The episode opens with reminders about Desmond's premonitions: Locke's speech, the lightning rod, etc. In the present, as Locke and Sayid inform everyone about Eko's death, Desmond takes off running. He manages to save Claire from drowning in the ocean, but his prescience has now become obvious to Charlie and Hurley. They use some whiskey from Sawyer's raided stash to try and find out what happened to Desmond and get an explanation as to how, as Hurley puts it, "that guy see the future, dude." When Desmond passes out drunk, through his eyes we then begin to (re)experience his past and event leading up to why he did not end up with Penny, though he obviously still loves her and wishes things had been different. Triggered when Desmond "pushed the button," the flashbacks are actually a form of time travel or a replaying of events in an alternate/parallel universe. Desmond struggles with his sense of déjà vu and glimpsed of memories of the future as we see him living with Penny several ... Written by
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The book Hurley is reading is Vladimir Nabokov
's novel "Laughter in the Dark". It is a book about a guy whose sex addiction is his undoing. See more
Desmond passes an army recruitment office in London near where
he and Penny pose for photo. First of all the main army in GB has been known since Cromwell's time as the "Regular Army" not Her Majesty's or Royal Army, hence the distinction of the Regular Army as opposed to the "Royal Navy" and the "Royal Air Force". A recruiting poster displayed spells "Honor", the American way not "Honour" as it would be spelled in the UK. Also, British Troops do not carry M16s, as shown in the poster. The couple's London flat is shown with stripped stonework and brick. There are no flats in London with interior walls made from rough stone, "London" brick has always been the material. Fine cut blocks of Portland limestone are often used in the exterior walls of office or public buildings bit not rough cut stone except in the North-East of England and Scotland. See more
The Universe, unfortunately, has a way of course-correcting. That man was supposed to die, that was his path. Just as it's *your* path to go to the island. You don't do it because you choose to, Desmond; you do it because you're supposed to.
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References The Wizard of Oz
Written by J.J. Abrams See more