If you told me when Henry Ian Cusick uttered his first "brutha" that Desmond would become my favorite character on Lost I would have never believed you. I am not someone who is going to go on about the subtleties of performance or nuance. What I love about Desmond has nothing to do with nuance. This is a character that wears his heart out on his sleeve. He's the only one who tells the truth. Simply, he is the only character with any character. The rest of those fools just wander around worry about their own damn selves. Desmond is the only one who seems to have a purpose larger than self. He also might be the only reason that I am still watching a show about a plane crash with smoke monsters, ghosts, chemical warfare, time-travel, but no discernible point.