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A '''flash-forward''' (or ''prolepsis'', also sometimes known as a ''flash-ahead'') in a narrative occurs when the primary sequence of events in a story is interrupted by the interjection of a scene representing an event expected, projected, or imagined to occur at a later time. The flash-forward technique is used less frequently than its reverse, the [[flashback]], or the [[flash-sideways]].
 
A '''flash-forward''' (or ''prolepsis'', also sometimes known as a ''flash-ahead'') in a narrative occurs when the primary sequence of events in a story is interrupted by the interjection of a scene representing an event expected, projected, or imagined to occur at a later time. The flash-forward technique is used less frequently than its reverse, the [[flashback]], or the [[flash-sideways]].
   
In ''Lost'', the flash-forward technique was introduced in {{ep|3x22-23}}, although it wasn't made clear that it was a flash-forward until the end of the episode. The first episode to feature a flash-forward that was clearly shown to be one from the start was {{ep|4x01}}. {{ep|4x07}} was the first episode to intertwine flashbacks with flash-forwards, although the flashback element was only clearly revealed to be in the past at the end of the episode, making its temporality a [[plot twist]].
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In ''Lost'', the flash-forward technique was introduced in {{ep|3x22-23}}, although it wasn't made clear that it was a flash-forward until the end of the episode. The first episode to feature a flash-forward that was clearly shown to be one from the start was {{ep|4x01}}. {{ep|4x07}} was the first episode to intertwine flashbacks with flash-forwards, although the flashback element was only clearly revealed to be in the past at the end of the episode, making its temporality a [[plot twist]].
   
 
==List of flash-forwards==
 
==List of flash-forwards==
 
*{{ep|3x22-23|bold=1}} - [[Jack]]
 
*{{ep|3x22-23|bold=1}} - [[Jack]]
*{{ep|4x01|bold=1}} - [[Hurley]]
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*{{ep|4x01|bold=1}} - [[Hurley]] (briefly shifted to [[Jack]])
 
*{{ep|4x03|bold=1}} - [[Sayid]]
 
*{{ep|4x03|bold=1}} - [[Sayid]]
 
*{{ep|4x04|bold=1}} - [[Kate]]
 
*{{ep|4x04|bold=1}} - [[Kate]]
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Latest revision as of 03:47, September 2, 2013

3x24-HaveToGoJack
The third season finale introduced flash forwards to the show. ("Through the Looking Glass")

A flash-forward (or prolepsis, also sometimes known as a flash-ahead) in a narrative occurs when the primary sequence of events in a story is interrupted by the interjection of a scene representing an event expected, projected, or imagined to occur at a later time. The flash-forward technique is used less frequently than its reverse, the flashback, or the flash-sideways.

In Lost, the flash-forward technique was introduced in "Through the Looking Glass", although it wasn't made clear that it was a flash-forward until the end of the episode. The first episode to feature a flash-forward that was clearly shown to be one from the start was "The Beginning of the End". "Ji Yeon" was the first episode to intertwine flashbacks with flash-forwards, although the flashback element was only clearly revealed to be in the past at the end of the episode, making its temporality a plot twist.

List of flash-forwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

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