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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.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writers:

Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus (credit only)
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard (credit only)
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen (credit only)
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke (credit only)
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Kiele Sanchez ... Nikki Fernandez (credit only)
Rodrigo Santoro ... Paulo (credit only)
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Storyline

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

This is the first of four episodes during season 3 in which Jack does not appear, the most of any season. See more »

Goofs

After Desmond returned to the island after blowing the hatch, Hurley finds him stark naked in the jungle. However, in the additional scene of his return in this episode, the top of his white underwear is visible. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Just Wow!
30 May 2020 | by ihala-39114See all my reviews

Best episode ever .. I love Desmond and I love whoever wrote this smart episode!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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