Flashes Before Your Eyes

February 14, 2007
Desmond Hume
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore
Alan Dale as Charles Widmore
Shishir Kurup as Donovan
Fionnula Flanagan as Eloise Hawking
Katie Doyle as receptionist
Jeremy Colvin as delivery man
Michael Titterton as bartender
David Cordell as Jimmy Lennon

Flashes Before Your Eyes is the eighth episode of season 3 of Lost. Desmond Hume is featured in the episode's continuous flashback, although the flashback is actually Desmond reliving a part of his life after imploding the hatch.

ABC press release

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.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Kristin Veitch (E! Online correspondant): This episode will feature Charlie flashbacks.
    • FALSE
  • Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): The kidnapped tail section survivors, including the children and Cindy, will return in this episode.
    • FALSE, this was moved to episode 9.
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer): The format of this episode is unlike any other episode, and the format will never be used again.
    • TRUE
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