Mainland; Current Day; My So-Called Maternity: Kate looks out the window of a high-rise, at the little people down in the street. Luckily, Lawyer Dan Norton of Agostino and Norton (or is it Norton and Agostino), enters to terrorize her, before she suffers an existential crisis and ends up in Santa Rosa, mumbling about them all being ants... or pawns. Let's go with pawns there, because the crosswalk below, and the arrows and cars look like they're part of a game board. Norton starts out well enough, thanking Kate for waiting, uttering the usual niceties like you do, and they recap for us that Norton's client is remaining anonymous, at least for now. Kate proposes a deal. She'll give him the blood samples, but first, she wants to talk to his client. Norton discloses that he's meeting with his client later that day, and he'll pass along her request, but he's pretty sure that's going to be a big NO. He points out Kate is in no position to negotiate, since she isn't actually Aaron's mother, and since Norton's already secured a court order for the blood samples. He reminds her he could already have the sheriff on her tail (like that would stop our Katie), and it's only his client's reticence that's prevented him from doing so. "My client insists that we handle the exchange of custody quietly." Kate (understandably) panics at the idea of a custody exchange. She repeats that she just wants to know who is doing this to her. Norton replies, "You did this to yourself." His voice drips with ice you could only find on a frozen donkey wheel. "Now it is time you prepare yourself, Ms. Austen. You are going to lose the boy."
On the Island; Time STILL Not Yet Known: Miles looks on as Daniel and Juliet try to revive Charlotte -- which seems only to involve forcing open her eyelids then letting them close. Maybe they helped Miles drain his flask before he filled it up with water, and this is some stupid drinking game. If we turned up the volume enough, would we hear them snicker? Locke and Sawyer stand a distance apart in an area of the clearing that's serving as their makeshift dunces' corner, and Locke tells Sawyer that they have to get back to the Orchid Station. "That's where all this started. Maybe it's where it'll all stop." Sawyer thinks that's just crazy talk. That poor bugger has been wandering the island for a couple of days straight anyhow (if we don't count the weeks, months and years through which he's been jumping). Seriously, do they nap? I don't want to watch it, but I'd like some indication of them catching some ZZZzzzs.