Pounding drums! Exciting frame-rate change, à la the fight scenes in later episodes of Angel! Kate Beckinsale and Charlie sprint down the beach to help Jack pull Boone, God's Friggin' Gift to Humanity out of the surf. Jack dives back in, explaining that someone's still out there. The camera cranes up to see Jack swimming out, the castaways watching him from the beach. This is one of several shots that basically implies -- via shots taken through leaves or brush -- that someone is watching them. It's hard to know whether this is intentional or just sloppy camerawork by the second-string cameraman who's pissed he didn't get to go swimming with the waterproof camera.
Commercials and credits. Boy, I lucked out with one of the few fall shows that didn't tie or set a record for fastest PH ever, unlike poor life as we know it. Although really who we should pity is Kim.
Midsection Beach. A very pale Boone, God's Friggin' Gift to Humanity watches Jack haul a backpack up past the waterline. Kate follows Jack and tells him the woman who drowned was named Joanna, and that she was only on their plane because an ear infection grounded her for a couple of days in Australia. The ABC website has a nifty online "Diary" which gives a little more information about the dearly departed Joanna, by the way, and notes again how weird it is that rip currents should capture supposedly strong swimmers. Jack bemoans both that in six days he never talked to this Joanna and that, out in the water, he chose not to go after her and to save Boone, God's Friggin' Gift to Humanity instead. He looks over Kate's shoulder and, with a jolt, sees the Magritte-lookin' dude in a suit from the last episode standing in the surf. Kate doesn't see him, and asks Jack how long it's been since he slept.