The boys are off on their camping trip. Apparently, the theme song from the Bridge Over the River Kwai is the great unifying force in the universe because this polyglot scout troop is whistling it as they walk down the beach. Can you get merit badges in whistling? The tune comes to an abrupt halt when Hurley announces that they are at the wire. Desmond gets panicky when he doesn't see it, but Jin rummages around in the sand for about a half a second and comes up with it. Hurley now decides to mention that the last time he tried to follow this wire into the jungle he almost got kabobed by one of Rousseau's traps. This mention of kabobing brings yet another vision of Charlie getting rotisseried. Don't forget to set the timer so we know when he's done! Desmond doesn't want to go into the jungle just yet. He wants to camp until the light matches up to his freakin' acid trip, I mean, vision.
Back in the brotherhood, the monks are packing cases of wine. The Main Monk reminds Desmond that he is free to talk, but Desmond says that he is used to being quiet and then launches into an argumentative diatribe about the name of the wine bottled by the monks (Moriah) and how it is, in short, lousy branding. The Main Monk is totally regretting that he told Desmond he should talk more. They argue out ideological differences in their interpretations of the Abraham/Isaac sacrifice story until the Main Monk announces that perhaps Desmond underestimates the power of sacrifice, and doesn't he have a corpus to mortify? A monk interrupts the debate because there was a man at the gate who wanted to have a word with Brother Desmond. The man pushes past the monk and punches Desmond right in the nose, proving that God can be swift in meting out justice to those who argue with his followers. Desmond apologizes to the monk as the man crosses himself and runs off. The monks look confused as Desmond bleeds all over the merchandise.