Flash-forward. Hurley's sitting in the common room of the mental hospital trying to open a fruit chew snack when a nurse leads a familiar-looking black woman over to him. She asks if he's Hurley, and then asks him if he's dangerous. Only if you're a pastry, lady. Hurley asks if he knows her, and she tells him that he doesn't, but he knows her grandson. Hurley peers behind her and sees Walt standing there. I'm sorry, I mean Giant-Sized Walt. Grandma tells Hurley that they've traveled all the way to California just so Walt could see Hurley, but she'll only let her grandson talk to Hurley if the certifiable lunatic assures her that he's not dangerous. He does, and Grandma leaves him alone with Giant-Sized Walt. Hurley says hello, and Giant-Sized Walt responds. Although it sounds like he's been dubbed by James Earl Jones, that's how deep his voice has gotten. GSW tells Hurley that when the Oceanic Six came back, he waited for one of them to get in touch with him, but none of them did. Hurley apologizes, but I seem to recall they assigned that job to Aaron, so I don't know what he's sorry for. But someone did come visit GSW -- one Jeremy Bentham. GSW tells Hurley that he doesn't understand why Hurley and the other survivors are lying about what happened. Hurley looks around to be sure they're not being spied on, leans in, and tells GSW, "We're lying because it's the only way to protect everyone who didn't come back." GSW asks if that includes his father. Hurley tells him it does. Which, as we'll learn, is not true. But if Hurley really thinks they need to keep lying, making Walt think that he's protecting Michael is a good way to get him to go along with the lie.
Jungle, near the Orchid. Hurley is still eating those 15-year old crackers from last episode while Sawyer used the binoculars to spy on Jack and Locke. Hurley and Sawyer bond over stale crackers, and Hurley thanks Sawyer again for coming after him. And then Hurley asks if Claire and the baby are okay. Sawyer's got no answer to that one.
In the Orchid, Jack is asking Locke what he wants to talk about. Locke tells Jack that he'd like him to stay on the island. Jack finds that notion laughable. He recites the laundry list of horrible things that Locke has done, and Locke points out that Jack pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger: "I was hoping we could let bygones be bygones." They have their old debate about whether their destiny led them to the island.