Locke's not done. While examining the folder, he says, "He said I would die." Widmore's all come again, so Locke adds, "Richard Alpert. He said the only way to get them to come back was if I died." Widmore claims he doesn't know why Richard would say such a thing but says he won't let that happen. The S.U.V. driver gets out of the car and walks toward them as Locke fiddles with his paperwork. Widmore introduces him as Matthew Abaddon, and says he'll take Locke wherever he needs to go and protect him from anyone who intends to do him harm. When Locke looks up and realizes it's his old orderly, a brick falls out of his pants. I'm just saying... Abaddon clearly recognizes Locke and so Locke looks from him to Widmore, then back again, and then silently shakes his hand. Widmore helps Locke to his feet. He's still in a lot of pain. Abaddon brings over a wheel chair and the wee Locke in my desk yells, "No! Don't put me back in the chair! Don't do it. Don't get in it, TV me! We'll never get out." I hand him his wee pill, reset his wee leg, and he passes out from the wee pain, but he makes me wonder again if the flashes had some sort of sentience. TV Locke is injured because he fell down the well during a flash. Being in a chair once more has got to be powerful motivation for him to fulfill his mission and get back to the island, where he first regained the use of his legs, and where he's healed ridiculously quickly from things like seemingly fatal gunshot wounds. When TV Locke looks at the chair with trepidation, my curiosity about the flashes increases. I take out my trusty Magic 8-Ball and ask it if I'll ever get an answer to this question. The little noodge laughs at me! Harumph.
We cut to Abaddon driving Locke, who is now playing the part of Miss Daisy through the Tunisian countryside. Abaddon offers his help in locating anyone Locke would like to find, but Locke orders him not to talk to him. And other than telling Abaddon that they're heading first to Santo Domingo first, their conversation ends.