No small talk for Ben this time; he opens with, "We had such a wonderful plan to break you, Jack," and explains that they wanted to wear him down, make him think they were not his enemies. "And then of course we'd lead you to believe that you were choosing to do whatever we asked you to do. All of this, of course, assumed that you would get invested." Invested in what, Jack wants to know. Ben asks if hadn't occurred to Jack that Juliet bears a striking resemblance to his ex-wife. Jack's looking like, "Yeah, now that he mentions it, she is a hot blonde babe," but he asks why Ben's telling him this. "Because my wonderful plan got shot to sunshine when you saw my damned X-rays and figured out I was dying." "Shot to sunshine"? The leader of the Others is Ned Flanders? Jack says, like he can't believe it, that Ben brought him here so he can save Ben's life, even though I thought Jack had already FIGURED THAT OUT, but whatever. Ben says, "No, I want you to WANT to save my life, But we're beyond that now, so... all I can ask is that you think about it." Yeah, and try to forget about the beatings and the shootings and the captive hostages, etc. Ben nods and starts to walk out, then turns back and asks if Jack believes in God. "Do you?" asks Jack. "Two days after I found out I had a fatal tumour on my spine, a spinal surgeon fell out of the sky. And if that's not proof of God, I don't know what is." Guess he hasn't heard of Angelina Jolie on this island. But seriously, what a megalomaniac! Yeah, Ben -- God killed a bunch of people to bring you a spinal surgeon. I say if you're going to thank God for the good stuff -- like bringing you a spinal surgeon -- you have to blame him for the bad stuff. Like GIVING YOU A TUMOUR. Or Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Locke and Eko trudge through the jungle, Eko struggling. Locke asks if he's all right and says they can stop for a while if Eko needs to. Eko grunts that he's fine. So Locke asks if Eko's headed for the plane wreckage, since Charlie heard Eko call out for his brother. "Is that what you're doing out here? Looking for Yemi?" Eko suddenly turns and, with his walking stick, pins Locke against a tree. "Do not speak my brother's name again," he growls. Locke doesn't look terribly afraid, though. Good thing, too, as no one else seems to be interested in stepping in. Locke just asks what Eko's so afraid of.
Flashback to Father Eko asking Amina how often they get in shipments of vaccines. "Every six months, if we are lucky," she says, and she asks why he's so interested in the vaccines. Well, they just got an innocent woman killed, for one thing, Amina. But Eko doesn't answer that question. He just asks, "And you agreed to give most of it to the militia?" Well, uh, 'agreed,' Eko? Did you not see the guns? Amina says the vaccines fetch a high price on the black market. Eko considers this, so Amina warns him: "Whatever you are thinking, do not cross these men. Before Father Yemi, we got nothing. We owe whatever vaccines we have to his work." Eko smiles and starts to get up, but Amina says he reminds her of Yemi. "You're a good man, too," she says. Wow, what a terrible judge of character!