We open up on Ajira flight 316, and follow it before, during and after the FLASH and crash. As we already knew, the plane hits "turbulence" (or a rift in the space-time continuum). In the cockpit, Frank struggles to keep control, but the plane stalls out and he's forced to land on a makeshift island runway. When he wakes, his co-pilot is dead via shish kebab. Meanwhile, in the cabin, Caesar wakes Ilana, whom he doesn't seem to know, and they (and Sun and Frank) realize that some people have disappeared from the plane. Not Ben, though; he's standing there, relatively unharmed, save the injuries he picked up before he left L.A. (where he certainly did not kill Penny, do you hear me? La la la la la la la).
Thirty years earlier: Jin finds Jack, Kate and Hurley and brings them to Sawyer, who leaves them hanging on the shore while he goes back to Old New Otherton to grab them some clothes. He and Juliet decide to disguise them as some of the new Dharma recruits who are arriving on the sub that day. Sawyer is shocked by the Returnees' news that Locke is dead, but not as shocked as they are by Sawyer's news that it's 1977. Jin, not to be outdone, is shocked that Sun has come back with them, and makes like a bat out of hell to go find her. Somewhere. Oh, and Sawyer doesn't shock me, but he intrigues me when he tells his friends that Daniel is no longer there. [I think he means Daniel go cray-cray. - Zach]
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