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Oldham is a chemist and DHARMA Initiative member who performed interrogations[1]

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On the Island

1977

Oldham prepares to interrogate Sayid

Horace Goodspeed brought Sayid to Oldham's tent outside the Barracks in order to determine Sayid's true identity. Oldham gave an unidentified drug to Sayid, which would apparently act as a truth serum of some sort. When Sayid started babbling about being from the future, Oldham concluded that he was merely fabricating a story and wondered if he had dosed Sayid too heavily. Oldham would appear to be the only DHARMA member who lives outside of the central Barracks complex. Sawyer describes him as a "psychopath." Oldham appears to enjoy music.

It seems highly likely that Oldham's job is to extract information from Hostiles captured by the DHARMA Initiative in their ongoing conflict. ("He's Our You")

Trivia

  • Oldham is a town in northern England, near Manchester. It was a major location in the Luddite and Chartist movements in the 19th century. In 2001 there were major race riots in the town. There also several other places called Oldham in England, Canada and the USA.
  • The name Oldham is thought to derive from Old Norse Aldehulme, which means old knoll or hill.
  • The pharmaceutical company in Russia is named "Oldham Pharmaceuticals"
  • John Oldham was an English poet from the 17th century who died at the age of thirty from smallpox.
  • Musician Bonnie "Prince" Billy's real name is Will Oldham. Also going under the name Palace Music, he released an album of B-Sides in 1997 called Lost Blues and Other Songs.
  • In the episode "Greatest Hits", Charlie tells Naomi, "My band got its start at the Night and Day bar on Oldham Street." in Manchester.
  • Oldham was mentioned in the part 3 of Mysteries Of The Universe by a colleague who he worked with in Los Angeles prior to joining the Initiative. The colleague also stated that Oldham was his first name, and that he was a chemist.

Unanswered questions

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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Oldham/Theories
  • Does Oldham live outside the Barracks?
  • Why does Sawyer describe him as a "psychopath"?

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