Originally Posted by PhillyChiefFan
I think you are right, I kept going back to the fact that Penny was Dez's constant when he was time travelling.
Who was Daniel Farraday's? Or was Dez just suppose to find him, and Daniel did not have a constant?
Dez is definitely putting it all together, and I think his next stop in the sideflash will be Jack.
The whole constant thing is still a little vague... well, to me at least.
As I understand it, you only need a constant when your mind or consciousness time travels. The constant is the thing that grounds your mind in both timeframes so that you don't go coo-coo for coco-puffs. For Des that person was Penny.
For Faraday that person was Des. We don't have all the details but Faraday wrote something like "if anything goes wrong Desmond Hume is my constant." I don't know that we'll ever get all the details about this statement. To me it implies that Faraday was indeed experimenting on himself. I'm not sure whether or not "anything went wrong" with Faraday's experiment. Did he end up NEEDING Des to be his constant or was it a safety net? Not sure.
I really hope Jack is Des's next step. I'm ready for that dude (Jack) to step up. I'm guessing (I don't know for sure) that next week will be a Hurley episode. So, maybe Des starts with him?