Over on Alcatraz, Kate wakes up at the campsite, and notices that Carl isn't there. She gets to her feet, and wakes Sawyer up to tell him. But the two of them don't have to search very far before they hear the sound of crying nearby. "I got it," says Sawyer. Kate wants to go talk to him, but Sawyer insists on doing it himself: "Boys only," he says, heading through the brush, generating ideas for yet more disturbing Lost slash fiction.
He finds Carl sitting on the ground, bawling his eyes out. Hearing Sawyer approaching, Carl wipes his eyes, but Sawyer still punches him in the shoulder anyway and tells him to "cowboy up," which is one of the most annoying phrases I've ever heard in my entire lifetime. Sawyer mocks Carl for crying in the jungle: "I thought you people were supposed to be tough." After a moment, Carl shoves Sawyer, and says he is tough, and Sawyer calls him Bobby Brady, but Carl doesn't get the reference, partly because he's been raised on a deserted island but also because he's YOUNGER THAN THIRTY-FIVE.
Sawyer starts his advice with, "I've been with a lot of girls," so you know it's going to be good. Sawyer says some are worth the trouble, others not. But "every now and again there's one, one you name dumb stars with." Then, just in case you think Sawyer's getting soft, he calls Alex "Sally Slingshot," and Carl corrects him. Sawyer asks Carl if he loves Alex. "More than anything," he says. Awww. "Then go back to wherever the hell your yards are and get her back," says Sawyer. Carl thinks about this a moment and says if he gets caught, they'll kill him this time. "Well," says Sawyer, standing up, "at least it'll be worth it." Yeah. Plus, it's not like there are a whole lot of other prospects for Carl on the island. Although I didn't see the sheriff wearing a ring...
Speak of the devil: Alex chucks a rock at the camera keeping an eye on Jack's cage, and then runs over so she can talk to Jack. "I want to ask you something. They're not watching anymore, so you can tell me the truth," she says, and asks why, after everything Ben did to him and his people, Jack helped him, even though he should hate him. "You still fixed him up, even after your friends got away. Why?" Jack deduces that Alex is Ben's daughter, but Alex has no time for the small talk and tells him to just answer her question. "I'll answer your question if you answer one of mine," says Jack, and he asks where Juliet is. Alex says she's with the rest of them: "They're going to read her verdict." Alex says everyone knows what the verdict's going to be: "We're pretty strict about killing one of our own. Eye for an eye." Tsk. It'll leave the whole island blind, guys. Jack asks who Juliet killed. "The man who was going to murder your friends," she says. Jack hangs his head. "No wonder you're so worried about her. If it wasn't for you, she never would have done it." Then she starts to get a little angry because Jack's asked three questions already, so now she wants hers answered. "I saved your father because I said I would," says Jack. This doesn't seem to impress Alex very much (what exactly was she looking for?), and she turns to go, but Jack calls her back and asks if Ben's still in charge. "Will that woman, Isabel, do what he says?" he asks, and he is totally up to five questions now and Alex is really getting hosed on this deal. The answer is yes to both questions, and Jack tells Alex to get him out of the cage.