Locke has led Sawyer to the Black Rock. And we thought the writers had forgotten about it! I'm sure now they will do something with that damn storyline. Right? ... Hello? Is this thing on? Locke says Ben is locked up in the brig. As they enter the enormous ship, the skeletons creep Sawyer out. Locke explains that it was a mid-nineteenth-century slaving ship. Sawyer asks how he knows that, and Locke points to the plaque next to the door. Sawyer is about to go through the boxes when a docent rushes up and asks him not to touch the display. Locke explains that it's dynamite. Just then Ben yells out from the brig, and Sawyer is impressed that Locke actually kidnapped him. As Locke unlocks the door, Sawyer reiterates his refusal to kill Ben. Sawyer walks into the brig to gawk at the hooded prisoner. As soon as he enters, Locke slams the door behind him and locks him in. Sawyer is not thrilled about this. He bangs and yells at the door. Ben is yelling too and Sawyer tells him to shut up. He pulls the hood off of Ben to further his point, only to find that it isn't Ben at all, it's Bad Dad. Still bound and gagged. Sawyer has no idea who he is. He doesn't know that Locke has daddy issues the way Jeffrey Dahmer has an eating disorder.
Sayid, once again proving himself to be the only useful person on the Island, manages to fix the satellite phone despite the fact that he has never seen technology so advanced. Hurley, who is supervising the repair job has complete faith in him. As he should. While Sayid tinkers, Hurley asks what he thinks about the fact that they're all supposedly dead. Sayid sagely advises that they work on one problem at a time. Just then he is able to turn the phone on, but unfortunately the channels are scrambled by whatever it is around the Island that always does that. As Sayid is cursing the lousy reception, Kate walks up. She looks at the phone and asks where they found it. Hurley says it came from the luggage, but Kate (revealing that she has at least some brain activity left) does not believe for a second that they just now found a radio in the baggage. After swearing her to secrecy, Sayid tells her what's going on.
On the Black Rock, Rousseau makes her contractually obligated monthly appearance. She wanders on board and in the main cabin comes upon Locke lounging in a terrycloth robe with his feet up, sipping a pina colada, waiting for his turn at shuffleboard, and completely ignoring the shouts from the brig. Locke says hello to Rousseau and casually asks what bring her to the Black Rock. She can barely hear him over Sawyer's yelling, but answers that she came for the explosives. She asks what brought Lock there; he ignores the question and helpfully points her towards the crates marked "Explosives" in really big letters. She thanks him for the pointing out the bleeding obvious. As she picks up a crate, he warns her to be careful, because the explosives are unstable. You know, if I were in a room with Locke and Rousseau, I'm not sure I'd be calling the dynamite out as the unstable item. Seriously. Pot, meet kettle, and... other kettle. Rousseau takes her dynamite and leaves. Obviously she doesn't want to get involved with whatever sort of crazy Locke has going on. Oblivious to any of this drama, Sawyer continues to yell bloody murder.