Island Reality; New Otherton: With her gun drawn, Kate enters Sawyer and Juliet's former love shack. She watches as he rips up the bedroom floorboards, pulls out a shoe box and cries over its contents. Kate feels guilty for spying and turns away. That's when Sawyer realizes he's not alone. At first, he thinks Kate's an intruder. Well, a dangerous intruder. Well, a dangerous intruder he never slept with. He draws his weapon, barks out a warning, enters the hallway, and realizes it's just Freckles. "What the hell are you doing here?" Kate says, "I was worried about you," and turns to face him, but Sawyer just lowers his weapon and walks past her and straight out the door, leaving her standing there, while we cut to commercial.
Oh, it's a Valentine's Day related commercial. Which reminds me...while this won't be published until after that date, you must check out Lee Bretschneider's Lost-themed Valentines. He's been posting them in his LJ. If you're reading this long after the fact, search through his February, 2010 archive hellomightydog.livejournal.com/2010/02/. Thanks to clrumbaugh on Twitter for the heads up.
L.A. Reality; Angel of Mercy Hospital: Kate and Claire drive up to the front of the emergency clinic. A nurse immediately appears with a wheelchair. Claire tells her she's been in labor for about 20 minutes. Kate leaves the cab curbside and accompanies Claire inside, watching the passing police cruiser out of the corner of her eye. Inside the OB Triage Unit, Claire freaks out at everything -- even just having her blood pressure taken. The nurse stalls when Claire asks when she'll see a doctor, so Kate puts on her super-tracker hat and finds and brings one in. It's Ethan (Rom) Goodspeed! He tries to comfort Claire, explaining that the baby has decided to come a little early (36 weeks -- which is doable; she's 3 cms dilated and 80% effaced). He'll try to stop the labor if Claire isn't ready, but since that involves a lot of drugs, Ethan says he doesn't want to stick needles in Claire, unnecessarily. HA! Good one, Show.