Alex finally gets back to Ben's house. She hands the pack over and says that there was no trouble getting it. Locke tells Ben that Alex is going to take him to the sub. Ben says she has done enough and that he should take him. Locke says whatever, Wheels, I don't want you slowing me down. He grabs Alex and is about to run out the door when Ben tells him that there is something he should know. He and Jack had a deal, and Jack is supposed to leave the Island in an hour on that sub. It's a one-way ticket because the anomaly wiped out their communications, and they have no way of contacting the outside world. So once the sub leaves, it is not coming back. Whether or not Locke blows up the submarine, the end result is the same. Um, yeah, except that he doesn't get to blow up a sub! Where's the fun in that? Locke grabs Alex and heads out, leaving Ben to sulk.
Outside, Alex is totally mad at her dad. She tells Locke that Ben is manipulating him. It's what he does. He gets people to think things are their idea when they are his. It's what he does. Locke promises to remember that. Alex points him to the submarine that is perfectly parallel parked at a dock. Locke apologizes to Alex for involving her in this. She doesn't seem to care. Rousseau, however, really, really cares as she watches Alex from the bushes. What is up with these people and lurking in the bushes? It is really creepy. And how are these two going to meet anyway? Maybe Rousseau can put an "I Saw You" ad in the Craphole Island Times. "You cute Island teen with dark hair and attitude walking with crazed bald man on a mission. Me in bushes. Watching. Coffee?" Locke boards the submarine and runs around looking all Crimson Tide/Hunt for Red October/Operation Petticoat/every submarine movie you have ever seen. He definitely has a plan.