How about that! We finally had two close matchups for a change. But sadly, though all four characters seemed to be well-liked, only two were able to move on to Round 3. So, congrats to Walt and Charlie. Christian Shephard and Jin both managed to make the decision making difficult for us, but they just couldn't quite pull it off.
With the conclusion of these matchups, we are already halfway through Round 2! Exciting as that may seem, it also means that some harder choices are looming ahead of us in Round 3 and beyond. In fact, I teased you all in the comments that tonight's matchups would include yet another gut-wrenching twister. Maybe it's just me, but it just doesn't seem nice of the hat to pit Sun against Juliet in only the second round.
That's right, matchup #1 is Sun vs. Juliet. Both are strong female characters and both have their followings with fans. Who's going to win this cat fight?
In the second matchup of the evening, we see the man with 9 lives (er, well maybe just 2) going up against the Losties' resident convict. Mikhail vs. Kate is sure to make for another interesting day of voting and commenting, of which there was no lack of in the last 24 hours.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Sun is the daughter of an industrial mogul in Korea. Her parents tried to find her a worthy suitor, but she met Jin by chance and they fell in love. After Jin began working for her father, Sun became unhappy with her marriage. She secretly learned English and planned to run away. Since the crash, Sun has grown in her freedom, acted as translator for Jin, fatally shot Colleen and is now pregnant.
Status: Other (Alive)
Juliet was recruited by the Others for her promising work with fertility treatments. She signed on for six months of work with the Others, but Ben refused to let her leave until she made it safe for the Others to have children on the Island. She oversaw Jack's time on Hydra Island and killed Pickett so Sawyer and Kate could escape. She has since defected from the Others and lives with the Losties.
Status: Other (Deceased)
Once a Soviet soldier, Mikhail was recruited to the Island, where he became the operator of the Flame station for the Others, gathering information on anything they needed from the outside world. He was captured by the Losties when they found the Flame. Mikhail died when he detonated a grenade in an attempt to flood the Looking Glass station.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Kate grew up in Iowa in an abusive home, always longing to run away. Eventually, Kate blew up her house, killing her father and she has been on the run ever since. She was tracked down and arrested in Australia, but she and the US Marshal crashed with Flight 815. Since the crash, Kate has evolved into a leader amongst the survivors. She has been captured twice by the Others.