Kate rushes up to tell Jack that "we have a problem." "We have a problem, or you have a problem?" he says, ably putting the Jack in "jackass." Although, to be fair, he's bang-on. Kate glances at Sun for a moment, then decides it's okay to speak in her presence, since she won't understand. So Kate explains that the marshal escorting her from Australia had a silver briefcase that the airline made him check (which means it was under a seat how? But anyway); it had some travelling money, some of his personal things and four nine-millimetres with a few boxes of ammo. "Guns," says Jack. YEAH, WE ALL KNOW WHAT "NINE-MILLIMETRES" AND "FEW BOXES OF AMMO" MEANS, THANKS SO MUCH. (Sun seems to take particular notice at the mention of guns, and scampers off.) Jack asks where the case is now. Kate says Sawyer has it, but hasn't been able to get it open. "Lucky for us," says Jack, because yeah, Sawyer's the problem, it's not like anyone else on the island has ever committed a violent crime, like, say, armed robbery or anything, and Kate says that sooner or later Sawyer will get the case open. Jack wants to know what she needs him for. "I know where the key is," she says. The marshal kept it in his wallet, in his back pocket. "I buried him, Kate," Jack reminds her. "I know," she says. "Where?" Speaking of "where," where is Jin? Shouldn't he be at least hanging around the periphery to give the stink-eye to anyone who glances at Sun?
Kate and Jack look at each other a moment. Jack finally says, "So what else is in the case?" And she does a really bad job of lying, saying that it's just the guns. "If you want my help, we're going to open the case together." And again, Kate does a really bad job of acting nonchalantly as she says, "Okay."
Back on the beach, Charlie is doing his best to wipe the smile off Rose's face by pointing out just how much there is not to smile about. And I found myself really annoyed by this scene until I realized that it was just a conversation about the major developments on the show thus far and was meant to bring new viewers up to speed, so you won't mind if I fast-forward a little bit, will you? Rose does tell Charlie that no one blames him for what happened to Claire, since he did everything he could, and blah blah blah, and almost died, and he says maybe he should have died, and Rose puts her hand on his shoulder and says he needs to ask for help. "Who's going to help me?" he says. I think we all know where this is going, although you'd think a devout Catholic like Charlie might not need to be guided so much. And I don't think we do either, but just in case we do