Last night “Lost” brought out the big guns when Henry Ian Cusick returned in a Desmond centered episode entitled “Happily Ever After”. We previously discovered that he’s “the package” that Charles Widmore has been so desperately trying to protect because he’s the key to getting everyone off the island. There are only five episodes left before the series finale and you can tell the writers are starting to wrap things up. We should expect several big reveals in the future and Desmond’s story included one of many…

The Players:

  • Director: Jack Bender
  • Writers/Creators: Damon Lindelof, Jeffrey Lieber, J.J. Abrams
  • Cast: Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson, Yunjin Kim, Nestor Carbonell, Jeff Fahey, Zuleikha Robinson, Emilie de Ravin, Anthony Azizi, Alan Dale, Sonya Walger, Jeremy Davies, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominic Monaghan, Fisher Stevens

The Show’s Plot:

“Lost” centers on the survivors of the ill fated Oceanic Flight 815 who crashed on a mysterious island. They fight the elements, the island’s mysteries, and each other while trying to survive in uncharted territory.

Title of this Week’s Episode: “Happily Ever After” Season 6: Episode 11

Desmond wakes up to discover that he’s back on the island and being held prisoner by Charles Widmore. He’s told that he’s the key to the rest of the castaways getting off the island and is placed in a metal chamber where a burst of electromagnetic energy is released. During his alternate timeline sequences we see Desmond as a successful business man who works for Charles but has never met Penny. That soon changes when he discovers a hole in the two universes that allows him to experience memories from both sides.

The Good:

  • The Flash Sideaways: Over the course of this season, the stories that take place during the other timelines have been either hit or miss but this episode’s was actually enjoyable. Desmond’s other life was entertaining and showed us a world where Charles and Eloise were a happy couple and Penny and Daniel were raised together as siblings.
  • The Button: An homage to Desmond’s old job on the island was made painfully clear when he went in for a MRI after his car accident. There were too many parallels between the machine’s panic button and the button from the hatch that would keep the electromagnetic field in check.
  • Daniel Widmore (Faraday): It doesn’t matter what timeline or universe he’s in, Daniel will always be semi-crazy. Hearing him spew his theories about quantum mechanics to Desmond reminded us of the good old days when he was on the island confusing the hell out of Miles and Sawyer.
  • Charlie and Penny: Both characters played a big part in Desmond’s realization about the two dimensions and how cool was it that actors Dominic Monaghan and Sonya Walger, who both co-star on ABC’s “FlashForward” managed to appear during the same episode of their old show?
  • Desmond Knows The Truth: Now that he’s dipped in and out of consciousness on both sides of the timeline, it looks like Desmond’s on the hunt to spread the word. But once he finds the rest of the passengers from his flight what will happen? Will their alternate memories mesh with them as well?

The Bad:

  • None: This was a solid episode that gave us a major boost in the closure department. Something big is on the horizon and we can’t wait to see what it is.


This week’s episode took us in the right direction in terms of closure. The pieces are all starting to come together and Desmond will be the one to get everything started. His flash sideways actually served a major purpose and it was cool to see him flooded with memories from the island even though he didn’t know where they were coming from.

Rating: 10/10

Show Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC


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What did you think of this week’s episode? Did you notice anything that I missed?