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The Variable 

"The Variable" is an episode of Lost starring Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, and Jeremy Davies. 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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
... Desmond Hume
... Dr. Daniel Faraday
... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus (credit only)
... Dr. Jack Shephard
... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
... James 'Sawyer' Ford
... Jin-Soo Kwon
... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
... Miles Straume
... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
... Dr. Juliet Burke
... John Locke (credit only)
... Richard Alpert
... Charles Widmore
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

1977 Dharma personnel use Sig Sauer P226 pistols, a weapon which was not designed until in early 1980s. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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End Title
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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