Congratulations to Juliet and Sayid for winning their matchups yesterday. Just like the first time, Juliet and Sayid dispatched Pickett and Elsa with a ruthless efficiency.
Juliet: 96% (selected on 99.1% of all brackets)
Pickett: 4% (selected on 0.8% of all brackets)
Sayid: 96% (selected on 99.6% of all brackets)
Elsa: 4% (selected on 0.3% of all brackets)
That gives us four contestants in Round 2 and 1185 contestants still in the running for that perfect bracket. Who's going to join our four winners next? Today's matchups look like they won't be much closer than what we've seen already.
Today we see two bouts between Others and Losties. The two combatants in our first matchup were both imprisoned by their own people at one time or another. The second matchups pits a myterious right-hand man against a well-intentioned dentist. Cast your votes and sound off with any comments you have about today's matchups!
A survivor of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, Jin struggled to fit in. Knowing only his native Korean language, he was incapable of communicating with his fellow survivors until he learned that his wife Sun knew English. He helped Michael build the raft but was attacked by the Others out in the ocean. He met the Tailies, impregnated his wife and has come to learn a good deal of English from his wife and friends. His fate is somewhat uncertain, as he was last seen on the deck of the freighter when it exploded as the Oceanic 6 took off in a helicopter.
Little is known about his past, but Karl was a member of the Others. A teenager himself, Karl was in a relationship with Ben’s daughter Alex. Ben had Karl imprisoned on the Hydra Island station and brainwashed in Room 23. He was freed by Sawyer and Kate and later warned the Losties of an attack on their camp being planned by the Others. He defected and joined the Losties and followed Locke back to the Barracks. While he, Alex and Rousseau were attempting to reach the safety of the Temple, they were ambushed by Keamy’s team and Karl was killed.
A mysterious and seemingly ageless stranger, Richard’s time on the Island predates even the DHARMA Initiative. As a member of the so-called “Hostiles”, he met a young Ben Linus, who would later help him exterminate DHARMA. Richard was also seen at the hospital were a premature John Locke was born and approached John as a child, testing him for special qualities. Richard appeared to be Ben’s right-hand man for a time and helped recruit Juliet Burke for fertility research. He was last seen welcoming Locke into the camp of the Others outside of the Orchid station before the Island disappeared.
A survivor from Oceanic Flight 815’s tail section, Bernard was rescued from up in a tree by Ana-Lucia and Goodwin. A typically reserved and gentle person, Bernard was a dentist before the crash and is married to middle section survivor Rose. He and the Tailies hiked to the Lostie camp with Michael, Jin and Sawyer, where he was reunited with his wife. Bernard took part in an ambush on the Others who were attacking the Lostie beach camp. He was last seen at the beach camp before the Island disappeared.