Season: 1–3, Episodes: 65, Faction: Survivors
Charlie Hieronymus Pace was a survivor from the middle section of Oceanic Flight 815. Before the crash, he was the bassist and principal songwriter for the rock band Drive Shaft. He was addicted to heroin, but he kicked the habit on the island. He also suffered from self-doubt before the crash, but he formed new relationships on the island, including a friendship with Hurley and a romantic relationship with Claire Littleton.
Learning he was fated to die, Charlie Pace sacrificed himself to guide the survivors toward safety. After his death, Charlie has continued to guide his friend Hurley.
In the flash-sideways, he was reunited with his lover, Claire Littleton after she gave birth to Aaron, and along with their friends, they moved on.
2×04 – Everybody Hates Hugo
No one initially told Charlie about the newly-opened Hatch, but he eventually followed Locke and demanded answers. Learning of the Swan’s food, he demanded peanut butter for Claire from Hurley, who eventually complied. He later shared the peanut butter with Claire. (“Everybody Hates Hugo”)
2×10 – The 23rd Psalm
Charlie and Claire’s relationship was good during these days – Claire tended to Charlie’s wounds and casually asked after his Virgin Mary statue, not knowing its contents. Eko knew though and told Claire. He then forced Charlie to lead him to the Beechcraft, which they burned. Claire banished Charlie from her tent, believe he was using again. Charlie in fact had stashed an entire collection of heroin statues. (“The 23rd Psalm”)
2×12 – Fire + Water
As Charlie struggled with his isolation, he dreamed of having to save Aaron. Locke interpreted this as more evidence of drug use, which bothered Charlie, who’d earlier laughed off Shannon’s visions. Charlie started a fire one night to distract the camp so he could “baptize” Aaron in the ocean. Claire demanded her baby’s return, and Locke punched him repeatedly. Locke also confiscated Charlie’s stash. (“Fire + Water”)
2×13 – The Long Con
Charlie retaliated by allying with Sawyer to humiliate Locke, attacking Sun to simulate the Others attacking and letting Sawyer control the Swan’s guns. (“The Long Con”)
2×14 – One of Them
Charlie’s found a new mentor and friend though in Sayid. After interrogating a new prisoner Sayid told Charlie he remembered what the Others had done to him and Claire. (“One of Them”)
2×16 – The Whole Truth
The pair later followed a map to the prisoner’s supposed balloon. Charlie took a gun along, and he refused to relinquish it to Ana-Lucia, but he gave it to Sayid. (“The Whole Truth”)
2×17 – Lockdown
Charlie found the balloon, but buried beneath it, they discovered the body of the man the prisoner was impersonating. (“Lockdown”)
2×18 – Dave
When the DHARMA Initiative drop was discovered Charlie was among those who inspected the contents. Charlie began helping Eko build a church, and he continued alone once Eko moved to the Swan. (“Dave”)
2×22 – Three Minutes
Vincent led Charlie to the heroin statues in Sawyer’s stash, and Charlie threw them into the ocean as Locke looked on. Charlie further redeemed himself by handing Claire a DHARMA vaccine from the supply drop. The two held hands at Ana-Lucia and Libby’s funeral. (“Three Minutes”)
The next day, Charlie saw Locke weeping in the jungle and informed him of Desmond’s return. After Locke locked Eko out of the Swan’s computer room, Eko enlisted Charlie’s help to retrieve dynamite to blow their way in. Charlie tried to mediate between Eko and Locke, but Eko lit the dynamite, and a fireball almost killed Charlie. He awoke nearly deaf, and Desmond urged him to flee. Charlie did, though he first tried to rescue Eko.
That night, he and Claire caught up, and they kissed. (“Live Together, Die Alone”)