Back on the island, Sun comes up to Jin, who's working on the raft and asks if he's going. He doesn't respond. "Please, Jin, talk to me," she says. So he pauses for a moment and tells her that he is, indeed, going. Dude can hold a grudge, can't he? Sun sadly (yet sexily!) walks away.
Jack's following Sayid through the jungle, bitching all the way, since Sayid hasn't told Jack where they're going, and Sayid says he felt it's better if Jack sees it (the hatch, I'm presuming) for himself. Not surprisingly, Jack doesn't agree, and says he's turning around and going back right now if Sayid doesn't tell him where they're going. Just then Locke pops up, to say that he asked Sayid not tell Jack what was up, because he wanted Jack to keep an open mind. "Open mind about what?" says Jack, but Locke just points through the trees, and the three of them continue on to the hatch excavation site. Jack's stunned. "My god. What is this thing?" Locke: "Exactly. I guess it's time we talked about that." Locke's all smiles, and you'd think that, considering everything that's gone on with Locke lately, he'd be just a titch less smirky.
Back at the raft construction site, Sawyer's asking Mercutio why Jin's packing a bunch of fish if they're heading out onto the ocean. "We can't catch fish?" asks Sawyer. Mercutio asks if Sawyer knows anything at all about surviving on the ocean. Sawyer's a little taken aback before asking if Mercutio himself does. Mercutio's response is that it doesn't matter, since he built the damn raft. Then he says maybe Sawyer's not the best person to go out onto the ocean with. "You're going to vote me off, Mickey?" asks Sawyer. Mercutio doesn't say anything, so Sawyer follows up: "And who the hell's gonna take my place?"
Why, it's Kate! She's burning the picture in a passport beyond any recognition when Sawyer stomps up, demanding to know what the hell she thinks she's doing. She smiles all innocently and says, "Sorry?" and he growls at her not to turn the "'oh, golly' eyes" on him. He says Mercutio told him she was jockeying for Sawyer's spot on the raft. She gets up to leave and says she was just asking questions; Mercutio must have misunderstood. Sawyer, though, ain't havin' it: he grabs her arm and hisses that he knows what she's up to, just like he knows why she wanted the Haliburton case, that she was the prisoner the U.S. Marshal was escorting. "Let go of me," she says, and shakes herself free. "Your only chance of running's getting on that raft, ain't it?" he calls after her, theorizing that after the rafters get picked up and rescuers come for the rest of them on the island, there's going to be a big ol' asterisk (which he pronounces "asterick") next to her name. Is this a steroid thing, or is it because Kate played more games in a season than the Babe did? Sawyer tells Kate that her secret is safe with him, but there's no way she's taking his place on the raft. He turns to leave, but her anger turns to a smirk. "Hey Sawyer. I want your spot? I'll get your spot." Sawyer watches her leave, which really isn't the least enjoyable activity ever.