Kate grabs Juliet, and they run more, but Kate stops short as they are about to run headlong into the sonic perimeter fence. Juliet swears it is off, but Kate is not going to risk her head on the word of an Other. She won't budge and insists on running along the fence instead of through it, but the monster is getting closer! Juliet panics, reaches into her pocket, whips out a key, unlocks the hand cuffs and runs through the sonic barrier. She heads for the control box on the fence and types in a code. She tells Kate that she will want to be on the other side of the fence. Kate is stunned and skeptical, but with the monster fast approaching, she has no choice but to cover her head and run through the fence. Juliet turns on the fence as the monster blows up trees and rocks as it makes its approach. Kate ducks into the bushes, but Juliet stands there staring as Smokey the monster appears in front of her. Smokey does not like the fence. It goes all wonky, breaks up into a bunch of Li'l Smokies, and then disappears. Kate is shocked. She glares at Juliet, marches up to her, and shoves her, schoolyard-style. Juliet 'fesses up that they don't know what it is, but they know it doesn't like their fences. Kate is not interested in monster defense mechanisms. She cannot believe that Juliet had a key. The entire time! Juliet tries to explain, "They left me behind too! They gassed me! I know you don't care, but the people I spent the last three years of my life with just left me behind. I know you don't care. But I thought that maybe, if I made you think we were in it together, I wouldn't get left behind again." Kate is still fuming as she grabs the key, unlocks her handcuff, and walks into the woods. Totally leaving Juliet behind. Juliet reaches in to her pocket and pulls out a copy of How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends, flips to her bookmark, and smacks herself in the head as she realizes she totally messed that one up!
Sawyer is going Old Style Chicago political machine and is hosting a pig roast to get out the vote. When he is done basting the pig, Charlie tells him it is dee-licious. Sawyer tells him the secret is Dharma A-1 sauce and paprika. Bobby Flay has nothing on you Sawyer! Sawyer is getting into the smarmy politician thing and tells Charlie that he hopes he remembers the delicious taste of that pig and who got it for him when he goes to vote. Um, why? So Charlie can vote for Desmond? Charlie laughs and asks, "What vote?" Sawyer explains that Hurley told him about the vote. Charlie laughs, "Since when does anyone around here vote on anything?" Sawyer looks confused and then it dawns on him. He marches over to Hurley for some answers. Hurley is porking out. Literally! When Sawyer yells, "You son of a bitch! There wasn't ever going to be a vote!" Hurley doesn't bother swallowing before answering, "Yeah, but wasn't it nice being nice?" Sawyer guffaws, "You tricked me into being nice? That's got to be the lamest con in the history of cons!" Hurley is unaffected by this slam, because it wasn't a con. If Sawyer is going to be their temporary leader, he needs to do some damage control. Sawyer has no idea what he is talking about and demands to know what Hurley has been smoking. Hurley explains, "Jack's gone. Locke's gone. Kate and Sayid? When Paolo and Nikki died we looked to you. You tried to steal their diamonds, but we looked to you. Look at all the people you made happy. Today they can eat boar and relax. And you did that!" Sawyer asks
Yoda Hurley, "What if I don't want to be the leader?" "Well Jack didn't either. Sucks for you dude." Hurley gets up and leaves Sawyer to stare around at the beautiful musical montage. Some steel drum players come out and play Bob Marley tunes, and the 7Up dude comes and offers him the refreshing taste of Lymon. People hand each other plates of meat. Claire hands Sawyer the baby, and the wind blows, and everyone looks, er, windswept. Thus endeth the idiotic subplot du jour. We're just lucky no coconuts dropped on anyone's head, that the slapstick tableaus were kept to a minimum, and that Moe, Curly, and Larry are still safely incarcerated in Pittsburgh.