Back at the 4077th, Jack is examining Boone's leg. Sun has a little stick of something. "Give him this for the pain," she says. Jack says that he thinks it's a little late for herbal remedies. She snaps that it's not a remedy, and then puts it between Boone's teeth. Jack looks chagrined, and gives an apologetic nod, and I guess if we're going to try to explode some stereotypes, that's fine, but if someone says, "Give him this for the pain," in a medical situation, is there any way it means anything other than something you ingest or inject? Why couldn't Sun have just put the thing between Boone's teeth without uttering a completely contrived line in order to make Jack feel bad? Jack asks Sun to hold Boone's shoulders, and Jack takes hold of Boone's leg. And yanks. The noises Boone makes are very difficult to transcribe, but are something like this: "Owie owie owie owie owie owie owie owie owie!" but with a little more feeling. Outside, Hurley puts his fingers in his ears.
Kate's running through the jungle and then pretends she's being chased by Jason Voorhees and trips. She manages to fall on her back, breaking several bottles of booze in the backpack, even though everyone knows airlines use plastic bottles. She hears something in the bushes, decides that potentially getting eaten by a wild boar or Lostzilla or whatever is more important than getting her ass back to the caves to help Boone, and decides to investigate. Fortunately, it's only Claire, who appears to be in some discomfort, holding a tree for stability. She's grunting and holding her stomach. Kate takes about five hours to brilliantly deduce that Claire's going into labour. "Oh god, you're having the baby," she says, like, nice positive reaction, Kate. Commercials.
Thanks for the health tips, Mandy Patinkin. I will get my cholesterol checked.