1. flashback, transition

usage: a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

2. flashback, recurrence, return

usage: an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)


1. cut back, flash back, return

usage: return in time; "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"

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