Cut to Locke and Eddie with full baskets. Eddie asks what the big secret about the greenhouse is: "What have you guys got in there? What are you hiding? Because every time I go near it, you and just about everyone else acts all weird." Locke reminds Eddie that he's a guest here, and these things take time. Eddie complains that he's been here for six weeks: "I'm not blind, man. Did you forget you had a duffel bag full of guns when you brought me here?" Locke gives Eddie some grief about Mike and Jan welcoming him, and feeding him, and giving him a place to stay. "And Mike and Jan fold their hands every night before chow and talk about how we're family. But your family's got too many secrets," says Eddie, who adds that sees the fertilizer going into the greenhouse, he knows what's going on, and he wants in. "In on what?" asks Locke, failing to add, "... narc?" Eddie says, "Whatever you guys are trying to blow up." Locke bursts out laughing, and Eddie asks what's so funny. Locke doesn't answer this, but says he'll talk to Mike and Jan. And my first thought, when Locke was driving into the commune with a duffel bag full of guns, was that Locke had fallen in with some kind of militia group. But really, after seeing that it's a commune, is it really that hard to figure out what's going on in the greenhouse? Eddie's look of confusion is a little naÃ¯ve for someone purportedly willing to throw in with some kind of bombing plot.
Back in front of the polar bear cave, Locke's getting ready to go in, while Charlie stands there staring inside. "You really think Eko's in there?" he says. Locke doesn't say anything. Charlie: "Let's hurry up and do this. Maybe the bear's out finishing his lunch." Locke says Charlie's not going in there, and they have an argument about it, with Charlie all, essentially, "You're not the boss of me!" and Locke pulling out his mystical nonsense about how he's "supposed" to go in there, while Charlie isn't. Because when going to try to rescue a big guy like Eko, it'd sure be stupid to have someone else along, Locke. But Charlie acquiesces, and says, "If it all goes to plan, we probably won't even see the bear, will we?" Locke's been rubbing mud on his arms and face, and says, "And hopefully he won't smell us." He pulls out a can of hairspray. Charlie says, "Hairspray? Now, I hate to be the one to point this out to you... " and Locke says it isn't for him, and they grin at each other.