This was a Desmond episode. So does that mean it was on the same level as his other episodes, “Live Together, Die Alone”, “Flashes Before Your Eyes”, and “The Constant”? No… BUT it still was quite good. It started out with one of Desmond’s precognitive visions. He sees Charlie die again, but he also sees a mysterious new person land on the island. Desmond believes that this person is Penny. Obviously that is exciting for us and him. It isn’t Penny, but that’s not to say that we didn’t see Penny in this episode.
Who we do meet, for the first time, is Naomi. Naomi is a gloriously important character since she is the first of the Freighter Folk to come to the island. This is essentially the beginning of the season 4 story arc.
There’s also a Desmond flashback in this episode. It’s not very good. We find out that he walked out on his old girlfriend and he had a religious portion of his life when he joined a monestary. The flashback was dull and didn’t tell us much. But right at the end, when it seems like the entire flahback was a waste of time, they save the day by showing us how Desmond and Penny met. That scene is just too good.