On the island, a rather beat-up-looking Nick Nolte...I mean, more beat-up-looking than usual. All dirty and unkempt, looking like a hobo. Not like usually...okay, this is hopeless. You know what I mean. He staggers through some trees and up a hill. At the top of the hill is a steep bank. He pulls himself up the bank using a tree root, and comes face to face with a cow. A polar cow! The cow walks away, and Nick climbs the rest of the way up. And then he falls over. His phone is broken, but he does have a flare gun in his pocket, and shoots a flare up into the sky.
Charlotte sees the flare, and wants Locke and the others to go rescue whoever it is. Everyone stares at her, and she points out that she risked her life getting there to try to save them. Hurley and Claire want to check out the flare, but Locke tells them Charlotte is lying. Everyone bickers, but Charlotte decides she's just going to go without the others. As she's telling Locke that he's not the boss of her, a shot rings out, and Charlotte collapses. Everyone looks around in shock, and we see Ben holding the smoking gun. (A quick shot of Carl looking flummoxed establishes that it is his gun.) Sawyer tackles him, and starts beating on him (some more). As he does that, Locke examines Charlotte's body. And she wakes up. It seems she was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Over at the spot where Nick Nolte collapsed in a heap...on the island, I mean. Not in some gutter somewhere. Anyway, over there, Jack and his group have found him. Jack says that he's alive, and Daniel and Miles try to wake him up. His name is Frank, by the way. He wakes up with a start, and tells them that lightning struck the helicopter. We establish that he doesn't know where Charlotte is and that he saw a cow. Miles tries to get him to focus, asking where the chopper crashed. His professional pride wounded, Frank tells him, "Crash? What kind of a pilot do you think I am? I put her down safe and sound right over there." Everyone walks to the crest of the hill, and they see the helicopter sitting in a clearing at the bottom of the hill. Commercials.