They go for a walk down the beach; Claire describes the abduction, and how she doesn't remember any of it. Kate fills in some parts that Claire doesn't remember/didn't know about. Like remember when they hanged Charlie? Good times. That's my desktop wallpaper. Claire whines about her amnesia, and Libby (who, all cleaned up and not so mud-encrusted, is rather smokin'. I'm diggin' on the Libby) tells her that she doesn't think it's amnesia: "You know, sometimes when something terrible happens to us, there's a little switch in your head that flicks on, to protect us from having to deal with it." She says maybe Claire's memories aren't gone, that she's just blocking them. Claire, who looks awfully, I don't know, flinty this episode, says she needs Libby to unblock them. "Because my baby's sick, and they did something to him." Libby nods, kind of reluctantly. Maybe she's sorry that she's going to be losing some Hurley time.
Down in the hatch, Jack and Locke are bringing Henry some food in their little prison. Jack asks Henry if he needs to go to the bathroom, Henry says no, and Jack says to let them know if he does. "Yeah, I'll look forward to that," says Henry. Snicker. Anyway, Locke's brought a book in, tosses it on Henry's cot for him to read. It's The Brothers Karamazov, by Dostoyevsky. And I know I lied about The Third Policeman and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," but with this book I think the show is trying to get me in a "boy cries wolf" kind of situation, because, seriously: first word, pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. That's hilarious. Nice little inside joke there.
But back to the show. If you're in a makeshift prison, put there by people who don't trust you, and one of them hands you Dostoyevsky? You're not getting out for awhile. Henry gamely (if a little jokingly) asks if they've got any Stephen King, and Locke says the library's a little outdated. Any Wizard of Oz?
Outside the armoury, Jack wants to know, "What's with the book?" all weirdly disdainful. Locke says it's just something to pass the time (between sessions with Sayid, I suppose). And then Locke tells some story about Hemingway being jealous of Dostoyevsky or something, but I dozed off because I imagine it's a rare writer who isn't jealous of Dostoyevsky. Thankfully, he breaks off the story to ask what the long-term plan is with Henry Gale, because they can't keep him a secret forever. Jack, all annoyed, says, "We don't have a long-term plan for the button, but we keep pushing it, don't we?" And how scary is Jack, comparing pushing some button to imprisoning and torturing a man? Even Locke's speechless, but that may be because he's thinking, "Yeah, we keep pushing the button, no thanks to you." Jack says that until they're sure what Henry's deal is, they're going to keep doing what they're doing. "If you've got a better idea, let's hear it." Then they both glance off-camera because Henry says, quite faintly, "Why don't you let me go?"