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Season 2's "Dave" shifted at the end to a non-centric character's point-of-view.
Though most episodes of Lost feature flashbacks, flash-forwards or flash sideways that focus on one character or a couple, some episodes feature additional flashes, wherein a character has a flash but is not the episode's primary focus.
A clear example is the episode "Dave", in which Hurley had flashbacks to his time at Santa Rosa Mental Institute. At the end of the episode, Libby had one flashback from her perspective that revealed that she was also at Santa Rosa. Libby was not the episode's centric character, but she still experienced a flash.
- The end of "Exodus, Part 2" featured a flashback to the survivors of Oceanic 815 on the plane before its departure from Sydney. Several of these characters did not have a flashback in either "Exodus, Part 1" or "Exodus, Part 2", namely, Sayid, Claire and Boone. A flashback each for Claire and Sayid was filmed but ended up being cut from the episode.
- "Man of Science, Man of Faith" opened with a flashback from the perspective of Desmond. The rest of the episode featured flashbacks from Jack.
- As mentioned above, Libby had a flashback at the end of "Dave".
- "A Tale of Two Cities" opened with a flashback from the perspective of Juliet. The rest of the episode featured flashbacks from Jack.
- "Greatest Hits" had a brief flashback, partially from the perspective of Alex Rousseau and Karl Martin, and recounted by Karl.
- "The Beginning of the End" opened with a news report, some of which was seen from Jack's perspective.
- "Cabin Fever" opened with a flashback from the perspective of Emily Locke, and, at the end of the scene, she gave birth to John Locke, who took over as the centric character for the remainder of the episode.
- "Because You Left" opened with a flashback from the perspective of Pierre Chang, and "Namaste" opened with a flash that could be considered centric to Lapidus. Both of these episodes were otherwise devoid of flashes and had no primary centric character(s).
- "The Variable" featured a brief flash from the perspective of Eloise Hawking, a prominent character in Daniel's flashes and the episode's conclusion.
- "The Incident, Part 1" and "The Incident, Part 2" were centric to Jacob because almost all of the flashbacks revolved around him. Yet Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Ilana, Locke, Sun, Jin, Jack, Juliet, and Hurley all experienced flashbacks. Juliet's flashback was the only one not to feature Jacob.
- "Ab Aeterno" opened with a flashback from the perspective of Ilana, and featured a long centric flashback from Richard, and ended with a flashback from the perspective of the Man in Black.
- "Everybody Loves Hugo" was primarily Hurley-centric, but featured a flash-sideways from the perspective of Desmond, and of Locke.