Faraday returns to the island and tells Jack that his mother, Eloise Hawking, lied to them--they don't belong on the island. He then initiates a dangerous plan to get them back home.


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In 1977, Faraday returns to the island where he tells Jack that his mother, Eloise Hawking, was wrong - that they don't belong on the island. At least not in this time. Faraday confides in Jack, Kate, Hurley and Miles about a radical plan to get them back home and arrange time as it should. Faraday also confides in Dr. Chang about his true origins. More of Faraday's background story shows his upbringing by Eloise, his tenure at Oxford University and his work. Back in Los Angeles in the present day, Desmond is recovering in the hospital from Ben's attack where Eloise pays him and Penny a visit. Written by matt-282

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Did You Know?


When Daniel approaches young Charlotte on the swing, the first thing she says to him is, "I'm not allowed to have chocolate before dinner." These were adult Charlotte's last words before dying in Daniel's arms in a previous season 5 episode. See more »


When the young Daniel Faraday is playing the piano, the actor is only pretending to play. See more »


Daniel Faraday: You knew all along - you knew this would happen. And you sent me here anyway...
Eloise Hawking: Who are you?
Daniel Faraday: I'm your son.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


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The best episode so far this season
30 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This season of lost has been a good one. Not as good as some of the others, but still good. These last few episodes have brought us back to the type of shocks and twists that we saw in the first few seasons. This episode is about Daniel Faraday and how he came to know about the freighter and why he joined it. We find out that his mom was a Hostile and that His dad is Charles Widmore. This episode had quite a shock at the end of it too. Things aren't going so good for Dharma either, Jack and Kate leave after an intense gunfight, and Sawyer and Juliet get caught holding someone hostage.

Overall, a great episode. I hope i see more of these type of episodes in the future.

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