Definitions

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  • noun a dramatic device in which a future event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative.

Etymologies

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Blend of flashback and forward

Examples

  • If he were under other pressures that we do not understand (not his first time to the island or that the flashforward is really a flashback) then his behavior would be in harmony with that reality.

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  • I think complaining about questions raised in the flashforward is a little ridiculous.

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  • He's pretty messed up, and we only learn why when we discover it's not a flashback at all, but a 'flashforward', and his 'It wasn't supposed to happen this way' line paints the actions on the island in a new light.

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  • He's pretty messed up, and we only learn why when we discover it's not a flashback at all, but a 'flashforward', and his 'It wasn't supposed to happen this way' line paints the actions on the island in a new light.

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  • The "flashforward" to next week looks like it will bring some meaty developments, too.

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  • In the beginning, I thought it was a "flashforward" rather than a flashback (or, technically, the scenes in the island were the flashbacks), but discarded it when Jack talked about his father in the hospital.

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  • Calvin Valentine during the 'flashforward' episode.

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  • Fans have already seen Calvin being shot dead by a mystery assailant in a special 'flashforward' episode set in the future.

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  • Ricky said his dream is "to do a film or a couple of dramas in the States", and will bow out of the soap when his character Calvin Valentine is shot dead - scenes that have already been foreshadowed in a "flashforward" episode.

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  • Meanwhile Calvin (Whittle) will leave towards the end of May as part of a shooting storyline, foreshadowed in a 'flashforward' episode last year.

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