Why Desmond Hume Is My Favorite Lost Character
Desmond Hume was not on the plane. Desmond was not in any episode of the first season and there are many episodes after that where he is not in either. However, I have to say that Desmond is my favorite character from Lost. Not just because he’s an interesting character, but also because so many of my favorite Lost episodes feature him.
In all, Desmond Hume was in 71 of Lost’s 121 episodes, fewer than Jack Shephard, Sayid Jarrah, “Hurley,” “Sawyer,” Jin Kwon, Sun Kwon, Kate Austin, John Locke (who is probably my second favorite character). ), Claire Littleton, Ben Linus and Charlie Pace.
But Desmond had the best catchphrase on the show: “See you in another life, bro.” This phrase works on so many levels in the show (one must watch “The End” to really understand all of them).
It also introduces the concept of time travel into the show and I really enjoyed this aspect (being a bit of a sci-fi fan).
But it’s not just that he says cool things (with a cool accent) and jumps in time before anyone else. He’s also a really good guy who does a lot of great things for people throughout the show.
And on top of that, his courtship with Penny was hands down the best of the show’s romantic subplots. Of all the romantic relationships in Lost, this one felt like the most “real” and had the most satisfying conclusion. Also, I think Penny is a great character in her own right. I found her to be a much more well-rounded character than most of the other women on the show.
I would like to close this article by mentioning that the character of Desmond Hume is named after David Hume, an 18th century philosopher. A more obvious philosophical reference is the character John Locke, named after John Locke, a 17th-century philosopher. There are many interesting references like this in the show. It really is a show for the thinking man (or woman) and Desmond is the character of the thinking man!