On the freighter, Desmond paces in sick bay. There's the sound of banging on pipes in the distance. Desmond thinks it must be a mechanical problem that needs fixing, but Sayid thinks it sounds like someone intentionally banging pipes. And then the doctor enters and tells them that the captain would like to see them. He leads them out onto the deck. The helicopter is gone. Sayid asks where it is, and the doctor tells him Frank took it to run an errand. They bicker about where he might have gone while Desmond looks around. He spies Regina walking along the deck with a heavy chain wrapped around herself. And then she reaches the edge and throws herself into the water. Desmond and Sayid both act like this some big emergency, yelling at the other men on deck to grab a rope and do something. Everyone else reacts like this is nothing that out of the ordinary. And then a hot Australian walks onto the deck and tells everyone to get back to their posts since Regina's already gone. He's giving orders, so I bet you can guess who he is. He's the captain, and his name is Captain Gault. Commercials.
Back on the freighter, Sayid is hassling Gault about not doing anything to save Regina. Gault tells him he didn't want to risk losing any more of his people. Desmond asks him what's going on, and Gault tells him that his crew have been dealing with a heightened case of cabin fever. He thinks it's connected to the boat's location, but he can't really move the boat as someone has sabotaged their engines. Sayid asks if they'll rescue the Lostaways once the engines are fixed, but Gault tells him his orders are to move to safer waters. Sayid asks who gave him the orders -- it's was Charles Widmore, as we all know. And then Gault reveals that he knows that Desmond already knows Widmore.
Gault leads Sayid and Desmond into his...office? Quarters? Ready room? (No, wait -- that last one is Star Trek). He takes a box out of a cabinet and asks if they know what it is. Sayid does (of course); it's a flight data recorder, a.k.a. a black box. In fact, it's the black box from Oceanic 815, which was recovered from the wreck of the plane at the bottom of the ocean. Where the corpse of every passenger was also found. Gault: "The wreckage was obviously staged. Now can you imagine what kind of resources and manpower go into pulling off a fake of that magnitude. Faking the recovery of a plane crash. Putting 324 families through a grieving process based on a lie. But what's even more disturbing -- where exactly does one come across 324 dead bodies? And that, Mr. Jarrah, Mr. Hume, is just one of the many reasons we want Benjamin Linus." You know, the revelation of all these shocking facts to the Lostaways would be more interesting if we didn't already know them.