Sunday, May 9, 2010

TV Geek Out 146: Lost, "Happily Ever After"

The much-anticipated Desmond episode "Happily Ever After" did nothing less than bridge the gulf between the season's dual realities. When Widmore puts Des through an electromagnetic test on Hydra Island, his consciousness seems to become privy to the Sideways reality, where he was indeed an 815 passenger. We find out that Desmond not only works for Widmore there, but is even his treasured right-hand man. Desmond's next assignment -- to get troubled rocker Charlie Pace to a charity concert organized by Mrs. Widmore -- goes awry when Charlie steers their car off a pier, and Des has a vision of the Not Penny's Boat moment from the Island reality. More visions follow in the MRI machine at the hospital, and Desmond's new personal mission is to find Penny. Along the way, we get to see the Sideways Eloise Hawking and Daniel Faraday -- both Widmores instead -- and Des finds his beloved Penny. After that fateful meeting, Desmond seems to be blissfully enlightened in both realities. TV geeks Perry, Dana, and Heather discuss the complexities of this game-changing episode here.

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