Lost Season Three: "Flashes Before Your Eyes"

Only fools are enslaved by time and space, indeed1

What I Liked:

  • “That Guy Sees The Future, Dude.” As much as I loved our adventures on Alcatraz, I missed Hurley
  • That was the coolest flashback ever…if it was indeed a flashback at all. There were hints of Donnie Darko and The Wizard of Oz in his “flashback” and Final Destination on the island with Charlie
  • The song Charlie was singing in Desmond’s past, Oasis’ Wonderwall, particularly the part of the song he sang: “Because maybe, You’re gonna be the one that saves me…” which makes sense now
  • That Charlie is the one destined to die. You have no idea how happy that makes me. he’s become such a prick.

What I didn’t like:

  • I forgot how much I disliked Charlie at this point.

What We Learned:

  • After he turned the key, Desmond appears to be sent back in the past as he’s moving in with Penny with knowledge of the future.
  • Desmond David Hume – they sure love philosophers
  • He used to be a set designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • He moved in with Penny and asked Papa Widmore for her hand in marriage and was rejected in the cruelest yet coolest way humanly possible2
  • Desmond met Charlie Hieronymus Pace outside Widmore Industries who was a street performer at the time.
  • After being told that he can’t escape his future, Desmond broke up with Penny and then carried on with the events that led to him ending up at the island.


  • Was that really a flashback?
  • The creepy jewelry store owner played by Fionnula Flanagan was the creepy old lady in The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Coincidence?
  • Who was that old woman? Was she real? Will we see her again?
  • Are the flashbacks we seeing actually flashbacks or is everyone experiencing the same phenomenon – as in, when we see the characters’ flashbacks are they reliving that moment again – but only Desmond is conscious of it now?
  • By saving Charlie, what damage is Desmond doing to their reality?
  • Does Claire always go for a swim fully dressed?

1: Check this video out for an explanation
2: If I ever have a daughter and some substandard, by my opinion, askes me for her hand in marriage, I can only hope to remember that speech.


7 thoughts on “Lost Season Three: "Flashes Before Your Eyes"

  1. Your comments really crack me up. I, however, love Charlie! I really hope they don’t kill him off. This episode rocked though.

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