Hurley leaves Miles to think on these things, and as he walks along, it's clear he does. He soon finds himself outside the cabin of the family Chang. He was probably led there by the music of Cindy, This Is Going To Be Ridiculously Sad. I know I was. Inside, Pierre holds baby Miles on his lap. This is the first time we've seen any of our flash-backed characters catch a glimpse of their prior selves. Before this, the closest we got was Locke seeing Desmond's hatch light, when the Strand-aways flashed back to the night Aaron was born and Boone died. Miles is near tears as he sees his father's love for him. Chang is clearly happy and comfortable with his baby in his lap and he's reading to him from a book entitled Ask Me About My Polar Bear, which I think the prop department must have made up, because I can't find it online. But whatever. See, Miles? He totally got you a present. I was hoping it was Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? That book and its cousin Brown Bear rock. Adult Miles smiles through his tears as he watches his father smile laugh with love in his eyes. The stupendously cute baby smiles and yawns. The phone rings, and we see Lara's hands, legs, and blue skirt as she brings Chang the phone. Pierre hands the baby off to her, because phones still had cords then and were much clunkier. Oh my word, even the baby's receiving blanket has the Dharma insignia on it. The Jordache look. The Jordache look.
Chang's inside, so his voice is muffled, but we can make out that he tells whoever it is on the phone that he'll be "right there." He walks out without a word to Lara and baby Miles. Hmm. That was kind of cold. Adult Miles turns quickly and tries to disappear into the shadows, but he's stopped by his father's voice. "Miles! I need you." Choking down his sobs, Miles says, "You do?" a bit too hopefully. He turns and walks back toward his dad. Chang explains that the sub has just arrived from "H.Q." and he needs Miles' help "bringing them in." Miles asks if "they" are new recruits. Chang says no. "Scientists from Ann Arbor. Get your van, and let's get to the dock."
The submarine is already at the dock when Miles and Chang arrive. Radzinsky and a bunch of other Dharma types are there, too. Miles helps one person onto the dock and down the steps, and then hears banging behind him as someone hoists a suitcase out of the sub. From inside (the sub, not the suitcase), a familiar voice calls, "Can I get a hand with this?" Miles yeah yeah sure sures him and picks up the suitcase. When he catches sight of its owner, he turns, mouth hanging open. The man fully emerges from the sub and looks around, but doesn't look down at Miles until he says, "DAN?!" Daniel Faraday looks at him, smiles, and in his breathiest voice says, "Hey, Miles." The two stare at each other for a moment, then Daniel adds, "Long time no see." DUN! Bad Robot.