Radzinsky yells, "He's got a gun!" He and the Dharma Goon Squad cock their weapons and aim at Jack, Kate and Dan. Radzinky says, "I just left Dr. Chang. He's at home with his wife and baby. You're lying. NOW DROP THE GUNS AND GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!" Daniel says that Radzinsky really has no idea what's going on here, but they have no time. They just have to leave. He starts backing away. There's a shot. I can't tell who fired it. At some point, Radzinsky shoots Dan in the neck and someone shoots Radzinsky in the hand. Not good enough, guys. Regardless, there's shooting all around, and none of it kills anyone (especially -- sadly -- Radzinsky). Kate checks on Daniel while Jack holds off the armed Dharma goons. He continues to cover as Kate and Daniel run for the Jeep. Jack then spots a fuel tank and shoots it, causing a big blast that gives him enough time to run to the Jeep, and hop in. As they speed off, Radzinsky shoots out their windshield. The shattered glass flies in Kate, Jack and Daniel's faces. Radzinsky hollers, "Sound the alarm." Commercial.
2004; Essex, Massachusetts: As Daniel struggles to play Chopin's "Fantasie-Impromptu," which he had mastered as a child, Eloise lets herself into his home. She starts to explain why she didn't call first, but her voice trails off. Daniel finishes for her. "I would have forgotten anyway." Mommy Dearest is there to tell Dan he must accept Mr. Widmore's offer. Daniel says he's not up to the task. "He needs someone who can do really, really complex space-time calibrations and calculate bearings, and I just -- I don't know how to do that anymore." She reminds him that the island may be able to heal him. "Why, then you could go on with your work. Just think of all you could accomplish." Gollum. Gollum. Dan says, "You really want me to go?" Because after all these years and all these broken brains, he's still trying to please mum. My word, I'm ready to drive up to Essex, scoop him up, and hide him out at my house. I could be there and back in an hour, maybe an hour and a half. We could get donuts on the way home, sit on the couch and watch a light comedy, or something. I'd let him play our piano, too. Sorry, I got carried away, there. Of course Eloise wants him to go to the island, because she just wants her one ring back. With a sob in his voice, Daniel asks, "Will it make you proud of me?" Oh, you poor baby. Eloise glows as she says, "Yes, Daniel. It will." He considers for a moment, sighs and says he'll do it. Eloise looks like she can't decide whether to laugh or cry.