Penny and Desmond Coda?
Does anyone else get the impression that the hospital scene between Desmond and Penny was written as a coda to their story?
It is like the writers are saying these two have been through enough, they deserve a happy ending.
Here it is. Desmond says ‘I promised you I would never leave you again’ they kiss, fade to black. We will never see them again. To seal the deal they have Hawking apologize to Desmond through Penny, and changing her tune from ‘The island is not finished with you’ to ‘I do not know what will happen next’ and Charles saying in front of the hospital that he will not interfere with her life again, sealing any speculations about his future manipulations.
Ben is gone so there will be no further Vendettas and Daniel is dead so he will not be using Desmond as a conduit for his manipulations ever again (or ever before?).
As much as I love Desmond I would not be too terribly disapointed if Henry Ian Cusak were not seen again in the rest of the series. It is not a grand send off but it is a fitting one.