Originally Posted by rad
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"
I think it's an alternate reality that's slowly converging with the Island reality.
At some point soon, both realities will become one.
Mikhail may be dead but who knows for certain? I thought Keamy was dead but apparently not.
But what the show is proving is that your destiny is your destiny.