Speaking of Sawyer, he runs into an unnamed Lostie and asks him if he's seen Claire. The guy asks him why he's running around with a gun, but before Sawyer can really answer there's a gunshot and the unnamed Lostie goes down. Sawyer exchanges gunfire with the Boaties, and yells at another Lostie to get back inside -- but it's too late, as she gets shot. And then another one. They're really thinning the ranks out this episode. And then we get a couple of minutes of Sawyer running, shooting, ducking, and hiding as he tries to find Claire. For some reason, the Boaties just can't seem to hit him. So they fire a rocket at the building towards which he's running. The house blows up just before he gets there. Finally, an explosion we can't blame on Locke. Commercials.
We return to Ben, still wearing the clothes from the last time we saw him in the desert, walking through a charming north African city. He's at a hotel, and tells the clerk (who speaks English) that he'd like a room. She asks him if it's the first time he's been in Tunisia, and he tells her it's been a while. She asks for his name, and he tells her that he's a preferred guest, listed under "Dean Moriarty." And he's got the passport to prove it. The clerk looks up his name in her book and then looks slightly terrified. But she's a professional, and after she hands him the key she asks him if there's anything else she can do for him. He asks for the date (it's October 24), and then asks her to verify that it's 2005. Which makes this a flash-forward from the date of the plane crash. Maybe. Probably. Perhaps. As he walks away, he notices a television showing footage of Sayid telling a crowd of reporters that he just wants to bury his wife in peace.
Back at Casa Locke, Hurley can see the wreckage of Claire's house from the window. Ben tells Locke that the Boaties are trying to scare him into surrendering. Locke tells Hurley to take Aaron to an interior room, and then asks Ben why it's so important that he (Locke) survive the coming massacre. Ben: "'Cause there's only one person who can help us now, and that's Jacob. And we have to go to him together." Locke points out that he doesn't even know how to find the cabin. Ben's response? "I know. But Hurley does."