From the beginning of the episode I was thinking about Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. and then when Daniel said "unstuck in time" it sealed the deal. thats a direct recurring line from the book.
Wow. Des is Billy Pilgrim from Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five". The even used the word "unstuck" to describe his dilemma in time. This episode blew me away. Need to sit back and think about it a while.
nice Beema! When he said that I was like, um, I just read that...how did they know that. I have NO idea what that means or how Billy Pilgrim is. Mind elaborating?
Billy Pilgrim is the protagonist in the famous Kurt Vonnegut novel Slaughterhouse Five. He becomes "unstuck" in time, and jumps back and forth into different periods in his own life. This is possibly a result of him going through a traumatic experience (the book is also about the traumas of war and the firebombing of Dresden, Germany). The book also explores free will vs. fate (another big theme in Lost), so I'm pretty sure there was an intentional reference here.
Can I mention that the phrase "unstuck in time" also has a connection to one of the other Lost cast? There is an episode (2-parter) of Babylon 5 called World Without End that involves at least one of the characters getting unstuck in time (that phrase is used). Mira Furlan (Danielle) was one of the stars of Babylon 5.