Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Now we know how Mikhail lost his eye.
Keamy's not dead.
And finally, Desmond was the person captured and brought back to the island by Widmore. This is particularly interesting because it appears that Desmond never went to the Island in the Sideways flash, so his importance has yet to be revealed.
I thought it was an excellent episode.
I was under the impression that the Sideways flashes were an alternate reality, where the island didn't exist, not a look into the past. Mikhail looked pretty dead anyway, getting shot in eye at close range and all, just a clever shot placement by writers, as if to say "This dude is just destined to be a one-eyed bastid, wherever he exists"