Kate doesn't look like she's so keen on that idea. She was on her way to prison in 2004. She asks Daniel how he plans to destroy the energy. Daniel says he's going to detonate a hydrogen bomb. Oh, wow. Since "Jughead," I've been wondering if that was how the series was going to end. I didn't expect it to come up again this season. Huh. Kate and Jack make oh, he's completely crazy faces at each other, and it's time for one last commercial break.
2007; Marina Medical Center, Long Beach: Penny's surprised to learn Eloise's son is Daniel Faraday, because Daniel's the one who sent Des to find Eloise in L.A. Eloise says she came to apologize to Penny. "Your husband has become a casualty in a conflict that's bigger than him, that's bigger than any of us." Casualty? CASUALTY? Penny's reaction is pretty much the same. She asks Eloise if Des will be okay. Eloise says, "I don't know. For the first time in a long time, I don't know what's going to happen next." Ooooh. Hmmm. Nice. Right then a nurse comes out to tell Pen that Des is out of surgery, in recovery and is doing fine. She tells Penny to come with her and the other nurse will watch her son. Oh GET OUT! She's going and she's leaving little Charlie with the nurse, while Eloise is there?! Does she want him to get stolen and taken to Craphole? Oh wait, Hawking's leaving, too. Frisk her before she gets out the door, folks.
Desmond's Recovery Room: Desmond's right arm is in a sling and he's pale, but he looks pretty good for a guy who just got shot in the milk bottle. Penny says hi with a smile, then her face grows serious. "I thought I'd lost you." Desmond shakes his head no. "I promised you, Penny. I promised you I'd never leave you again." Awww. A single tear rolls down Penny's cheek, and they kiss. Normally, I'd be all over this reunion, but I'm really worried about their baby, even if they're not.
Medical Center; Exterior; Night: As Eloise leaves the hospital, she's stopped by a familiar voice. "Is he all right?" It's Charles. While her back is to him, Eloise's expression is about what you'd expect if she was standing downwind of a sulfur spray, but she rights it before she turns to him and simply says, "Yes, Charles. He's fine." Charles appears genuinely pleased by that news as he says, "Good." Eloise encourages him to go in there and see his daughter. Charles says that his relationship with Penny is something he's had to sacrifice. Eloise scoffs. "Don't you talk to me about sacrifice, Charles. I had to send my son back to the island, knowing full well that..." Charles interrupts her. "He's my son too, Eloise." She squeezes her eyes shut for a moment, then hauls off and slaps his face. She then gets into a cab, leaving Widmore alone in the night. And we jump to...