Happily Ever After

{{Infobox Episode
=Happily Ever After - Desmond.png
=Happily Ever After
=April 6, 2010
=9 (Ajira crash)
= Damon Lindelof
& Carlton Cuse = Jack Bender =Naveen Andrews - Sayid Jarrah
Nestor Carbonell - Richard Alpert*
Emilie de Ravin - Claire Littleton
Henry Ian Cusick - Desmond Hume
Michael Emerson - Benjamin Linus*
Jeff Fahey - Frank Lapidus*
Matthew Fox - Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia - Hugo Reyes
Josh Holloway - James Ford*
Daniel Dae Kim - Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim - Sun-Hwa Kwon*
Ken Leung - Miles Straume*
Evangeline Lilly - Kate Austen*
Terry O'Quinn - John Locke*
Zuleikha Robinson - Ilana Verdansky*
* ''Did not appear in the episode. = Alan Dale - Charles Widmore
Jeremy Davies
- Daniel Widmore
Fionnula Flanagan
- Eloise Widmore
Sheila Kelley
- Zoe
Dominic Monaghan
- {{alt}}
Fisher Stevens - {{alt}}
Sonya Walger - Penelope Milton = Jonathan Arthur - Simmons
Hannah Bell
- Nurse (Happily Ever After)
Steve Boatright - Submarine officer
Kayren Butler
- Doctor (Happily Ever After)
Ben Cain - MRI tech
Gerard Elmore
- Clipboard guy
Fred Koehler
- Seamus
Christopher McGahan
- Techie
Sundra Oakley
- Lawyer (Happily Ever After)
Grisel Toledo - Nurse Tyra
Haley Williams
- Assistant (Happily Ever After)
=Marvin DeFreitas - Charlie Hume =Happily Ever After transcript }} '''"Happily Ever After"''' is the eleventh episode in Season 6 of ''Lost'' and the 114th produced hour of the series as a whole. It was originally broadcast on April 6, 2010. Desmond wakes up and discovers he is back on the Island. ==Synopsis== ===On the Island=== {{I=6x11 BackToTheIsland.jpg=left=200=Widmore reveals to Desmond that he is back on the Island.}} Desmond Hume wakes in the Hydra infirmary. Zoe introduces herself and explains that he has been unconscious for three days, and she's given him a shot to help him wake up. Desmond calls out demanding to see Penny. Charles Widmore says that that will not be possible. Widmore reminds Desmond that he was shot by Benjamin Linus. Desmond calls for Penny again but Widmore says she is not there but that she and their son are perfectly safe. Widmore says he didn't have a chance to explain, but that if he had, Desmond would not have come with him. When Widmore tries to explain that he has brought him back to the Island, Desmond attacks Widmore and has to be restrained. He screams to take him back but Widmore tells him that he cannot, saying "the Island isn't done with you yet." As Widmore leaves the room, Jin, who has been standing just outside watching, asks Widmore what Desmond is doing on the Island. Widmore says he will show Jin and tells Zoe to bring Jin to the generator room where they can start the test. Zoe protests that the test is not scheduled yet, but Widmore insists and tells her to get it ready now. {{I=6x11 TheTestingZone.jpg=right=200=Zoe takes Jin to the generator yard.}} As Zoe leads Jin outside they pass generators, capacitor equipment, major cabling, and one large central piece of equipment shaped like a cube. Upstairs in the control room of the Hydra Station, preparations are underway with laptops, monitors and electrical controls. Seamus says to Zoe that they aren't even close to being ready. They test the generator at full power but a circuit soon fails. Seamus sends a technician named Simmons to check the circuit on the solenoid coils in the central structure outside. Seamus tells the white rabbit, Angstrom, that he is going in there next. Simmons goes into the outside unit but, in the control room, a technician finds the fault and immediately throws a switch to re-power the solenoid coils. They realize that Simmons is inside and he is engulfed in shock waves generated by the solenoid coils. Seamus and Zoe run down to the main box and find Simmons smoking and dead, his face charred. Widmore arrives and asks Zoe whether they are ready as Desmond is dragged, struggling, in. He looks aghast at the dead man. Tesla Tester|♪ {{I=6x11 ByeByeDes.jpg=left=200=Desmond is engulfed in the solenoid coil room.}} The dead man is taken out and Widmore looks sadly at his face but orders Desmond to be taken inside. He says to Desmond that if what he has heard about him is true then he will be fine. Desmond is tied to a chair between the solenoid coils. Widmore tells Desmond that once the experiment is over he will ask Desmond to make a sacrifice. Desmond cynically asks Widmore what he knows about sacrifice. Widmore tells him that his son died here for the sake of the Island, that Penny hates him and that he hasn't even met his grandson. He adds that if Desmond won't help, it will all be for nothing as everyone will be gone forever. Desmond is locked in the WikipediaToroidal inductors and transformers. In the control room Jin demands to know what is happening. Widmore explains that Desmond is the only person known to have survived Discharge and that he needs to know that Desmond can do it again "or we all die." He orders the experiment to be turned on. The closed circuit vision show Desmond free of his binds frantically trying to escape from the room. Widmore pulls the switches to start the solenoid coils himself. Desmond is engulfed by the flux. ===Flash sideways=== {{I=6x11 LookingThroughAWindow.jpg=200=right={{alt}} lost in thought in the Mirrors of the Oceanic Airlines board.}} Desmond X's Mirrors is seen in the Oceanic Airlines arrivals board as he is looking at it lost in thought. Hurley X passes and tells him that the luggage is on carousel 4. At the carousel, Claire X is struggling with her baggage and Desmond helps her. He asks her whether she is expecting a boy or a girl and, when she says she doesn't know, he says she is braver than he, as he is not a fan of surprises. He offers her a lift and, after she refuses, he says that the baby is a boy. Claire's Flash Sideways Theme|♪ Desmond is met by George Minkowski, his driver. He asks to be taken to the office. George offers lovely ladies for companionship and, when Desmond says he is here to work, George says that this is why Desmond is the boss' right hand man and he is the driver. George of the Concrete Jungle|♪ {{I=6x11 CheersToMe.jpg=200=left={{alt}} and {{alt}} drink the 60 year old MacCutcheon whiskey.}} At the offices, Desmond and Charles Widmore greet each other warmly. Desmond looks at a sailing ship model as Widmore speaks on the phone, instructing the person on the other end to "Get him arraigned and get him out of there." Widmore explains that his son, the musician, wanted to combine classical music with rock at a charity event that Mrs. Widmore is hosting. He says that the bass guitarist for Drive Shaft overdosed and was arrested. He asks Desmond to babysit the guitarist and get him to the event, otherwise Mrs. Widmore will be angry. Desmond agrees to help, and Widmore states that he is grateful to have someone he trusts to do the job; he adds that Desmond really has the life, being free of all attachments. Widmore pours a 60 year old MacCutcheon whisky to celebrate Desmond's indispensability. {{I=6x11 ISawTheLove.jpg=200=right={{alt}} explains to {{alt}} the need for spectacular, consciousness-altering love.}} Desmond drives to the courthouse. An Lawyer (Happily Ever After)(flash-sideways timeline). Desmond introduces himself but Charlie ignores him and walks across the road, oblivious to the traffic, and into a bar named "Jax". Desmond joins him inside. Charlie asks him if he is happy, and when Desmond reels off evidence of his material success Charlie says that what he is talking about is "spectacular, consciousness altering love." Charlie tells a story about how he saw {{alt}} in a vision while he was about to die from choking on the bag of heroin. Charlie says "I've seen something real. I've seen the truth." Desmond says the real truth is not this vision of love, but the necessity of making a choice between continuing to drink or coming with Desmond to play at the charity show, with all its trappings. {{I=6x11 HandWrittenDejaVu.jpg=200=left={{alt}}'s mission triggers a vision for {{alt}}.}} As they drive away Charlie tells Desmond that the song on the radio is Drive Shaft's You All Everybody and says ruefully that it was the beginning of everything great. You All Everybody|♪ Charlie then offers Desmond a choice between showing him what he is talking about or getting out of the car. Charlie grabs the steering wheel and they careen over a pier into the water. The car sinks; Desmond frees himself and, when he can't release Charlie's seat belt, he swims to the surface, exiting through his open driver's side window. A Sunken Feeling|♪ Desmond dives back and goes to Charlie's door. Charlie wakes, and, staring at Desmond, raises his palm to the window. For a moment Desmond sees Charlie show his palm at the Looking Glass hatch with the words "NOT PENNYS BOAT" written on his palm. Charlie's Temptation|♪ He looks again and the vision has passed. Desmond gets the door open and brings Charlie to the surface. World's Worst Car Wash|♪ A doctor examines Desmond. She asks whether he has had hallucinations; Desmond pauses and says that he's not sure. The doctor wants to do an MRI scan but Desmond says he doesn't have time and needs to find the person he was brought to the hospital with, but the doctor insists he have the MRI. {{I=6x11 ExaminingHume.jpg=200=right={{alt}} experiences flashes while being examined.}} Desmond is prepared for the MRI by a MRI tech. He's given a panic button and asked to try not to press it otherwise they will have to start all over again and the test is started. Desmond immediately sees the vision of Charlie at the Looking Glass hatch showing the message on his palm. He then sees a glowing cavalcade of his life with Penny and their love for one another. Distraught Desmond|♪ Desmond Push_the_button repeatedly and says to the technician that he must find Charlie. Shortly after, he asks at the nurse's desk about Charlie but is rebuffed. He sees Jack Shephard (flash-sideways timeline). As Desmond asks Jack for help finding Charlie, Charlie runs down the passageway pursued by an orderly. Desmond gives chase and when he corners him Charlie says he is running because no one at the hospital can help him. He denies trying to kill Desmond but instead says that he was trying to show him something. Desmond wants to see his hand. Charlie realizes that Desmond must have seen something. Desmond asks "Who is Penny?" Charlie says he is not going to perform because none of "this" matters. As he leaves, Charlie says to stop worrying about him and to start looking for Penny. George of the Concrete Jungle|♪None the Nurse|♪ {{I=6x11 MrsWidmore.jpg=200=left=Eloise Widmore sternly tells {{alt}} he is not ready yet.}} Desmond rings Widmore to tell him about not having Charlie in his care. Widmore is angry and tells Desmond that he can explain to Mrs. Widmore what happened. On the grounds of the Golden State Natural History Museum, George asks whether Desmond has met Mrs. Widmore before, implying that she is a difficult person. When Desmond introduces himself to Eloise Hawking. Widmore, she is charming, says that it's about time they met, and instructs him to call her Eloise. Desmond explains what has happened and Eloise says that it's okay, that her son will understand because employing rock stars means some unpredictability must come with the territory. When Desmond asks if she is angry, Eloise says "Not at all dear; what happened, happened." As he leaves, Desmond hears the name "Penny" read from a list of guests. When he tries to see the list Eloise intervenes sternly and takes the list from him. She takes him aside and tells him to stop, that, whatever it is that he thinks he is looking for, he should stop looking for it. She says that he should not need to look for anything, that he has the perfect life and has attained the thing he wanted more than anything the approval of Charles Widmore. She adds that it is, in fact, a violation. When he presses her about the list she says that he can't see the list because he is not ready yet. George of the Concrete Jungle|♪ {{I=06X11DesmondMeetsDanielWidmore.jpg=200=right=Desmond Hume (flash-sideways timeline), Daniel Widmore.}} At his limo, Desmond has a drink, when a knock comes at his window. The man knows Desmond's name and introduces himself as Daniel Widmore, saying that they need to talk. Desmond starts to apologize for Charlie's absence but Daniel asks if he believes in love at first sight. Daniel tells of his love for a Charlotte Lewis (flash-sideways timeline). He says when he saw her it was as if he already loved her. He states that on that same night he woke and wrote in his Daniel's journal. He shows Desmond the notebook entry and explains that a mathematician friend said that these were advanced quantum mechanics equations which would need a lifetime of study to understand. George of the Concrete Jungle|♪ He tries to explain to Desmond that it is as if something catastrophic had been about to happen and the only way to stop it had been to release a huge amount of energy, like setting off a nuclear bomb. He rhetorically asks whether this life was not meant to be and whether there had been another "life" in which, for some reason, "we changed things." Distraught Desmond|♪ {{I=6x11 AreYouOkay.jpg=200=left={{alt}} asks {{alt}} if they met before.}} He adds that he doesn't need to set off a nuclear bomb because he thinks he already has. Desmond says he doesn't know what this has to do with him. Daniel then asks why Desmond is looking for Penny. Desmond says he doesn't know what he has found and that it is just an idea but Daniel tells him he knows and that what he has found is love. When Desmond says he doesn't even know that this woman exists, Daniel says "No, she's my half sister" and he tells Desmond where to find her. Penelope Milton is exercising in a stadium doing a tour de stade. Desmond watches her running the stairs and approaches. She sees him and smiles back. He asks if she is Penny, introducing himself. They reach over and shake hands. Distraught Desmond|♪ ===On the Island=== {{I=6x11 ComeWithMe.jpg=200=right=Sayid tells Desmond to follow him.}} Desmond suddenly opens his eyes. Seamus and the other technicians go into the chamber and find Desmond alive. Widmore asks him how he is. Desmond asks how long he has been unconscious and is told that only a few seconds have passed. Widmore states that his talent is vital to the mission and begins to explain why, but Desmond interrupts and says that he understands and is ready to begin doing that which is required. George of the Concrete Jungle|♪ Zoe and two others escort Desmond back to their base. Desmond explains his cooperativeness by saying that a lot can happen in twenty minutes. Sayid leaps out of the bushes, quickly dispatches the two escorts and points a gun at Zoe, telling her to run. She takes this advice and does so. Sayid says to Desmond that "these people are extremely dangerous" and that he and Desmond need to go now. Desmond cooperatively answers, "Of course; lead the way." ===Flash sideways=== {{I=06X11Desmondtoshowthem.jpg=200=left="I just need to show them something"}} Desmond revives and asks what happened. Penny explains that he fainted and that she must have quite an effect on him. He agrees. She asks if they have met before, to which Desmond says they would have remembered. Desmond invites Penny to coffee and they make plans to meet in a coffee shop in an hour. Distraught Desmond|♪ Desmond returns to the limousine. George, inside it, asks Desmond whether he found what he was looking for; Desmond says that he did. George asks if he can get Desmond anything else and Desmond asks for the Oceanic Flight 815 manifest, saying, "I just need to show them something." George of the Concrete Jungle|♪Happily Ever After (composition)|♪ {{brclear}} ==Trivia== * Penny asks Desmond to meet her at a coffee shop on http//maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=melrose+and+sweetzer,+los+angeles,+ca&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.494074,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Melrose+Ave+%26+N+Sweetzer+Ave,+Los+Angeles,+California&ll=34.08413,-118.370283&spn=0.004532,0.006899&z=17&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=34.08367,-118.370287&panoid=GBXazCwUpdidTVQ_S6af-g&cbp=12,0,,0,5. There is no coffee shop on Melrose and Sweetzer. However, there is an antique shop called "Thanks for the Memories." * The majority of this episode takes place in the flash-sideways timeline. * This episode is Rated TV-14-V. {{brclear}} ==Production notes== * Jorge Garcia (Hurley) becomes the third cast member to Character appearancesMatthew Fox (Jack) and Evangeline Lilly (Kate). * This episode only features six of the fifteen main cast members of Season 6, a season record low until {{ep}} in which none of the main cast members appeared in new footage. **Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton (flash-sideways timeline)), Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard (flash-sideways timeline)) and Jorge Garcia (Hugo "Hurley" Reyes (flash-sideways timeline)) only appear in the Flash-sideways storyline. *This is the last episode of the series in which Kate does not appear. * Despite both being former PortalMain Characters members, Jeremy Davies (Daniel Widmore) and Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace (flash-sideways timeline)) are credited as guest stars and not special guest stars, continuing the Season 6 trend of one entirely alphabetical guest cast list. ** Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday) appears for the first time since "Follow the Leader", a gap of 12 episodes. ** Daniel Faraday becomes the fifth former main character to appear in Season 6. * Fisher Stevens (George Minkowski (flash-sideways timeline)) makes his first appearance since {{ep}}, after a 32-episode gap. * There is no "Previously on Lost" segment in this episode. * When Penny takes Desmond's hand, the transition from flash-sideways timeline to the original timeline is completely silent. * This is the second episode, after {{ep}}, which only has scenes off-island and on Hydra Island. * This episode was watched by 9.45 million viewers in the U.S., tying for the series low in ratings in the adults 18–49 demographic. http//www.sl-lost.com/2010/04/07/rating-news-lost-ties-series-low-again/ * This is the first episode to have explicit instances of partial awakenings Charlie recalls a vision he had of Claire; Desmond remembers Charlie drowning and later continues to see's flashes of his life with Penny. * This is the first episode to be nearly all flash sideways story, just as episodes such as {{ep}}, {{ep}}, and {{ep}} were nearly all flashbacks. * This is the second episode to end in the flash-sideways timeline, after {{ep}}. * This episode, similar to previous Desmond-centric episodes ({{ep}} and {{ep}}), features consciousness travel instead of the usual narrative device (in Season 6, the flash sideways), this time between the two timelines; though there is also a flash sideways at the end of the episode. * Several Background cast/tailies(first time was the season premiere). They can be seen in the airport in the flash-sideways timeline, along with some middle section background cast. * This is the last episode that only has flash sideways from a single character's perspective. * The hat worn by Daniel is one actually owned by Jeremy Davies, as can be seen on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! special after the finale. ===Bloopers and continuity errors=== *When the technician throws the switch to the breaker which activates the electromagnetic field, he pulls the lever down. However, after being ordered to turn it off, he once again pulls it down. *Desmond's stubble is inconsistent. He is clean-shaven at the airport, but has stubble in Jax bar. *Hurley tells Desmond that their bags are at carousel 4, but Desmond collects his bag at carousel F-2. *When Desmond is walking up to the court, a Jeep Wrangler JK drives by, but the JK wasn't introduced until 2006. *The MRI technologist asked Desmond if he had any metal objects on his person while he was sitting next to the MRI scanner. This screening process would have taken place before the patient entered the room, as the magnetic field is permanently switched on. *In the MRI scanner, a distinctive repetitive "banging" sound is heard only as Desmond is being inserted into the scanner. However the compressor pump that creates this noise is always on (since it keeps the refrigerants at their very low temperatures). *In the scene where Desmond is talking to George before he speaks with Mrs. Widmore, an extra carrying a ladder can be seen crossing behind Desmond twice. *The equations that Daniel shows Desmond are not quantum mechanics, but rather are incorrectly written Lorenz Transformations. *Charles' forehead sore keeps changing its size and position in the scenes he is shown while not on Desmond's flashback. ===Music=== The Lost The Final Season (Original Television Soundtrack)* "Tesla Tester" * "George of the Concrete Jungle" * "World's Worst Car Wash" * "None the Nurse" * "Happily Ever After (composition)" ==Analysis== ===Recurring themes=== {{NavMinor-RecurringThemes}} * The episode opens with a shot of Desmond's eye. A later scene begins with Desmond's eye being examined with a light. The transition from the flash-sideways timeline begins with Desmond opening his eyes. {{crossref}} * Hurley tells Desmond that the bags are on carousel 4. {{crossref}} * The Oceanic flight schedule contains all six of the Numbers in various places. {{crossref}} * Charlie Pace (flash-sideways timeline)(flash-sideways timeline)'s car off the road and into the water. {{crossref}} * The man looking for a crossed circuit in the box is accidentally killed when the power is restored. {{crossref}} * Charles Widmore and Eloise are married in the flash-sideways timeline. {{crossref}} * Charles Widmore apparently raised Daniel in the flash-sideways timeline, while he raised Penny in the main timeline. The last names of Daniel (Widmore or Faraday) and Penny (Milton or Widmore) reflect their different relationships. {{crossref}} * Widmore's LA office features two large paintings of a set of Scale with black objects in one pan and white objects in the other. One painting has a white frame and the other frame is black. {{crossref}} {{I=Widmoredesmondscales.jpg=right=200=A painting of balanced scales in Widmore's office between Desmond and Widmore.}} * Widmore tells Desmond that if he survives, he must make a sacrifice. {{crossref}} * Widmore locks Desmond in the electromagnetic experiment chamber. {{crossref}} * Desmond tells Claire that her baby will be a boy. {{crossref}} * In the bar, Desmond tells Charlie he has two options. Charlie counters they don't seem to amount to a real choice. Desmond then says there's always a choice. {{crossref}} * The flash-sideways timeline begins with Desmond's reflection in the Oceanic arrival board. {{crossref}} * Desmond's reflection is also seen in the police station door. {{crossref}} * Daniel Widmore's reflection is seen in Desmond's car window. {{crossref}} * Charlie is wearing black and white checkered shoes. {{crossref}} * Desmond's image in the Oceanic arrival/departure board is reflected directly over the center of the column "time". {{crossref}} * Eloise tells Desmond, "It's about time." {{crossref}} * In {{ep}} young Daniel tells his mother he enjoys playing the piano and insists he can "make time" for it. In the flash-sideways timeline he has accomplished this. {{crossref}} * There is a white rabbit in Widmore's science team's lab named Angstrom. This name is likely a reference to Swedish physicist ''wikipediaAnders Jonas Ångström'' (1814–1874), whose initial studies were in terrestrial magnetism. {{crossref}} ** The name Angstrom may also be a reference to ''wikipediaRabbit Angstrom. "Rabbit" Angstrom'', the main character in five of John Updike's novels ''Rabbit, Run'', ''Rabbit Redux'', ''Rabbit Is Rich'', ''Rabbit at Rest'', and ''Rabbit Remembered''. The novels follow the human themes of redemption and life and death. {{crossref}} * Penny shares her name with philosopher ''WikipediaJohn Milton'', author of the epic poem ''Paradise Lost'' that deals with themes such as the fall of men and the conflict between destiny and free will. {{crossref}} * Desmond is subjected to electromagnetism in both the original and flash-sideways timelines against and of his will. {{crossref}} * Desmond is tasked with looking after Charlie, who was on his flight back from Sydney. After the car accident, they are both taken to St. Sebastian Hospital, where they encounter Jack. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Cultural references=== {{NavMinor-CulturalReferences}} * '''WikipediaCaltech''' Daniel references this university in Los Angeles. {{crossref}} *'''Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor''' This music by WikipediaFrédéric Chopin is played (once again) on the piano by Daniel. {{crossref}} *'''WikipediaFairy Tale''' The episode title, "Happily Ever After", is a stock phrase in fairy tales signifying a happy ending. {{crossref}} *'''WikipediaSláinte''' Desmond makes this traditional Gaelic toast with Charles, which literally means "health." Later, he merely lifts his glass in response when Charlie Pace (flash-sideways timeline)"Cheers." {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Literary techniques=== {{NavMinor-LiteraryTechniques}} * Sayid tells Desmond that "These people are extremely dangerous," right after ambushing his group, dispatching two of his escorts and holding a third at gunpoint. {{crossref}} * Desmond was hated by Widmore in the original timeline, but is loved by Widmore in the flash-sideways timeline. {{crossref}} * In the flash-sideways timeline, Widmore tells Desmond he is "worth it" (drinking the MacCutcheon whiskey), but in the original timeline, he is deemed not worthy. {{crossref}} * Desmond is not successful in rescuing Charlie from drowning in the original timeline, but is successful in the flash-sideways timeline. {{crossref}} * During the MRI, Desmond is told not to push the button, while on the island, his job was to push the button in the Hatch. {{crossref}} * Jack Shephard (flash-sideways timeline). Charlie and Sayid wound up there. Locke, Jin, Sun, Claire and Sawyer would also soon arrive. {{crossref}} * In the original timeline, the young Daniel wanted to be a pianist, but was convinced by Eloise to pursue physics instead. In the flash sideways, Daniel achieved his ambition of being a musician. {{crossref}} * In the flash sideways, Daniel uses Widmore as his surname, whereas Penny does not. In the original timeline, it was Penny who used the name Widmore, and Daniel who didn't. {{crossref}} * A man is accidentally killed inside the box after a circuit was reset. {{crossref}} * Sayid breaks a man's neck while Zoe and Desmond are walking outside the Hydra station. {{crossref}} * Eloise tells Desmond, "What happened, happened." {{crossref}} * Charlie says "None of this is real" about life in the flash-sideways. {{crossref}} * Widmore tells Desmond, "The Island isn't done with you yet." {{crossref}} * Desmond has conversations with Charlie, Eloise and George Minkowski (flash-sideways timeline)"looking for." {{crossref}} * The brooch Eloise is wearing in the shape of a starburst is very similar to the Juliet's mark branded on Juliet. Eloise wears two of these brooches which may symbolize the two timelines. {{crossref}} * In the original timeline Desmond is placed inside a box full of electromagnetism against his will to test his resilience. In the flash-sideways timeline, he is also put into a "box" full of electromagnetism during his MRI, again partially against his will. In both instances Desmond is asked if he is carrying any metal, keys, or change before turning on the machine. {{crossref}} * Desmond plans to track down the other Oceanic Flight 815 passengers in the flash sideways. {{crossref}} * Desmond, Charlie and Daniel all experience flashes of the original timeline. {{crossref}} * Interaction between Desmond and Widmore on the Island frames the majority of the episode, which consists of flash sideways. {{Crossref}} * Penny is running at the stadium when Desmond approaches her. In the original timeline it was Jack and Desmond who did it. {{Crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Storyline analysis=== {{NavMinor-Analysis}} * Sayid attacks and may have killed Desmond's escorts. {{crossref}} * Desmond attacks Widmore when he awakes but later agrees to help him. {{crossref}} * Charlie Pace (flash-sideways timeline). Desmond follows his advice and seeks out Penelope Milton, and they connect. {{crossref}} * Widmore tests Desmond's resistance to electromagnetism. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ==Episode connections== ===Episode references=== * Widmore says that Desmond is possibly the only person in the world to survive a catastrophic electromagnetic incident. {{crossref}} * During his MRI scan, Desmond sees visions of his first meeting with Penny, and of his son Charlie Hume from the original timeline. {{crossref}} * Desmond saves Charlie from drowning, and sees a vision of Charlie drowning at the Looking Glass. {{crossref}} * Widmore reminds Desmond that he was shot by Benjamin Linus. {{crossref}} * Widmore mentions the death of his son when Desmond questions his experience with sacrifice. {{crossref}} * Daniel tells Desmond that he already detonated a nuclear bomb. {{crossref}} * Desmond reminds Jack of their interaction on Oceanic 815. Charlie speaks of his near-death experience on the same flight. {{crossref}} ===Episode allusions=== * Desmond admires Charles' sailboat model in his office. {{crossref}} * In the flash-sideways timeline, Charles pours his 60-year old MacCutcheon whiskey, this time happily sharing it with Desmond. {{crossref}} * Charlie hears "You All Everybody" on the radio and tells Desmond that was his first hit. {{crossref}} * In the flash-sideways timeline, Daniel says Charlotte was eating a chocolate bar when he saw her. {{crossref}} * Charles, like Eloise had previously done, insists to Desmond that the Island is not done with him yet. {{crossref}} * Daniel is playing Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, by Frédéric Chopin, the same sheet music Jack found on David's desk {{crossref}} and the same piece played by Daniel as a young boy {{crossref}}. {{brclear}} ==External links== *http//www.abcmedianet.com/assets/pr/html/033110_01.html ABC Press Release {{Nav-Desmond}} arسعادة أبدية esHappily Ever After fr6x11 ruИ жили они долго и счастливо nlHappily Ever After CategoryEpisodes without a Previously on Lost CategoryDesmond-centric CategorySeason 6 CategoryEpisodes CategoryFeatured on Lost on Location CategoryEpisodes that are Rated TV-14-V