Craphole Island. Squirrelly Daniel acts squirrelly and takes a squirrelly case from the helicopter. He also grabs a long metal pole that is probably also squirrelly. The pole turns into a tripod, and he takes some gear out of the case and sets it on top of the tripod. Jack and Frank are watching all of this, and Jack asks Frank what's up with squirrelly Daniel. Frank has no idea what's up with him, since he can barely understand anything he says. Daniel asks for the phone so he can call Regina and run an experiment. Frank, talking to Dan as though he were five years old, gives him the phone but tells him to hang up right away if Minkowski gets on the call. Which is odd, since Miles was so insistent on speaking with Minkowski last episode. Dan dials the phone and gets Regina on the speaker. Jack is suddenly interested, and walks over to observe. After a bit of preliminary business with signals and stuff, Daniel tells Regina to fire the payload. She does, and Jack starts to look worried. Frank tells him not to freak out -- Daniel "fires" "payloads" all the time. Whoops, sorry, I did it again. Sometimes I just can't resist. Regina starts counting down the distance to the beacon, starting at forty kilometers and going down by five. As the count gets lower, Daniel looks around nervously. At zero, he tells her that the payload never arrived. She thinks that's weird; Daniel thinks it's super weird.
Kate, Sayid, and Miles lurk in the trees near the Barracks. Miles seems not at all surprised to find a bunch of suburban bungalows on this deserted island. He is surprised to see a swing set, however, asking if the Others had kids. They stealthily move into the Barracks to see whether Locke and the others (but not the Others) have arrived yet. Sneak, sneak, sneak. Creep, creep, creep. They hear a banging sound, and some kind of cry. Kate can tell which bungalow the sound is coming from, and they run in. And find Hurley, tied and gagged in a closet. Kate takes off his gag and asks him what happened. Hurley: "They left me." And here I was thinking it was some kind of sex-play gone wrong. Commercials.