I’m confused. I had thought that “Happily Ever After” showed us fairly clearly exactly what Desmond’s power is. I’m reading Lost stuff around the internet and it seems that many people still believe that Desmond travels into the past where he finds he is able to change things. Really? Anyone in here still believe that after watching last night’s episode? Anyone still believe that Desmond is able to “Quantum Leap” from the island in the Crash Landing Timeline into the past in the Crash Landing Timeline and make changes?
I thought it was pretty clearly explained last night that Desmond can “Quantum Leap” from on the island in the Crash Landing Timeline into the Safe Landing Timeline where, of course, he can do whatever, because whatever is what happens. Events in the Crash Landing Timeline remain untouched and unchanged. He appears to travel back in time because on-island time is different from off-island time. The difference seems to vary based on… something.