The plane finally shakes free from the cliff, landing nose-first, and flopping over upside down. Locke yells for Boone and struggles to his feet again, staggering over to the plane, where he crawls inside and shoves stuff out of the way until he gets to Boone's bloody body. See, if he'd told Boone about that part of his vision, now he'd be able to say, "See? Told you!" He puts Boone on his shoulders and carries him away. Commercials.
Back in the cave, Kate and Jack are still chortling over how they stuck it to Sawyer, with Kate asking Jack if he knew Sawyer needed glasses before or after he asked about Sawyer's latest outbreak. Jack says he can't tell her without violating doctor-patient confidentiality, which floored me, since it appeared that he'd never heard of that concept before. Kate thanks Jack for helping Sawyer: "I know it was probably the last thing you wanted to do." He responds, "I didn't do it for him." She smiles, and I have to say she's got a beautiful smile, and...what was I saying? Anyway, I guess Jack and Kate are getting thrown together again.
But this touching moment is interrupted by Locke bellowing for Jack and flopping Boone down in the cave. Doesn't someone normally run ahead to get Jack when someone's injured? That would be less dramatic here, I suppose. As Jack examines Boone's body, Locke is vague (deliberately, obviously) about what happened, saying only that Boone fell off a cliff while they were out hunting. Jack rips open Boone's clothes to reveal quite a lot of damage, and he tells Kate to get shirts and towels and whatever else will help him staunch the bleeding. He has to bark at her to snap her out of her daze, too. Then he asks Locke to tell him exactly what happened -- but Locke's already gone.
Back in the hospital, Locke's waking up after surgery. He turns his head to his father's bed, which is empty. The doctor or nurse examining him says, "I think what you did was so kind." He asks after his father. She says she didn't know they were related, and Locke says only that they have different last names. She says that Mr. Cooper checked out already and is back home in private care. "That doesn't make any sense," says Locke, and I have to agree that someone being allowed to leave a hospital right after a kidney transplant, private care or no, makes no sense. The rest of this, though? Not such a surprise. Locke asks if Cooper left a message for him. She says not that she knows of, then leaves to get him some juice. Locke tries to sit up a little more, which is painful. Then he hears, "It was his idea." He looks over, sees Mommie Dearest. "What are you doing here?" he says. She explains that she needed money, and that Locke's father has always been good that way, very generous. So generous that rather than give his baby-mama money, he forces her to help him SCAM HIS SON OUT OF A KIDNEY. Locke's surprised to hear her admit that he even has a father, and she says that it was part of the plan to make Locke willingly give up the kidney; it had to be his own idea. "I wanted to see you," she says. Locke starts muttering, "This can't happen, he wouldn't do this to me," things of that nature. Even though everybody saw this coming, this was still heartbreaking to watch. He looks over at his dad's empty bed. "He wouldn't do this to me!" he shouts, and struggles to his feet, despite the pain. His stupid psycho mom is still completely oblivious, as she beams at him. Locke gives her the stink-eye, and I can only assume that he beat her to death, even if they don't show that.