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The Variable ()


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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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Sayid Jarrah (creditOnly)
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Desmond Hume
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Dr. Daniel Faraday
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Ben Linus (creditOnly)
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Dr. Jack Shephard
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Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
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James 'Sawyer' Ford
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Jin-Soo Kwon
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Sun-Hwa Kwon (creditOnly)
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Miles Straume
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Kate Austen
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Dr. Juliet Burke
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John Locke (creditOnly)
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Richard Alpert
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Charles Widmore
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Middle-Aged Eloise Hawking
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Theresa Spencer
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Phil
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Eloise 'Ellie' Hawking
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Stuart Radzinsky
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Penelope 'Penny' Hume
Spencer Allyn ...
Young Faraday
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Anxious Guy
Todd Coolidge ...
Paramedic
Marvin DeFreitas ...
Young Charlie
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Foreman
Ariston Green ...
Workman
Maya Henssens ...
Young Charlotte
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ER Doctor
Peggy Anne Siegmund ...
Caretaker
Jennifer Sojot ...
ER Nurse
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Dr. Pierre Chang (uncredited)
Joseph Wilson ...
1970's Other (uncredited)

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Paul A. Edwards ... (as Paul Edwards)

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Jeffrey Lieber ... (created by) (creator) and
J.J. Abrams ... (created by) (creator) &
Damon Lindelof ... (created by) (creator)
 
Edward Kitsis ... (written by) &
Adam Horowitz ... (written by)

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J.J. Abrams ... executive producer
Jack Bender ... executive producer
Bryan Burk ... executive producer
Patricia Churchill ... producer (as Pat Churchill)
Carlton Cuse ... executive producer / producer (showrunner)
Ra'uf Glasgow ... producer
Jean Higgins ... co-executive producer
Adam Horowitz ... executive producer
Melinda Hsu Taylor ... co-producer
Edward Kitsis ... executive producer
Amanda Lencioni Barnett ... associate producer (as Amanda Lencioni)
Damon Lindelof ... executive producer / producer (showrunner)
Greggory Nations ... co-producer
Noreen O'Toole ... associate producer
Elizabeth Sarnoff ... co-executive producer
Richard Peter Schroer ... co-producer
Samantha Thomas ... co-producer
Jim Triplett ... associate producer
Brian K. Vaughan ... producer
Stephen Williams ... co-executive producer
Paul Zbyszewski ... supervising producer

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Michael Giacchino

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Cort Fey ... director of photography

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David Eisenberg
Mark Goldman ... (as Mark J. Goldman)

Editorial Department

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Scott Ostrowsky ... colorist
Peter Ritter ... colorist: dailies
Jamie Vega Wheeler ... post-production coordinator (as Jamie Kaye Wheeler)
Johnny Kirkwood ... final colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Veronica Collins Rooney ... (as Veronica Collins)
April Webster

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Zack Grobler

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Tim Beach
Luke Freeborn

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Carol Bayne Kelley

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Roland Sanchez

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Emily Katz ... makeup supervisor
Steve LaPorte ... makeup department head
Doreen F. Schultz ... department head hair stylist

Production Management

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Mary Courtney ... unit production manager
Brenda K. Kyle ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carla Bowen ... second assistant director
Richard E. Gershman ... first assistant director (as Richard Gershman)
Joyce McCarthy ... second assistant director

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Troy Arakaki ... greens foreman
Justin Fischer ... set dresser
Derrick Kaupiko ... set dressing gang boss
Robert Scott Kyker ... property master (as Rob Kyker)
Russell Maki ... lead man
Chris Barnes ... lead painter (uncredited)
Guy Belegaud ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Don Bracken ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sara Chesney ... assistant art (uncredited)
Michael Crowe ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Walter Fowler ... props (uncredited)
Jason Gregg ... prop maker (uncredited)
Sean Hallock ... set dresser (uncredited)
Craig Hoffmann ... assistant props (uncredited)
Craig K. Lewis ... set decorations shopper/buyer (uncredited)
John Marano ... set dresser (uncredited)
Gary Nakano ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Christopher Stanback ... set dresser (uncredited)
James Van Houten ... lead sculptor (uncredited)
Liloa Wong ... lead greensman (uncredited)

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Robert J. Anderson Jr. ... production sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Thomas DeGorter ... supervising sound editor (as Thomas E. deGorter)
Paula Fairfield ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Ken King ... production sound mixer: second unit
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer
Hugh Murphy ... assistant sound editor
Carla Murray ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Scott Weber ... re-recording mixer
Goeun Lee Everett ... foley cueing (uncredited)
Colin Jones ... boom operator (uncredited)
Sanjay ... adr looping (uncredited)

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Archie Ahuna ... special effects supervisor (as Archie K. Ahuna)

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Mitch Suskin ... visual effects supervisor

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Michael Trisler ... stunt coordinator
Katie Eischen ... stunt double: Evangeline Lilly (uncredited)

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Steve Adcock ... camera operator
Richard J. Brock ... first assistant camera
Mark Kalaugher ... chief lighting technician (as Mark 'Kiwi' Kalaugher)
Kevin Kersting ... best boy rigging grip
John M.H. Lee ... set lighting technician
Gregory Lundsgaard ... camera operator
Brian Matsumura ... second assistant camera
Sergius Nafa ... first assistant camera "b" camera
Tuiaana Scanlan ... grip
Mike Schwake ... key grip (as Michael Schwake)
Brian Patrick Wallace ... grip
Bill Draheim ... grip (uncredited)
Michael Romano ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rachel W. Sutton ... casting: Hawaii
Farrah West ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anthony J. Scarano ... costume supervisor (as Anthony Scarano)
Aaron Millsap ... set costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alex Levy ... music editor
Aaron Meyer ... music preparation
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Elizabeth S. Barton ... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)

Transportation Department

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Bruce Hauer ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Laura Aguon ... production staff
Chantal Boom'la ... production staff
Andrew Childers ... production assistant
Jessica Cole ... talent coordinator (as Jess Cole)
Corrado Conforti ... Italian dubbing: Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Jim Galasso ... production staff
Christina Garner ... second assistant accountant
Gina Hendrick ... production accountant
Katelyn Holzer ... production intern
Tania Kahale ... production staff
Lost ... second assistant accountant
Joanne Miyata ... production staff
Kelly Nass ... production coordinator (as Kelly D. Nass)
Kyle Otto ... production assistant
Stockton David Porter ... production assistant
Debra Rego ... production staff
Lotus Seki ... production staff (as Lotus Benedix)
Kendal Shannon ... production staff (as Kendal Fleszar)
Justin Tolley ... production coordinator
Cory Bird ... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Brian Evans ... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Erin Felentzer ... publicist (uncredited)
Jason Finn ... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Goodwin ... key set production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Variable (United States)
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  • 43 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This is the 100th episode of Lost. See more »
Goofs 1977 Dharma personnel use Sig Sauer P226 pistols, a weapon which was not designed until in early 1980s. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Variable (2009). See more »
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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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