Flash-forward to the nuthouse, where Hurley is shooting hoops. Jack walks into the gym. Hurley seems kind of, but not too, glad to see Jack. Jack feeds him a bullshit story about just stopping by for a visit since he was in the neighborhood. Jack proposes a game of Horse to Hurley, who accepts the challenge. As they play (with Jack absolutely stinking up the joint), Hurley asks some nice expository questions, establishing that Jack is practicing medicine again and that they were all famous enough to be hounded by reporters and autograph seekers. Jack also tells Hurley that he's thinking of growing a beard. Noooooooooo! We've already seen how that turns out -- please tell me the future is not written in stone. And then Hurley asks Jack why he's really there. Jack claims at first that he was just worried about Hurley, but it becomes clear that he was really just worried that Hurley would reveal some big secret. Hurley doesn't answer the question as to whether he would reveal said secret, and Jack leaves. But not before Hurley tells him that he's sorry that he went with Locke. He continues: "I don't think we did the right thing, Jack. I think it wants us to come back." Jack: "We're never going back." Hurley: "Never say never, dude."
Back on the island, Jack and Kate are standing at the edge of the fuselage, looking over the wreckage inside. Kate thinks she hears thunder, but it's really a helicopter. Which drops off a parachutist. I would think the point of a rescue would be to take people off the island, not keep dropping more people onto it. Kate and Jack run through the jungle to where the parachutist landed. A bearded dude takes off his helmet and asks, "Are you Jack?" We'll have to wait until next week to hear the answer to that one.