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. Locke thinks that if Jack doesn't stick around to find out what his destiny is, it'll eat him up from the inside. Jack says goodbye and walks away, and Locke tells him, "You're gonna have to lie." He means that when Jack returns to the world, he'll have to lie about everything that's happened, because it's the only way to protect the island. Jack thinks that something like an island doesn't need protecting. Locke: "It's not an island." You mean it's a peninsula? Actually, Locke means "it's a place where miracles happen." Couldn't miracles happen on an island? Anyway, Jack doesn't believe in miracles, which... I mean, I'm a skeptic myself, but if I had actually seen half the shit he's seen on the island, I might be inclined to be a little more open to the prospect of miracles and other supernatural phenomena. Locke tells Jack that if he doesn't believe in miracles, he should just wait to see what Locke's about to do. Here's an idea, Locke -- why don't you tell Jack what you're about to do? Oh, I'm sorry -- I forgot that you swore an oath to only speak in cryptic riddles. And then Ben appears. Jack points his gun at him. Ben: "Nice to see you too, Jack." Ben ignores the gun and walks over to Locke, mocking him for not being able to find the flowers that marked the hidden elevator to the subterranean station. Locke, having always dreamed of a life of adventure and not the life of a florist, didn't know what the flowers looked like. They both walk further in the greenhouse, essentially ignoring Jack. Ben opens the hidden door to the elevator, and Jack asks what they're doing. Ben asks Locke, "Didn't you tell him?" Locke: "I tried." In that he did the exact opposite of trying, I call bullshit. Ben tells Jack that Kate and Sayid are waiting for him at the chopper. He also tells him that the Losties who are on the beach are being ferried to the freighter. Ben says that he'd love to fill Jack in on all the details (liar!), but that he really needs to get his ass on the boat, preferably within the hour. Ben enters the elevator, and Locke makes one more pitch to Jack, asking him to lie about the island: "If you do it half as well as you lie to yourself, they'll believe you." I guess nobody ever told Locke about flies and vinegar. The elevator doors close, and Jack watches Locke and Ben descend. Commercials.