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Coronavirus: Scene from TV show Lost resurfaces as UK goes into lockdown

'Desmond is me three weeks from now, working from home'

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 24 March 2020 12:33 GMT
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Scene from Lost resurfaces after Boris Johnson's lockdown order

A scene from the TV show Lost is being circulated online following Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation in which he put the UK on partial lockdown because of coronavirus.

While addressing the country on Monday night (23 March), Johnson ordered people to “stay at home” and sanctioned one form of exercise a day.

This led many to think of the character Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick) in the hit US show centred on plane crash survivors.

Desmond was introduced in the show’s second season as a character residing in a mysterious hatch found in the jungle by two survivors.

The first time he’s ever seen, he’s shown going about his daily routine, which involves listening to some music (in this instance, Mama Cass), showering and exercising.

It’s later revealed he’s been locked away for three years believing to be under quarantine due to a deadly “sickness” on the island.

One person shared a clip of Desmond’s introduction on Twitter, writing: “Me three weeks from now, working from home.”

Another added: “We are Desmond from Lost until May”.

“The longer this isolation/quarantine goes on I reckon I am going to morph into Desmond,” wrote a third.

Writer Lindsey Romain even wrote an article about the character for Nerdist, commenting: “My man Desmond had a quarantine routine before it was cool so i wrote about it.”

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Of course we don’t have the added pressure of pushing a button every 108 minutes in the belief it will “save the world”, although one tweeter stated: ”I feel like Desmond on Lost, hunkered down in the hatch, and every 108 minutes I push a button to launch a Google Hangout.”

Lost is available to stream on Amazon Prime and you can follow along with a rewatch podcast.

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