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.
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