When the Hatch imploded, Desmond went back to the time when he was about to propose to Penny. With a full knowledge of what had happened to him. He met Hawkings and tried to deviate from his prior choice and marry Penny instead. Hawkings explained to him course correcting and how it was inevatable to prevent but still had to explain it to him anyway? After being hit in the head in the pub he awoke in the jungle naked and with all the abilities he has. Something in the Swan gave him special abilities of foresight and the first glimpse of time travel with some ability to change it. Why else would Hawkings even have to tell him if it was inevatable to begin with? Weather it be from the electomagnatism or that he was born special, he has abilities that started with the Swan Haatch imploding. If this has been posted before, my appologies I'm new and this is my first, I'd still like to hear any new comments anybody's thought of since then.