THE RECAPPER: Okay, I remember Daniel saying something about this. And what have you done with Daniel, by the way?
THE WEE HUGO WHO'S HANGING OUT ON MY SPEAKERS: Pssst. I think he's talking to Miles, not you.
MILES: [Shooting me a look while handing Hugo his gun]: Shoot me. Please. Please?
HUGO: Aha! I can't shoot you, because if you die in 1977, then you'll never come back to the island on the freighter 30 years from now.
MILES: I can die because I've already come to the island on the freighter. Any of us can die, because this is our present.
HUGO: But you said Ben couldn't die because he still has to grow up and become the leader of the Others.
MILES: Because this is his past.
HUGO: But when we first captured Ben, and Sayid... like... tortured him, then why wouldn't he remember getting shot by that same guy when he was a kid?
THE SILENCE: I shall deafen you all! Muahahahahahahaha.
MILES: Huh. Hadn't thought of that.
THE RECAPPER: pwnd!!!!!!!!!!!!11
[Okay, now Hurley has a point at the end there, which will of course be explained away in a minute, but everything else he argues? Makes no sense. Why would he remember a conversation that took place before he was born, especially one that included an older version of himself? Even if you can't bring yourself to add the necessary corollaries to the time travel rules of Back to the Future and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, I cannot imagine a scenario where that would work. In this reality, time is linear and unchanging, and while the characters' lives may jump around on that timeline, their paths are predetermined. That's it. End of story. Rant over. - Z]
St. Jacob's Hospital Porch: Roger paces back and forth wondering who he can abuse if wee Ben bites it, while Kate sits on the front stoop, wondering how she can get Jack and Sawyer back. Juliet comes out and gives Roger a status update -- Kate's fresh blood is helping, because she's a survivor, yo. Juliet then gets rid of him by sending him off to get some supplies at the Medical Station. Roger humbly thanks her for doing all he can and gets right to his new chore. Once he's gone, Juliet tells Kate that although Ben's no better, he's stable, but she can't fix him. Kate suggests taking him for treatment on the sub, but it won't be back for a couple of months. "But he can't die, right?" Juliet says he is going to die because his medical situation is "not resolvable." Kate starts brainstorming, but we don't really need our umbrellas for that. Then Juliet realizes maybe there is help right there on the island, in the form of the Others. Commercial.