Back again with the Boy Scouts, Sawyer's all up in Locke's kitchen about how he's lost Michael's trail. Locke just says he needs light to follow the markers and Jack steps up with a couple of torches all, here's your light, bizzotch! Locke thinks they should go back. Jack thinks Locke should find the trail. Locke says he's lost the trail. Jack says that Locke doesn't lose trails, he just doesn't want to find Michael. "Yeah, THAT'S RIGHT, Jack!" snaps Locke. "I've been runnin' through the jungle, toward the sound of gunfire, because I don't care about Michael." Heh. Nice one, Locke. He rocks. Locke goes to return to the beach and Jack is all, dude! If we turn back, we'll never see Michael again! "And that's gonna be on us," he says. "On you and on me."
"You're exactly right, Jack!" says a raspy voice from off-screen. The boys all turn on a dime and standing in the distance is a hairy bearded dude. They aim their guns. "But if I were you," says the hairy dude, "I'd listen to Mr. Locke." The boys continue aiming their guns as the Deliverance banjos get ready to duel because if someone doesn't squeal like a pig by the end of this episode, I'll eat my own kneecap.
After the commercials, the boys are still aiming their guns at Hairy Man, and Jack asks him who he is. "He's the son of a bitch who shot me on the raft," says Sawyer, moving toward the guy. "Why don't you point the gun down?" suggests Hairy Man. Sawyer ignores him and keeps moving forward and someone outside the clearing fires a shot at him, grazing his ear and drawing blood. "Where's Michael?" asks Jack. "Don't worry about Michael," says Hairy Man. "He's not gonna find us." Jack asks him what he wants and it would seem that Hairy Man is a tad chilly, because all he wants is for Locke to build them a fire. He's also dying for some gossip, apparently, because he wants them all to have a wee little chat. (On an entirely different note, the guy who's playing Hairy Man is someone named M.C. Gainey and, according to his IMDb bio, he frequently plays hillbilly characters up to no good. Guess the quip about the Deliverance banjos wasn't so off the mark, huh?)
Dharma Central. Hurley's no good at being alone, so he's brought along Charlie for the Button Watching Ceremony. They're paging through the stack of LPs, looking for something fun to listen to while they wait until they have to push Button of Doom. Hurley pulls out a "Geronimo Jackson" album and hands it to Charlie, who says, "As an expert on all things musical, I never heard of these guys, shocking as that may be." Uch. I love Dominic Monaghan, but Charlie bugs. "Expert on all things musical"? Is he kidding? Shut up, Drivesmack. Hurley finally finds an album that piques his interest and tells Charlie to put it on the turntable. Then he comes to the real reason he asked Charlie down here: Libby. He thinks he has a shot at Libby, seeing as they're on a desert island and all. Charlie looks over at Hurley and appears to ponder this, but then he just asks if Hurley thinks Claire's missing him yet and Hurley just rolls his eyes and says, "Dude. It's been a day." Heh. So, no then?