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Enhanced version of Season 4, Episode 5: The Constant-Enhanced
Produced by: Met|Hodder

Act One

Sayid, Desmond and Frank Lapidus
are on their way to the freighter.

Faraday strongly cautioned Lapidus
to follow the same bearing
they used to reach the island.

(Desmond looks at the photo of him and Penny)
Penny is the love of Desmond's life.
The photo was taken
just before they broke up.

(The helicopter ride becomes turbulent)
In "One of Us" in Season 3, Ethan told Juliet
that the trip to the island can be intense
and the last leg is always a little bumpy.

(Desmond suddenly finds himself back the army)
You may have noticed the absence
of the familiar "whoosh" sound effect.
That is because this is not a flashback
but rather, Desmond is time traveling.

Desmond is at basic training
of the Royal Scots Regiment
at Camp Millar in Glascow, Scotland.

Desmond enlisted in the Army
soon after he broke up with Penny.

Act Two

(Faraday: "Your perception of how long your friends have been gone, is not necessarily how long they've been gone.")
Faraday learned that time on the island
works differently, by launching a small rocket
from the freighter to the island.
It carried a clock synchronized to his watch
but it arrived displaying a time 31 minutes off.

The Royal Scots Army training scenes
were filmed at the Hawaii National Guard's
Diamond Head garrison.

(Desmond: "I left.")
Desmond "left" to another time once before
when he survived the massive explosion
of the Swan station, also known as the hatch
in "Flashes Before Your Eyes" in Season 3.

The freighter is actually a 150-foot supply ship.
Its real name is the Kahala.

Act Three

(Sayid surveys the ship)
These scenes were filmed
a few miles off the Oahu coast.
The ship docked at Barbers Point
just west of Pearl Harbor.

This ship used to transport supplies
to islands and science research stations
within the Hawaiian Archipelago.

(Faraday: "Has [Desmond] recently been exposed to high levels or radiation or electromagnetism?")
Desmond was exposed to large amounts
of electromagnetic radiation following
the massive explosion in the Swan station.

Faraday shares a name with Michael Faraday
another physicist and the inventor
of electromagnetic induction.

There is a real Camp Millar in Svalbard
an archipelago far north in the Arctic Circle.
In Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy
Svalbard is a gateway to parallel universes.

Act Four

(Faraday, to Desmond: "Tell me to set the device to 2.342.")
2.342 corresponds to some of the numbers
Hurley used to win the lottery.
His winning numbers were
4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.

Those same numbers were entered
into the computer in the Swan Station.

Desmond's name was inspired by David Hume
an 18th century Scottish philosopher
and early advocate of determinism.

(Faraday uses the light beam on Eloise)
The purple light radiating on Eloise
parallels the purple light that filled the sky
after Desmond turned the fail-safe key
in the Swan DHARMA station.

Faraday's effort to "unstick Eloise in time"
is an homage to Kurt Vonnegut's
Billy Pilgrim, hero of Slaughterhouse-Five
a man who was "unstuck in time."

One of the equations on the chalkboard
is the Kerr metric equation
which some scientist believe
implies the existence of time travel.

Act Five

Faraday's chalkboard includes
physicist Enrico Fermi's error
in the fine structure constant
as depicted in a famous photo.

(Minkowski: "Looks like you guys have a friend on this boat.")
Ben told Locke he has a spy on the freighter.

(The journal of the Black Rock's first mate is up for auction)
The Black Rock is the same ship
that is landlocked on the island.

(Auctioneer: "The contents of this journal [are not] known to anyone outside the family of the seller, Tovard Hanso.")
Tovard Hanso is a distant relative
of Magnus Hanso, captain of the Black Rock.

(Journal sold to Charles Widmore)
This is Charles Widmore
a wealthy industrialist and Penny's father.
He denied Desmond his approval to marry Penny.

Widmore believes Desmond is a coward.
And, as revealed in "Live Together, Die Alone"
Widmore will attempt to bribe Desmond
to stay away from Penny.

(Sayid says he can fix the communication device)
Before Sayid became a torturer
for the Iraqi Republican Guard
he was a military communications officer.

Act Six

[Editor's note: There is only one pop-up after the final commercial break]

Penny lives in the Chelsea area of London
at 423 Cheyne Walk.
Others who have lived on Cheyne Walk
include author Henry James and Mick Jagger.

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