Update: 15:20 Here is Locke4God's latest stats update.
And "Through The Looking Glass" will get into the final as expected today, and pretty comfotably, but not as much as I might have though. 70% or more voted for it in today's poll, but 100% of the remaining 38 Brackets withing 5 points of the overall lead had selected it in their bracket. That made it an odds on favorite.
And now with it's place secure, "TTLG" will join either "The Constant" or "The Incident" in the final. All 3 were in the top 3 episodes selected by all brackets to make it to the final, and all 3 were in the top 3 episodes selected to actually win the final.
And it's pretty even. While today's Semi-Final is a little predictable, tomorrow's promises to be great, and the final even more so. I really have no idea, just looking at the numbers, what to expect. It could any way on both of the upcoming matches. Should be Interesting, and I know those still left in contention for a place among the top 3 will be glued to the results.
Here are those brackets again, underneath the scenerios it would take for them to win.
Constant (Semi Final), Looking Glass (Final)
1st: Taylor Clark (Could place 2nd in Tie-Breaker with Ampara Plaza )
2nd: Amparo Plaza (Could place 1st in Tie-Breaker with Taylor Clark)
3rd: David Kidd or Nathan Susag (TBD via Tie Breaker)
Incident (Semi Final), Looking Glass (Final)
1st: Omi Papa
2nd: Adam S (Could place 3rd in Tie-Breaker with Matthew Collier)
3rd: Matthew Collier (Could place 2nd in Tie-Breaker with Adam S)
Constant (Semi Final), Constant (Final)
1st: Jonathan Dowkes (Could place 2nd in Tie-Breaker with Adam Scott)
2nd: Adam Scott (Could place 1st in Tie-Break with Jonathan Dowkes)
3rd: Joseph Callahan or Chris Sheppard (TBD via Tie-Breaker)
Incident (Semi Final), Incident (Final)
1st: Jeff Reno
3rd: Jack Kelly, Robert Patterson & Andrea Gangl (Any 2 of these 3 could place 2nd or 3rd TBD in a Tie-Breaker)
That's it for today. Tomorrow we'll take a closer look at the season by season breakdown, and the final 7 or 8 brackets who will be left to contend for a top 3 spot.
Tell us how you're doing though. While I'm concentrating on who is going to win, how many of you still have a chance to make the top 20? or break into the top 100 after a rough start? How many of you did better/the same/worse than last year?
We still have the same 2 bracket leaders,Taylor Clark and Amparo "aarlost" Plaza, but it's still anyone's game. How is your bracket fairing? How are your picks looking after today's polls. View Latest Brackets.
Later on Today our stats guru Locke4God will be presenting us with his stats analysis of the brackets and what it means for your chances of winning. We will update this post so keep checking back.
Today sees the first of the Semi-Final Matches, pitching last years winner against the Season 4 Finale... who will take the honors.
As always let us know in the comments who you voted for and why. You can also follow along in the Official Episode Cup Thread.
Thanks to Dharmageddon for the images
Live Together, Die Alone
After discovering a sailboat just offshore containing former hatch oversee Desmond, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.
Through the Looking Glass
Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.