It should come as little surprise to any of us that Mr. Eko and Sayid beat their competition. It was certainly surprising to see Sayid lay so much hurt on Boone, with a wider-than-expected margin of victory. Perhaps all the Boone fans took the weekend off.
Anyway, they're in the winner's circle with Jack and Michael until the start of Round 3, which keeps looking like a heavy-weight round (at this rate anyway).
Tonight, the hat has selected combatants who have histories with each other, in one way or another. First up we have the mother of everyone's favorite Island baby taking on the woman who helped her escape her captors, yet kidnapped her baby only weeks later. Will Claire continue the trend of main characters only so far in Round 3, or will Rousseau provide us the first upset of the second round?
We have already seen what happened when the characters in the second matchup met in real life on the Island. Will the results be the same in the Cup? The diabolical Anthony Cooper tries his luck in a rematch against Sawyer.
Vote away and be vocal in your support of tonight's matchups! :-)
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Claire's life is complicated. An accident left her mother comatose, she got pregnant out of wedlock, her boyfriend left her, and a psychic advised her to take Oceanic Flight 815 to LA to put her child up for adoption. Since the crash, she has been abducted by the Others for her baby, gave birth on the Island, and struggles to raise her baby boy on the Island.
Status: Miscellaneous (Alive)
Rousseau was a member of a science expedition exploring the South Pacific. They picked up the original Radio Tower transmission, broadcasting the Numbers, butu pon investigating, their research vessel crashed on the Island. Her crew mysteriously died, and she gave birth by herself, only to have her daughter taken by the Others. She had lived in isolation for many years until meeting the Losties. She was last seen leading the Losties to the Radio Tower.
Status: Flashback Character/Misc. (Deceased)
Anthony Cooper was a con man, using many different aliases, he tricked people into giving him their money. He is the original ‘Sawyer’ and also the biological father of John Locke. He used their connection to steal a kidney from his son. He turned up on the Island, where Locke manipulated Sawyer into killing Cooper for him.
James “Sawyer” Ford
Status: Lostie (Alive)
James Ford's parents were a victim of a con man and lost all their money. His father killed his mother and himself in front of James. As an adult, James adopted the moniker 'Sawyer' and became a con man himself as he searched for the real Sawyer. Since the crash of Flight 815, Sawyer has been a packrat, an antagonist, and even somewhat of a leader to the Losties.