Dr. Charlotte Staples Lewis
is a fictional character
on the American Broadcasting Company
(ABC) television series Lost
, played by Rebecca Mader
. Charlotte is introduced in the second episode of season four
and is a cultural anthropologist on a mission to the island where Oceanic Flight 815
crashed. On the island she is initially held hostage by one of the plane crash survivors, John Locke
), but is freed when another person from her team switches place with her. She helps prevent poison gas from being released over the island, and develops a relationship with Daniel Faraday
). Charlotte dies in Daniel's arms after the frequent time traveling causes her headaches to worsen into something unexplainable.
Although conceived by the show's creators to be American, Charlotte's nationality was changed to British after the producers were impressed with English actress Rebecca Mader's audition. She was supposed to feature in just eight episodes of season four, but after the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike
the role was expanded, which resulted in her starring in fifteen episodes over the fourth and fifth seasons. Charlotte's introduction, along with the three other new characters from the freighter introduced in season four, was well received, but her storylines in later episodes had a mixed reception, though Mader's acting was praised.
During season five
, a young Charlotte Lewis is shown living with her parents as part of a scientific... Read More