Kate is the first one to speak. "So you're saying the dog was your sister?" Locke looks at her and replies, "Well, that would be silly." Ha! He explains to an unexpectedly emotional-looking Sawyer that Locke's mother thought the dog was Jeannie, "come back to tell her the accident wasn't her fault. Let her off the hook." Sawyer looks like he's just had an epiphany. Luckily for us, he's about to go into flashback so we can see what Locke's story has to do with the rest of the episode.
Cut to Sawyer getting out and walking over to the shrimp truck that contains the man Hibbs claims is the Original Sawyer. Sawyer walks up, and Frank Duckett asks if he wants the shrimp with the hot sauce or the mild sauce. Sawyer eventually whispers that he'll go with the hot. As Duckett prepares the dish, Sawyer pulls out the gun and nervously fidgets with it. Duckett amiably chatters, and gives him half-price for being American. We see Sawyer's gun-wielding hand begin to shake. Duckett introduces himself as Frank; Sawyer chokes out that his name is James. He's on the verge of tears. Duckett turns around to give him the shrimp, but the counter's empty and Sawyer's tearing away in his car.
Evidently, Sawyer headed to a bar. He's knocking back shots, and after the bartender asks if maybe he's not so sure about that, Sawyer insists, "Again." "You tell him, cowboy," slurs another American in the bar. Hey, it's the senior Dr. Shepherd. The good doctor slurs, "These bastards think Americans can't hold their liquor. Look...I, uh, hate to hold my hand out, but I seem to have misplaced my wallet." Sawyer sullenly orders the bartender to accommodate drunken Dr. Shepherd. The doc returns the favor: "I drink to you. What's your name, cowboy?" Sawyer mutters his last name. And Dr. Shepherd toasts him with, "Sawyer...may he find whatever he's looking for at the bottom of a glass." After a little more small talk, Dr. Shepherd asks rhetorically, "You know why they call Australia 'Down Under,' don't you? Because it's as close as you can get to Hell without being burned." Sawyer gets the bottle of whatever he's drinking from the bartender, and Dr. Shepherd sidles over to cadge a few more drinks.