When Halls advises us to "cut the carbs" with their sugar-free lozenges, I start crying. Yeah, switch to sugar-free Halls, and the pounds will melt right off!
So Boone's tied up, and this isn't even fan fiction. His right arm's in front and his left arm is in back (although I've heard that there's a problem continuity-wise, in that the shot of his left arm is actually a shot of a right arm. I'd check the tape myself, but I won't, because a) my attractive non-lawyer future wife and I have dance lessons tonight so I don't have time, b) I imagine it's just a mistake and not some kind of clue, and c) after this episode I angrily gave the tape to my Great Dane and she chewed it beyond all functionality, and it will never record another Lost episode, nor, more's the pity, Nigella Bites), and they're lashed together so that when he reaches forward with his right, it draws his left arm up, excruciatingly so, his back. And there sits Locke, mashing up some more paste. Something tells me "later" is now. Boone orders Locke to untie him, and it probably won't surprise you to learn that Locke ignores him. So Boone tries pleading, saying he won't tell anyone about the hatch. "I'm doing this, Boone, because it's time for you to let go of some things, because it's what's best for you. And I promise you're gonna thank me for this later." He approaches Boone and starts smearing the paste stuff on Boone's head wound. Boone struggles as best he can and wants to know what Locke's doing. "An untreated wound out here, you 're gonna get infected," says Locke. In hindsight, it should have occurred to me on first viewing that Locke was mixing up his paste long before Boone had any kind of head wound to allegedly smear it on.
Anyway, Locke's strolling away, with Boone screaming that Locke can't just leave him here. That sounds like a wager to me! Locke says whether Boone stays or not is up to him. I guess, in that sense, freeing himself from being tied up in a jungle full of dangerous predators is just as easy as kicking heroin, hey? Locke takes out another one of his knives, and Boone's eyes widen in fear. Locke, however, just throws it into the ground in front of him. "You'll be able to cut yourself free once you have the proper motivation," says Locke, who walks away.