Hey, it's Fiji. Looks an awful lot like Hawaii. A cab pulls up at the pier where the freighter is docked. Michael gets out and walks up to the boat. Minkowski greets him and asks him if he's the engineer. Michael tells him he's just the deckhand. Minkowski: "Well, we're all equals on this boat." Yes, equally liable to get beat up by the captain. George welcomes Michael aboard and sends him to check in with Naomi. They engage small talk, and then she tells him that a crate was delivered for him. Michael walks up the gangway and passes Miles. Miles tells him that his name isn't Kevin, and then reassures him that most of the people on the boat are lying about something. Michael's cell phone rings. It's Tom, calling to check in. Tom can sense that Michael is developing sympathy for the human beings he's meeting on the boat, so he lays on a guilt trip about how all of Michael's friends will die if he doesn't do what Tom tells him to. Michael commits to going through with it. And then Tom tells him to ditch the phone.
The boat's in the open water, and Michael's on the deck. He overhears Frank and Naomi arguing about who will fly the first mission on the chopper. Naomi leaves, and Frank walks over and introduces himself to Michael. As they make small talk, Frank tells Michael that he's on the boat because he knows that the plane crash was faked and he's hoping to find survivors. He also claims that Widmore also believes that the plane is still out there somewhere.