Plane Reality: Sun and Jin sit together. He watches her watching Bernard and Rose actually enjoying one another's company. When she tells Jin they look so happy together, he tells her to button that frigging top button of her already modest beige cardigan. Sadly, this reality's Jin seems like the same prick Sun flew with the first time around.
Elsewhere on the plane, Damon Salvatore is talking to Locke. Pssssst. Locke, listen to me, I don't know how he got on this flight, but whatever you do, don't antagonize him, and don't let him get you alone. Also, don't look him in the eyes. I know it's tempting; look how pretty they are...ahem, but please.... Is Vervain native to Australia? Any chance you snuck some through customs? Damon, pointedly ignoring me, tells Locke not to waste his time reading about water landings. Locke, in what I feel must be a little hero's salute to Captain Chesley Sullenberger, points out that a skilled pilot has a chance of making a safe water landing on a calm sea, and the fuel tanks should keep the plane afloat long enough for everyone to board the life rafts. Damon just looks at Locke. Don't eat him Damon. I know, it's been a long flight and you're likely peckish, but...look, that's Frogurt right between you and John Eat him, instead! I'm pretty sure I know enough likeminded fans to take up a sizable collection if you're so inclined. You know you're going to need some spending money once you get Katherine out of that tomb. Oh good, Locke has impressed Damon -- who says he was in Australia to get his sister out of a bad relationship that it turns out she didn't want to leave. Sister? Wait, as far as I know, you only have a brother -- Stefan. What is this? Oh my word. Is that supposed to be Boone? But...how can it be? I don't want to smack him silly, or see him die. I just don't want him to eat Locke, who is busy telling
Da Boone that he just went on a walk-about and all that entails. Is this new reality that different? Nah, he's totally lying. Even Boone can sense such things in this new reality. "You're not pulling my leg, are you?" Is that a flicker of recognition in Locke's eyes? Yeeouch. Well, whether or not it is, it seems Boone does not remember history and may well be doomed to repeat it. "If this thing goes down, I'm sticking with you." Oh Boone, I like you so much now that you're Damon Salvatore (who is an Evil Pixie Monster -- but a likable one). If the plane goes down again, stick with anyone but him. (Go Sayid. Choose Sayid.)