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 ...
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This is the first of four episodes during season 3 in which Jack does not appear, the most of any season. See more
After Desmond returned to the island after blowing the hatch, Hurley finds him stark naked in the jungle. However, in the additional scene of his return in this episode, the top of his white underwear is visible. See more
Dude, I don't know about this.
See, you're looking at this all wrong. We need to do this.
He wants us to take his stash - yeah, that sounds exactly like Sawyer.
Well, he stole all this in the first place. I mean people need food, they need medical supplies, they need... a shocking amount of pornography.
The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more
References The Wizard of Oz
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony See more