I’m sure if Mikhail had gotten more screen time we would have found that good ol’ Giacchino-fueled-tuggin’-at-the-heart-strings empathy LOST is so good at even for him. What he did to Charlie is dastardly, but I still love him.
I realize I’m playing around with the timeline a little, but it’s silly, and technically possible (see s3e23 “Through the Looking Glass Part 2″).
The last 3 panels were originally intended as a bonus follow-up strip for later, but I liked the way it played right after the first part, so I put it all together! Yay!