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11th Dec '15 2:35:52 AM jormis29
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** Every episode has short flashbacks, usually at the end, when some hidden scene is revealed that explains how the Leverage team outwitted their opponent-of-the-week. The pilot also had flashbacks describing each team member. There was also an episode that was done in ''{{Rashomon}}''-style flashbacks.
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** Every episode has short flashbacks, usually at the end, when some hidden scene is revealed that explains how the Leverage team outwitted their opponent-of-the-week. The pilot also had flashbacks describing each team member. There was also an episode that was done in ''{{Rashomon}}''-style RashomonStyle flashbacks.
7th Oct '15 9:59:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheGoldenGirls'': Did several episodes each featuring multiple flashbacks on a common theme. It usually felt like the writers had ideas for gags which were not enough for a whole episode, and was often easily mistaken for a ClipShow. There was also an episode showing how the girls met.
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* ''TheGoldenGirls'': ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'': Did several episodes each featuring multiple flashbacks on a common theme. It usually felt like the writers had ideas for gags which were not enough for a whole episode, and was often easily mistaken for a ClipShow. There was also an episode showing how the girls met.

* ''ItsGarryShandlingsShow'': Has a flashback booth (labeled "It's Garry Shandling's Flashback Booth") that Garry enters to start a flashback.
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* ''ItsGarryShandlingsShow'': ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'': Has a flashback booth (labeled "It's Garry Shandling's Flashback Booth") that Garry enters to start a flashback.

* ''TheMiddleMan'': There's a FlashBack, sometimes combined with an ImagineSpot, used to explain what happened between scenes.
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* ''TheMiddleMan'': ''Series/TheMiddleMan'': There's a FlashBack, sometimes combined with an ImagineSpot, used to explain what happened between scenes.

* ''{{Smallville}}'':
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* ''{{Smallville}}'':''Series/{{Smallville}}'':

* ''{{Terminator}}: {{The Sarah Connor Chronicles}}'': Has a flash-forward that technically, doesn't exist, as the character who envisions it (Derek Reese), came back in time and [[spoiler:killed the inventor of the device that will eventually become Skynet]]. Which means, if he did that, then the person would cease to exist, and...[[AustinPowers oh my god, I've gone cross-eyed]]!
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* ''{{Terminator}}: {{The Sarah Connor Chronicles}}'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Has a flash-forward that technically, doesn't exist, as the character who envisions it (Derek Reese), came back in time and [[spoiler:killed the inventor of the device that will eventually become Skynet]]. Which means, if he did that, then the person would cease to exist, and...[[AustinPowers oh my god, I've gone cross-eyed]]!
4th Oct '15 4:34:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BeingHuman'': Has a beautifully simple one - as the vampire Mitchell walks down a street, internally monologuing, his hairstyle and clothes change to reflect the fashions of every decade since his turning. Being Human has ''lots'' of flashbacks, especially in series two, where every single episode begins with a flashback.
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* ''Series/BeingHuman'': ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'': Has a beautifully simple one - as the vampire Mitchell walks down a street, internally monologuing, his hairstyle and clothes change to reflect the fashions of every decade since his turning. Being Human has ''lots'' of flashbacks, especially in series two, where every single episode begins with a flashback.
15th Jul '14 3:13:39 PM ricjac
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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harm gets one in "Déjà Vu", fleshing out a bit of his BackStory, where he at age 16 went on foot into Vietnam trying to find his father, [[DisappearedDad who went MIA]]. He met a girl his age who ended up being shot dead while he watched, unable to help.
3rd May '14 5:03:16 AM erforce
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Parodied in the episode featuring ''[[BoggyCreek2TheLegendContinues Boggy Creek 2: The Legend Continues]]'': During a host segment, Crow, Tom Servo, and Mike attempt to explain a fight that occurred minutes ago via three flashbacks, each blurrier than the last, with none of them adding any new information. Mike then realizes that he was looking for his contacts, and Servo promises his next flashback will have a car chase and explosions.
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Parodied in the episode featuring ''[[BoggyCreek2TheLegendContinues ''[[Film/BoggyCreek2TheLegendContinues Boggy Creek 2: The Legend Continues]]'': During a host segment, Crow, Tom Servo, and Mike attempt to explain a fight that occurred minutes ago via three flashbacks, each blurrier than the last, with none of them adding any new information. Mike then realizes that he was looking for his contacts, and Servo promises his next flashback will have a car chase and explosions.
23rd Apr '14 4:29:31 PM randomsurfer
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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Notably done during a LiveEpisode, where Flashback!Liz is played by Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus. -->Jack: Why are you better looking in your memory? -->Liz: My memory has ''Seinfeld'' money.
22nd Nov '13 8:18:41 PM frosty
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* ''Series/MythQuest'': Used in the episode "Blodeuwedd", when characters give testimony.
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* ''Series/MythQuest'': Used in the episode "Blodeuwedd", when characters give testimony.testimony about another character's death.
27th Jul '13 12:22:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NewAmsterdam'': The short-lived show has John do flashbacks occasionally, starting with the pilot, where he remembers how he was mortally wounded defending a MagicalNativeAmerican woman, who repaid him by making him immortal until he found his soulmate. Oftentimes, he remembers past lovers (each time, he thought she was "the one"), children, and dogs.
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* ''NewAmsterdam'': ''Series/NewAmsterdam'': The short-lived show has John do flashbacks occasionally, starting with the pilot, where he remembers how he was mortally wounded defending a MagicalNativeAmerican woman, who repaid him by making him immortal until he found his soulmate. Oftentimes, he remembers past lovers (each time, he thought she was "the one"), children, and dogs.
18th Jul '13 1:05:52 PM TiggersAreGreat
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* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Almost every episode has a flashback as a part of the case. Most of them are from Nick, the show's main character, but some come from others. The notable exception is the episode 'Games Vampires Play,' in which the spots usually taken up by flashback are used to show Nick playing a virtual reality game.
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* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': ''Series/ForeverKnight'': ** Almost every episode has a flashback as a part of the case. Most of them are from Nick, the show's main character, but some come from others. The notable exception is the episode 'Games Vampires Play,' in which the spots usually taken up by flashback are used to show Nick playing a virtual reality game.

* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': Has several, including one in which Parker, as a child, had other kids bury her alive to help her get over her fear of the dark.
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': ** Has several, including one in which Parker, as a child, had other kids bury her alive to help her get over her fear of the dark.dark:

* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Features flashbacks extensively from the pilot onwards. The show begins with a plane crash that strands a group of characters on an island. Flashbacks are used to show how the different characters ended up being on the plane in the first place. Early episodes were often "themed" around a single character, with a present conflict on the island being illuminated as their backstory showed what kind of person they were before the crash. After several seasons the backstories of most of the main characters had not only been covered very thoroughly, but some characters' lives were shown through flashback to have been connected even before they got on the plane together. At the end of season 3, the writers subverted the viewers' familiarity with the use of constant flashbacks when [[spoiler:the two-part season ender featured a lengthy flashback that appeared at first to show a bearded, alcoholic Jack dealing with the recent death of his father, an event previously established as having happened just before he boarded the doomed plane. While his behaviour and the reaction of people around him in the flashbacks seemed to fit the timeline, they ended with Jack meeting Kate, another island survivor. The flashback was in fact a flash-forward to a time when both characters had finally managed to get off the island, and when viewed again Jack's behavior and his treatment by other people must be re-interpreted in the context of him becoming famous after returning home. This set up the fourth season to feature flash-forwards almost exclusively instead of flashbacks, though episodes two, six, eight and eleven still featured them.]]
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': ''Series/{{Lost}}'': ** Features flashbacks extensively from the pilot onwards. The show begins with a plane crash that strands a group of characters on an island. Flashbacks are used to show how the different characters ended up being on the plane in the first place. Early episodes were often "themed" around a single character, with a present conflict on the island being illuminated as their backstory showed what kind of person they were before the crash. After several seasons the backstories of most of the main characters had not only been covered very thoroughly, but some characters' lives were shown through flashback to have been connected even before they got on the plane together. At the end of season 3, the writers subverted the viewers' familiarity with the use of constant flashbacks when [[spoiler:the two-part season ender featured a lengthy flashback that appeared at first to show a bearded, alcoholic Jack dealing with the recent death of his father, an event previously established as having happened just before he boarded the doomed plane. While his behaviour and the reaction of people around him in the flashbacks seemed to fit the timeline, they ended with Jack meeting Kate, another island survivor. The flashback was in fact a flash-forward to a time when both characters had finally managed to get off the island, and when viewed again Jack's behavior and his treatment by other people must be re-interpreted in the context of him becoming famous after returning home. This set up the fourth season to feature flash-forwards almost exclusively instead of flashbacks, though episodes two, six, eight and eleven still featured them.]]

* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': To the level of OnceAnEpisode. * ''{{Smallville}}'': Uses flashbacks ''a lot'' to explain past events.
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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': To Close to the level of OnceAnEpisode. OnceAnEpisode. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E1Pilot Pilot]]" had a flashback on the Matheson family just before the blackout. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat Chained Heat]]" had a flashback focusing on Ben retrieving his work and Rachel Matheson handling the Wiry Stranger. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter No Quarter]]" had a flashback focusing on Miles Matheson, Sebastian Monroe, and Jeremy Baker. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E4ThePlagueDogs The Plague Dogs]]" had a flashback of Maggie being taken in by the Mathesons, as well as a flashback of Rachel putting herself in the custody of Miles. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain Soul Train]]" had a flashback focusing on Tom Neville and his family. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E6SexAndDrugs Sex and Drugs]]" had a flashback focusing on Aaron Pittman and his wife Priscilla. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E7TheChildrensCrusade The Children's Crusade]]" had a flashback focusing on Ben, Rachel and Randall Flynn. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind Ties That Bind]]" had a flashback focusing on Nora Clayton and her sister Mia. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E9Kashmir Kashmir]]" used hallucinations instead of flashbacks. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E10NobodysFaultButMine Nobody's Fault But Mine]]" had a flashback focusing the relationship between Miles and Monroe. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand The Stand]]" had a flashback of Ben and Rachel putting Danny through an experimental procedure. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E12Ghosts Ghosts]]" had a flashback focusing on Randall Flynn and the loss of his son. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]" had absolutely no flashbacks. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]" had a flashback focusing on the relationship between Miles and his former protege Alec Penner. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]" had a flashback focusing on the relationship between Miles, Monroe, and Emma. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E16TheLoveBoat The Love Boat]]" had absolutely no flashbacks. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E17TheLongestDay The Longest Day]]" had a flashback expanding on the reasons Rachel turned herself in to the custody of Miles. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E18Clue Clue]]" had absolutely no flashbacks. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen Children of Men]]" had a flashback focusing on the relationship between Ben and Rachel before and after the blackout. "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower The Dark Tower]]" had a flashback revealing the circumstances that led to Miles trying to assassinate Monroe. * ''{{Smallville}}'': ''{{Smallville}}'': ** Uses flashbacks ''a lot'' to explain past events.

* ''{{Terminator}}: {{The Sarah Connor Chronicles}}'' has a flash-forward that technically, doesn't exist, as the character who envisions it (Derek Reese), came back in time and [[spoiler:killed the inventor of the device that will eventually become Skynet]]. Which means, if he did that, then the person would cease to exist, and...[[AustinPowers oh my god, I've gone cross-eyed]]! * ''Series/WithoutATrace'': Thrives on these and sometimes includes a FlashBack within another FlashBack. To top it all, one episode featured a DreamSequence in a FlashBack.
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* ''{{Terminator}}: {{The Sarah Connor Chronicles}}'' has Chronicles}}'': Has a flash-forward that technically, doesn't exist, as the character who envisions it (Derek Reese), came back in time and [[spoiler:killed the inventor of the device that will eventually become Skynet]]. Which means, if he did that, then the person would cease to exist, and...[[AustinPowers oh my god, I've gone cross-eyed]]! * ''Series/WithoutATrace'': ''Series/WithoutATrace'': ** Thrives on these and sometimes includes a FlashBack within another FlashBack. To top it all, one episode featured a DreamSequence in a FlashBack.
10th Jul '13 6:01:31 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': The nature of Phoebe's power of premonition is that she sees visions of what might happen, and sometimes what had already happened. Then there are spells that have been cast by others to see scenes from both the past and the future.
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