Meanwhile, over at the This-Place-Is-Death place, Charlotte coughs and I realize she's probably choking on her own blood, which makes me gag. Hey, I'm not going through this alone, all right? Daniel pleads with her to stay with him. Seems like he could stand to hear Miles say, "I think you can let go of that, now," too. Daniel tells her that everything is going to be okay, because he has a plan -- which just means he talked to Desmond and told him to find his mother who can and will help them. Big plan, eh? Charlotte wants to know how Daniel's mother can help, and like all good boys, Daniel just knows Mommy can fix everything. Charlotte coughs violently, and Daniel dabs at the blood coming out of her mouth, but doesn't touch it -- still. Then her expression eases. She smiles so brightly it causes Daniel to say, "What?" She gets a mischievous look in her eyes then says, "I'm not allowed to have chocolate before dinner." She sighs, and looks to her right. And then falls silent. Daniel weeps her name, "Charlotte? Charlotte? Charlotte." He shakes his head. "No." The camera zooms out and we see him still kneeling over her lifeless form.
Down at the bottom of the well, Locke continues to scream in agony. He's got a rock sticking into his leg. Why doesn't he pull it out? I mean, I know it will hurt, but no more than leaving it in there. Is this a blood loss stopping-techni...oh my lunch. That's his BONE sticking out of his leg. He shouts out for "James" -- for anyone. The sound of footsteps approaching and the shadow that falls on the wall before him make him second guess his cries for anyone I bet. He calls out, "Who's there?" and it's none other than Doctor Christian "Loaded Name" Shepherd. Of course Locke doesn't know that (well, I think Locke knows his first name is Christian from when Christian told Locke to move the island; but I'm pretty sure he doesn't know the last name). Shepherd takes a lantern from the wall, and tells Locke he's there to help him the rest of the way. But first, he scolds Locke because he told Locke to move the wheel. Locke explains that Ben said he had to move the island while Locke had to stay and lead his people. Shepherd asks, "And since when did listening to him get you anywhere worth a damn?" Thank you Christian Shepherd or whatever you are (Smokey? Jacob?) that's wearing his face! And no wee Ben-who-lives-in-my-top-right-drawer, don't try that turn-this-van-around nonsense on me. I invented that shit. Okay, I didn't. Some mother (still being maternal with that reference; I avoid the other) did, way back whenever, and it probably involved a horse and cart, or maybe just a wheel, but you get my point you bug-eyed bastard.