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Par Avion 

Claire launches a plan to use migratory birds to send a message, but she doesn't understand why Desmond keeps sabotaging it. Elsewhere on the island, Sayid, Locke and Kate scale The Others' protective perimeter and discover their camp.

Director:

Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Michael Emerson ... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus (credit only)
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Evangeline Lilly ... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke (credit only)
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Kiele Sanchez ... Nikki Fernandez (credit only)
Rodrigo Santoro ... Paulo (credit only)
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Storyline

Claire begins to find out the true relationship between Desmond and Charlie and about Desmonds new ability to see into the future and of his repeated fates of Charlie, she also has a ideal to use migrating birds from the island to send a message out, but does not know why Desmond want to sabotage her. Claire flashes back to several years earlier in Australia where the raven-haired Claire and her mother were in a car accident, leaving her mother in a coma. Claire then met her long-lost biological father: Dr. Christian Shepherd, Jack's father. Meanwhile, a power struggle emerges between Sayid and John, and Kate as they search out what appears to be some kind of complex that may house "The Others," as they force the captive Mikhail, with Danielle Rousseau tagging along, to the "Others" camp which leads them to a mysterious sonic perimeter surrounding their base. Written by Moviedude1

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title of this episode ("Par Avion") literally means "by plane" in French, and commonly refers to "air mail," which is used on letters to indicate to the post office that they are traveling overseas. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is reading the note Claire is sending with the seagull he is seen folding the paper at around (38:20). The camera cuts to a close up of Charlie and Claire, he then folds the paper again. See more »

Quotes

Claire: What's gotten into you Charlie? You've been so depressed all week and now it's breakfast in bed and picnics.
Charlie: Well, I woke up this morning and thought it's time to stop feeling sorry for yourself and seize the day. And I can't think of anyone else I'd rather do some day seizing with than you. So what do you say? Let's drop the little cherub off with Auntie Sun and Uncle Jin, and you and I will go for a little stroll.
Claire: I'd love to.
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Crazy Credits

The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

Connections

Features Winged Migration (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Par Avion
15 December 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

"Par Avion" is reminiscent of one of those slightly tiresome season 2 episodes with a lot of walking to places, an irrelevant, time-wasting on-island plot to go with the walking, and a 'what the hell?' moment to cause people to forget the hour gone by and tune in next week. The episode is held afloat by the fact that the walking to places part of things (specifically it's Kate, Sayid, Locke, and Mikhail making their way from the Flame to the Barracks) is quite enjoyable, and by the excellent flashback which features a major revelation. The plot with the birds is unnecessary and entirely pointless, so much so that it has become something the writers themselves joke about and point to as the ultimate example of stalling due to network negotiations. All in all this is merely a linking episode with no real power on its own, but the flashbacks are good and well-acted.


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