Back at camp, despite all these men who supposedly volunteered for guard duty, we only see, naturally, Locke, Sayid, and Boone, Camp Castaway's Spunky Li'l Guard -- who falls asleep at his post.
And it's morning. And Boone jerks awake, realizes he's fallen asleep, and hears something. Is he even by the camp anymore? When he fell asleep, there were fires close by, but now he's surrounded by trees. I'm not sure quite what happened, but I think the only important part is Boone blew it big time. Commercials.
So Boone's looking quite frightened there in the jungle, clutching his spear. The bushes rustle, and he charges at...well, nothing, and he trips and falls flat on his face, and we hear Locke yelling about someone tripping an alarm, and...Vincent shows up, so I guess he came back, that's nice to know, and Sayid and Locke come running up to laugh at Boone. Sayid jokes about finding a missing castaway, but before they can all have a good laugh, someone in the distance screams.
Everyone goes racing to the beach, where some Red Shirt lies dead on the sand. And as a crowd gathers, Sayid wonders how someone could have gotten past them. You mean other than when Boone got caught in a trap and he couldn't get out because he loves Shannon too much baby, and you and Locke left your posts to go laugh at him? Locke looks out to the ocean.
"Thought those guys had the full-on perimeter set up," says Hurley to Kate, who says Locke told her Ethan came in via the water. And as the council of elders carry the body off in a makeshift body bag, Hurley wonders if they're sure it wasn't an accident. Kate says every bone in the guy's body was broken, describing it in such graphic detail that Hurley almost chunders. "Guess ol' Steve drew the short straw," says Sawyer, strolling up. "Dude, that was Scott," says Hurley. Well, at least that won't be confusing anymore, right? Not to mention hilarious!