Congratulations to Desmond! History repeated itself as Charlie's fate was sealed by the troubled Scotsman. Desmond is our first contestant to earn a spot in the Semifinals, the Final Four if you will. Whoever he faces, it will certainly be a tough matchup.
Tonight's karmic matchup is another heavyweight bout, and it revolves around nicknames. Both characters squaring off tonight go by a nickname or alias other than the name they were born with. Nicknames are also a point of contention between the two.
For much of the series, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes was one of James "Sawyer" Ford's easiest targets for his seemingly endless supply of nicknames. Hurley seemed to think nothing more than Sawyer was a jerk, but it evidently built up inside. During the Season 2 episode "Dave," Sawyer pushed Hurley too far and they literally came to blows.
Since then they seem to have patched things up, though Hurley challenged and defeated Sawyer in a ping pong match and forced Sawyer to go a week without using his precious nicknames.
But this isn't ping pong. This is the Character Cup. And the right to use nicknames aren't on the line here; the right to exist is. Who will win the battle of the nicknames?
Vote for your favorite and voice your opinions in the comments section.
P.S.- Congratulations to Kate and her towel for winning the Round 3 Best in Show award.
Hugo “Hurley” Reyes
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Hurley was once a patient at the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, where he first heard The Numbers from Leonard Simms, which he used to play the lottery, winning millions. Since the crash of Flight 815, Hurley has helped around camp, had a brief relationship with Libby, ‘built’ a golf course, and tries to keep everyone in good spirits.
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.
NOTE: Still no luck with the updated progress brackets. At this point, I might as well just wait until the semifinals to load them. My apologies if you were really hoping for them.