Monday, February 12, 2007

Lost Spoilers: More Flashes Before Your Eyes, Season 3, Episode 8

Lost Spoilers for Flashes Before Your Eyes, Season 3, Episode 8. It feels like the season is just beginning, but we really are in Part II of Season 3. Keeping with the Part II theme, this is a continuation of my Lost spoilers for the Valentine's Day episode of Lost. Part I was the raft of spoilers post, and there are a lot of others that I've posted over the past few months and you can find those spoilers posts following this link and scroll down.

I actually have been looking forward to this episode a lot, since Desmond is one of my favorite Lost characters. Ep. 8 is a Desmond-centric episode, equipped with a Desmond flashback, which the producers have touted as unlike any other. Behind the hype will be revelations of how Desmond got where he is - and of the mysterious Widmore clan. The Desmond is new and improved for Season 3, the ability to see the future. What does he see? The previews repeatedly have warned us that he sees someone's death. Of course, every human dies, so it does not take much talent to predict that. But Desmond knows more. Expect him to be vague.

Ep. 7 last week gave us a hint of Widmores to come, as Juliet's sister Rachel tested herself with one of those ubiquitous Widmore Pharmaceuticals home pregnancy test kits - depicted in the photo (thanks DarkUFO).

Did you notice the references to the Lost Experience ARG last week? Mittelos, recalling Mittelwerk the evil star of the ARG, and of course Rachel, Juliet's sister recalling Rachel Blake the good star of the ARG.

Here is the official Lost press release from ABC, which usually has some spoilers, and sometimes some misdirection:


This is the headline ... Hurley and Charlie go and confront Desmond.

"Flashes Before Your Eyes" - A suspicious and determined Hurley enlists Charlie to help him wrangle the truth out of Desmond, who has been acting strangely ever since the implosion of the hatch, on "Lost,"

Look for Desmond to remain coy. He feels the horror of what happened from the implosion and failure to press the button.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.

Guest starring are Sonya Walger as Penny Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Shishir Kurup as Donovan, Fionnula Flanagan as Ms. Hawking, Katie Doyle as receptionist, Jeremy Colvin as delivery man, Michael Titterton as bartender and David Cordell as Jimmy Lennon.

Penny is back.


Littlegemz84 said...

I am a bit confused after watching this episode. Did Desmond have a flashback whilst on the island in 'real time' ('our' time so to speak?)

or was he seeing his future, getting off the island and then remembering the island,by having flashbacks that remind him he had been there once? I am so confused as to what it all meant.

We then saw Desmond once again on the island, with Charlie & Hurley like it was just a normal flashback... but it was confusing for me. Someone please explain?

A said...

Hi Littleg... I agree with you. A lot of people are really confused about the Desmond flashback in "Flashes Before Your Eyes". I wrote a bit more about it in my episode summary post at Flashes Before Your Eyes Lost Clues and Spoilers. There are three theories on it. One is that it is a mishmash that means nothing. Not many people buy that one. The most popular theory is that the flashback was actually a dream by Desmond that mixed together his present sense impressions, with his memories. It took place while he was knocked out after the hatch implosion, and his life Flashed before his eyes. I think that is the best explanation. Another is that Desmond was time travelling, sort of like in Daybreak or Groundhog Day.