During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.
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Desmond's condition following the mishap during the helicopter flight to the boat is very similar to that of Billy Pilgrim, the main character of the novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five', who becomes "unstuck in time" and has multiple experiences in which his consciousness jumps backwards and forwards to different points within his own lifespan. See more
When Desmond is speaking with Mr. Widmore in the restroom, Widmore washes his hands by grabbing a towel from a tray to the right of the sink. He leaves the water running and leaves the restroom. Desmond then flashes back to the boat. When Desmond flashes back to the restroom it looks like the tray is to the left of the sink that was left on by Mr. Widmore in the previous scene.
In fact the shot has simply widened showing towels next to each sink in the restroom. The towel used by Mr Widmore, as well as the tray he got it from, is still to the right of the sink as he left it. See more
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