Commercials. When we return, Jack's talking to his mom, Veronica Hamel, in a more recent flashback. His mother tells Jack that his father has left and she wants Jack to bring him back. "He hasn't talked to me for two months," Jack protests. What's the big deal? Sometimes I don't talk to my dad for two months, not because we're in a feud or anything, but because we're both busy people. Recently my dad sent me an email that revealed that he had met a woman 17 years his junior, gotten to know her, left the woman he'd been dating for years, starting dating this new woman, and in fact had moved into her house, all since I had last spoken to him. So I'm hard pressed to imagine that Jack's dad managed anything more impressive than that in his two months. (Though it turns out he did accomplish quite a life change in that time.) Anyways, Mrs. Walnuts tells Jack that her husband doesn't have any friends, and Jack has to go get him. They bicker about whether Jack has What It Takes, and Jack tells his mother he can't go get his dad. "You don't get to say 'I can't,'" she snipes. "Not after what you did." "Where is he?" a crestfallen Jack asks. Australia.
Walt runs to Kate to tell her that Claire collapsed. Mercutio and Charlie carry Claire under the canopy, and Kate gently brings her around while Mercutio steals her shoes. Charlie, looking for water, discovers that someone's ganked it all. When Kate tells Sayid and Locke, Locke volunteers to find water, saying, "I know where to look." Dude, on a verdant tropical island even I know where to look. Go to the head of a valley.