After several blow-out victories in a row, we finally had a close one! Congratulations to Christian Shephard and Boone. They will move on to Round 2. Christian Shephard easily trounced Steve Jenkins, one of our Prelim winners. But the real story of the day was Boone holding off Dr. Marvin Candle/Mark Wickmund/Edgar Halowax/whatever he decides to call himself each morning. Candle started off with strong numbers, but Boone caught up and passed him. For a time it looked like Candle was making a comeback, but the first main character to die on Lost held his ground in the end by less than 140 votes!
Tonight we see a very racially diverse set of competitors. In each matchup it is a battle of young versus old. Young Walter Lloyd (or WAAALT!!! if you will) faces off against Hurley's mama, while it's a battle of the baldies between Jae Lee and fanboy favorite John Locke.
Who will win a shot at Round 2 next? Cast your votes and stick around for the ride. And as a side note, let's try and keep the conversation focused on the current matchups at hand.
Walter “Walt” Lloyd
Status: Lostie (Unknown)
Walt grew up with his mother, never knowing his biological father, Michael. When Susan died suddenly, Walt's step-father contacted Michael, begging him to take the boy. Many have described him as 'special.' Walt was kidnapped from the raft by the Others and held captive for some time. He was last seen being allowed to leave the Island with his father, after Michael cut a deal with the Others.
Status: Flashback Character (Alive)
Carmen is the wife of David Reyes and the mother of Hurley. She raised her children on her own after David left the family. She has always been very concerned about Hurley’s weight problem, encouraging him to exercise. A very religious person, she does not believe in curses, despite all the bad fortune that followed Hurley’s winning the lottery.
Status: Flashback Character (Dead)
Jae Lee was set up as a potential suitor for Sun, though he confessed he was in love with an American woman he met while attending Harvard. He taught Sun English and had an affair with her. He was beaten by Jin at the behest of Sun's father but was left alive. Filled with shame, Jae Lee committed suicide by jumping from his hotel balcony.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
John Locke has spent most of his life trying to be more than people expect of him. His complicated relationship with his father left him paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair and tore apart his only known committed relationship. After the crash of Flight 815, John miraculously regained use of his legs and has spent his time trying to uncover the many mysteries of the Island.