Flashback: Suffering from depression, Locke lives alone in a small apartment. A young man named Peter knocks on his door and asks about the man to whom he gave his kidney. His mother is about to marry a man that Peter doesn’t trust – and when he dug into the man’s past, he discovered that his mother’s future husband had once gone by the name of Anthony Cooper and received a kidney from Locke. Peter wants to know if Locke will vouch for Cooper, but Locke claims the donation was anonymous and sends Peter away.
Soon after, Locke tracks down Cooper himself, and insists that he break off the engagement. He won’t let Cooper fool anyone else into thinking he’s family. Cooper says he’ll end the relationship, but a few days later Locke learns that Peter is dead. Once again, Locke chooses not to tell the truth to investigators, but confronts Cooper himself. When he does, Cooper’s desperation has permanent consequences for Locke.
The Island: Kate, Sayid and Locke are surprised to see Jack cooperating with the Others. Rousseau sneaks away from the group to observe things on her own, while Locke suggests that the others wait for nightfall to talk to Jack alone. Kate enters the house where he’s staying, and Jack begs her to leave while she can – the house is being watched. Guards storm the room and capture Kate, along with Sayid standing guard outside. But Locke slips away and finds Ben. He demands that Ben tell him the location of their submarine and sends Alex to retrieve Sayid’s bag – and the explosives Locke took from the Flame station. Ben and the Others don’t understand the island, he says, and that’s why Ben is stuck in a wheelchair. But Locke is going to make sure that the Others stop cheating, and that no one leaves the island. He’s going to blow up the submarine, even though Jack and Juliet are supposed to leave in just an hour. As it turns out, Ben may not be so unhappy with this turn of events. And he thinks that Locke might be able to help him some more – and as an inducement, Ben shows Locke one more of the island’s miracles . . . a face from his past.
written by Drew Goddard & Jeff Pinkner
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly/Tom), Tania Raymonde (Alex), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Mira Furlan (Danielle Rousseau), Kevin Tighe (Anthony Cooper), Patrick J. Adams (Peter Talbot), Barbara Baehler (Mrs. Talbot), Don Nahaku (Detective Reed), Marlene Forte (Detective Mason), Stephen Bishop (William Kincaid), Cleo King (Government Worker), Brian Goodman (Ryan Pryce)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer