Congratulations to Sawyer- his respectable victory over Hurley puts him into the Semifinals. It seems like Hurley didn't have much of a chance to pull off the win from very early on in the competition, but he did manage to gain some ground throughout the day. But in the end, the lovable millionaire's run for the Character Cup was ended by the well-read, wise-cracking southerner.
We're now halfway done with the Quarterfinals and just two more days from the Semis.
Tonight, the Hat has selected two characters whose relationship started off well but grew increasingly rockier through to their final encounter together. Michael Dawson began as a concerned father merely trying to get his son rescued. He fit into camp and pitched in with several helpful ideas. After his son Walt was kidnapped however, all he could think about was getting his son back- whatever the cost.
Jack Shephard initially appreciated Michael's commitment to Walt and his attempts to get all the survivors rescued. However, once Michael became interested only in finding Walt, Jack became frustrated by Michael's poor decision-making and eventually enraged to discover that he had murdered two fellow castaways and brokered a deal with the Others.
Is this a case of a Judas vs. a savior? Selfish father vs. selfless leader? Traitor vs. hero?
However you slice it, one of them has got to go.
Status: Lostie (Unknown)
Michael lived in New York and had a son, Walt, with his girlfriend Susan, who later left the country with the boy. Michael became Walt's guardian when Susan died suddenly in Australia. After the crash, Michael tried to get his son rescued. He built the raft and tracked down the Others when they took Walt. He was allowed to leave the Island with Walt when he agreed to bring several Losties to the Others.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Jack Shephard was once a talented spinal surgeon at St. Sebastian Hospital in LA. He was married for a time but his wife left him. He also had a very complicated relationship with his father. After the crash of Flight 815, Jack emerged as the leader of the survivors and continues to do what he can to get them rescued.