As they hike through the rain storm, Jin's English skills have finally caught up to the conversation enough to ask who Penny is. Hurley explains that she's a girl Desmond used to date, and now he thinks she fell from the sky, and they are going to get her so that she can rescue all of them. When Jin looks confused, Hurley says that it wouldn't make sense even if he spoke Korean. Heh. Desmond tells them that if they don't stop that racket and hurry up, he is turning the car around and going home! Hurley claims he is going as fast as he can, but he's not The Flash. Charlie guffaws that anyone would want to be The Flash. Desmond looks stunned as the scene unravel just the way he foresaw it. He starts looking around frantically and finally sees the arrow perched on a branch. Just then Charlie steps on the tripwire, but Desmond can't just let him die. He knocks Charlie down and the arrow flies past his head. Charlie looks pissed. And he didn't even have to see the black-and-white vision of his death over and over and over again.
The rain has stopped, but it doesn't help them know where the parachute landed. Jin and Desmond disagree, so Hurley suggests they split up. Charlie wants to go with Desmond so he can yell at him. As he and Desmond search the woods for signs of a downed pilot, Charlie accuses Desmond of yelling "Duck!" And there was no duck. He looked and looked and there was no duck anywhere. A wild chicken, sure, but no duck. Desmond looks confused and Charlie explains that Desmond yelled "duck!" and how could he have known unless he had foreseen it? Charlie is understandably pissed that Desmond didn't tell him about the whole death by arrow thing. Desmond points out that if he had told him about it, he wouldn't have come. Which is probably true, but Charlie can't seem to see past the whole arrow-to-the-head thing. Charlie knows that Desmond was going to sacrifice him so he could get his girl back. Desmond explains that if his visions don't happen exactly like he saw them then it makes them moot. He was supposed to let Charlie die. But he didn't, and now it's pointless, especially because it just keeps happening, and Charlie should just die already! Des, he has to wait until he has a movie deal signed in ink. Then he can be killed off. Desmond makes a clumsy parallel between himself and Abraham and sacrifice. I would parse it out, but I don't care. Just accept that it ties into his time at the monastery and makes the flashback du jour not entirely pointless. The conversation is interrupted when they hear a shout from Jin. If my Korean serves me right, he is yelling that the buffet line is open and if they hurry there should still be some of those little quiches left. Obviously Desmond and Charlie rush over. Hurley and Jin are not in the buffet line. Man, does my Korean suck! They are standing underneath the pilot hanging in a tree. The pilot does not respond when they shout at her. Desmond looks horrified and starts apologizing a lot.