This is very chicken and egg. How did all the people come together so it could form Des's future so Des could get them all together? and if Charlie had died when Des originally thought he would, then the freighter would never come, right? yeah, and then Lapidus couldn't take them out so they could get off the island. so they never would have left the island. so Des changed the future? right?
I love Kate, but it pisses me off how she treats men. Kissing Jack to feel better about herself, then screwing Sawyer because she's jealous over Jack and Juliet. and then screwing Jack when she's lost Aaron. and then Sawyer and Jack switch women, Juliet and Kate. ugh. I just feel sorry for Sawyer, because I think he earnestly loves Kate. ...not that he hasn't used plenty of women himself.
Why does Naomi have a French version of Catch-22 and Des's picture? maybe Penny got a 2nd copy from the vendor and Widmore stole it or made a copy of it to give to Naomi. But Widmore would have no clue Des is on the island. Or would he? yeah, maybe he would through Eloise.