Flash sideways

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{{I=6x07 PervertReynolds.jpg=300=right=The flash sideways saw characters living out alternate scenarios.}}
Season 6 introduced a new narrative technique - the '''flash sideways'''. Like flashbacks and flash forwards, flash sideways intercut into episodes' main action a secondary storyline, which covered the centric characters at a different time. The series 6x17 revealed the nature of the Flash sideways world the flash sideways portrayed it showed the characters meeting after death. As such, the flash sideways are in a sense Flash-forwards.

==Sound effect==
The flash-sideways transition sound effect is characterized by a broken, stuttering version of the normal flash-forward/flashback sound, although slightly higher-pitched, almost resembling the sound coming from an airplane engine. It closely resembles the sound of the Ajira flight passing overhead - the last real sound that Jack heard before he died. The sound effect could be the actual 'sound' of Jack's transition to the flash-sideways world.

==List of flash sideways episodes==
*"'''LA X, Parts 1 & 2'''" - Jack, Hurley, Jin & Sun, Locke, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Charlie, Boone
*{{ep=1}} - Kate
*{{ep=1}} - Locke
*{{ep=1}} - Jack
*{{ep=1}} - Sayid
*{{ep=1}} - Ben
*{{ep=1}} - Sawyer
*{{ep=1}} - Jin & Sun
*{{ep=1}} - Desmond
*{{ep=1}} - Hurley
*{{ep=1}} - Locke, Sawyer, Claire, Sayid, Jack, Jin & Sun
*{{ep=1}} - Jack & Locke
*{{ep=1}} - Jack, Desmond, Ben, Sawyer
*{{ep=1}} - Jack, Ben, Locke, Sawyer, Kate, Desmond, Hurley, Miles, Sayid, Jin & Sun, Claire, Charlie, Juliet

In {{ep}}, Desmond Hume transitioned between the original timeline and the flash-sideways timeline with the absence of the flash-sideways sound effect, in similar fashion to the way in which his story transitioned between present and past in {{ep}} without the flashback/flash-forward sound effect. However, the sound effect was used at the end of the episode, when he transitioned back into the sideways timeline, indicating that this last flash was a normal flash-sideways, and not consciousness-travel, as the main body of the episode was.

==See also==
* Flash sideways world
*PortalFlash-Sideways Characters
*TimelineFlash-sideways timeline

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