Par Avion

:"For the mail reference "Par Avion," see airmail etiquette."Infobox Television episode | Title = Par Avion
Series = Lost

Caption = Claire speaks to her father
Season = 3
Episode = 12
Airdate = March 14 2007
Production = 3012
Writer = Christina M. Kim & Jordan Rosenberg [ "Par Avion" Press Release] ]
Director = Paul Edwards
Guests = John Terry
M.C. Gainey
Andrew Divoff
Mira Furlan
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick
Julian Barnes
Rhett Giles
Anne Elizabeth Logan
Danan Pere
Episode list = "Lost" (season 3)
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"Par Avion" is the twelfth episode of the third season of "Lost". It was aired on March 14, 2007, making it the 59th episode of the series. The episode was written by Christina M. Kim and Jordan Rosenberg and directed by Paul Edwards. The character of Claire Littleton was featured in the episode's flashbacks. There were also a series of flashbacks that were filmed but never made it into the show.Fact|date=August 2007



The episode opens with a Claire flashback. Slowly, Claire, with black-hair at this point, finds she is in a ruined car. She sees her mother, lying in the road, badly injured.

In another flashback to Sydney, Claire discovers her mother has a familiar visitor, Dr. Christian Shephard. However, Claire does not know him, and is about to ask who he is when her aunt Lindsey walks in. Lindsey and Christian immediately start arguing. Lindsey does not want him there and tells him to leave. Christian says Claire deserves to know the truth, but Lindsey will not hear of it. Claire shouts for them to stop arguing. She realizes he is the one paying the hospital bills, and asks who he is. Reluctantly, Christian admits that he is her father, meaning Jack and Claire are half siblings.

In Sydney, Claire works at her tattoo parlor. Christian comes in and says that as he is leaving that day, and he wants to have coffee and talk with her. Over coffee, he explains that he had a fling with her mother which resulted in Claire’s birth. Christian visited a couple times when he could, brought her toys and sang to her. However, Claire's mother did not like that he had another family and told him to stay away. He reveals that the reason he wanted to talk with her is because her mother is alive but on life support and he wants Claire to think about taking her off support. Christian pleads for Claire not to keep her alive for the wrong reasons. Claire gets angry, believing that Christian is there to "correct a mistake" he made by having Claire with her mother. She tells him paying the bill does not make him noble and leaves, after telling him she does not even know his name, and does not want to know it.

Back in Sydney, a once again blond and pregnant Claire visits her mother, who is still in a persistent vegetative state. Although still in a coma, Claire reveals to her mother she is pregnant but giving away the baby (it is unknown exactly when this occurs, but it appears to be after her boyfriend Thomas left her but before she agreed to take the flight to Los Angeles). She tearfully apologizes for the accident and for all the terrible things she said to her in the car before it happened.

At the beach

Claire wakes up to a day on the island, begun by a picnic set up by Charlie. As the two arrive at the picnic site, Desmond arrives and suggests that Charlie go boar hunting, which he says would be a better way to spend the day. Claire is initially upset, but she looks up and sees a glint in a flock of sea birds. Claire realizes that the birds migrate, and that they may be tagged. She decides to capture a bird, write a note about the crash of Flight 815 and the survivors, hoping that someone will read it.

After explaining her plan, Jin and Sun help Claire try to capture one of the birds when gun shots ring out and scare the birds away. Desmond emerges from the jungle, stating he was on the trail of a boar. Claire is incensed and immediately suspicious; she knows it somehow involves Charlie. She confronts Charlie about his and Desmond's strange behavior. Although Charlie appears to struggle whether to tell Claire about Desmond's prediction, he instead says her plan is a crazy scheme and that he will not support it because he doesn't want to advocate false hope. Claire is angry that he will not stand by her and asks Charlie to leave her alone.

Claire, after seeing an argument between Desmond and Charlie, follows Desmond. He rescues a small bird from a rocky enclave and explains to Claire how he's seen that if Charlie had gotten the bird, he would have died. Claire takes the bird to Charlie and tells him she knows of the visions. Charlie and Claire release the bird, with a note explaining the circumstances of the crash.

In the jungle

Elsewhere on the island, Sayid, Kate, Locke, Rousseau and the captured Mikhail Bakunin trek through the jungle. They learn from Mikhail that the implosion at "" station sent an electromagnetic pulse which wiped out an underwater beacon. This makes it impossible for the island to be accurately located, or for anyone to return to the island. Kate asks Mikhail why the Others stay on the island if they have a way off it. Mikhail says they (Kate, Locke, and Sayid) would not understand because they are flawed. They are not on the "list" because they are angry (looking at Locke), weak and frightened (looking at Sayid). The list was made by a "magnificent man" who brought all the Others there. When Kate tells Mikhail that Ben is not all that great, Mikhail replies that he is not talking about Ben. Mikhail also reveals he knows their full names and begins to reveal his knowledge of Locke’s paraplegic condition, but Rousseau interrupts him when she spots an endless ring of cement pylons that disappear into the jungle as far as the eye can see. Sayid believes that this is a security perimeter. Kate starts to walk through, but Sayid stops her, as he believes the sensors would be triggered. Mikhail claims the system has not worked for years, just like everything else on the island, but Locke simply grabs Mikhail and shoves him between two of the pylons. Then an odd, electronic sound rings out, trapping Mikhail, who says "Thank you" to Locke. The amplitude of the sound jumps up and Mikhail begins twitching and trembling, blood drips out of his ears and saliva foams at the corners of his mouth. He falls over and spasms violently, clearly incapacitated from cerebral hemorrhaging.

On the island, Sayid angrily confronts Locke about pushing Bakunin through the pylons. Locke replies that he had no way of knowing that the Others had a “sonic weapon fence.” They argue about Locke’s decision to enter 7-7 resulting in the destruction of the Flame station. Locke retorts that he might not have done it if Sayid had bothered to mention that the entire station was rigged with C-4. Kate intervenes, as the argument is getting nowhere, and asks for the axe so they can climb a tree and avoid the sonic trigger. Sayid gets the axe out of Locke's bag and discovers inside a brick of C-4 from the Flame station. Sayid immediately questions Locke's motives, asking if he really came to rescue Jack. Locke states there is no other reason for him to be there than to rescue Jack. They finish the tree bridge and Kate volunteers to climb up first. She climbs over the Pylon and reaches the other side safely. She checks Mikhail, and confirms he is dead.

Kate, Sayid, Locke and Rousseau reach the barracks where the Others are staying. Expecting to see Jack in some sort of hostage situation, Locke, Sayid and Kate are shocked to instead see him laughing and playing football with the others giving off the impression of his conversion.


Emilie de Ravin submitted this episode for consideration on her behalf in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" at the 2007 Emmy Awards.cite web|title = 2007 Emmys CONFIRMED Episode Submissions|url =|publisher = The Envelope Forum, Los Angeles Times|accessdate = 2007-06-18]


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