Lost: Season 3, Episode 8

Flashes Before Your Eyes (14 Feb. 2007)

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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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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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The song that Desmond hears playing by the jukebox in the pub is "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" by 'Mama' Cass Elliot. It is the same song he played in the Swan station just minutes before Jack and Locke blew the hatch open. See more »

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Desmond passes an army recruitment office in London near where he and Penny pose for photo. First of all the main army in GB has been known since Cromwell's time as the "Regular Army" not Her Majesty's or Royal Army, hence the distinction of the Regular Army as opposed to the "Royal Navy" and the "Royal Air Force". A recruiting poster displayed spells "Honor", the American way not "Honour" as it would be spelled in the UK. Also, British Troops do not carry M16s, as shown in the poster. The couple's London flat is shown with stripped stonework and brick. There are no flats in London with interior walls made from rough stone, "London" brick has always been the material. Fine cut blocks of Portland limestone are often used in the exterior walls of office or public buildings bit not rough cut stone except in the North-East of England and Scotland. See more »

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Desmond: How do I know you?
Charlie: I don't, um...
Desmond: Where do I know you from?
Charlie: I don't know, but I'll remember if I could get some help.
Desmond: [Sees a flashback to the island] You're Charlie!
Charlie: Yeah, name's on the sign.
Desmond: It, it was in the hatch! I remember seeing you! There was a computer, there was a button... we were on an island!
Charlie: We are on an island, mate. This is England.
Desmond: No, it was real! I remember.
Charlie: Hey, all right.
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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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