Charlie races through the jungle until he meets Ethan. "Claire's having the baby," Charlie tells him, and asks him to go get Jack. Ethan drops what he's doing and runs off towards the Rape Caves. Charlie runs back to Claire. Heh. Dominic Monaghan runs kinda hobbity, honestly. Charlie finds Claire and tries to get her to calm down. "I'm not supposed to be here," she says. "Someone told me it would be different." Charlie replies, "He was wrong."
Flashback. E. Colm's big plan, apparently, is to send Claire to Los Angeles with a pile of money. He claims there's a family in Los Angeles who is eager to adopt, and he's sure the baby will be safe there. "I appreciate that you must think I'm a raving madman," E. Colm says, "but this is what must happen." He gives her $6000 and promises an equal amount when she lands in L.A. "Six thousand dollars for my baby?" Claire says. "That dog won't hunt, Monsignor!" No, actually, she just looks confused.
Back inna jungle, Claire says it's embarrassing that she listened to a psychic. "And after everything, he was just full of it," she adds. "Or not," Charlie says. "All he wanted was that no one else raise your baby, right? Maybe he knew." As Charlie hums a few bars of Driveshaft's Japanese smash hit, "I Can See How Ugly She'll Be When She's Old (The Psychic's Lament)," Claire hypnogourds her way back to...
E. Colm's house. He's handing her a ticket with Oh Shit, The Plane Is Crashing Airlines, LLC's logo on it. "I can't go tomorrow," she protests. "It has to be this flight," E. Colm insists. "Flight 815." "There was no couple in Los Angeles," Claire says to Charlie. "He knew. He knew about the plane -- what was gonna happen..." We see E. Colm, whose eyes are black and creepy and full of tears.
After the commercials, we see Sayid tromping through the jungle. He's got a walking stick, but as per my previously stated rules regarding walking sticks, he's legitimately allowed to use one due to his injured leg.
Claire's contractions seem to have stopped. "Maybe that was the last one," she says. "Please let that have been the last one." "Birthing emergency averted," Charlie says, and they share a nice moment. "You think you can make it back to the Caves?" Charlie asks, and adds, "I won't let anything happen to you."
The Rape Caves. Sayid stumbles in and falls down. Five minutes ago Kate showed up saying, "I think something interesting's gonna happen! Can I hang out?" so she's there along with Jack and Locke. Sayid tells them he found the Frenchwoman, and warns them, "We're not alone." Locke looks on inscrutably.