Question: I love Lost, though this minor thing has been bugging me for some time. In the episode "Homecoming," Claire returns with no recollection of anything on the island. In "Maternity Leave," she recalls her encounters with Ethan but nothing involving the time before that. Will more of her memory come back to her or will she forever forget the pre-Ethan stuff?
Answer: Although this wasn't made crystal clear on the show, Claire has regained all of her memories. "It came back in bits and pieces," Carlton explains. "But, obviously, the most stressful stuff the stuff related to when she was in the medical hatch came back last."