1X07: THE MOTH
ORIGINAL AIR DATE ON ABC:  11/03/04

Written by Jennifer Johnson & Paul Dini
Directed by Jack Bender
Transcribed by nikita_80

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SUMMARY: 
Charlie-centric episode. Charlie works through his withdrawal with Lockeís help and flashes back to the events that made him a junkie. Charlieís fears that heís useless seem to be confirmed when he accidentally gets Jack trapped in a cave-in, until he learns that the group needs his help.
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1X07: THE MOTH
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Scene opens: Charlie is strumming on his guitar, suffering visibly from withdrawal1. Locke enters

Locke: Charlie.

Short pause, no response.

Locke: Charlie. How about you and I go for a walk?
Charlie: No. No thanks, Locke. I think Iím gonna stay in today.
Locke: Come on. Fresh air will do you good.

Tense moment of staring. Locke leaves.

***

Back at the beach, Jack searches through his things and finds the mug shot2 of Kate.

Kate: I take better pictures than that. Smaller, too, if you want something for your wallet.
Jack: I just came by for a few things and this wasÖ This was with my stuff.

Jack hands Kate her mug shot.

Kate: So youíre not staying?
Jack: Call me a broken record, but the caves are natural shelter and a hell of a lot safer than living here on the beach.
Kate: Youíre mad at me.
Jack: No, Kate, IímÖ I just donít understand why you wonít come with me. Us. Maybe a mile up there, if that.
Kate: We crashed eight days ago. Iím not setting up house here.
Jack [interrupting]: (I want off) this island too, but we both know thatís not going to happen any time soon.
Kate: Sayid has a plan.
Jack: Yeah, to find the source of the distress call, I know.
Kate: That signal is coming from somewhere on the island. If we can find it...
Jack [cutting off Kate]: That signal has been running on a loop for sixteen years, Kate. And the woman that left it, she wasnít rescued. What makes you think itís gonna be any different for us?
Kate: I believe it.
Jack: I wish I shared your faith.
Sawyer: I donít mind sharing a few things of her myself.
Kate: What do you want, Sawyer?
Sawyer: I heard the doc hereís vacating the premises. Thought Iíd best lay claims to my new digs before somebody else did. Can fix this place up real good. Might even find someone to share it with. [not-so-subtly referring to Kate]
Jack [to Kate]: Iíll talk to you later.

Sawyer cheerfully waves to Jackís back. And Kate watches him leave wistfully.

***

Cut to Jungle: Charlieís walking. He hears grunts behind him and starts to turn.

Charlie: Locke... Is that you?

More strange sounds. A loud shriek and Charlie sees something and runs.

Cut to flashback of Charlie sitting in confession3
Charlie: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Itís been a week since my last confession.
Priest: Go ahead, my son.
Charlie: Last night, I had physical relations with a girl I didnít even know.
Priest: I see. Anything else?
Charlie: Yeah, ah...Right after that I hadÖ relations with another girl. Then, straight after that, I-I watched while they had relations with each other. [notices priest is stunned silent] You see, itís my band, Father. Driveshaft4. Weíve been playing the clubs in Manchester. AndÖ Weíve been getting some heat. A following, you know and... the girls! Thereís some real temptations that come with the territory. You know what I mean.
Priest: Well, we all have our temptations, but giving in to them, thatís your choice. As we live our lives, itís really nothing but a series of choices, isnít it?
Charlie: Well, then Iíve made my choice. I have to quit the band.

Charlie leaves confession and sees someone, Liam, sitting in the front of the church with his feet propped on the bench before him, tapping the bench with his hands.

Liam: And the meek shall inherit the earth.5
Charlie: Liam. What are you doing? This is a church. Behave yourself.
Liam: Relax, choirboy. I bring good tidings of great joy. Weíve just been signed. A recording contract. Youíre gonna be a rock god.

***

Cut back to jungle where Charlieís still running from whatever it is thatís chasing him. It appears onscreen, and itís a wild boar. Charlie takes to higher ground but has trouble getting a foothold. Just when the wild boar catches up to him, a trap releases and a net hoists the wild boar off the ground. Locke steps out from the trees.

Locke: Nice work, Charlie. You make excellent bait.
Charlie [sarcastically]: Iím glad I could oblige. Now give me my bloody drugs.

*OPENING CREDITS ROLL*

Charlie: Did you hear what I said? I want my drugs back. I need Ďem.
Locke: Yet, you gave them to me. Hmm.
Charlie: And I bloody well regret it. Iím sick, man. Canít you see that?
Locke: I think youíre a lot stronger than you know, Charlie. And Iím gonna prove it to you. Iíll let you ask me for your drugs three times. The third time, Iím gonna give them to you. Now, just so weíre clear, this was one.
Charlie: Why? Why?! Whyíre you doing this? To torture me? Just get rid of them and have done with it.
Locke: If I did that you wouldnít have a choice, Charlie, and having a choice is making decisions based on more than instinct is the only thing that separates you from him.

Locke points to boar and slits its throat.

***

Cut back to beach where Sayid is explaining his plan to Boone and Kate.

Sayid: Three antennae. Three points of a triangle. One here on the beach. Another, Kate will position in the jungle roughly two kilometers in. And the third Iíll take to high ground, up there. If the French transmission is coming from somewhere within our triangulation, Iíll be able to locate the source. But there are two complications.
Boone: Of course there are.
Sayid: The power-cells are grafted on to the antennas, are dry. Thereís no telling how long theyíll last. A minute, maybe more, maybe less.
Kate: So we have to wait Ďtill weíre in position before we switch them on.
Boone: Wait a second. How are we gonna be able to tell weíre actually in the right position? Weíve no way to communicate with each other.

Sayid pulls three bottle rockets from a bag.

Kate: Bottle rocket?6
Sayid: Thank God for firework smugglers. Now when Iím in position, Iíll fire off my rocket. When you two see it, you fire yours. As soon as the last one has gone up, we all switch on our antennas.
Kate: íK, but you said there were two complications.
Sayid: The battery in the transceiver is dead. Without the transceiver, all of this is for nothing. Something from a laptop computer would probably work, but Iíve not be able to find anything.
Kate: I think I may know where to look.

***

Scene switches to Kate and Sawyer in Jackís old tent. Sawyerís sitting with a copy of Watership Down7 in his hands.

Kate [incredulously]: Youíve been hoarding like a pack rat8 since the crash and you donít have a single laptop.
Sawyer: We are testy. Still upset about your little break-up? You and Jack-o.
Kate: Must be exhausting.
Sawyer: Whatís that?
Kate: Living like a parasite. Always taking, never giving.
Sawyer: Boy youíve got me pegged, donít you?
Kate: I get it now. You donít want off this island because thereís nothing for you to go back for. Nobody you miss. No one misses you.
Sawyer: Aw, you feeling sorry for me?
Kate: I donít feel sorry for you, I pity you.

Sawyer huffs, opens a case, retrieves a laptop and removes the battery.

Sawyer: All you had to do was say ďplease.Ē

Kate moves to take the battery, and Sawyer snatches it back before handing it to her.

***

Outside the caves.

Hurley: Dude, whatís in these things, cinderblocks?9
Jack: I packed everything I thought might be useful here without leaving the others shorthanded.
Charlie: Do you guys need a hand? I used to lug the bandís equipment before we had roadies. Way back in the day. Hey, let me.
Jack: Hey Charlie, the zipper thereísó

He is cut off as the suitcase opens and the contents spill out.

Jack: ÖBroken.
Charlie: Sorry. Just trying to help.
Jack: I know, itís okay. [to Hurley] Hey, want to help grab the rest of those bags?
Hurley [sarcastically]: Oh, could I?

Charlie picks up the spilled contents of the suitcase and finds prescription drugs.

Jack: What are you doing?
Charlie: Oh, uh, I have a headache.
Jack: Diazepam10. Itís for anxiety.
Charlie: I was looking for aspirin.
Jack: Pretty strong stuff for a headache.
Charlie: Yeah, right.
Jack: Hey. You okay? Youíre looking a littleó
Charlie: I. No, itís nothing. Itís just a headache.
Jack: Charlie, leave it. Go get some water. Maybe youíre dehydrated. [begins cleaning up] Charlie, I got it. Go take care of yourself, man. I donít need you right now.

Charlie picks up his guitar.

***

Flash back to the church again. Charlie and Liam are walking outside.

Liam: Come on, Charlie-boy, we canít do this without you. You are bloody Driveshaft.
Charlie [looks nervously at passing nun]: Watch the language.
Liam: This is our shot at the big-time. What? You donít want to be famous?
Charlie: Itís not about all that. I only care about the music.
Liam: Yeah, your music. Your songs that got signed. Iím just a clown with a pretty face that sings them. You wanna take away my chance to be somebody?
Charlie: Liam, itís not about you. Itís... I love the band. Itís not who I am. Sometimes you just get lost in it.
Liam: Wonít happen. Ďcause Iíll be there, looking out for you, weíll look out for each other. All brothers do, right? Right?

They smile and Liam tackles him.

Charlie: Wait, Wait! Wait, wait, wait. Just promise me one thing. If things get too crazy, no matter why, I say weíre done, we walk away.
Liam: We walk away.
Charlie: Liam, promise.
Liam: We walk away. Youíre the rock god, baby brother.

They chase each other.

***

Cut back to Jin who is cleaning his wrist, which the handcuffs have chafed. Dialogue is in subtitles.

Sun: You should have the doctor look at your wrist.
Jin: Itís fine it will heal. What are you wearing? Itís indecent. Cover yourself.
Sun: Itís too hot.

***

Cut to Hurley walking up to Charlie with the guitar case.

Hurley: Hey, dude, this yours?
Charlie: Oh yeah. Probably wondering because I play bass in Driveshaft. Wrote a bunch of tunes on that. ďYou all, everybody.Ē
Hurley: Listen, man. Jack just wants to find another place for it. With the supplies, he says itís in the way.

***

Cut to Charlie confronting Jack inside the caves. They cut each other off.

Charlie: You know, a lot of people look up to me. They respect me. And you!
Jack: CharlieÖ
Charlie: You just treat me like Iím some bloody child. Like Iím some useless joke.
Jack: What are you talking about?
Charlie: Charlieís not good enough to do this. Charlieís just in the way. Put Charlie on to that.
Jack: Sit down and let me look at you, man.
Charlie: Oh, youíre gonna look out for me, yeah? Weíll look out for each other, thatís how it is? Iím not interested!
Jack: Charlie, just calm down, all right? Youíre not yourself, right now.
Charlie: You donít know me! Iím a bloody rock god!

At Charlieís last yell, the cave rumbles and starts falling apart.
Sun and Jin watch in horror as the cave folds in on itself. Hurley comes running and we see Charlie making it out of the caves before the entrance collapses completely.

Hurley: Charlie, whereís Jack?!

Charlie canít respond because heís coughing.

Hurley: Whereís Jack?!

Charlie points back to the cave. Hurley moves closer to the wreckage, calling out frantically.

Hurley: Jack! Jack, can you hear me?!
Charlie: I donít know what happened. We were, we were just talking and then it, and then it came down on us! It all happened so fast!
Hurley: We gotta get help. Charlie! Go down to the beach and get help!
Charlie: Okay, Iím on it.
Hurley: And make sure you tell Kate!

***

Cut to Sayid and Kate walking in the jungle.

Kate: What weíre doing, chasing some phantom distress signal. What are the odds of this working?
Sayid: No worse than the odds of us surviving that plane crash.
Kate: People survive plane crashes all the time.
Sayid: Not like this one. The tail section broke off when we were still in the air. Our section cartwheeled through the jungle and yet we escaped with nothing but a few scrapes. How do you explain that?
Kate: Blind dumb luck?
Sayid: No one is that lucky. We shouldnít have survived.
Kate: Sorry, Sayid. Some things just happen. No rhyme, no reason.

***

Cut to beach, Charlie arrives.

Charlie: Hey!
Charlie: Hey! We need help.
Michael: Whatís wrong, man?
Charlie: Itís Jack, heís trapped.
Boone: What?!
Charlie: The cave collapsed. We donít even know if heís alive. Come on, we gotta go!
Michael: Hey, uh Ö Scott?
Steve: Iím Steve.
Scott: Iím Scott.
Michael: We have an emergency, come on. Grab a couple of guys and letís go.
Charlie: We gotta go now.

They all scramble to get moving and murmur worriedly. Boone runs over to Shannon.

Boone: Shannon, you have to be ready to do something really, really important, okay? At five oíclock sharp, you need to be ready to turn that antenna on over there. Thereís a switch at the base.
Shannon: Why?
Boone: Because Kate and Sayid are triangulating the French signal. But the antennaís power is really weak so you have to wait until they fire their bottle rockets. Then you fire this one, then you turn on the antenna. Got it?
Shannon: The switch is where now?
Boone: Did you hear a word I said. Can you, or canít you do it?
Shannon [annoyed]: Yeah, I can.
Boone: Okay. Okay.

Boone catches up to Charlie just outside Sawyerís new place and Charlie halts.

Charlie: Wait. Kate! Hey, we have to tell Kate about Jack!
Sawyer: Sorry, sport. You just missed her. Her and Muhammed headed into the woods about ten minutes ago.
Charlie: Which way?
Sawyer: Donít sweat it, amigo. I know which way they went.
Charlie: Yeah, butó
Sawyer: Iíll tell her. You can just keep doingÖ whatever it is youíre doing.

***

Flashback to Driveshaft concert. Audience is cheering.

Liam [singing]: You all, everybody.
Charlie and Liam [singing]: You all, everybody.

CharlieĎs looks puzzled because Liam is drowning out his singing

Liam [singing]: I didnít like your stupid people wearing expensive clothes.

Charlie tries singing the chorus again.

Charlie and Liam [singing]: You all, everybody.

Charlie sees itís no fluke.

Liam [singing]: You all, everybody. You all, everybody.

Scene switches to Driveshaft walking off the stage to cheering and photos snapping. In the backstage room Charlie catches up to Liam.

Charlie: What the hell was that?
Liam: (What, it was) a kickass show, you were bloody brilliant.
Charlie: I sing the chorus to ďYou are everybody.Ē
Liam [turning Charlie for them so they can have a photo taken]: Oh yeah, sorry. I got caught up in the moment and the crowd wanted it, you know?
Charlie: Yeah, I know, but if I start and then you come in afterwards.
Liam [seemingly ignoring Charlie]: Sheís cool let her in! [turns his attention back to Charlie and pets him on the cheek] Wonít happen again, I promise. [to girl who just entered] ĎEllo, lovely.

Liam takes drugs from the girl, while Charlie looks shocked.

Liam: Chill, baby-brother.

Liam closes the door.

***

Scene returns to Charlie on the island for a moment. Scene changes to the caves where Hurley, Sun, Jin and others are trying to clear the debris from the collapsed cave. Michael, Walt, and Vincent arrive.

Vincent: Ruff!
Michael: Hey, wait!
Hurley: Wait? Jackís in there!
Michael: Let me check it out before you start moving things around. If itís unstable.
Hurley: Well, how do you knowó?
Michael: Eight years of construction work. Hey, Walt. Get back, man. I donít want you near the rocks, okay? And take the dog with you.
Walt: You guys should get Mr. Locke.
Hurley: Lockeís out in the jungle killing stuff. Who knows where he is.

Michael starts checking out the cave walls.

Michael: All right, this area here is load bearing. We gotta dig where thereís no danger of the wall buckling in on us, soÖ Right here. We dig in here so the wall doesnít collapse. Four at a time, by hand until we can find some kind of shovel. We take shifts and go slow. Whoever isnít digging should be clearing the rocks that we pull out, bringing water to whoever is working, okay? Letís move.

Hurley, newly arrived Boone, Jin and Sun continue to clear rocks and dig.

***

Scene switches to Sayid and Kate still walking through the jungle. Sawyer catches up with them.

Sawyer: Hey.
Kate: What the hell are you doing here?
Sawyer: Easy. Just came to tell you something.
Kate: What makes you think Iím interested in anything you have to say?

Sawyer looks incredulous and sighs.

Sawyer: I just came to tell you, you were right about me. That I donít help anyone but myself. Well, here I am, ready to pitch in.
Kate [skeptically]: Youíre here to help.

Sayid and Kate walk off.

Sawyer: Hey. If you acted more surprised I might get offended.

***

Scene switches to Locke, who has finished skinning the boar and is preparing it. Charlie arrives.

Locke: Something wrong, Charlie?
Charlie: Yeah. Jack. Heís uhÖ Thereís been an accident. The caves. Jackís trapped in a cave-in.
Locke: Is anyone trying to get him out?
Charlie: Yeah, thereís a bunch of people there now.
Locke: Then why arenít you with them? You didnít come here to tell me about Jack, did you?
Charlie: I want my stash, Locke. I canít stand feeling like this.
Locke: Come here. I wanna show you something.

They walk to a nearby tree that has a cocoon hanging on it. Locke points to it with his knife.

Locke: What do you suppose is in that cocoon, Charlie?
Charlie: I donít know. A butterfly, I guess?
Locke: No. Itís much more beautiful than that. Thatís a moth-cocoon. Itís ironic, butterflies get all the attention but mothsÖ They spin silk. Theyíre stronger, theyíre fasterÖ
Charlie: Thatís wonderful, butÖ
Locke: You see this little hole? This mothís just about to emerge. Itís in there right now struggling, digging its way through the thick hive of the cocoon. Now, I could help it. Take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free. But it would be too weak to survive. Struggleís natureís way of strengthening. Now itís the second time youíve asked me for your drugs back. Ask me again and itís yours.

***

Scene switches back to the caves and the work to dig a passage.

Michael: I went through! We got a hole.
Hurley: Jack! Jack. Can you hear me, Jack? Come on dude, answer me!

Jack moans.

Hurley: I hear him!
Boone: Heís alive!
Hurley: Jack, bro, you okay?
Jack [muffled]: Iím feeling, but I canít move.

Cut to inside the cave.

Jack: I canít move!

Cut back outside.


Hurley [whispering]: What do we do?
Boone: How do we get him out of there?

Michael looks worried. Cut back to inside the cave.

Jack: Charlie was with me!

Outside again.

Hurley: Heís okay, he made it out.
Michael: Hey, listen! Jack?
Jack: Yeah.
Michael: Weíre gonna get you out of there, okay?

***

Scene switches to Kate, Sayid and Sawyer.

Sayid: Weíll place the second antenna here. [To Sawyer] You want to help? Attach this antenna up in that tree. As high up as you can.
Sawyer: Golly, thanks boss.

Sawyer heads for the tree.

Sayid: Five oíclock. Watch for my flare. Then itís your turn. I donít trust him.
Kate: Who does?
Sayid: I donít trust him with you.
Kate: I can handle him.

They smile. Sayid leaves. Kate watches Sawyer now up in the tree.

***

Back at the caves.

Michael: We canít safely make that tunnel any bigger. And since Jack canít get out, one of us has gonna go in and unpin him.
Hurley: What? Crawl through that?
Boone: I think we need someone smaller.

Jin says something in Korean.

Hurley: Dude, we don't understand Chinese.
Michael: Korean, man. They're Korean.

Michael and Sun exchange a look.

Charlie: I'll do it!
Hurley: Charlie?
Michael: No man, you're still too shook up. I might be able to squeeze throughÖ
Charlie: Hey. Who's gonna take care of your son if something happens? [Pointing to Sun] She's got her husband. [To Boone] He's got a sister. I'm alone here. With no one on the island. Let me do this.

***

Scene cuts back to Kate and Sawyer waiting for Sayid's signal. Kate's looking at her watch.

Sawyer: Still ain't five. Just like the last time you checked your watch.
Kate: I just don't want to miss Sayid's signal. Remember, I'll fire the flare, you set off the antenna.
Sawyer: I just thank the good Lord I got you here to keep reminding me.
Kate: It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it.

Sawyer chuckles.

Sawyer: So what is it about that guy? Jack. What is it about him that makes you allÖ weak in the loins.
Kate: Do you try to be a pig or does it come natural to you?
Sawyer: It's that he's a doctor, right? Yeah, ladies dig the doctors. Hell, give me a couple of band-aids, a bottle of peroxide, I could run this island too.
Kate [condescendingly]: You're actually comparing yourself to Jack.
Sawyer: The difference between us ain't that big, sweetheart. I guarantee you if he had survived a few more weeks on this island, you would have figured that out.
Kate [alarmed]: What did you just say?
Sawyer: Ah, damn. Didn't I tell you? Word from the valley is Saint Jack got himself buried in a cave-in.
Kate: What?!
Sawyer: Look at the bright side. Now you have someone else to pity.

Kate tosses the bottle rocket at Sawyer, grabs her backpack, and runs off.

***

Back at the caves.

Michael: Listen man, go slow, all right? Try not to nudge any of the rocks around you.
Charlie: Anything else?
Michael: Yeah. Good luck.
Boone: Be safe, man.
Hurley: Good luck, Charlie.
Charlie: All right. Thanks, guys.

Charlie enters the tunnel with a flashlight, and Boone hands him a water bottle.

***

Flashback to Charlie making his way through the backstage area before a concert. Driveshaft can be heard called from the audience. Charlie makes it to the room where Liam is being attended by four girls.

Charlie: Bloody hell.
Liam: Ďey, baby brother, grab a bird and sit down.
Charlie [to girls]: Get out. You too, get out. Out! Come on! Now!
Liam: Come back in five minutes.

Girls leave.

Charlie: Sound check. Missed sound check. You don't show up for rehearsal. We got a show in an hour.
Liam: Ooh, show. I like shows. [finds some drugs on the vanity] Ah, yeah.
Charlie: All right. I say, after tonight we cancel the rest of the tour.
Liam: What?
Charlie: We walk away.
Liam: Are you off your Ďead?
Charlie: We're walking away, like we said we would if things gotó
Liam: Walk away Ďn go where?
Charlie: Liam! You're killing yourself with this junk. You're destroying Driveshaft!
Liam: I am Driveshaft! Nobody even knows who the sodding bass player is! This is it, Charlie. End of the rainbow. You really think you could pull away. Then what, 'ey? Face it, if you're not in this band, what the bloody hell use are you?

Liam walks away.

Charlie: Liam!
Liam: Piss off!

Charlie looks in the mirror, then at the vanity with the booze and drugs. He takes a seat, looks at himself in the mirror some more, picks up one of the bags of drugs, and starts to cry.

***

Scene switches back and then the scene switches back to the island and the cave.

Charlie's making his way inside the narrow passage, and the cave starts to rumble again.

Michael: Charlie! Charlie, move!

The tunnel collapses, but Charlie makes it inside the cave. Jack and Charlie are both coughing from all the new debris. Charlie gives Jack his water bottle.

Charlie: I'm, uh, I'm here to rescue you.

***

Outside.

Hurley: I say we try again.
Boone: We can't just leave.
Hurley: If we don't move, they're gonna run out of air.
Michael: Would you stop talking, I'm trying to think!
Kate: Where is he!? Where is he?
Hurley: Kate.
Kate: Where is he, where's Jack?!
Hurley: He's in there.
Kate: Does anyone know if he's alive? Is he alive?!
Michael: We don't know! Charlie went in there through a tunnel we dug, but it collapsed.
Kate: Why is nobody digging?

Kate starts to clear rocks, and the rest follow.

Back inside the cave.

Charlie: Okay. One. Two. Three.

Charlie moves the rock off of Jack, and Jack gasps in pain.

Charlie: Sorry, Jack! Sorry! You all right?
Jack: My shoulder's dislocated.
Charlie: What?
Jack: Yeah. You're gonna have to pop it back in.
Charlie: No, I can't.
Jack: I need your help in this, man.
Charlie: I can't do it, Jack! I can't.
Jack: Yes, you can. Yes, you can!
Charlie: Okay. What do I, What do I do?
Jack: Take my hand.
Charlie: This hand, okay.
Jack: Okay, wait.
Charlie: Okay.
Jack: Now when I tell you toÖ
Charlie: Uh-huh.
Jack: Öpull as hard as you possibly can.
Charlie: I don't know, I don't know if I canÖ
Jack: You can do this, Charlie.
Charlie: Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay.
Jack: Now!

Charlie pulls, bone-crush sound, Jack yells.

***

Flashback to a wind chime and Charlie walking up the porch-steps to a house. He knocks on the door, and a very changed Liam answers.

Liam: Charlie?! What are you doing here?
Charlie: A bloke can't pay his big brother a visit once in a while?
Liam: Of course you can! Why didn't you call you lunatic!? What are you doing in Sydney?

Scene switches to outside while Liam plays with his daughter.

Charlie: It's all lined up, Liam. Eight weeks on tour opening for some band called Meeko. First gig's in Los Angeles. LA, Liam! This is our chance, to get back on a label. A real one. This is our comeback.
Liam: Charlie. I don't want to come back.
Charlie: Yeah, right. Well, here's the thing. They won't book Driveshaft without you. So, I'm askin'. As a brother. The way you asked me.
Liam: You were with me the night I missed Megan's birth. You were the one I was stumbling around a dressroom with trying to find a sodding fix. [poignant pause, Liam notices Charlie react] Oh man, you're still using, aren't you?
Charlie: Oh, don't change the subject.
Liam: That's why you haven't been returning my callsÖ
Charlie: Li, you gonna go-
Liam: I want you to get out, man!
Charlie: I'm not your sodding-
Liam: You're still a junkie.
Charlie: You did this to me! It was about the music! Music, Liam. You took that away from me.
Liam: Listen. Why don't you stay with us for a few weeks? Karen and me, we can get you help. Sydney's got some really good programs-
Charlie: Forget it.
Liam: Don't go.
Charlie: Thanks for your help, brother.
Liam: Stay, please!? I was just looking out for you!
Charlie: You never looked out for me! I have a plane to catch.

End flashback.

***

Back inside the cave with Charlie and Jack.

Jack: How long has it been, Charlie?
Charlie: I don't know what you're going on about.
Jack: How long since your last fix?
Charlie: Almost a day and a half.
Jack: How's the withdrawal treating you? Any hallucinations?
Charlie: Apart from the conversation I had with you about an hour ago in the jungle? [laughs] No, not really.
Jack: Why didn't you say anything? I could have helped you through this.
Charlie: Yeah. You thinking that I'm useless and a junkie to boot?
Jack: UselessÖ You're not useless. That took a lot of guts, getting in here and trying to rescue me. Won't forget that.
Charlie: For the rest of our lives?
Jack [chuckles]: At the rate we're using our oxygen in here, that won't be too long.
Charlie: This place. Reminds me of Confession. Those littleÖ claustrophobic bits.
Jack: I wouldn't have taken you for a religious man.
Charlie: I used to be. Hey, wanna hear my confession?

They both laugh.

Charlie: Might take a while.
Jack: Hey, I'm no saint either.

Charlie notices something overhead.

Jack: What's wrong?
Charlie: The Moth.
Jack: A what?
Charlie: Right behind you, look! There's a bloody moth in here. Look.
Jack: Charlie, what are you doing?

Charlie stands up and claws at the ceiling of the cave. Scene switches to outside where Sun's pouring herself some water. Kate, Boone and Hurley are still digging and clearing debris.

Michael: Kate, you need to take a break.
Kate: I'm fine.
Michael: We got enough people to dig. You keep going at this pace you're gonna kill yourself.

Back inside.

Charlie: There's, There's a light!
Jack: What?
Charlie: I can see light!

Outside, people continue to dig. Inside, Charlie's digging upwards. Cut to jungle floor above the cave. Charlie's hand emerges from the ground. The rest are still digging when Vincent barks.

Walt: Hey, it's the doctor!

Everyone stops their work and turns to see Charlie and Jack appear. Kate approaches carefully at first then runs and throws herself at Jack, hugging him.

Jack: Ow, easy, my shoulder. Careful.
Hurley: How did you get out?
Jack: Charlie. Charlie found a way out.
Hurley: Dude, you rock!

Hurley picks Charlie up in a hug. They all congratulate him.

***

Scene switches to Sayid checking his watch.

Sayid: [Whispering]:Allahu akbar

He and sets the bottle rocket on fire.

Sayid: All right, everyone. Now it's your turn.

***

Cut to beach where Shannon's talking to another woman.

Shannon: We're in the Malibu part of Bel Air, but the guys there are such idiots.

The woman sees Sayid's rocket and points.

Shannon: Dammit! Dammit, damn it, dammit.

She lights the rocket, and it goes off.

***

Sayid spots it and looks for Kate's.

Sayid: Come on, Kate. Come on. One more, one more, come on, Kate, come on.

Sawyer's rocket goes off as well.

Sayid: Yes, yes.

Sayid turns on the transceiver and it emits static. He tries to adjust it to get a signal.

Sayid: Where are you?

The monitor reads ďAcquiring SignalĒ until finally reading ďReceiving Signal.Ē

Sayid: Yes! Where are you, where are you?

Suddenly, someone hits Sayid from behind with a stick, knocking him out.

***

Back at the caves, Hurley brings water to Jack and Charlie. Charlie's looking sick, going through withdrawal.

Hurley [to Charlie]: Dude, you feeling okay? You look a little-
Jack: Flu. He's got the flu.
Hurley: Aw, man, that's rough. After all you've been through. Take it easy, man.

Charlie looks gratefully at Jack, then at Locke who is barbecuing the day's catch.

Charlie: I think I'm gonna stretch my legs.

Cut to Walt, Michael, and Sun and Jin, still by the caves.

Walt: This place is cool. Can we live here?

Michael turns and looks at Sun.

Cut back to Jack. Kate sits beside him and puts a sling around his neck.

Kate: Made you something.
Jack: Ah, my very first sling.

She adjusts the sling on him.

Kate: How's that?
Jack: Good. Thank you.
Kate: So these are the safe caves you've been going on about?
Jack: This was a fluke. Michael checked out the integrity of the rest of the caves. Gave them an okay. So you're headed back to the beach, huh?
Kate: Sayid should be back there by now and if his plan worked thenÖ
Jack: We're one step closer to getting off this island. Thanks for the sling, Kate.
Kate: You're welcome.

Charlie approaches Locke.

Charlie: Give them to me.
Locke: This is the third time. Are you sure you really want it?
Charlie: I've made my choice.

A disappointed Locke gives Charlie his stash, and Charlie holds on to it for a few seconds before tossing it onto the flames.

Locke: I'm proud of you, Charlie. Always knew you could do it.
Charlie then spots the moths flying above the fire. He smiles.



End of episode.


Glossary:


1. Withdrawal | with∑draw∑al | n.

  1. The act or process of withdrawing, as:
    1. A retreat or retirement.

    2. Retreat of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat.

    3. Detachment, as from social or emotional involvement.

    4. A removal from a place or position of something that has been deposited.

  2. Re: drugs

    1. Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance.

    2. The physiological and mental readjustment that accompanies such discontinuation.

  3. The act or an instance of retracting or revoking: feared the withdrawal of his parents' permission.

  4. Coitus interruptus.



2. Mug shot
  1. A photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)



3. Confession | con∑fess∑ion
  1. An admission of misdeeds or faults

  2. A written document acknowledging an offence and signed by the guilty party

  3. (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

  4. A public declaration of your faith

  5. A document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)



4. Driveshaft
Charlie's bad with his brother Liam



5. And the meek shall inherit the earth.
Is derivative from the bible. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." - Matthew 5:5



6. Bottle rocket
From Wikipedia: Bottle rockets are fireworks of many sorts, but all launch into the air and explode. Many varieties exist; some rockets leave trails and simply have a loud report. The name bottle rocket came from people launching them out of bottles. Many of these rockets were cheaply mass-produced and could be sold for a relatively low price, providing amusement to young boys and girls.



7. Watership Down
Fantasy;Allegory Novel written by Richard Adams, published in 1972. As sawyer put it, "It's about bunnies!", specifically a small group of rabbits that leave their home on the advice of one of their own, a clairvoyant. The book follows their journey to find a new home. For a better, more extensive summary check out Sparknotes for in-depth analysis, character overviews and chapter-by-chapter summaries.



8. Pack Rat
Derogative slang for a person who collects things. Derived from the bushy-taled rodent of the genus Neotoma that hoards food and various objects



9. Cinder block
A light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate. Cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in England



10. Diazepam
A 1,4-benzodiazepine derivative, which possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties. Diazepam is used to treat anxiety and tension and muscle spasms. It is also used as a sedative premedication and to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms.



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