Question: Charlie contradiction
This has bothered me for some time and I’ve not run across an answer – In season 1 Charlie can’t swim; in season 3, he’s the champ of northern England….continuity error or change of past?
Transcripts from Lostpedia:
From Season 1 ‘White Rabbit’ (Lostpedia)
CHARLIE: [off camera] Jack, Jack.
[Shot of Jack on the beach laying down, but looking out to sea.]
CHARLIE: [off camera at first] Jack. Jack. Someone’s out there. You’ve gotta ‘the current’s ‘there’s someone out there, look.
[Shot of ocean, and splashing in the distance. We can hear someone yell help.]
CHARLIE: I woke up and she’s ‘I don’t swim.
[Jack runs toward the ocean.]
CHARLIE: I don’t swim.
From Season 3 ‘Greatest Hits’ (Lostpedia transcript)
CHARLIE: I’ll do it. Swim down, turn off that bloody switch, swim back up. Piece of cake.
JACK: Charlie, you don’t even know what we’re talking about.
CHARLIE: I was junior swim champion in Northern England. I can hold my breath for four minutes. I know exactly what you’re talking about, Jack.