Jack, Sawyer and Sayid swim to the boat and find a completely wasted Desmond. His traumatic past experience before sailing to the island is disclosed through flashbacks. Sayid plots a plan with Jack to surprise "The Others" in case Michael is double-crossing the group. John Locke convinces Desmond to invade the hatch, which is protected by Mr. Eko, and not press the button of the computer to see what will happen. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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After Desmond is released from military prison and dishonorably discharged from the Royal Scots Regiment of the British Army, Penelope's father reveals Desmond's last name when they have a talk in the limo. Desmond's full name is Desmond David Hume. David Hume, like John Locke, was an important philosopher of the 18th century. Hume was a Scotsman, just as Desmond is (hence he was in the Royal Scots Regiment). Both were Empiricists, and Hume was heavily influenced by Locke. This would serve to explain the friendship between John and Desmond on the show, and why Desmond goes along with John's plan to stop pressing the button without having seen the Pearl Orientation tape. It appears the show's writers have a habit of naming characters after famous philosophers in history. Rousseau is named after Jean-Jacques Rousseau, also of the 18th century, a French-Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution. Fleeing criticism in Switzerland, Rousseau took refuge and lived with Hume in Great Britain for a time. See more
When Jack, Sayid and Sawyer board the "Elizabeth," Hume fires several rounds through the hatch. They find him cradling a semi-automatic shotgun, probably 12-gauge. But the holes in the hatch are too small for buckshot and too large for slugs. See more
[after Locke smashes the computer
You killed us... you killed us all
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