Walt walks over to the non-singles side of Ship of Fools and hands Michael some rope. Continuing his streak of not really being able to read his son despite his best intentions, Michael completely overlooks the trepidation on Walt's face and assures him, "You are going to love New York City. No place like it. You know what I really want to show you in New York? Are the buildings. The architecture." "Buildings?" says Walt, with the air of someone who saw the Sydney Opera House every morning over breakfast. Michael vows the Flatiron Building will make an architectural believer of Walt, adding, "That one building inspired me to start drawing and designing things." Walt wants to know why, and Michael says, "You just gotta see it. You wanna see it, right?" Walt lies, "I guess." He then asks if he can go throw a ball with Vincent. You can tell Michael's disappointed that Walt doesn't want to hear more about New York, but he gives the go-ahead for Walt to go play.
Jack wanders over and compliments Michael on the headway he's made in assembling the Ship Of Fools. Michael points out the decking, the cabin, and the storage bins. Jack's all, "Yeah, well, people are kind of curious as to who's going to be putting stuff in the storage bins with you." Michael replies, "It's not the Queen Mary. I've only got room for four people, and there's one open spot." Jack's all, "Who's got the other one?" That would be Sawyer's cue to saunter up and share his plans to climb aboard, because Michael's expecting him. Because escape won't hurt anymore. It'll be an open smile, on a friendly...wait. That makes no sense. We learn that Sawyer bartered his way on with a few lengths of cable. For all his stockpiling abilities, you'd think he'd have uncovered some clarifying shampoo and volumizing mousse. This isn't his best hair episode. Jack's all, "Hmmm. The chance to be marooned with Sawyer on an open sea? I'd prefer having only a volleyball for company."
Meanwhile, in some tent at night, Kate is busy passing judgment on Sun's relationship with Jin, since she's clearly an expert on how to keep the romance alive. Kate mows over Sun's "He's my husband" with "A husband you're afraid to tell you speak English. I'm trying to understand, Sun." Well, quit flapping your gums for a minute and maybe Sun will say something that clears up the situation. Sun says, "He wasn't always like this. He used to tell me how beautiful I was to him. He was so tender. And then he was different." Kate's all, "What changed him?" Sun does not say, "Working for my father the mobster." This is because she and Kate get distracted by the to-do outside. They head outside, and flag down Charlie, who's running off. It turns out the raft is burning up. Kate and Sun hoof it with Charlie, and we linger, along with the camera, on the immobile Locke. As per usual, his expression is inscrutable.