Congratulations to Yesterdays winners, Three Minutes and I Do, with I Do pipping Tabula Rasa in our closest matchup yet by just 36 votes (and yes all duplicates were removed). They will going forward into the next round, and thanks to everyone who voted and commented. Today we have two Season 1 vs Season 3 matches which I suspect won't quite be as close as yesterdays epic encounter. Please feel free to leave comments about why you chose a particular episode and any highlights/memorable moments from them.
All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues
"All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" is the eleventh episode of Season 1 of Lost. With the revelation that Ethan was never on the plane, the survivors rush to find a missing Claire and Charlie, who they realize have been taken. Leading the way is Jack, who feels guilty after never believing Claire's claims that she felt she was in danger. Flashbacks in this episode concentrate on Jack's decision to stand up to his father and fight for what's right.Full Summary
Live Together, Die Alone
"Live Together, Die Alone" is the 23rd episode and 2 hour finale of Season 2 of Lost. Events come to a head as Michael leads his friends across the Island to confront the Others. Meanwhile, Desmond returns to the Island on a sailboat, and he and Locke make a decision to see what happens if the countdown in the Swan goes beyond zero. This episode was also Desmond's first flashback episode.Full Summary
"Homecoming" is the fifteenth episode of Season 1 of Lost. The happiness of Claire's return is short lived as the survivors realize that she is suffering from amnesia. Ethan returns back near the losties camps, demanding that if he does not get Claire back, he will kill the rest of the group one by one. Flashbacks in this episode feature Charlie's new romance with Lucy Heatherton but Charlie is only using her to satisfy his drug addiction.Full Summary
Flashes Before Your Eyes
Flashes Before Your Eyes was the eighth episode in Season 3 and the 55th episode in the series, and was broadcast on February 14, 2007. A suspicious and determined Charlie enlists Hurley to help him wrangle the truth out of Desmond, who has been acting strangely ever since the implosion of the hatch.
The flashbacks in this episode appear in a different format – not as memories, but as one continuous "lucid flashback" of Desmond's Time Travel after the discharge. Although there is a large portion shown in Desmond’s past, different aspects from the Island such as the Numbers and the countdown timer come back and haunt him, although it's likely these elements were all there before, but he never recognized them the first time around. Desmond is then hit in the head with a cricket bat and launched forward in time back to the Island.Full Summary
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