Shit, I dunno. She says she's Canadian and that she's on a post-college trip around the world, but after she flew into Melbourne she didn't know anyone so she just decided to walk for a while. "Melbourne's a hundred kilometers from here," says Farmer Hoggett, whose brain has been surgically removed and replaced by an Australian road atlas. "I like walking," Kate says. She also likes farms. "Do you know how to work one?" he asks, and she matter-of-factly says that she does. Farmer Hoggett says his wife died eight months ago, and he needs someone to help around the farm, because he's got "a hell of a mortgage." He offers a fair wage and a place to stay, and Kate accepts. They shake on it, Kate with her right, Farmer Hoggett with his left, because it turns out he has a big clunky artificial right arm, which you just know is going to have to come off later in the episode.
Midsection Beach. Sayid is announcing to the assembled castaways that they were unable to send a message, but says that if people collect up electronic equipment, he may be able to boost the signal. Sayid tells the castaways to organize three groups -- one for electronics, one for collecting water, and one for rationing food. If everyone does their jobs efficiently, surely they can live like damn hell ass kings. Kate takes Jack aside to tell him about the SOS of Doooooom. He asks if there's anything else she wants to tell him, but she'd rather ask suspicious questions about Marshal Shrap. Jack gives the Thousand-Yard Stare of Impending Commercials.
Man, that Desperate Housewives looks crazy! Hey Sars, why aren't we recapping that, huh? ["Prepare for your ouster, young man." -- Sars]
Hurley and Jack are hauling airplane seats to the edge of the jungle. They went to a lot of trouble to give castaways busywork to do during conversation scenes, and I like how, viewed independently, much of it seems entirely pointless. Why for they bring those airplane seats to the edge of the jungle? Who knows! Because they need to have a conversation away from other people, and Jack's not going to go on a long walk on the beach with someone who doesn't look like acclaimed actress Kate Beckinsale, the star of Cold Comfort Farm! Hurley can't believe Jack didn't confront Kate about her criminalitude; Jack says it's not his business or his problem if Kate is a violent criminal trapped among a bunch of innocent people who trust her. For realsies! Jack says he's going to look in the body of the plane for bags containing stronger antibiotics; Hurley is happy to let him do that by himself.