Boone and Shannon find a tightly enclosed stand of trees, and squeeze into the centre, reasonably figuring that they can't outrun Lostzilla, so they might as well try to hide somewhere out of its reach. They huddle on the ground together as Lostzilla draws closer (we some massive shadows on the trees, and that's all we see). The monster seems to leave, but they don't move. Sure enough, Lostzilla comes roaring back, pounding at the trees and shaking the earth. Man, the longer they go without revealing what this thing actually is, what it looks like, I wonder how it could possibly pay off. Still, this is a tense few minutes of television. (Of course, after the way it all turns out, the next time we have a scene like this it won't seem quite so urgent, will it?) Commercials.
The local ABC news affiliate is running a story about a man surviving being lost in the Everglades. Nice tie-in. What is this, FOX?
Sayid's tracked down Jack, who appears to be just wandering aimlessly around the island, all the better to run into various cast members and advance the plot. Sayid asks him which direction Jack thinks north is, and Jack estimates based on the setting sun. Yeah, that's where north should be, says Sayid, and he takes out the compass Locke just gave him. "Yet that is north," says Sayid, pointing to the right of where they both figure it should be. He says a minor magnetic anomaly could account for two or three degrees' difference, but not such a large variance. Jack blessedly asks him what his point is. "This compass is obviously defective," says Sayid. Again, Jack's not really sure what he's supposed to do with that information, so he asks Sayid where the compass came from. "Locke gave it to me this afternoon," he says. Tattletale! Jack wants to know where Sayid saw Locke; guess Locke is next on Jack's Plot Advancement Walkabout. Sayid says Locke was about a mile east of there. "At least I think it's east," he says, and Jack looks around.
Lostzilla has apparently given up on eating Shannon and Boone, as we don't hear it anywhere. The two of them look through the trees for any signs, and finding none, cautiously make their way out of the trees. Shannon angrily asks what Boone did to Locke to do this to them. "What did you do to that psycho to piss him off?" Yeah, play this like it's Boone's fault, Shannon. That's a good plan. Boone insists he didn't do anything, so Shannon sarcastically asks if Locke just tied them up because he was bored. Like that's really out of the realm of possibility for Locke? She keeps pressing and he interrupts to say that they should just go back to camp.