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.
3×03 – Further Instructions
After Locke lost his voice, Charlie stood watch outside his sweat lodge at his request. Together, they then saved Eko from a polar bear. (“Further Instructions”)
3×04 – Every Man for Himself
Desmond began experiencing visions of Charlie dying. He constructed a lightning rod to divert lightning from Claire’s tent. A freak storm suddenly hit the camp, with lightning striking Desmond’s lightning rod and dumping rainwater all over Claire, Charlie & Aaron. (“Every Man for Himself”)
3×05 – The Cost of Living
Charlie and Hurley later led Sayid to the injured Eko, and when Eko’s tent caught fire, they dragged him out. Eko then ran off into the jungle, and they failed to find him. (“The Cost of Living”)
3×08 – Flashes Before Your Eyes
A few days later, as Charlie and Hurley distributed Sawyer’s stash, Desmond told them the Monster had killed Eko, and Locke warned them to keep the camp calm.
Desmond foresaw Charlie drowning trying to rescue Claire, so he saved her himself. Hurley and Charlie got him drunk, and Desmond admitted the premonitions. Charlie later failed to get further details out of him and became depressed. (“Flashes Before Your Eyes”)
3×10 – Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
Hurley though recruited Charlie to drive the DHARMA van down a steep cliff, and the pair celebrated joyously when they succeeded. (“Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”)
3×12 – Par Avion
Two days later, Charlie prepared a beach-side picnic, but Desmond dissuaded him, having foreseen another of his deaths. Charlie abandoned the picnic and belittled a new rescue plan from Claire, hurting and shocking her. Desmond explained the situation, and she told Charlie they’d face the ordeal together. Later that day, the two attached a note to a seagull and released it. (“Par Avion”)
3×14 – Exposé
Charlie helped investigate Nikki and Paulo’s deaths, and he confessed to Sun his earlier role in he attack. (“Exposé”)
3×15 – Left Behind
The next few days passed peacefully, and he spent lots of time with Claire, even composing music again. Hurley tricked Sawyer into sharing a feast with the camp the next day, and Charlie inadvertently revealed the con. (“Left Behind”)
3×16 – One of Us
Then one day, he found Claire deathly ill in her tent. He cared for Aaron and looked after her, and when Juliet helped her recover, Charlie was overjoyed. (“One of Us”)
3×17 – Catch-22
Later, Desmond recruited him for a “camping trip,” Desmond in fact was leading a mission to find a rescuer he’d foreseen. They followed a helicopter into the jungle, and Desmond saved Charlie from one of Rousseau’s traps. Realizing Desmond had brought him to likely death he’d foreseen, Charlie lost his temper. (“Catch-22”)
3×18 – D.O.C.
They then found a parachutist though and stabilized her. (“D.O.C.”)
3×19 – The Brig
Desmond convinced them to keep her presence a secret. (“The Brig”)
3×21 – Greatest Hits
Desmond had a final vision – Charlie dying by turning off the flooded Looking Glass station’s signal jammer. Charlie accepted the suicide mission. He passed his ring to Aaron and kissed Claire goodbye.
He went out in a canoe with Desmond, passing on a list of his life’s best moments. The Scotsman volunteered to take Charlie’s place, but Charlie knocked him out with an oar and swam to the station, discovering it wasn’t flooded after all, but it was inhabited by two women. (“Greatest Hits”)
3×22 – Through the Looking Glass
The two Others beat and interrogated him till Mikhail arrived and shot them.
One gave Charlie the jammer’s code before she died, and he entered it, successfully disabling it. he then received an incoming message, revealing that Desmond’s girlfriend Penny hadn’t sent their “rescuers.” Mikhail, still alive, then blew up a window, filling the chamber with water. Charlie passed on the message to Desmond and drowned. (“Through the Looking Glass”)