April 18, 2007
Desmond Hume
Alternate timeline
Written by
Jeff Pinkner and Brian K. Vaughan
Directed by
Stephan Williams
Guest starring
Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore
Jack Maxwell as Derek
Joanna Bool as Ruth
Andrew Connolly as Brother Campbell
Andrew Trask as older monk
Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit

Catch-22 is the seventeeth episode of season 3 of Lost. Desmond Hume is featured in the episode's flashbacks.

ABC press release

Desmond coaxes Charlie, Hurley and Jin on a trek across the jungle after experiencing one of his future-prophesizing “flashes” -- but is he purposely placing Charlie’s life in harm’s way? Meanwhile, Kate turns to an unwitting Sawyer after seeing Jack alone with Juliet.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Desmond finds something on Naomi that should not exist in the time period they are in.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (TV Guide columnist): Marsha Thomason has been cast as the new, non-Other, non-crash survivor, non-flashback character first appearing in "Catch-22."
    • TRUE
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): This episode features 50 year old Theodore, Scottish, pugnacious 20 year old Kenneth, and sad, 20 year old Ruth.
    • TRUE, although Theodore was renamed Campbell and Kenneth was renamed Derek.
  • Michael Ausiello (TV Guide columnist), Secretagentman (Spoiler source), Kristin Veitch (E! Online correspondant): A top-secret new female character will be introduced in this episode and will recur. She is not a crash survivor, Other, or flashback character.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Flashbacks will include Desmond at a cathedral.
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Veitch (E! Online correspondant): Penny will appear in Desmond's flashbacks.
    • TRUE
  • Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): The cable Sayid found in "Solitary" will become important before the season finale.
    • TRUE
Season 3 episodes covered by the Lost Spoilers Wiki
Not in PortlandFlashes Before Your EyesStranger in a Strange LandTricia Tanaka is DeadEnter 77Par AvionThe Man from TallahasseeExposéLeft BehindOne of UsCatch-22D.O.C.The BrigThe Man Behind the CurtainGreatest HitsThrough the Looking Glass (Finale)
General SpoilersSpoiler SourcesSeason 3 Episodes
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.