Season 4 Episode 5

The Constant

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 28, 2008 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Daniel: I think Eloise's brain short-circuited. The jumps between the present and the future, she eventually...she couldn't tell which was which. She had no anchor.
      Desmond: What do you mean "anchor"?
      Daniel: Something familiar in both times. All this. See this? This is all variables. It's random, it's chaotic. Every equation needs stability, something known. It's called a constant. Desmond, you have no constant. When you go to the future, nothing there is familiar. So if you want to stop this, then you need to find something there, something that you really, really care about that also exists back here in 1996.
      Desmond: This constant...can it be a person?
      Daniel: Yeah, maybe. But you have to make some kind of contact. Didn't you say you were off on a boat, in the middle of nowhere? Uh, who are you calling?
      Desmond: I'm calling my bloody constant.