Oh yeah I was 100% convinced that he killed Penny, so that was a welcome surprise as well. It was also a nice human moment when he sees she has a little child just like Rousseau did.
Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of Des and Penny soon, their absence has been annoying. Not nearly annoying as Faraday's disappearance though!
Hmm, I wonder why we never saw Hawking at all with Widmore? Aren't they a couple? She was implied to be his equal in the previous episode.
Also, we learned that Penny is NOT Hawking's child. So Faraday and Penny are not related.