Sayid (Sayid!) announces that while he is thrilled with their honesty and Jack's brave display of communication, it really does not address why they dragged them out into the middle of nowhere. Jack sighs in the face of Sayid's brilliance and turns to the woods and yells, "Danielle!" Danielle Rousseau comes out of the woods, juts out her hip, and strikes a pose like the bad Otherfucker that she is. Jack instructs her to, "Show 'em." Rousseau uncovers what looks like a car battery, grabs two wires, touches them together, and blows up a tree. Scaring the frijoles out of the Losties and rousting out a bunch of irate Earth Firsters who attempt to drag her away, but she stops them in their tracks with her overt bad-assness. They take one look at her, slink away, climb up some trees, whip out pens, and draft angry letters to their Congressmen.
Jack explains that when Juliet told him the Others were coming his first thought was, "Where the hell are we going to hide this time? But hiding is pointless because they are just going to keep coming." So instead of hiding, he decided to get help instead. And I for one am really glad, because he really could use someone to talk to about his father issues, his reluctant leadership, and his failed marriage. Maybe a nice small dose of Paxil could help, too, nothing dramatic but just enough to help him sleep easily. Oh, wait. I guess that's not what he was referring to. Maybe next time? Instead of professional help, Jack has turned to Rousseau. Apparently she has come out of her shell, her sixteen years of isolationism, her distrust of everyone, and her complete nutjobiness and has decided to help save the Losties. To that end, she has been bringing back dynamite from the Black Rock. Jack continues, "For the very first time we know exactly what they want and when they are going to come get it. And they have no idea. We are going to be waiting for them. Juliet is going to mark the tents just like she was told to. But there won't be any pregnant women inside. There will be plenty of what we just used on that tree. Tomorrow night we are going to stop running, stop hiding, stop living in fear. 'Cause when they show up, we are going to blow them all to hell." Yay! Jack explained everything! Well, almost. What he does not explain is why he dragged everyone out in the jungle to show them this instead of just telling them on the beach. He also does not explain why they felt the need to blow up a perfectly innocent tree in an explosion that could not only alert the Others to their plans but could damage the fragile Island ecosystem. Haven't they been watching Planet Earth?