flashbacks

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Flashbacks are scenes set in a time earlier than the main story. They are vivid memories viewed from a CHARACTER’S point of view and perspective. Since they are SUBJECTIVE, they may or may not be totally complete or accurate due to a character’s psychological trauma or biases. Flashes of light on the screen  appear to let the viewer know that what they are about to see is a flashback.

Different from time jumps – Time jumps are scenes that have been inserted into the chronological structure of the main story which are used to fill in a character’s or event’s backstory (to make the main story more complete). Although like flashbacks they are set in a time earlier than the main story, they are more OBJECTIVE than are flashbacks because it is the WRITERS that are revealing it to us. The details, however, might still be incomplete depending on how much the writer wants to reveal at the time. No flashes of light.

NOTE: Although there are differences between flashbacks and time jumps, for the time being, no distinction will be made between them (unless the plot makes it  necessary to do otherwise).

Flashbacks help fill in each character’s backstory.

Michaela’s Timeline

Before Jamaica
  • 103 – Evie’s death (Late 2012/Early 2013)
    • 103.23 – Night out partying w/ Evie (Designated Driver)
    • 103.5 – Automobile crash w/ Evie
    • 103.10 – Meeting Evie’s parents first time after the crash w/Glen and Beverley

While in Jamaica
  • 101.1 – Morning at the airport in Jamaica (April 4, 2013)
    • undecided about accepting Jared’s engagement

April 4, 2013 / November 4, 2018
  • 101.2Flight 828 to New York (2013/2018)
    • 103.01 – Before taking off, has conversation with Ben about how good the trip was for him and Grace.
    • 102.22 – Receives/tries to send text w/ Jared  (November 4, 2018)
      • decides to marry Jared, but can’t reach him
  • 101.5 – Reunited with father (Steve), receives word that mom (Karen) had died (November 7, 2018)

Michaela’s Relationships with Ben and Grace
Michaela’s Relationship with Jared and Lourdes
  • 101.8 – revisits 129th police precinct for first time (November 8, 2018)
    • sees Lourdes for first time after return
  • 102.6 – gets her job back / promoted to detective
  • 103.18 – reads Lourdes’ Facebook messages she sent her
Michaela’s Callings:
Michaela’s Concealments
  • 103,22 – Prompted by a believer (Isaiah) to unburden herself, and not conceal anything from herself.

Jared’s Timeline

Before Michaela’s trip to Jamaica

April 4, 2013

The 5 1/2 Years

November 4, 2018
  • 105.25 Notified of Flight 828’s Return (November 4, 2018)
    • Her and Jared’s three-year “first-kiss-aversary”

Jared’s Relationship with Lourdes

Jared’s Relationship with Michaela
  • 104.10 – buys tickets for another officer so he can be alone in a car with Michaela for six hours
  • 104.10Jared listens and trusts  Michaela when she tells him they have to break their cover, which botches an ATF operation
  • 104.19 – As a result, Jared receives suspension.

Jared’s Relationship with Vance

Lourdes’ Timeline

Before Michaela’s trip to Jamaica

April 4, 2013

The 5 1/2 Years
  • 103.18 – misses her best friend Michaela and sends her tribute messages on Facebook
  • 105 – First Kiss between Jared and Lourdes (October 2013)

November 4, 2018
  • 105.25 Notified of Flight 828’s Return (November 4, 2018)
    • Her and Jared’s three-year “first-kiss-aversary”

Lourdes’ Relationship with Michaela
  • 101.8 – meets Michaela first time after she returns (November 8, 2018)

Lourdes’ Relationship with Jared

Ben’s Timeline

Before Jamaica
  • 102.14 – Surprises by young Olive and Ben coming in their bedroom one morning
  • 101.21 – Agrees to go on family vacation to help his marriage with Grace.

While in Jamaica
  • 104.8 – makes Olive feel better when after a bike runs over her model plane, he puts it in the water where it floats

April 4, 2013 / November 4, 2018
  • 101.1 – Morning at the airport in Jamaica
  • 101.2Flight 828 to New York
    • 103.01 – Before taking off, has conversation with Ben about how good the trip was for him and Grace.
    • 102.22 – After landing, unable to get cell service
  • 101.5 – Reunited with wife (Grace) and daughter (Olive) (November 7, 2018)

Ben’s Relationship with his Family
Ben’s Callings
Ben Seeks Employment

Grace’s Timeline

Before Jamaica
  • 102.14 – Surprises by young Olive and Ben coming in their bedroom one morning
  • 105.1 – Her marriage with Ben is under a lot of stress, in part because of Cal being diagnosed with Leukemia.
  • 101.21Grace bribes Ben to go on family vacation to April saying that they will have a lot of sex.

While in Jamaica
  • Nothing revealed at this time

April 4, 2013

The 5 1/2 Years
  • 101.21Grace blames Ben for taking that later flight, and for making Cal so desperate for his attention that he wanted to stay with you and take away from her the six months she still had with him before he died of Leukemia.
  • 104.8Grace shuts down, has difficulty getting out of bed, while the world around her kept moving and the bills kept rolling in. She almost lost her house.
  • 105.7 – One morning young Olive cuts herself trying to make a sandwich for her mom, and Grace decides to pull herself together.
  • 105.9 – She joins a Grief and Loss group, and meets Danny for the first time (October 2013)
  • 104.8Grace receives half a million dollars death benefit from Ben’s life insurance, and uses the money to pay off the mortgage, Cal’s medical bills, and took out a HELOC to start her own catering business.
  • 105.13Grace and Danny’s first date: Meatloaf Dinner (April 2015)

November 4, 2018

Grace’s Relationship with Ben
  • 101.21 – Apologizes to Ben for blaming him for taking that later flight.
  • 104.8Grace receives a letter from the insurance company, saying they want  Ben’s death benefit returned.
Graces Relationship with Danny
  • 101.23 – Receives text message form Danny if she told Ben about him yet.
  • 103.11 – Tells coworker (Rob) that her relationship with Danny is over, now that her husband is back.

Olive’s Timeline

Early Childhood
  • 102.14 – Surprises mom (Grace) and dad (Ben) by going in their bedroom one morning

While in Jamaica
  • 104.8Ben makes Olive feel better when after a bike runs over her model plane, he puts it in the water where it floats
  • 101.1 – Morning at the airport in Jamaica (April 4, 2013)

April 4, 2013

The 5 1/2 Years
  • 101.14 – Refused to leave house and had nightmares. Eventually sent to therapy twice a week.
  • 105 – Grace gets wake-up call from Olive to get help (October 2013)
  • 105 – Grace and Danny’s first date (2015)

November 4, 2018
  • 105.25 Notified of Flight 828’s Return (November 4, 2018)
    • 101.5 – Reunited with dad and brother (November 7, 2018)
      • Hugs her dad (Ben)
      • Startles her twin brother (she’s now 5 1/2 years older)

Olives Relationship with her Dad

Olive’s Relationship with her Twin Brother
  • 102.21 – Retrieve Cal’s belongings she stored for him
  • 103.15Cal rats on Olive’s sneaking out at night to spend time with Kevin, breaking their “Twins Code”
  • 103.25 – She makes up with Cal, saying “Twins Rule”

Cal’s Timeline

Early Childhood
  • 102.14 – Surprises mom (Grace) and dad (Ben) by going in their bedroom one morning
  • 101.21 – diagnosed with Leukemia, expected to live only six months

While in Jamaica
  • 101.1 – Morning at the airport in Jamaica (April 4, 2013)

April 4, 2013 / November 4, 2018
  • 101.2Flight 828 to New York (2013/2018)
    • 105.28Cal sees a bright light outside the airplane, and says, “It’s all co
  • 101.5 – Reunited with mother (Grace) and twin sister (Olive) (November 7, 2018)
    • runs away from Olive who is now 5 1.2 years older than he

Cal’s Health
  • 101.18 – Accepted into special program at clinic
  • 102.4 – Begins receiving treatment at clinic
  • 103.4Saanvi discovers special protein found in Cal’s blood (which is eventually found in all 828ers)
Cal’s Callings
  • 101.24 – While asleep in bed awakens when plane explodes at airport
  • 102.08 – Encounter with a zealot woman
  • 103.2 – Prompts Michaela to spell out “Own Your Truth” on refrigerator door
Cal’s Relationship with His Twin Sister
  • 103.14 – Meets his friend Kevin, who is 5 1/2 years older (and taller), and dating Olive
  • 103.15 – Rats on Olive, breaking their Twins Code, for going out in the middle of the night to be with Kevin
  • 103.25 – Makes up with Olive, saying “Twins Rule”

Bethany’s Timeline

Before 2013

While in Jamaica

April 4, 2013 / November 4, 2018
  • 101.2Flight 828 to New York (2013/2018)
    • Plane experiences extreme turbulence
    • 104.12 – gives a stowaway direction on what to do when the plane lands in NYC
    • 104.1Bethany receives word from Captain Daly that plane is being diverted

Bethany’s Relationship with Thomas
Steve and Karen’s Timeline
Before Jamaica
  • 104.20 – Karen gives her son Ben a “free pass” after he steels a boomerang
While in Jamaica
  • 101.1 – Morning at the airport in Jamaica (April 4, 2013)

April 4, 2013
  • 105.1 – Afternoon flight back to New York (April 4, 2013
  • 105.2 – Notification of Flight 828’s Disappearance (April 4,  201

The 5 1/2 Years

November 4, 2018
  • 101.5Steve  is reunited with his son (Ben), daughter (Michaela), and grandson (Cal) (November 7, 2018)
    • informs them that his wife (Karen) passed away

Steve’s Relationship with his Daughter
Steve’s Relationship with his Grandson
  • Yet to be Revealed

Saanvi’s Timeline

Early Childhood

While in Jamaica

April 4, 2013 / November 4, 2018

Saanvi’s Relationships with her Parents
Saanvi’s Relationships with her Coworker
Saanvi’s Callings

 

 

All Scenes with Flashbacks

Set them Free! - II (101.19)
101.19 SYNOPSIS:  After the dogs are found, Michaela and Jared return to the metalworking facility, where she starts to hear the voice again. After searching the lot, she breaks open a door, and frees the two kidnapped girls.
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Stranger in the House II (102.14)
102.14 SYNOPSIS:  Olive says no when Ben invites her to go for ice cream after dinner.  Ben has a flashback to when Cal and Olive are young. Ben notices a mark on Grace’s back which she says came from scuba diving. The next morning, Michaela overhears Grace have a conversation with her presumed new partner and  then confronts her but Grace tells her she hasn't decided who she wants to be with.
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Out of Place (102.22)
102.22 SYNOPSIS:  Michaela visits Lourdes who says she feels like a fraud or the second choice for having married Jared, but Michaela tells her  she was going to give the ring back after she returned even though in a flashback it’s revealed that she was going to say yes.
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The Car Crash (103.5)
103.5 SYNOPSIS:  Michaela leaves to go to the crime scene, but has a flashback to her accident with Evie. She asks Ben to drive who tells her he wants to help because he fears for the safety of his family.
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Get Out! (103.10)
103.10 SYNOPSIS:  As they are leaving the Taylor's house people are gathering for Kelly’s wake causing Michaela to have a dark flashback about when she tried going to Evie's wake.
—READ SCRIPT
Designated Driver (103.23)
103.23 SYNOPSIS:  Michaela visits Evie’s house again, but Beverly has gone missing. When Michaela gets in the car to look for her, she has another flashback.
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Plane Diverted (104.1)
104.01 SYNOPSIS: Director Vance takes Kelly off the government's persons of interest list and as they leave it zoom in on the face of Flight 828’s stewardess Bethany. In a time jump back to 2013, Bethany learns from the pilot about the plan’s diverted route before hiding a bag in one of the cabin’s cabinets.—>
—READ SCRIPT
The Stowaway (104.12)
104.12 SYNOPSIS:  In a time jump back to 2013, it’s revealed that Thomas posed as a flight attendant, but with diversion he needed to hide or he would be arrested. Bethany gives him a phone and some money then instructs him on how to escape. .—>
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Beta Test One (104.18)
104.xx SYNOPSIS:  In a flashback, Ben and Olive are seen bonding with her stating that he always makes everything better. —>
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Wake-up Call (105.7)
105.07 SYNOPSIS: A flashback to six months after the disappearance has Grace not wanting to do anything bought stay in bed. When Olive tries to make her mom food, she injures her hand. This is a wake up call for Grace who then gets out of bed.—>
—READ SCRIPT
First Kiss (105.12)
105.12 SYNOPSIS: Flashback to two years after the disappearance when Jared has been promoted to Detective. Lourdes tells him to jump out of his comfort zone and live a little prompting him to kiss her.—>
—READ SCRIPT
Carpe Diem! (105.18)
105.18 SYNOPSIS: Three years after the disappearance, Jared receives an Afghan from Michaela’s parents while revealing his engagement to Lourdes. Her father disapproves, but her mom states she will be with their daughter soon and tell her that he is doing well. —>
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Day of Return (105.25)
105.25 SYNOPSIS: Flashback to the day they return, when Jared is in disbelief that the plane has returned. Grace stands over a TV in shock at the news as Danny enters and proclaims that he’s going to go.—>
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Can Anyone Help? (106.1)
106.1 SYNOPSIS: “Off Radar” starts off with a flashback to the plane where Cal exits the bathroom and is touched on the head by a passenger roaming the cabin speaking a foreign language. In the present day, he awakes from a nightmare with a high fever, screaming and shouting, causing the Stone family to rush him to the hospital. —>
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Categories: Terms
flashbacks (Wikipedia)

Flashback or flashbacks may refer to:

  • Flashback (narrative), in literature and dramatic media, an interjected scene or point that takes the narrative back in time from the current point
    • Flashback episode, an episode of a television series that consists primarily of excerpts from previous episodes
  • Flashback (psychology), in which a memory is suddenly and unexpectedly revisited
    • Acid flashback, a reported psychological phenomenon in which an individual experiences an episode of some of LSD's subjective effects long after the drug has worn off
  • Flashback (welding), a dangerous hazard of using an oxyacetylene torch
  • Flashback arrestor, a device most commonly used in oxy-fuel welding and cutting to stop the flame from burning back up into the equipment
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