Lost (2004–2010)
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The Moth 

Charlie begins a journey of withdrawal from drugs aided by Locke, whose true motive is a mystery. Jack is buried alive in a cave collapse.


Jack Bender


Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Maggie Grace ... Shannon Rutherford
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Malcolm David Kelley ... Walt Lloyd
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Harold Perrineau ... Michael Dawson
Ian Somerhalder ... Boone Carlyle
Neil Hopkins ... Liam Pace
Christian Bowman ... Steve


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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English | Korean

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Neil Hopkins, who plays Charlie's brother Liam, is actually younger than actor Dominic Monaghan. He is also American. See more »


Right after Charlie offers to go in and save Jack, the camera cuts to a large, green, mountain type shot, and a fence is visible running across it. See more »


Locke: [captures a boar chasing Charlie] Nice work Charlie! You make excellent bait.
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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18 September 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

I have read some very mixed feelings here about THE MOTH. Frankly, I think the scenes between Locke and Charlie, using the moth metaphor, were the best part of the episode. I agree the rest of the story was a bit lame. Jack gets trapped in a cave-in. Big deal. We've seen this on practically every hourly drama ever to hit the airwaves. Charlie rescuing Jack also left me flat, but Charlie finally kicking his habit was something to behold. We also see Sawyer reflecting on his place in the world after confronting Kate about Jack. Could this be the beginning of a new Sawyer? Somehow, I don't think so. It is also made clear here that the only person having any fun on the island is Locke. Man, is he living out his fantasies or what?

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