The deja vu motif plays during several first meetings of flash sideways characters who knew each other when alive.
Full list of appearances
- Jack wonders how he knows Desmond. ("LA X, Part 1")
- Sun tells an airport employee that she speaks no English. ("LA X, Part 2")
- Helen exits the house and sees Locke in the grass. ("The Substitute")
- Locke suggests Ben become principal. ("Dr. Linus")
- Sun and Jin are revealed to be unmarried. ("The Package")
- Jack talks to Bernard at his office. ("The Candidate")
- Jack and Juliet meet and talk about the concert. ("The End")
The motif shares elements with the main mystery theme.