Flashback: Juliet uses her ailing sister as a test subject for a fertility project, and her ex-husband Edmund – who also happens to be her boss – finds out. He warns her that there are ethical concerns that could jeopardize her research, but if she shares credit with him, he can make sure that they are both seen as pioneers. A private research company from Portland approaches Juliet to offer her a position, but she declines, citing Edmund’s opposition as one reason. When the recruiter asks her if there’s any way that they could change Edmund’s mind, she jokes that he could die in a traffic accident. Soon after the interview, Juliet’s sister tells her that she’s pregnant. And as Juliet shares the news with Edmund the next day, a bus promptly runs over him.
The Island: Kate and Sawyer lock up their captives and begin running, but Juliet quickly sends men out to retrieve them. She tells Tom that there is no way that Jack will simply let a patient die. Alex helps Kate and Sawyer hide, and tells that she has a boat. But before they can escape, they have to rescue Alex’s boyfriend Carl. Ben regains consciousness during the surgery and asks to speak alone with Juliet for a few minutes. Jack watches the conversation, and when it’s over, Juliet tells Jack to finish the surgery – she’s going to go help his friends escape. Kate, Sawyer and Alex rescue Carl and reach the boat just as their pursuers catch up with them just as Jack reaches a critical point in the surgery – and just as Juliet arrives on the beach.
written by Carlton Cuse & Jeff Pinkner
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: Robin Weigert (Rachel), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly/Tom), William Mapother (Ethan), Blake Bashoff (Karl), Tania Raymonde (Alex), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Ariston Green (Jason), Teddy Wells (Ivan), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Steve Labrash (Morgue Employee), Kimberly Estrada (Sherry), Rob McElhenney (Aldo), Zeljko Ivanek (Edmund)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer