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Flashes Before Your Eyes 

After Desmond saves Claire from drowning, Charlie and Hurley suspect that he can see the future. So they try to get him drunk to get some answers out of him.

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Benjamin 'Ben' Linus (credit only)
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Dr. Jack Shephard (credit only)
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James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
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The episode opens with reminders about Desmond's premonitions: Locke's speech, the lightning rod, etc. In the present, as Locke and Sayid inform everyone about Eko's death, Desmond takes off running. He manages to save Claire from drowning in the ocean, but his prescience has now become obvious to Charlie and Hurley. They use some whiskey from Sawyer's raided stash to try and find out what happened to Desmond and get an explanation as to how, as Hurley puts it, "that guy see the future, dude." When Desmond passes out drunk, through his eyes we then begin to (re)experience his past and event leading up to why he did not end up with Penny, though he obviously still loves her and wishes things had been different. Triggered when Desmond "pushed the button," the flashbacks are actually a form of time travel or a replaying of events in an alternate/parallel universe. Desmond struggles with his sense of déjà vu and glimpsed of memories of the future as we see him living with Penny several ... Written by Jeremy Farrance

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Trivia

The numbers: When Desmond is waiting to see Mr. Widmore, the delivery guy says "parcel for 815" (parcel 4 8 15). See more »

Goofs

There are now very few places in Britain that retain the classic red telephone boxes: most of those that remain are in rural villages. However, in the exterior scenes that are allegedly set in London, there's one on just about every street corner. See more »

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Hurley: Dude, I don't know about this.
Charlie: See, you're looking at this all wrong. We need to do this.
Hurley: He wants us to take his stash - yeah, that sounds exactly like Sawyer.
Charlie: Well, he stole all this in the first place. I mean people need food, they need medical supplies, they need... a shocking amount of pornography.
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Lost Season 3 episode 8
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lost is getting back to its greatness, very good episode today. The history and background of Desmond was amazing, and then the introduction of the psychic woman, that was genius. She knew Desmonds history and what was going to happen next. But I think she's a little evil by not telling people they're in danger, come on!just joking.

From start to finish the episode was smooth, from the island to the Desmond memories. LOST IS BACK AND KICKING!!!

Note: Some first time viewers may be confused if they've never seen LOST before.

WATCH LOST!!!


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