Entertainment

The Best Desmond Episodes of 'Lost'  

Ranker TV
49 votes 18 voters 9 items

List Rules Vote up the episodes of Lost that featured Desmond the best.

There was a magical moment in Lost, somewhere between the breakout first season and all the nonsense that flowed after it, where we actually thought that each new mystery the show unravelled existed for a reason. When Desmond Hume was introduced at the bottom of The Hatch pushing a button every 108 minutes, fans around the world were mesmerized by this new character and transfixed by the mysteries that surrounded him. Of course, in the end, all of it meant pretty much nothing, but that doesn't change the fact that Desmond remains one of Lost's most enduring characters.

Equal parts cheery, tragic, and played with Emmy-nominated gravitas by Henry Ian Cusick, Desmond was a central figure of Lost right up until 'The End.' From his flashbacks to his flash-sideways' to his memorable relationship with Penny, the best Desmond episodes of Lost always represented the show at its very best. When a Desmond centric episode came on, you knew it could be counted on to provide that special dose of mystery, emotion, and drama that Lost excelled at once upon a time.

Without thinking too hard about what it all meant, let's roll back in time, enter the numbers, and rank the best Desmond episodes of Lost, okay brother?

back to page 1
Happily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Desmond Episodes of 'Lost'
Photo: ABC

Desmond undergoes Charles Widmore's experiment and interacts with his "flash-sideways" counterpart.

Original Airing: Apr 06 2010

Season: Lost - Season 6

Episode Number: 11

Is this a great episode?
What They Died For is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Desmond Episodes of 'Lost'
Photo: ABC

Locke devises a new strategy; Jack's group searches for Desmond.

Original Airing: May 18 2010

Season: Lost - Season 6

Episode Number: 16

Is this a great episode?
Jughead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Desmond Episodes of 'Lost'
Photo: ABC

Desmond looks for a woman who might be the key to helping Faraday stop the island's unpredictable movements through time.

Original Airing: Jan 28 2009

Season: Lost - Season 5

Episode Number: 3

Is this a great episode?
Everybody Loves Hugo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Desmond Episodes of 'Lost'
Photo: ABC

Hurley agonizes over what the group's next move should be; Locke is curious about the new arrival in his camp.

Original Airing: Apr 13 2010

Season: Lost - Season 6

Episode Number: 12

Is this a great episode?