Season: 1–4 & 6, Episodes: 72, Faction: Survivors/MIB
Claire Littleton was one of the middle section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. When she was seventeen, Claire was involved in a car crash which caused her mother to fall into a coma for five years. The accident in turn led her to meet her biological father for the first time since he left her and her mother when Claire was younger. Claire later became pregnant and, with some coaxing from a psychic, decided to fly to LA to give the baby up for adoption, putting her on the fated flight.
During her time on the Island, she entered into an inconsistent relationship with fellow survivor Charlie Pace. She was kidnapped by one of the Others, Ethan Rom, and taken to their camp where she was drugged and tested because of her pregnancy. After escaping, Claire suffered amnesia but found comfort in Charlie and her memory eventually returned. She later gave birth to her son, Aaron Littleton, and did her best to take care of him despite being a reluctant mother. Her relationship with Charlie grew stronger after he rescued Aaron from Danielle Rousseau, but when Claire learned of Charlie’s past with drugs and witnessed his erratic behavior, she became reluctant to let him into her and Aaron’s life. Later, when Aaron became sick, Claire, worried it was a side effect of what the Others did to her, traveled to the Staff to look for medicine. The station triggered memories of her capture. She eventually forgave Charlie after she learned of Desmond’s visions of Charlie’s death, and told him she wouldn’t give up on him. When Charlie sacrificed himself to save the other survivors, Claire heeded his warning about the people on the freighter not being who they said they were and joined Locke’s group during the split.
During Keamy’s attack on the Barracks, her house was destroyed, but strangely Claire was unharmed. When the Monster attacked the mercenaries, she went with Aaron, Sawyer and Miles into the jungle. On the way to the beach camp, she saw her dead father, followed him into the jungle and disappeared, leaving Aaron behind. She was then seen with “Christian” in Jacob’s cabin by Locke. She appeared eerily calm and did not inquire about Aaron. Three years later she reappeared, saving Jin, who was being attacked by the Others. According to Dogen she has been “infected” beyond redemption. She attempted to kill Kate, but was stopped by the Man in Black, who she has been residing with for the past 3 years. She left his side after Kate promised to get her home to Aaron, but was reunited with him after the debacle on Widmore’s Sub. She went against him again when she realized he intended to kill all her friends to leave the Island. Claire finally escaped the Island on the Ajira plane, along with Kate, Sawyer, Frank, Richard and Miles.
In the flash-sideways, she was reunited with her deceased lover, Charlie Pace after giving birth to Aaron, and along with their friends, they moved on.
2×02 – Adrift
During a conversation with Charlie about how he always made a joke of things, Claire found a Virgin Mary statue in his bag. When she pulled it out, Charlie became unsettled and Claire assumed he was keeping it for spiritual value. (“Adrift”)
2×04 – Everybody Hates Hugo
One day, while taking her usual walk along the beach, Claire found the message bottle the people on the raft had taken with them. She took it out of the water, and she and Shannon brought it to Sun, since her husband was on the raft. Later that evening, after Hurley decided to have a feast with the food from the Hatch, Charlie surprised Claire with a jar of real peanut butter. (“Everybody Hates Hugo”)
2×06 – Abandoned
The next night, Claire heard Shannon’s call for help, she took Aaron and went to see what the problem was. However when Sayid assured things were fine, she was scolded by a very paternal Charlie, for bringing Aaron to where something potentially dangerous could’ve happened. She apologizes to him.
The following morning, Locke helped her get Aaron to sleep by teaching her how to swaddle a baby. She spoke about Charlie trying to act like he was Aaron’s dad, and that she barely even knew him. Claire also told Locke of the Virgin Mary statue Charlie keeps with him. Later, she praised Locke for the swaddling trick, as Aaron was still sleeping. Claire let him hold the baby but was awkwardly interrupted by Charlie. She thanked Locke for the help with Aaron and he left. (“Abandoned”)
2×09 – What Kate Did
After Shannon was killed by one of the newcomers to the beach camp, Claire went to her funeral. She and the other survivors laid flowers on Shannon’s grave. (“What Kate Did”)
2×10 – The 23rd Psalm
When she introduced herself to Eko, she mentioned Charlie’s Virgin Mary statue and Eko demanded to see it. Claire gave it to him and he smashed it, revealing it to be full of heroin. She believed that Charlie was still a heroin addict and he lost her trust. Later he tried to apologize to Claire, but she kicked Charlie out of her tent and told him that she didn’t want a drug addict around her baby. (“The 23rd Psalm”)
2×11 – The Hunting Party
With Charlie gone, Claire began spending more time with Locke, who seemed to know a lot about babies. Charlie attempted to make up with Claire, however she told him she needed time to herself. (“The Hunting Party”)
2×12 – Fire + Water
After waking up one night to find Charlie had taken Aaron from his crib, the camp looked for the baby. When Hurley found Aaron he called Claire over and she took Aaron from Charlie. When he tried to explain himself, she slapped him across the face and left. After a conversation with Eko, Charlie then believed that Aaron must be baptized. He marched to Claire’s tent, only to be stopped by Kate, who told him it’s not a good time to interrupt Claire. Charlie tried to tell Claire the baby was in danger, and he needed to be baptized. Claire was shaken but Kate reassured her. She later asked Locke if he could move near her tent, so he could protect her and Aaron.
That night, Charlie started a fire and took Aaron while everyone was distracted. Claire saw him and screamed for help. Charlie insisted the baby needed to be baptized because he was in danger. When he had finally handed Aaron back over to Claire, Locke punched him in the face. Although she was furious with Charlie, Claire took his words to heart and had Eko baptize Aaron on the beach early the next morning. (“Fire + Water”)
2×15 – Maternity Leave
Aaron developed a rash and Claire became worried. She asked Locke if he could fetch Jack from The Swan to take a look at the Aaron. When he left, Danielle Rousseau arrived at the beach and told Claire the baby had the sickness. Claire had a brief memory of scratching Danielle’s arm. Kate chased Rousseau away and asked her what happened, Claire revealed Danielle said that something was wrong with him. Later, Jack tells her Aaron’s okay, Claire is still not convinced.
The next morning, Claire asked Libby for her help in recovering her lost memory. She agreed to help and performed a hypnotic regression on Claire, allowing her to experience a flash from her kidnapping. During the hypnosis, Claire began to scream and panic. Libby calmed her down, and Claire asked her to perform the regression again. Libby refused, but thanks to her flashback Claire now knew where to find medicine. She asked for Kate to join her in the search. Later Claire handed over Aaron to Sun for safekeeping while she’s gone. While talking to Sun, Claire remembered another lost memory. Claire then said goodbye to Aaron and left with Kate.
They eventually found Rousseau and Claire ordered Danielle to take them back to the place where she scratched her. Once there Danielle asked Claire where to next. Confused, Claire shouted back that Rousseau knew, stating that she scratched her because she was trying to take her back to the Others. Rousseau was angered by this and she grabbed Claire. Kate pulled out a gun on Rousseau, but Claire escaped into the jungle and found a tree log, which triggered another memory. When Kate and Rousseau caught up, they found the Staff station together. They searched the station, where Claire found the boot she had knitted for Aaron, which activated another memory. Claire found the fridge but it was empty. She turned to Rousseau and shouted that she knew where the vaccine was, but when she viewed Rousseau’s scratched arm, Claire remembered her final memory. She realized that Rousseau saved her, and they left the station together.
On the way back to the beach, Claire comments that a young girl with blue eyes helped her, just like Danielle did and she was different from the rest. Rousseau thanked her for the information and left them. Back at camp, Jack attended to Aaron and noticed that he was getting better. Claire thanked him for this and when he left she gave Aaron the boot she knitted for him. Telling him that she loves him, the two shared a caring moment together. (“Maternity Leave”)
2×17 – Lockdown
Two days later, Jack confirmed that the fever had completely gone, calming Claire’s fears. (“Lockdown”)
2×19 – S.O.S.
Claire was present at Bernard’s S.O.S speech, and was skeptical about his plan. She laughed with the rest of the camp when Rose embarrassed him in front of the group. In the end, she decided to abandon the plan, along with everyone else, leaving just Bernard to construct the SOS sign. (“S.O.S.”)
2×22 – Three Minutes
Claire’s anger toward Charlie had cooled, and when he gave her a vaccine kit, for both she and Aaron, that he’d found in the food drop, she was thankful. However, their reconciliation was halted when Michael returned to camp, and she left Charlie to welcome him back with the rest of the camp, unaware that he had just killed Ana Lucia and Libby. Later, at the funeral for Libby and Ana Lucia, she held his hand to show her forgiveness and looked sad when Hurley made his speech about Libby. (“Three Minutes”)
When Desmond saw her using the vaccine kit, he told her she was wasting her time with it and asked if Aaron’s father had been on the plane. When Claire bitterly told him about Thomas leaving her, Desmond suggested he had done what he thought was best for the baby. Claire said Thomas had done what was best for him. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)
When the sky turned purple as the Hatch imploded, Claire tried to cover Aaron’s ears to protect him from the noise. Bernard pushed them out of the way before they could be crushed by the falling hatch door. Later, she was relieved when Charlie stumbled out of the jungle, disoriented and half deaf. She asked him what had happened, but he joked his way out of answering. She attended to his injuries from the hatch implosion, and finally kissed him, making their reconciliation official. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2”)