absolutely, 100% superior to anything that happens on the island. The island events here are a haphazard collection of poorly-written and offensively simplistic metaphors in addition to character interaction of minor interest outside Charlie's important interaction with Locke. Charlie's flashback story here is perhaps my favorite Charlie flashback, really quality drama throughout and a fine introduction to Charlie's character background.

I found myself very disappointed in Jack Bender's direction here- very predictable and obvious and honestly it just didn't work for most of the episode. In addition to all the other flaws in the episode, the cave sets really just look bad and silly.

To be honest, I'm struggling to find much to say about "The Moth". It is an overly simplistic episode with two or three key scenes that must be seen. The rest of it can only be tolerated with the accompaniment of the excellent audio commentary on the DVD with Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, and Dominic Monaghan (who all comment continually on how illogical parts of the script are). Oh, and there's always Maggie Grace's astonishing body to distract from the surprisingly lackluster script by Jennifer Johnson and Paul Dini. You know when the highlight of an episode is two minutes of Maggie 'Legs' Grace that there's something very, very wrong. Luckily after two less-than-great episodes in a row, LOST would get back on track in a very significant way with "Confidence Man", the upcoming episode.


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