The Ol' Fishing Hole. Hurley's trying to spear-fish using a bamboo pole with a piece of shrapnel tied to the end. It's exactly as successful as you'd imagine. God knows why they aren't using one of Locke's knives, or better yet, a net. After yet another unsuccessful sally, Hurley whacks the water in a fury, yelling, "Dammit! Crap! Crap! Son of a --" Charlie asks if he wants him to try, and an instantly calm Hurley says, "Knock yourself out." Heh. Charlie immediately falls into the water, and they both start giggling, thanks to the solution of heroin in which they're now both standing knee-deep. A promotional photo from this episode suggests that in a scene that ended up on the cutting-room floor, Jin joins them and catches a fish with his bare hands. However, apparently the producers found a way not to pay Daniel Dae Kim a speaking actor's salary in this episode.
Claire has found an envelope with Sayid's name on it; he flips through the photographs inside, which picture an extremely severe-looking woman in traditional Muslim garb.
Broody Beach. Rose tells Jack that her husband's fingers swell up when he flies, so he gives her his wedding ring when they board the plane. "You don't have to keep your promise," she adds, reminding Jack that he said he'd keep her company until her husband got back from the plane's restroom. "I'm letting you off the hook." Wow, everyone knows more about fishing than Charlie. Jack urges Rose to join the rest of the castaways, and she tells him he's patient and caring. "I suppose that's why you became a doctor," she says. Jack demurs, saying it was a "family business."
Locke's on the hunt...for a flashback! He's sitting on his bed, talking on the phone to Helen. He says he never felt so alive as when he told Randy off. He seems to have actually quit his job, rather than take vacation time. "That's wonderful. I'm happy for you, John, really," says Helen over the phone. Gosh, why isn't he telling her this in person? Shouldn't he be sharing his good news with her over a cappuccino at their local independently-owned coffee shop? Locke mentions the authentic Australian walkabout he's been talking about for weeks, and says he's made his reservation. In fact, he hopefully mentions, he's booked two tickets. But of course, Helen doesn't want to go, because ... .... . / .. ... / .- / .--. .... --- -. . / ... . -..- / --- .--. . .-. .- - --- .-. --..-- / -.. ..- ....! The rest of this scene is foolishness, other than that apparently she charges $89.95 an hour. That seems like an awful lot to pay when Locke could ask any random woman on the street to go to Australia with him and get rejected for free.
Kate asks Mercutio to wait a moment while she sets up Sayid's antenna. "You're gonna climb that?" Mercutio asks, pointing at the gigantic tree she's preparing to mount. "Don't worry, I've climbed a lot worse," she says. Heh. Your mom climbed a lot worse. Mercutio looks happy to sit down and stare at her ass as acclaimed actress Kate Beckinsale, the star of Van Helsing, scampers all the way up the tree in one impressive take. When she gets to the top, though, a sudden nearby roar startles her and she drops Sayid's antenna. It's the Iron Giant, stomping around the jungle. We get a nice shot of the trees bending and smashing as it passes by.