Just after Hurley drives out of the parking lot, a silver car drives in. It's Kate! While she's checking out a map and trying to decompress, Aaron whines that he wants to go home. She tells him to look at his book, and he does. Clearly she's magic! He doesn't even cry that he has to pee. Of course that's because there's got to be a bathroom at that gas station. Just you wait until you're once again on the open road with no rest stop in sight, Katie my girl. She opens up her cell phone and clicks to her contacts -- Jack Shepherd tops the list, or possibly is the list. She considers calling him, then thinks twice, and snaps her phone shut. Immediately, it rings. Spooky, Mulder! Although the Caller ID reports the caller is unknown, Kate's response indicates otherwise. "I can't believe it's you. No. Hi, how are you? Wait, you're in L.A.? Of course I can meet. Yeah. What? I know exactly where that is. I'll be there in half an hour." When she hangs up the phone, Aaron asks where they're going. Kate tells him, "To see a friend." Hmmmm.
Meanwhile, in the hotel room, Ben takes a package of sorts out of the air vent. Raise your hand if you thought: He learned that from Lilly! Jack returns to the room, still looking clean and sober in his nice suit, but seems oblivious to Ben and whatever that package is that he's now stashing in his bag. Jack's too busy rifling through his cast-off jeans and jacket to pay attention to anything else. Ben says, "You looking for your pills, Jack? I flushed them down the toilet." Jack bluffs that he's glad and was just going to do the same thing, himself. Ben plays along without smirking, even. "Yeah. I figured you were." Crap, that means I've got to downgrade his evility again. Ben's checking out. He instructs Jack to go home and grab a suitcase. "If there's anything in this life you want, pack it in there, because you're never coming back." Sweating, Jack indicates this is good. Ben echoes his, "Good," then says, "I'll pick you up in six hours." In the meantime, he needs to move John Locke's casket somewhere safe. When Jack questions this -- and asks if Locke isn't dead, Ben gives him a non-answer. "I'll see you in six hours, Jack." He leaves Jack in the hotel room, alone.