Even though all the Others think Locke is their special someone, he's too much of a pansy to kill his father and prove it to them. So working off a tip from a friendly, disillusioned Other, Locke travels to Camp Lostaway to try and talk Sawyer into doing his dirty work for him. He accomplishes his mission through lying, trickery, misuse of personal information, and unlawful imprisonment, which makes me think he should consider a career in television journalism. When Sawyer realizes that Locke's dad is the real Sawyer who conned his mother and turned his father into a murdering suicide, he has no choice but to choke the living hell out of him. Not because of the murder/suicide thing, but because Locke's dad made fun of the letter he wrote as a little boy! Die, Evil Man, Die!
Don't know if you noticed, but last week the boys did not invite Jack on their camping trip. Turns out they don't trust him anymore. Know who they do trust? Sayid. So when they sneak the pilot into camp, the only person they tell is Sayid, who uses his mad communication skills to both make the pilot hate him and get the satellite phone to work. Sort of. As Sayid is attempting to fix the phone, Kate traipses up, finds out about the pilot, and faster than a frat boy on a drunk girl, she goes to blab to her boyfriend (no, not the boy she's salami-hiding with, the one she wants to salami-hide with). It turns out Jack and his new girlfriend Juliet are hiding something else entirely. Don't worry, Kate, Locke gave Sawyer some serious ammunition to use against Juliet. There's no way Jack won't toss her over after he finds out she's a mole, right? Did I mention that everyone on the Island might be dead? The fact that they found the wreckage of the plane filled with bodies just keeps coming up and it's really interfering with my enjoyment of the Kate-Sawyer-Jack-Juliet love quadrangle. Come on, writers, priorities!
Previously, Ben went on and on about his magic box. It started to sound simultaneously dirty and -- wait, it only sounded dirty. Also, Ben believes in the Easter Bunny.
Locke reads a file and mutters to himself to save his breath. No one is going to hear him. Then he burns some files over a trash-can fire, takes a swig of Cisco, gathers up his giant bag of cans, and shovels off in his holey shoes.
Eight days ago Locke found his Bad Dad in a closet in the basement of the Others' compound. He asks Ben what is going on, but Ben just bounces the question back at him, claiming that he's the reason Bad Dad is there. Ben claims that Locke conjured him up, not Ben. As Locke approaches his dad, Ben warns him to be careful about getting too close. Tom is in the closet, too, acting as the muscle, and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out a taser as Locke draws near to Bad Dad. Locke is sputtering questions at Ben demanding to know what is going, why did they bring him there, and what is he supposed to do? Ben insists that they didn't bring him there -- Locke did. Locke denies it again and says he is going to ask Bad Dad. He pulls off Bad Dad's gag and is rewarded with a bite to the hand. With a word from Ben, Tom steps up and tasers Bad Dad in the neck. When Bad Dad lets go of Locke's hand, it's bleeding, and Locke looks stunned, like, "Oh my god, my dad really is evil!" Apparently having his kidney stolen and getting shoved out of a window eight stories up didn't get the message across, but the bite! That's evil! Ow. I think I just sprained my eyes from rolling them so hard. As Locke looks bewildered, Bad Dad starts yelling, "Don't you know, John? Don't you know where we are?" Ben rushes Locke out, and Tom shuts the door behind them. As they mosey down the hall, Locke asks Ben what Bad Dad meant. Ben says they don't have time to deal with that right now; they're leaving first thing in the morning. Not to quibble or anything, Ben, but I think there's plenty of time to answer Locke's question. Really. Go ahead. It's a long hallway. No? Fine. But I'm holding a grudge. Locke wants to know where they're going. Ben says they're headed to a new place, but he corrects himself and says it is an old place. Then he asks Locke if he would like to come with them. Yes, of course he would! He loves the Others. Why wouldn't he? They have chicken! Ben informs him that they're holding Kate close by, and maybe Locke would like to say goodbye. Or maybe he'd like to tell her he knows she's a bad person and then leave her to be gassed and abandoned. That's what friends are for!