Flashback: Juliet takes the job with Mitelos, and even when Richard Alpert tells her she needs to be sedated for her trip, she doesn’t turn back. She wakes up in a submarine, steps onto the dock, and is welcomed to the island by Ben. She is unable to keep any of the pregnant Others from dying, and after six months she wants to return home to see her sister. Ben tells her that her sister Rachel’s cancer has returned – but if Juliet agrees to stay on the island and complete her work, Jacob will ensure that Rachel is cured. When Juliet discovers the cancer on Ben’s spine, she accuses him of lying. The next day, Oceanic Flight 815 crashes. After Ben assigns Ethan and Goodwin (Juliet’s lover) to infiltrate the groups, he takes Juliet to the Flame station, where Mikhail is compiling information about the crash survivors. Ben shows Juliet a transmission with a newspaper dated that day in 2004 – and with Rachel, healthy and the mother of a young boy named Julian.
The Island: Sayid demands answers from Juliet, but Jack tells him not to press her. When the group returns to camp, Sawyer and the others are quite distrustful of Juliet, but they are soon distracted by Claire, who has fallen ill. Juliet claims that the illness is a side effects of the treatments she and Ethan gave Claire in order to save her life, and says that she can treat her with a cache of supplies Ethan left behind. Sayid and Sawyer follow her, but she is able to deflect their insistence for answers by pointing out that they do not want more blood on their hands. The treatment is successful, and the camp agrees to let Juliet stay temporarily. Jack says that he trusts her because he saw how badly she wanted to leave the island when Locke destroyed the submarine. And while Juliet does want to leave the island, there may be other things she wants more – or other ways she intends to get them.
written by Carlton Cuse & Drew Goddard
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: Robin Weigert (Rachel), William Mapother (Ethan Rom), Brett Cullen (Goodwin), Andrew Divoff (Mikhail), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Joah Buley (Other Dude), Tyrone Howard (Airport Guard)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer