The Moth

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 11/3/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Charlie struggles with withdrawal symptoms after giving his remaining heroin stash to John Locke. Elsewhere, Sayid sets in motion his plan to isolate the origin of the French distress signal, in the hope that it could provide a means of finding a way off the Island. Flashbacks in this episode center around Charlie's struggles with the temptations involved with being a rockstar and also his older brother's massive ego.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin-Soo Kwon

  • Terry O'Quinn

    John Locke

  • Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Michael Dawson

  • Matthew Fox

    Jack Shephard

  • Naveen Andrews

    Sayid Jarrah

  • Fan Reviews (59)
  • 107

    By Canogaparkcindy, Mar 27, 2011

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 07, 2009

  • Lame Salvation

    By Rufam, Dec 26, 2009

  • This episode bloody rocked...

    By Jacob316, Feb 10, 2010

  • Charlie Moment.

    By Dante_Edy, Jun 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (31)

    • Hurley: (while helping Jack move luggage) Dude, what's in these things, cinder blocks?

    • Jack: Call me a broken record, but caves are a natural shelter, and a hell of a lot safer than living here on the beach. Kate: You're mad at me. Jack: No, Kate, I'm -- I just don't understand why you won't come with me -- us. It's maybe a mile up there, if that. Kate: We crashed eight days ago, Jack. I'm not setting up house here.

    • Charlie: Where's Kate, we have to tell Kate about Jack? Sawyer: Sorry sport, you just missed her. Her and Muhammad headed into the woods about ten minutes ago. Charlie: Which way? Sawyer: Don't sweat it amigo, I know which way they went. Charlie: Yeah, but ... Sawyer: I'll tell her. You just keep doing whatever it is you do around here.

    • Charlie: I dunno what happened, we were just talking and it all came down on us. It all happened so fast. Hurley: Dude, we got to get help. Charlie, go down to the beach and get help. Charlie: Okay, I'm on it. Hurley: And make sure you tell Kate.

    • Charlie: (angry at Liam) Soundcheck. You missed soundcheck. You don't show up for rehearsal. We've got a show in an hour! Liam: Oh! A show. I like shows.

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    Notes (11)

    • The church scene with Charlie and Liam at the church in Manchester was actually filmed on Honolulu, where the scenes on the island are filmed.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: February 18, 2005 on Kanal 5 - Greece: August 12, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

    • This episode along with two-hour pilot and "House of the Rising Sun" won a 2005 Prism Award for TV Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline.

    • The lyrics to "You all Everybody" from Driveshaft were originally heard by writer/producer Damon Lindelof on a television show. An angry audience member shouted "You all everybody acting like it's stupid people wearing expensive clothes!", which are the exact (and only) lyrics to the song.

    • In the commentary to this episode, Dominic Monaghan says that when Locke gives him back the drugs at the end of the episode and Charlie is holding the drugs in his hand looking intently, Monaghan was picturing himself as Gollum with the Ring in The Lord of the Rings movies.

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    Trivia (13)

    • When Jack and Charlie are in the cave Charlie sees a moth go to the top. If a moth heads to light it would have gone to the flashlight not the top of the cave.

    • The method Sayid refers to (Triangulating) actually just requires two sensor locations instead of three.

    • Numbers: 4 Michael says he needs 4 people working at a time to try and dig up the rocks.

    • Numbers: 8 Charlie will be on tour for 8 weeks.

    • Numbers: 8 Kate mentions that they crashed 8 days ago. Michael has 8 years of construction experience.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Title: The Moth "The Moth" is a song by Aimee Mann from her 2002 album, Lost in Space. It was also the original title of Tennessee William's play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and comparisons can be drawn between the play and the episode.

    • Liam: And the meek shall inherit the Earth. Is a passage from the New Testament, Matthew chapter five, verse five.

    • Charlie's Band: Driveshaft Driveshaft seems to be a light spoof on the British band Oasis. Oasis is a band made up of two brothers. Charlie is a lot like Noel, who writes all the music and lyrics and cares deeply about his music, whereas his older brother, Liam (who has the same name as the older brother in Oasis) merely sings them. The band has broken up and gotten back together many times due to bitter feuds between the brothers. They have reconciled in recent years and are making their first major album in over eight years. Driveshaft's song 'You All Everybody' even has a guitar riff that sounds suspiciously like Oasis' 'Rock 'n' Roll Star.

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