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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When Desmond is waiting to see Mr. Widmore, the delivery guy says "parcel for 815" - the number of the Oceanic flight. See more »

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Desmond is looking at an army poster, showing the merits to joining a Scottish regiment - and the spelling is American - "Honor * Adventure", when it should be "Honour" - the British spelling. The scene is supposedly in Britain. 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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