Flashback: Bernard meets Rose when helping her get her car out of a snowdrift. She invites him for coffee, and they begin dating. A few months later, Bernard proposes, and Rose tells him that she has cancer and not long to live. Bernard is no less determined to marry Rose, but now he’s determined to find a way to help Rose. His efforts bring them to Isaac, a faith healer in Australia, who tells Rose that he does not have the capability to heal her. But Rose decides to tell Bernard that she is cured, so that he will not continue his efforts to do something. In the airport waiting to return to the States, Rose has a chance meeting with someone she’ll soon be sharing a beach with.
The Island: Jack and Kate head back into the woods in an effort to persuade the Others to trade Henry for Walt. Locke decides to turn away from the hatch and the button for a while. Bernard tries to organize the castaways to build an SOS message on the beach out of rocks, but his management skills are a little lacking. Matters aren’t helped when Rose doesn’t seem to support the idea. Rose finally decides to tell Bernard the truth: Isaac may not have cured her, but the island has. But if she leaves, all bets are off.
written by Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick
directed by Eric Laneuville
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Wayne Pygram (Isaac), Donna Smallwood (Aussie Woman)
Notes: Wayne Pygram played Scorpius in Farscape and Tarkin in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer