Penny's fighting back tears: "If you want me to go -- if you want me to leave -- then don't make this about what I do or don't deserve. And have the decency to admit that you're doing this because you're a coward." But Desmond can't even do that; he just stares at her for about five hours before he says, "I'm sorry, Pen, but this -- we're not supposed to be together." Oh, and there are the tears. I'm sorry, I just can't get into this. I hate television shows in which bad things happen to people simply because they're too busy pissing and moaning and not doing things they need to do to be happy. Jim and Pam, are you listening? Penny walks away, wiping her face. Desmond stares at the ring he should have given her, instead of throwing it into the Thames, as he does here. I realize he didn't pay for it or anything, but that's just a waste! Nice underwater perspective of the ring hitting the river and sinking, though. I guess if he needs to find the ring later, Charlie'll be some help.
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.