1x07 The Moth
First Aired: Nov. 03, 2004 on ABC
Summary: Charlie begins a painful journey of withdrawal from drugs, surprisingly aided by Locke, whose true motive for helping Charlie is a mystery. Meanwhile, survivors struggle to find and free Jack when he's buried alive in a cave collapse, and someone might be secretly thwarting Sayid, Kate, and…
Main Characters in this Episode
Charlie: I don't know. A - a - a butterfly, I guess.
Locke: No, it's much more beautiful than that. That's a moth cocoon. It's ironic - butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They're stronger. They're faster.
Charlie: That's wonderful, but...
Locke: You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide 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. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it. Now this is the second time you've asked me for your drugs back... ask me again, and it's yours.
Charlie: I can't do it, Jack!
Jack: Yes, you can.
Charlie: I can't...
Jack: Yes, you can!
Charlie: [calming down] Okay. What do I - what do I do?
Jack: Take my hand.
Charlie: [positioning himself over Jack] Just a second. Okay. Okay, wait. Okay. Okay.
Jack: Now, when I tell you to... pull as hard as you possibly can.
Charlie: [panicking] Jack, I don't know if - I don't know if I can - I don't - I don't...
Jack: You can do this, Charlie.
Charlie: Okay. Okay, okay, okay. Okay.
Jack: [Charlie grips his hand as Jack braces for the impact] Now!
- Goof (boom mic visible): In the flashback scene where Charlie visits his brother's home, the boom mic is reflected in the top of the window on the left side of the screen as Charlie knocks on the door.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The method Sayid refers to (triangulating) actually just requires two sensor locations instead of three.
- Goof (miscellaneous): 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.