"Getting Ethan" is an orchestral piece on the Season 1 soundtrack. It plays when the survivors ambush Ethan.

Main appearance

The survivors' trap appears a success: Ethan has started chasing Claire. Jack tackles him, but loses his gun in the process. Ethan and Jack wrestle until Jack gains the upper hand while Sayid, Sawyer and Locke approach, armed, as backup. Locke comforts Claire, and Jack continually punches Ethan out of anger at what Ethan has done to him personally, and his people.

Jack eventually stops punching him, and stands away as the group looks at the captured Ethan. However, before they can question him, Charlie shoots him six times, having picked up the gun that Jack dropped.

Full list of appearances

"Getting Ethan" and its variations play over the following scenes:


The piece ends on a motif that characterizes Jack's fights with the Others.


"Awed and Shocked" uses the theme from "Getting Ethan".

Title significance

The title plays on the phrase "getting even." Charlie shoots Ethan out of revenge.

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