He's busy dissecting a frog. Oh, sure, on an island full of polar bears and arsonists, Locke has the time to conduct a fourth-grade science experiment. Or broaden his palate; he explains to Shannon, "Gross to you, dinner to me." Shannon barks, "Boone -- where is he?" Locke doesn't know, and Shannon persists, "What do you mean you don't know -- you two are like jungle pals." Locke's all, "Look, I have better things to do than keep track of the guy on this island who's most like to start running around naked and painting himself with mud." Only not in so many words. Shannon tells Locke to tell Boone to butt out, and "if he has something to say, he can at least say it to my face." Locke deflates her quasi-righteous ire with, "Should I be writing this down?" Heh. Shannon goes to stomp off, and as she goes, Locke calls out, "Do you like him?" She turns: "What?" Locke clarifies, "Because if you do like him, what's it got to do with your brother? You're a grown woman. Sure, you can yell at Boone until you're blue in the face, but all you're doing is giving him what he wants." Shannon wants to know what that is. Locke says, "Your attention. Everyone gets a new life on this island, Shannon. Maybe it's time to start yours." Shannon's left to ponder that. SURVEY
Jin's being marched toward the beach by Sawyer, who somehow managed to hold back enough cable or rope to tie the guy up. Sawyer's all, "You're pretty scared now, aren't you?" but Jin's posture seems to be saying, "If by 'scared,' you mean 'bored and wondering why your only effective shots are cheap ones,' then yes, I am petrified." Sawyer decides to kick Jin to the ground just to underscore his point that Jin should be scared. Insofar as rhetorical devices goes, it's not the most subtle. He then promises, "You gonna be, Bruce. Folks down on the beach might have been doctors and accountants a month ago, but it's Lord of the Flies time now." Assuming Sawyer's actually read that book, I bet he thinks of himself as Jack, able to tap humanity's savage instinct. He is wrong. Jin more or less thinks as much. To himself, of course. Conveying literary analysis to Sawyer in English presents enough of a challenge -- he's not going to even try in Korean.