Flashback: Michael communicates with Walt before leaving the bunker. He is soon captured by the Others. When Mr. Friendly confronts Jack, Locke, and Sawyer and trades them Kate for their guns, Alex asks Michael if Claire and the baby are OK. Michael is brought to a camp of the Others, where a woman named Ms. Klugh asks him about Walt’s past. Since Michael missed almost all of it, he can not answer. But after more than a week, Klugh makes him an offer. If he helps rescue one of them, and brings Sawyer, Kate, Jack, and Hurley to a designated spot, Michael and Walt will be freed. As incentive, Klugh allows Michael to see Walt for three minutes.
The Island: Locke tries to convince Eko not to push the button, but Eko is determined. So determined, in fact, that he stops building the church, to Charlie’s chagrin. Michael tries to organize a group to rescue Walt, but he doesn’t respond very well to suggestions from the others. This raises Sayid’s suspicions, which he shares with Jack. Other castaways are happy to see Michael’s return, then shocked to discover that they must bury two more of their own. Jack and Sawyer briefly discuss their relationships with kate and Ana Lucia while preparing to go with Michael. At the funeral, Hurley’s grief drives him to join the group as well. The team is going . . . on Michael’s terms.
written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Tania Raymonde (Alex), April Grace (Ms. Klugh), Michael Bowen (Pickett)
Notes: The flashbacks in this episode include events shown in this season’s The Hunting Party. The young girl who helped Claire in Maternity Leave, and who is apparently the same age as Rousseau’s daughter, is identified as Alex in this episode.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer