That's just a great, great choice of pic for this episode, by the way. Whether his "specialness" was caused by the Hatch explosion or predated it, thus helping him survive it, is, I think, unknownYou know, I'd never given this much thought myself, but you're right: there's definitely a chicken/egg thing going on with Desmond's specialness and the hatch implosion. I wonder if we'll ever get a definitive answer as to which came first? I'm betting it's one of those details they leave to us to suss out. Great stuff, per usual. Looking forward to the conclusion! word verif: cards. Well, they're, um, cards. That's no fun.
@Teebore : I agree with you completely on there being a chicken/egg thing going on with Desmond. It seems as if there's more to him than meets the eye.word verification: buggle. A most embarrassing nickname that a mother bug gives her son bug, and calls him that in public.But it seems as if Blogger didn't like that verification, so fingbot: a finger that acts as a robot.
@Teebore @ Blam: Whether his "specialness" was caused by the Hatch explosion or predated it, thus helping him survive it, is, I think, unknownYou know, I'd never given this much thought myself, but you're right: there's definitely a chicken/egg thing going on with Desmond's specialness and the hatch implosion. Excellent points, both of you, and it got me thinking about what Eloise said to Des regarding his buying of the engagement ring. He HAS to not buy the ring, because if he does, and ends up married to Penneh, he'll never get Libby's boat to try and prove to Charles that he's worthy of Penneh, and thus never ends up on the Island. Actually, that's got me thinking about the whole 'back in time/reliving the past' aspect of 'Flashes Before Your Eyes'. Was that an alternate reality? I assume that the first time it happened to Desmond, Eloise didn't have a chat with him, he didn't have the constant sense of deja vu. And now with 'Happily Ever After', it seems that Eloise might be some sort of reality hopping marshal, intent of keeping Desmond in this nice, new, 'perfect' reality, warning him against seeking 'whatever you're looking for', saying it's a 'violation'. Has Eloise more to do with the creation of these alternate realities than we thought? Was Des' flashback to that time in 'Flashes' just a lesson from Eloise instructing Des of his importance, his 'specialness'? Was it all set up by her?Wow. Now my head hurts. AND I've got a cold! AND my word verification sucks! Sorry, I get whingy when I'm sick.
"Need a ride, lady?""I'm pregnant." "And I'm Desmond.Let's go get a room."HA! Best one yet. Ah, I love that Desmond."All women are a little crazy, Brotha." Oh, Desmond only you could say that and make it seem like the most endearing thing ever.