Back in the State of Nature. Rousseau demands to know more about Nadia. I hope that as the episode progresses, we'll get a little more out of this character than a) vomiting out gobbledygook and b) drilling Sayid for information we will receive in flashback anyway. Sayid asks who Alex is.
Caves I Named Something Last Week But I Can't Remember What. Walt's bored, but Mercutio's busy and tells his son to entertain himself. Meanwhile, Hurley's searching for something in one of the new suitcases, and, once he finds it, rushes off past a surprised Jack. When asked what he's doing, Hurley giggles like someone my grandfather would have called "a damn fool."
The State of Nature. Rousseau still seems to think Sayid is misrepresenting himself in some way, asking why he's alone if he's among the survivors of a plane crash. He explains that he left the other castaways because of something he did. "And Nadia?" asks Rousseau. "She wasn't on the plane," Sayid replies. Then he actually does misrepresent: "She's dead," he says -- which isn't necessarily true, we later find out -- "because of me" -- when in fact we'll later find out the opposite is true. If she is alive, it's because of what Sayid did. So Sayid's also haunted, eh? I don't even know why they bother writing these torture scenes, since it seems like every frigging character on this show is constantly torturing himself anyway. By the way, Rousseau sure has Aragorn hair. She could use some conditioner. She approaches Sayid and says, "I'm so sorry." Then she says she wants to show him something.
Caves I Named Something Last Week But I Can't Remember What. Mercutio has designed a nifty shower system, complete with architect-style fonts across the top reading "Aquaduct [sic]." Jack is impressed, and Mercutio says that in "a previous life" he was an artist. "I thought you worked in construction," says Jack. "Long story," says Mercutio. It's the kind of story, Jack, that takes a full 44 minutes to tell, and so he doesn't have time right now. Maybe another Wednesday. Charlie shows up and tells them Hurley wants them to come see something. Jack, Mercutio, and Hurley step onto a large meadow to see Hurley standing beside a flagstick. "Welcome to the first, and hopefully only, Island Open," Hurley says. His hair is tied back in a quite adorable fashion. "Two holes, three par, and no waiting!" Jack and Mercutio can't believe this is what Hurley has been "wasting [his] time on." Hurley good-naturedly points out, "Our lives suck. We're trapped on an island, runnin' from boars, monsters, freakin' polar bears " "Polar bears?" a doubtful Mercutio says, only to hear Charlie say, "You didn't hear about the polar bear?" Ha! Hurley elegantly makes his case for including fun in the survival scheme, or else the castaways are "just gonna go crazy waiting for the next bad thing to happen."