Complete Episode Guide: Episode 3x12, Par Avion Guide
Audio Recap: Par Avion Audio
Flashbacks in Italics
Claire's Flashback - The AccidentClaire opens her eyes. She has blood on her forehead and jet black hair. She is in a car and a woman is lying in the street. She's been in an accident. Claire can't get the door open, so she crawls through the broken windshield. She goes to the woman, yelling, "Mum!"
Breakfast in BedClaire opens her eyes. She is on the island. She sees a plate of food with a note that says G-day. She sits up.
Claire reaches for Aaron and Charlie hands him to her and sits beside her. "The only way I could get you to sleep in," he says, "was to borrow the midget."
"And ah, what is all this?" she asks.
"Mysterious island fruit before the picnic that I have set up in your honor. Just a short walk down the beach."
"What's gotten into you, Charlie? You've been so depressed all week, and now it's breakfast in bed and picnics."
"I woke up this morning and decided it was time to stop feeling sorry for myself and seize the day. And I can't think of anyone I'd rather do some day seizing with than you. So? What do you say? Let's drop the cherub off with Auntie Sun and Uncle Jin, and you and I will go for a little stroll."
She takes his hand. "I would love to."
Sayid vs. Locke
Sayid points to the map that he had taken from The Flame Station. "From the position of this stream we should be here," Sayid says. "If the scale is right, these people are two miles in that direction." He looks up at Mikhail. "I don't expect you to confirm that."
Locke gets up. "It's an electrical wiring map, Sayid. I'm not sure it's as accurate as you think."
"Well it's certainly not as infallible as the magical carvings on your stick."
"Hey, the stick did get us to that station."
"Oh the station which you accidentally blew up."
"Well if you'd have warned me that the basement was rigged with C-4, I might have been a little more careful."
"Why don't you just tell us if we're going the right way?" Kate says to Mikhail.
"You're going the right way," Mikhail says.
"Remind me why we're keeping him alive," Locke says.
"What do you suggest, we shoot him like a dog?" Sayid asks.
"No," Locke says, "I like dogs."
"He's right," Rousseau says, "they will not trade his life for your friend's. You should shoot him."
"Enough," Kate says. "No one is shooting anybody. The map says where they are and he says the map is right. Let's just keep moving."
Mikhail watches Kate as she walks back.
No Picnics TodayWith her eyes covered, Claire lets Charlie lead her to a blanket.
She opens her eyes and he says, "Not bad, eh?"
"Not bad at all!"
"If you'll take your seat, we will begin with our first course, which is cereal."
Desmond comes over. "Good morning."
"Morning yourself," Charlie says. "What brings you down to the beach, Desmond?"
"Boar are running thick. I was hoping you might want to join me in a hunt."
"Oh, well, thanks for the invite, but as you can see we're just about to begin a picnic."
Claire looks up and sees birds flying over head.
"I think hunting might be a better way to spend your day, Charlie. I mean of all the things you could choose to do today, hunting with me might be your best option," Desmond says.
"Oh my God! Oh my God!" Claire says.
"What is it?" Charlie asks.
"I think I might know how to get us off this island!" Claire runs off.
Claire's IdeaClaire runs as hard as she can over to Jin, Sun, and Aaron. Sawyer reads a book a little ways off.
"Sun, Jin!" Claire calls.
"Claire, what's the matter?" Sun says.
"I need Jin's nets and fish and I'm in a hurry. And buckets, I'm going to need those too."
Jin says something in Korean and Claire says, "We have to catch the birds."
"What birds?" Sun says.
"They just flew over and they're only going to be here today, so if we're going to catch one, we've got to do it now."
Sarcastically, Sawyer says, "Oh this sounds like fun."
"Can you get some nets?" Claire asks Jin.
Sawyer says, "Nets for what, Bar-" and stops himself. Sun gives him a stern look. He takes off his glasses. "Nets for what, Claire?"
"Okay, five minutes ago," Claire says, "a flock of sea birds flew over my head. Sea birds are migratory, which means they're going to keep heading south."
"I'm sorry," Sun says, "I don't understand why we need--"
"They're tagged. Scientists tag these birds so they can track them. So when they eventually land in Australia or New Zealand or wherever, somebody's going to gather them up."
Charlie looks at Desmond.
"We can send a message," Sun says.
"If we can catch one. Okay, here's the plan. First we've got to cut up this fish, make chum, that will get the birds to settle in the water. And then, um, we're going to have to cut up some of this net. Charlie, can you go get some knives?"
Charlie doesn't react.
"Yeah? Uh, how do you even know this stuff about birds, Claire?"
"I watched a lot of nature shows with my mum."
"That doesn't exactly make you an expert. I don't want to see you wasting your time, that's all."
"So what happened to seizing the day?"
"Sorry, I don't see the point." Charlie walks off and Claire looks over at Desmond.