Lost: Season 3, Episode 21

Greatest Hits (16 May 2007)

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Desmond has another vision of Charlie's death, but this time his death ultimately will result in Claire's rescue. Meanwhile, the survivors discover that an attack by the others is even more imminent than originally expected.



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The beach camp is preparing to receive the Others under Jack's leadership. Jack makes contact with Danielle Rousseau to help them fend off a planned assault by the Others. Sawyer, Jin, and Bernard agree to stay behind to ambush the Others with dynamite explosives when the Others arrives that night. However, to make contact with Naomi's freighter, Jack decides to take the rest of the survivors the radio tower far inland in order to send a message to Naomi's boat. Desmond have another flash about Charlie's death. His death is the master key of the plan for their rescue call. Charlie also recalls his five most important events in his life by writing them down as his own 'Greatest Hits'. Written by kromozom3

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Charlie's flashback of him saving a woman from a robbery occurs on the same day as Desmond's time flash in Lost: Flashes Before Your Eyes (2007), as indicated by the circumstances: Charlie playing and singing "Wonderwall" on the street, when it suddenly starts to rain. The main difference is that Desmond does not interfere in Charlie's recollection (since Desmond's flashback was probably an elaborate 'vision', and not an actual experience). See more »


Near the end of the episode, you see a shot of Charlie's right hand without the weight belt wrapped around it, then a moment later it's back on. See more »


[the band is stuck in the rain with a flat tyre]
Charlie Pace: Oh, bloody hell! Why are we even doing this?
Liam Pace: Chin up, mate. We're headlining.
Charlie Pace: Headlining? We're playing Clitheroe. The arse end of nowhere.
Liam Pace: A gig's a gig. We're building our fan base.
Charlie Pace: Will our fan base pay for a new sodding tyre?
Liam Pace: Only if we show up. So let's just get on with it, shall we?
Charlie Pace: You know what, Liam? You get on with it. I quit.
Liam Pace: You're giving up?
Charlie Pace: There's nothing to give up on! We're broke! The album's not selling. We're a bloody joke!
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Oasis
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One of the show's greatest hits
21 December 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"Greatest Hits" is the greatest example of a 'set-up' episode I can think of. Rarely has any episode in any television series which was basically leading directly into and setting up the season/series finale been so absolutely riveting and involving. The on-island stuff, outside Charlie's 'greatest hits' list, is essentially a prelude to the action-packed "Through the Looking Glass", while the flashbacks, when coupled with Charlie's actions on the island, particularly late in the episode during and after his conversation with Desmond, are among the show's most unabashedly sentimental and yet beautiful scenes. Dominic Monaghan gives his best performance in the role, and the episode is the finest achievement for Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz as writers and for Stephen Williams as director. A thrilling and exciting episode, sure, but also one of the most emotional on the series, even for someone who is generally ambivalent about Charlie as a character.

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