There is no "Previously, on Lost," sequence this week, so I'll take this opportunity to note that I completely screwed myself six ways from Sunday, by writing such a long, detailed recaplet. If I were writing for my own site, I'd just say, "Look, there's no full recap this week, because the recaplet was recap enough." I hope this one works for you, for me, and for Tubey. You ready? Okay.
Hydra Island; Camp Widmore: Desmond wakes in the Hydra Island medical station, after Zoe gives him a shot to counteract the effects of three days worth of sedation. Right now, three days of sedation sounds better than three days vacation, but that's my life, not Desmond's. Gee, Zoe has awfully blue eyes. What if she's David Shephard's mother? After all, the former Mrs. Jack was just recently out of town. Of course that was in 2004 in the Sideways Reality, so I guess 'recently' doesn't apply to the Island, where, it's 2007 (or even 2008). I don't think I like this theory anyhow. I want Jack's ex to be someone who has always been significant to the Jack we've known these past six seasons.
ANYhow, Zoe explains that Des isn't in the hospital -- that he had to be moved. She wisely omits the where of it all, so Desmond demands to see Penny. Charles Widmore appears, tells Zoe he'll take it from here, and informs Des that he can't possibly see Penny right now. Charles reminds Des he was shot by Ben Linus and assures him that Penny and wee Charlie Hume are safe. And then? He tells Des where he is? Upon learning he's been brought back to Craphole (actually, Craphole-Adjacent) Desmond beats the shite out of Widmore with an I.V. pole. Hurrah! Two random Widmorons pull a screaming and kicking Des off of Widmore, as Widmore cautions them to be careful with Des. When Desmond orders Charles to take him back, Charles says he can't. "The island isn't done with you, yet." A reality away, Eloise Hawking points and laughs.
Out in the corridor, Jin asks Widmore why Desmond is there. Charles says it's easier to show than tell him. He instructs Zoe to take Jin to the generator room. "I'll be along with Hume, so we can start the test." Zoe argues that the test isn't scheduled 'til tomorrow. Charles knows when it's scheduled, but orders her to ready everything now. I can't help but think of when she grabbed Jin early, which prompted Widmore to have to meet up with Faucke early. Last week, I couldn't decide if there was a continuity/timeline error between Sayid's episode, and Jin and Sun's. Details are here. I'm now much closer to sure that there was no error. It seems that events in one reality are having a ripple effect on the other reality. The Sideways Reality is bleeding into the Craphole Reality, and vice versa. You'll see what I mean.