Desmond heads back to the bar where he had beers with Donovan. Excellent. You can't set up a cricket-bat beating and not have it pay off! He sits down at the bar, and the bartender asks him what he'll have. Desmond happens to see a bottle of MacCutcheon behind the bar, and he snorts. "Just give me a pint of your cheapest. I'm celebrating," he says, and the bartender asks what the occasion is. "I think I've made the biggest mistake of my life. And the worst part is I'm pretty sure I've made it before," says Desmond, and the bartender says "That's what they call dÃ©jÃ vu, mate."
Speaking of which, people at this bar seem to love Mama Cass, because "Make Your Own Kind of Music" is playing again. On the television, there's a soccer game, and Graybridge has apparently come back to win. Desmond gets all excited: "I had the wrong night! I was right! I was off by a night! I heard the song, and then -- I remember this. I'm not crazy. I can still change things. I can still change it." I'm not sure I follow -- since it is happening exactly how he remembers it, doesn't that mean he can't change things?
And there's still the matter of angry Jimmy Lennon with the cricket bat, who comes storming through the door and demanding money from the bartender. Desmond decides, I guess, that he wants to change things starting right now, so he yells for the bartender to duck -- unfortunately, his intervention means Jimmy Lennon hits Des with the cricket bat instead, knocking him out.
Quick flash of Desmond turning the key, and the screen goes white. It's Des, on the ground back on the island, coming to after the hatch blew up. He's naked, dirty, sweaty, and bearded, which is not unlike what my weekends look like.
Desmond goes running through the jungle and finds scattered remnants of the hatch: the stationary bike, the dartboard, the ping-pong table -- and then the crater where Swan station used to be. Right nearby, naturally, is his weathered, folded photograph -- fortunately, it was printed on explosion-proof paper -- of him and Penny. He starts crying about how he wants to go back one more time, and he'll do it right, and he's sorry, and he'll change it.