"Shephard's Why"
6x14-Shephard's Why
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©2010 Varèse Sarabande and Michael Giacchino

"Shephard's Why" is an orchestral piece from the Season 6 soundtrack.

Main appearance

Claire pulls out a music box and explains that Christian left it for her. This surprises Jack, but no more than Claire's existence. Jack then describes going to Sydney to collect their father's body, and Claire reveals that she came from Sydney as well - on the same flight as Jack.

Jack then asks for a closer look at the music box.

Full list of appearances

"Shephard's Why" and its variations play during the following scenes:


This theme is an emotional variation of the series' mystery theme.


The theme appears in "Passing the Torch".

Title significance

The title references the dish shepherd's pie. ITunes misstates the title as "Shephard's Way", providing a title that is still fitting but significantly less punny.