Bear-caged Kate snaps from her reverie to see Danny and another Other making their way to her cage, saying it's time for work. "What about him?" she says, indicating Sawyer, but Danny agreeably says Sawyer's got the day off. Kate starts whining about this, saying she's not going to work without Sawyer; Sawyer is unsurprisingly not too upset at not having to go to work, and he tells Kate to go ahead without him. I give Sawyer enough to credit to presume he knows what's on Danny's mind, just like Kate does, but he's pretending not to. Kate urgently reminds Sawyer that they're a team, with Kate breaking the rocks and Sawyer carrying them, and for some reason I can't understand, Danny listens to Kate and goes and opens Sawyer's cage. "Lord knows I wouldn't want to break up the team," he snarls.
Elsewhere, the Lostaways' new A-Team (Locke, Sayid, Desmond, Nikki and Paulo) are still standing around looking at Eko's body. Locke, crouching, picks up Eko's cross and examines it. "What happened to him?" asks Nikki, and Locke, Mr. Glasnost himself, says it must have been an animal, maybe one of the bears. Judging from his reaction, Sayid knows Locke's lying but doesn't say anything. Nikki wants to know if they're going to carry him back to the beach, and Locke says they're going to bury him right where he lies: "The people at the beach... there've been a few too many funerals lately. No one needs to see him like this." He gets up and says he's going back to the beach for a couple of shovels. Sayid says he'll come with, and Locke tries to decline, but Sayid, speaking through practically clenched teeth, tells Locke that it's not safe to go alone. That's certainly true -- although it hasn't really influenced the Lostaways into using the buddy system or anything -- but Locke recognizes that Sayid's got more on his mind, and he wisely gives in, thanking Sayid for his "concern."
As they hike through the jungle, Sayid asks Locke what he really thinks killed Eko. "Folks at the beach call it 'the monster,'" says Locke, like this is a myth handed down from generation to generation of island denizens. Locke says he doesn't have a name for it himself; he also figures Sayid doesn't believe in monsters. "I believe in what I can see," says Sayid. I guess that means Islam is completely based on empirical evidence?
Anyway, Sayid figures Locke's seen it, so he asks Locke what he thinks it is. "Might be what brought us here," says Locke. "So you believe this monster decided Eko had to die?" asks Sayid, and Locke says he thinks Eko died for a reason. As do I: he was picked up by a black smoke monster thing and slammed around. Locke says he just hasn't figured out what the reason is yet. Sayid's all, so is that why you lied, because we're not going back to camp, are we? Locke says they are, but he just has to make a detour first.