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Maternity Leave 

When Claire's baby falls ill, she becomes determined to find out what happened to her to regain her memory during her captivity with the Others, triggering flashbacks to her experience among the Others, and her ordeals concerning her baby. Also, Mr. Eko learns about Henry Gale and asks Jack and Locke to give him a meeting with their captive.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Charlie Pace (credit only)
Michael Dawson (credit only)
Ana Lucia Cortez (credit only)


A desperate Claire, along with Kate and the French woman, Danielle Rousseau, trek into the jungle to attempt a return to the scene of Claire's kidnapping where she believes she might find the cure for Baby Aaron's mysterious illness. Claire begins to recall her captivity with the "Others" of being drugged and living in a mysterious underground bunker complex where Ethan Rom, the "Others" leader Mr. Friendly, are there as well as meeting a mysterious teenage girl who helped her escape. Meanwhile, Jack and Locke must keep their prisoner a secret from the rest of the survivors. But Mr Ako finds out about Henry Gale, and has a private talk with the captive concerning his recent actions with the Others. Written by Nick

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1 March 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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This is the first episode to have each flashback set on the island itself. See more »


(at around 11 minutes) Mr. Eko finishes chopping down a tree. When it hits the ground, it sounds as if it lands on wooden planks or a set floor, not the land that would be in a forest. See more »


Claire Littleton: [drinking water] Mmm, oh, it's really sour.
Ethan: Really? I hadn't noticed.
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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »


Catch a Falling Star
Composed by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Recorded in 1957 by Perry Como
Performed by Perry Como
Sings by: Emilie de Ravin and Evangeline Lilly
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Among The Others
25 June 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Claire's baby is feverish and with allergy, Rousseau comes to the camping and tells her that the baby may be infected. Claire partially recalls her period living among The Others, and asks Kate to go with her to the woods to look for Rousseau. While in the forest, Claire recovers her memory and the experience she was submitted, and she tries to find a vaccine for the baby's harsh. Meanwhile, Mr. Eko finds that Jack and John are keeping Henry Gale as prisoner and asks to talk with him.

In this episode, it is finally disclosed what happened with Claire when she was abducted by The Others. Further, in Claire's recollection of memories, there is a young woman that may be Rousseau's daughter Alexandra. Henry seems to have successfully poisoned the relationship between John and Jack. In the end, "Maternity Leave "is a good but not exceptional episode of "Lost". My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): Not Available.

Note: On 31 March 2013, I saw this episode again.

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