And now it's a therapy session -- perhaps the one mentioned in the previous scene, since Juliet's wearing the same blouse. Harper asks Juliet what she thinks of Ben. This is what therapy must be like in North Korea: "What do you think of the Dear Leader?" Juliet thinks Ben is very smart and intense: "He's been very good to me." Juliet: "Well of course he has. You look just like her." Juliet tries to get an explanation for that, but Harper just moves right on to noting that Juliet and Goodwin have become friendly. So friendly that Harper wants to know when they started sleeping together. Juliet acts all innocent and aggrieved, and Harper is very matter of fact in demanding some answers. Harper tells Juliet that she's seen the two of them together. Juliet gives a quiet apology, but Harper doesn't really care about that. What she does care about is that if the affair continues, Ben might do something to hurt Goodwin.
The Barracks, present day. Locke is outside. He has a big knife in his hand, and appears to be stabbing the toupee they make him wear in flashbacks. Oh, my mistake, it's a rabbit. Claire and Aaron approach. He asks her what he can do for her, and she tells him she wants to see Miles. Locke wonders why; it turns out that Claire has the crazy idea that Locke's "stab the Boaties with knives and shove live grenades in their mouths" policy might be coming off as "hostile." Lousy hippie. Claire thinks a little blonde mommy with a suddenly resurgent Australian accent might be less intimidating than a bald guy who blows things up. Locke tells her to forget about it: "You do remember what Charlie said about these people?" Claire: "All Charlie said was whose boat it isn't. Don't you want to know whose boat it is?"
In his cell, Ben is reading Valis, by Phillip K. Dick. (In sum, it's the story of the search for God, and the discovery that one particular set of religious revelations is being beamed down to Earth from an orbiting satellite.) Locke enters and hands Ben his plate. Ben's surprised to see rabbit, and Locke tells him that chickens are in short supply. Ben, fiddling with his food: "This didn't have a number on it, did it?" Locke starts to leave, but Ben is contractually required to engage in some psychological warfare, so he asks Locke, "So has the revolution begun yet?" Locke doesn't know what he's talking about. Ben blathers on about how people will start to question Locke, and then tells him, "Believe me, your people will be so angry when they realize you still don't have a plan." Locke asks if Ben has a plan. He does, don't you know. But this time Locke has the upper hand -- he asks Ben if his plan involves raising $3.2 million. Locke: "That's a lot of money." I know it doesn't read that way, but this is the funniest episode so far this season. Locke pulls a dollar out of his pocket and offers it to Ben so he can start his fundraising. I'd like to think he's been carrying that dollar around ever since he learned what Miles told Ben, just so he could rub Ben's face in it. Although maybe he was carrying it in case he ever ran into a Dharma Brand vending machine. Ben tells Locke that they can help each other, since they have a common enemy -- the man in charge of the boat. Ben gives his word that if Locke gives him some freedom and comfort, Ben will tell him everything he wants to know about the man behind the boat. Locke: "You see, there's the problem. I don't trust your word." Ben: "All right then. I guess I'll have to show you." Please keep your pants on. Commercials.