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.
In the flash sideways world, Driveshaft saw far more success, and “You All Everybody” was the first of several hits. Charlie still was addicted to heroin. Classical musician Daniel Widmore hired him to come to Los Angeles to fuse rock and classical music for a benefit concert.
6×01 – LA X, Part 1
When Charlie saw a “cop” on Oceanic Flight 815, he fled to a lavatory to hide his stash. Turbulance caused him to choke on the heroin baggie, and he briefly remembered his life, including Claire. Half an hour later, staff enlisted Jack Shephard’s help, fearing something was wrong. Another passenger kicked in the door, and Jack removed the heroin bag from Charlie’s throat. Charlie awoke ungrateful and told Jack that he was “supposed to die.” Officers led him off the plane in cuffs when it landed. (“LA X, Part 1”)
6×08 – Recon
He remained in prison till his brother bailed him out. (“Recon”)
6×11 – Happily Ever After
Desmond collected him from prison, and he crossed the street to a bar paying no heed to traffic. He told Desmond about his experience on the plane – seeing “the truth” – and refused to come to the scheduled concert. Desmond tried to convince him otherwise, but as they drove away together, Charlie mocked him and his superficial lifestyle.
He then steered the car off a dock into a marina, making no attempt to escape. Desmond escaped and rescued him, but in the process remembered the last time he’d seen Charlie drown. They were both admitted to the hospital, and when Charlie regained consciousness, he fled, and Desmond chased him. He suggested Desmond pursue Penny, whom he’d started recalling. (“Happily Ever After”)
6×17 – The End
Days later, Hurley tranquilized Charlie in his motel and left him backstage at the concert. Charlotte woke him up. Charlie performed with the band and Daniel, then he saw Claire in the audience and followed her backstage. Claire went into labor, and he left to find water and blankets. When he returned, Aaron had been born. he touched Claire and remembered his entire life.
The two sat together with Aaron in the church later as a bright light washed over them. (“The End”)