At the Rousseaus' for dinner, Ben learns from Danielle that Alex sees him as a father. The sight of Alex then makes him tear up. He blames the crying on their dinner's onions, which seems to amuse Danielle.
Full list of appearances
- Ben considers Locke's suggestion that he become principal. ("Dr. Linus")
- Roger speculates on what Ben would have become had they not left the Island. ("Dr. Linus")
- Ben makes an appointment to tutor Alex. ("Dr. Linus")
- Alex talks to Ben about applying to Yale. ("Dr. Linus")
- She tells him about the principal and the nurse. ("Dr. Linus")
- The principal counters Ben's blackmail with further blackmail. ("Dr. Linus")
- Ben tells Arzt the conquest is off. ("Dr. Linus")
- Alex invites Ben for a ride home. ("What They Died For")
- Danielle tells him he's the closest thing to a father Alex has. ("What They Died For")
- Locke forgives Ben. ("The End")
The title of the piece references that Ben is now a better person in the flash sideways than he was on the Island.