Back on the beach, Locke and Charlie are playing backgammon, and Locke seems to have inherited Walt's luck, as he's kicking Charlie's ass. Locke says he hopes Charlie didn't get the wrong idea, seeing him with Aaron back there. Can anyone explain to me why everyone feels the need to apologize to Charlie when it comes to the baby? "What idea would that be?" asks Charlie. Locke says that Charlie and Claire are close, and he spends a lot of time with Aaron. "I wouldn't want to overstep my bounds," says Locke. Oh, don't worry. Charlie does that all the time. "Overstepping Our Bounds" was a B-side from Driveshaft's first album. Charlie asks if Claire told him they had a fight. Locke says she didn't call it a fight. "She was gonna give it up, you know. For adoption. She tell you that?" asks Charlie. Lucky for Charlie she did, because if she didn't, that's not Charlie's secret to spill, now, is it? Locke tells him she did tell him that, when he built her the cradle. "Why do you ask?" Charlie has the audacity to say she's got a bit to learn about being a "mum." I'd wager that every first-time mother does, wouldn't you? "Responsibility and all," says Charlie. "Hmm. Now that's an interesting thing to say, for a heroin addict," says Locke. Heh. Charlie looks pissed. "Recovering addict," he says. "Recovering," says Locke, amiably, and points at the board. "It's your turn."
Back in the jungle, Jin is helping Sawyer and rebuffing any offers to spell him, from Bernard (awww) and then from Michael. "What, you suddenly give a damn about me?" is how Sawyer responds to Michael. And then he tells both Jin and Sawyer to leave him alone. This proves unwise, because he takes two steps without assistance and then pitches forward onto the ground again. Michael cradles Sawyer's head, while Sawyer struggles to stay conscious. "I would've left you behind," wheezes Sawyer. "Shut up, man. Don't try that." "I did leave you behind," whispers Sawyer. "Yeah, well, good thing I ain't you," says Michael, and they both smile, at least for a moment, until Sawyer passes out.
Libby comes rushing back with some water for him. Michael wants to know what's wrong with him. What isn't wrong with him? He's got an infection, he's dehydrated, he won't shut up Compassion queen Ana-Lucia wants to keep moving, despite Jin's vigorous protests. "You want to stay, that's fine. But we're rolling out." Bernard is now speaking up for Sawyer, saying that they can't just leave him there. Libby says if they rest, maybe he'll regain consciousness. "Rest? Here? Do you remember what happened to us? What they did to us? You remember Goodwin?" Everyone looks uncomfortable, and Cindy finally speaks up and says that Ana-Lucia's right and they should just keep going. Michael, though, he don't remember Goodwin, and he don't care. He asks Eko to help him make a stretcher. After a moment, Eko nods. And Bernard's helping too. It's a project the whole group can enjoy! "You're going to carry your friend," snarls Ana-Lucia, and Michael's all, damn right we will.