As we promised last week, tonight's episode of Lost
(3.08, entitled "Flashes Before Your Eyes") promises to reveal a lot more about Desmond's past, as Charlie and Hurley try to figure out what happened to Desmond after the hatch implosion. Lost
executive producer Damon Lindelof told Entertainment Weekly that the flashback device used in this episode is used in a totally new way that the show hasn't used before "and never will again."
Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan
appears as Ms Hawking in one of the flashbacks; Charlie appears in Desmond's flashback as well, apparently busking on a street corner in London. Sonia Walger returns as Penny, as does Alan Dale
as Charles Widmore.
Starting with next week's LOST
"Stranger in a Strange Land," Chinese actress Bai Ling will appear in at least one and possibly three episodes as Jack's "mysterious" lover Achara, a plotline that according to Bai Ling includes "a psychological twist and betrayal." The episode (obviously) focuses on Jack, and promises to explain his tattoos, which are connected to Achara, who is an artist. Most of the episode's flashbacks seem to take place in Bangkok, Thailand. Cindy the flight attendant and children Zack & Emma also reappear in this episode of LOST
Cheech Marin will be guest-starring in the February 28 episode, "Tricia Tanaka is Dead," as David Reyes, Hurley's father. Caden Waidyatilleka appears as the young Hurley. Mira Furlan returns as Danielle Rousseau. Hurley finds an old car on the island; the flashbacks include Hurley's old workplace, Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack.