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Lost "Submerged" Written by Babak Partovi Copyright 2006 Babak Partovi 6 Brittany Woods Rd Charleston, WV 25314 (304) 342-4640 TEASER FADE IN: INT. RESTAURANT. BALLROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK The ballroom is roaring is filled with the SOUND of a live band. JACK and SARAH are dancing merrily along with several other upper class doctor couples to classic ballroom tunes. SARAH I hate these things. They're so boring. JACK Me too, I'm not even wearing clean underwear. SARAH I'm not even wearing any. Jack eyes her gaze. He motions with his head to her to go to the exit. They abruptly make their way to exit, but she stumbles a bit. He catches her as she falls. His hand is caught underneath her as they both take a tumble. JACK Are you ok? His wife winces in pain as she gets back to her feet. SARAH I'm, I'm ok. Jack isn't fooled and gets back up. JACK Ok? Is it your back again? She hesitates and nods. JACK We'll get this checked out first thing in the morning. SARAH I said it was nothing. I can take care of myself. I'm a big girl. A crowd starts to form around them in concern as the MUSIC STOPS. Jack decides to cut the tension with a joke. JACK Where's a good doctor when you need one right? Everyone laughs and the MUSIC STARTS back up. Jack shakes his hand a bit. SARAH Are you ok? JACK It's nothing and I'm the doctor here. They both smile playfully and start to dance again. SARAH Excuse me. JACK It's best if we take you to a hospital. I just want to be sure. SARAH Sure, but nothing is wrong. You're not going to last till old age if you worry about everything. JACK And you won't last if you break everything and don't get it looked at. SARAH Sheesh, I should have gone to medical school. Then maybe you would believed me. Jack forcefully leans in and dips her. JACK Yes, then I would've. Until then, I'm the boss. She rolls her eyes and notices a man dancing with his wife eying Sarah. She looks at him with a raised eyebrow. JACK (CONT'D) I saw that. She's all right sir. She's just recovering from her anal sphincter operation. The man grimaces in horror and moves with his wife away. Sarah and Jack both have a good laugh. EXT. BEACH. CLEARING - DAY CHARLIE and HURLEY are engaged in a classic chess struggle. The board is made of handcarved wooden men that they both seem to be proud of. Charlie slams his rook down to a new position shattering the pieces on the board. He jumps up with his arms raised. Hurley almost slips off his makeshift wooden chair. CHARLIE Check Mate! Charlie hesitates for a moment in celebrating further by examining the board again and then jumps up. CHARLIE (CONT'D) Yes! Check Mate! I win. HURLEY Jesus. You don't have to rub it in. CHARLIE But I'm the first island tournament champion. I have to show my accomplishment somehow. HURLEY Yes, but we were the only people in the tournament. Charlie is brimming with excitement. CHARLIE We need a way to document this. SAWYER darts after a boar in the distance. Charlie looks at him for a moment. Hurley rolls his eyes. HURLEY Here we go. CHARLIE We need like an island newspaper or something to record all our exciting events like when Sawyer finally catches that bloody pig. HURLEY I think we're all out of A figure walks out of the brush with a machete in hand eying the chess players. Blood is dripping down the blade. It's ROUSSEAU. Hurley and Charlie jump up in shock. LOCKE races to Rousseau with wooden oar cocked back as she approaches Charlie. She falls in exhaustion and vomits. Locke releases his grip. INT. HATCH - DAY JACK props Rousseau up on a bed with the help of Charlie, SAYID, and KATE. A mosquito bites Charlie. He slaps it dead. JACK Don't move her. Jack examines her with a stethoscope. He feels her abdomen and stops at her spleen. KATE What's wrong with her? JACK Malaria probably. Jack riffles through the medical supplies, but can't seem to find what he needs. He looks at Kate and hesitates. JACK (CONT'D) We're out of antibiotics. She'll die from malaria, then maybe the rest of us too. JACK (CONT'D) With all of these mosquitoes, we'll be infected in a week. They all look at Charlie itching his mosquito bite. CHARLIE What? Rousseau leans into Charlie's ear. Charlie tries to put her back down. CHARLIE Don't get up, doctor's orders. She whispers something into his ear and collapses. INT. HATCH - DAY Jack is frustrated and talks it over with Kate, and Charlie. JACK I don't know what else to do. We could treat people's symptoms, but we're all in danger. CHARLIE She said there are some more drugs along a path or something. That her son was there. Everybody stares at Charlie with their eyes raised, yet unconvinced. JACK Sounds kind of delusional. She might have been hallucinating out of shock from the Malaria. KATE Would be worth a look. If her son really is there we should look for him. JACK Yeah, I guess so, but remember the last time we went looking for her child. CHARLIE She said it's down the river. JACK She told you where it was then? CHARLIE Yeah, just before she passed out. JACK Ok, you lead. We better get the canoe then. END TEASER FADE OUT. FADE IN: ACT ONE EXT. BEACH. CLEARING - DAY Jack and Kate are immersed in their conversation trying hard not to look at LOCKE. Locke is near the forest's edge working on some woodcarvings. JACK I think you better go ask Locke without me. He doesn't exactly trust me. Kate smiles. KATE Are you losing your sway with the troops? JACK Just go do it. Don't tell him I'm coming. Charlie is sitting next to Hurley nearby. Charlie is not so enthused anymore. He tries to draw a picture of Claire in the sand with a stick. CHARLIE I don't know how to talk to Claire. HURLEY Dude, she hates you. Let it go. CHARLIE We really had something going. Kate walks up and yanks Charlie by the hand flinging toward the forest entry. Charlie tries his best to compose himself and turns to Hurley. CHARLIE (CONT'D) I'll see you later! Hey. What are you doing? KATE Locke likes you right? The whole drug thing? Charlie gets a surprised look on his face. CHARLIE So? KATE Just buddy up with Locke and get him to give us his canoe. CHARLIE What's in it for me? Kate shakes her head in disdain. KATE A future. Have you been hanging out with Sawyer or something? Kate holds his arm tighter. CHARLIE Just asking. Sheesh. EXT. FOREST - DAY Charlie and Kate approach Locke and JIN as they sand off the edge of Locke's newly minted canoe that is propped up. Locke sees them coming and shakes his head. LOCKE You're not getting this I need it to do some fishing. Just me and the ocean. KATE Listen, Rousseau is dying. We need to find her some medicine. Her son might be out there too. Locke chuckles. LOCKE Her son too? Forget, what she's done? I think you need to get your priorities in order. KATE If we don't get some medicine the next person will die too. You want that happening? LOCKE Did the good doctor put you up to this? He still soar that I don't let him into my deepest darkest secrets? Kate mumbles to herself realizing it is futile. Charlie lights up. CHARLIE Why don't you help Sawyer catch that boar for food and we will use your canoe. LOCKE I can handle that. Jin motions that he wants to come. Kate puts up her hands. KATE No, we already have enough. Kate is stunned, it actually worked. Charlie goes to take the canoe and it falls over on him. LOCKE You break it you buy it. INT. HOSPITAL. MRI ROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK Sarah is laying in a bed trying to daydream while the whistling of the monitor's make noise. Jack is seated next to her holding her hand. He winces in pain and pulls his hand away. JACK It'll be ok. You'll see. She grins. SARAH Are you talking about me or you? You should get that looked at. JACK Don't start that again. I hate waiting for doctors. They both have a chuckle. A young African American doctor who looks like he operates a surf shop, SYDNEY, strides in confidently with a chart ready in hand. SYDNEY Unfortunately due to complications from her fall, we've got to repair a slipped disc that hadn't healed properly since your surgery. JACK Are you saying I had something to do with this? Sydney glances at Jack, but ignores his comments. SYDNEY Your condition will deteriorate unless surgery is done. SARAH Can my husband do it? He's saved me before. She rubs Jack's back and looks into his eyes. SYDNEY I'm sorry, but that'd be unethical. SARAH Ok, just give me the forms. Sydney hands some forms to look over. Jack gets startled at a the RUMBLING of the intercom. NURSE Dr. Jack Shepard to Surgery Room 2. Dr. Jack Shepard to Surgery Room 2. JACK I'll be back honey, I've got some work to do. INT. HOSPITAL. PHARMACY - DAY - FLASHBACK A pharmacist, GWEN, an old lady in her fifties, is filling pills and is whistling away. Jack waits at the counter. GWEN What can I do for you? She obviously has a thing for Jack. JACK I'm going to need 20 pills of Vicodin? Gwen retreats to find the prescription while Jack takes out a prescription pad. He fills out the top and gets to the signature line. He looks up at her. He looks at his watch. He looks around and hesitates... and then writes his dad's name on the signature line. He can't believe what he's done. Gwen returns and Jack hands her the slip. Jack waits for any sign of alarm, It doesn't come. GWEN This is from your dad right? Jack tries to joke to hide his nervousness. JACK Of course. What'd you think? I can't write my own prescription, I'd lose my license. Jack has a look of relief as the pharmacist doesn't suspect a thing. She's too busy watching him walk away to care. Jack opens up the bottle at a nearby water fountain and slams a few pills down his throat forgetting about the water. INT. HOSPITAL. OPERATING ROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack is in an operating with several attendees and a young man ready to be operated on. JACK Scalpel. An attendee hands one to him. Jack grips it firmly and squeezes a few times. He hesitates to slice into his patient. He looks up to see if they know what is going on. The attendees look at each other. He regains his nerve and slices into him. EXT. BEACH. CLEARING - DAY Sawyer stands ready for something. He sees a boar. Sawyer chases after the boar diving into the sand and catches its foot. It's the same boar that plagued him before, but he won't repeat the same mistake. SAWYER You're not going to get off easy this time. It stutters for a second and... It tears from Sawyer's grip. Sawyer puts his head in the sand in agony. Sawyer gets back up and heads for the forest. EXT. FOREST - DAY Sawyer is hoping to bait the boar out. He's walking along a dirt path. He's ready this time with two handguns, one in each hand. SAWYER Here, piggy, piggy. The boar responds and runs out of some brush. Sawyer takes out his dual 9mm handguns. He takes aim and smiles menacingly. SHOTS RING out. The boar lays motionless and bloody. Locke, walking by, sees this and is amused. Sawyer's all out of friends so he decides to help. LOCKE Need a hand? SAWYER Not a hand, a skewer. Sawyer looks down at the boar pleased with himself. SAWYER I always did want to go John Woo on that boar. Locke looks puzzled. Sawyer thinks Locke must be stupid and shakes his head. LOCKE You should have killed it before when you had the chance. SAWYER Yeah, yeah, yeah. LOCKE So are you going to eat that thing or what? Sawyer gets a surprised look on his face. SAWYER Sounds like a deal old man it has been slim pickings around here recently. LOCKE Well I suggest we get a move on it'll take awhile. Then we can have a nice dinner for all of us. Sawyer grows a grin. SAWYER I got a better idea. Are you ready for some football? LOCKE In my younger days. SAWYER I'm going to skin him and we'll get to play a merry little game of football on him. Sawyer realizes something as Locke starts to walk away. SAWYER Hey, you know how to skin a hide and sew it together? LOCKE Matter of fact I do. Is that a request or an order? SAWYER Are you going to make me beg old man I just want to play some football. LOCKE Just say the word. Sawyer gets upset and hesitates. Locke starts to walk away. SAWYER Please? EXT. FOREST - DAY Charlie, Sayid, Kate and Jack walking along an overgrown path searching for the river. They are all armed. They are without a clue of where they are headed except Charlie. Sayid and Jack hold the two canoes over their heads while Charlie Guides them. They all carry backpacks. Jack has lost patience with Charlie in the hot jungle and makes an angry face. JACK Did Rousseau say exactly where this river was? CHARLIE Yeah, she said it starts near a special marker. Kate forgets her tact and puts her hands on her hips. KATE What the hell is that supposed to mean? Charlie stops and stares at something in the distance. He points at it and turns to Kate almost jumping up and down. CHARLIE That's what it means. Kate stops and sees what Charlie is looking at. Jack sees it too, but the weight of the canoe doesn't let his excitement get the better of him. Charlie's enjoying the hunt way too much. Jack puts the canoe down with a thud seeing a large pentagonal green stone. It is built into a recess of a tree trunk. It has some Egyptian hieroglyphics similar to that of the hatch. KATE What the hell is that thing? Jack edges close to the stone cautiously. He brushes some of the vines from it. SAYID I don't know if that is a good thing Jack. Jack's necklace jumps into the air towards the tablet's magnetism. He tries to clear the tablet of brush, but his hand HISSES as he is burnt by the stone. He immediately recoils onto the ground. It's red hot. Sayid takes a bandage from his pocket and hurriedly wraps Jack's hand in it while Kate props him up on the ground. Jack's hand is really hurt, but it doesn't seem to bother him. He flexes it in the bandages. JACK Thanks Sayid. What the hell is that thing? Sayid takes a deep look at the tablet. SAYID These are some of the same hieroglyphics that our hatch computer produces when it counts down. He looks back at the group in astonishment. SAYID Perhaps there is some sort of connection? CHARLIE I don't know, but the river entrance is right over there. I'm all for you healing, but we better get a move on. Charlie points to an opening in the brush where the sun peaks through. Kate just shakes her head in disgust at Charlie. JACK I know we should. Kate props Jack up and they both regain control of their canoe and make their way to the river's center. The river is a peaceful relief to the travelers, but rumbles unbeknownst to them all in a shattering waterfall hundreds of meters away. END ACT ONE FADE OUT. FADE IN: ACT TWO EXT. RIVER - DAY Sayid and Charlie straggle in their canoe behind Kate and Jack. They are rowing down a winding river with brush draping over the banks. The river calmly RUMBLES as they make their way down it. Jack paddles in front of Kate. Jack pulls a leaf from Kate's hair. Charlie looks at Sayid and feigns vomiting. Sayid smiles and keeps paddling. Kate's stomach roars as she clutches it. JACK Did you say something? Kate touches her stomach again. KATE It is feeding time. JACK Is it now? She smacks her lips as hunger takes her over. Kate eyes some fruit dangling from the brush around the rivers edge. She tries to grab one, but it is just out of reach. She almost falls in. JACK Careful. We wouldn't want you to fall in now would we? KATE We wouldn't huh? She sits back down and starts rowing to the side and motions to the fruit. KATE (CONT'D) Row to the side a bit, I want to get that. Jack starts rowing her way. Kate puts her oar down and stands back up. KATE (CONT'D) Just making use of mother nature. She tentatively steps on the edge of the boat to grab a piece of fruit as Jack stops rowing. Kate grabs for a piece of fruit just at her fingertips and finally gets it. KATE (CONT'D) See. No problem. Kate takes a bite out of the fruit as Jack rocks the canoe. Kate steadies herself by grabbing the tree limb. KATE (CONT'D) Hey, don't mess around. Kate sits back down. Kate eats the fruit in total bliss. Jack looks behind them befuddled. JACK Well I hope your happy. Charlie and Sayid are totally out of view now. Kate sees something in the water behind Jack. She stares and points to it. KATE What the hell is that? Jack turns around in fear. He knows what lurks in the forest. He peers into the river as Kate rocks the boat plunging Jack in headfirst. Kate claps in pure elation. Jack dips his head above water. He regains his orientation and brushes the water from his hair. JACK Very funny. Kate is so pleased with her joke and rocks the boat again. KATE Next time, don't mess around. Jack tries to get back in the canoe, but stumbles a bit. Just as he is getting back in the canoe, he feels a nudge at his pant leg and looks down. JACK Ow. KATE What, what is it? Jack struggles to brush some thing back from his legs. He rockets into the canoe. His pants are ripped apart from bites. They both notice them, but only she laughs. KATE (CONT'D) Piranha? JACK Yes. KATE Why doesn't that surprise me? Jack leans back in bliss. JACK It's actually kind of cool. I always wanted to be attacked by piranha. INT. JACK'S CAR - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack is happily singing along to the SONG on the radio and tapping the wheel. He taps too hard and hurts his hand wincing in pain. He's at a stop light and reaches into his glove compartment to get some medicine. He grabs his bottle, but it is empty. He shoves the bottle back in the compartment and turns his blinker light on. His beeper goes off. He pulls it up and looks it over. He immediately changes the direction of his blinker light. INT. PHARMACY - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack hands Gwen a slip for some medicine. JACK Can you hurry it up? I'm on call. The pharmacist frowns. She looks the slip over and points to it. GWEN Who's signature is this? JACK My father's why? GWEN Well, it has to be on his pad. This is your pad. Jack sighs. JACK Oh forget it. Jack rips the prescription from her hand and leaves. Gwen gets on the phone. JACK (CONT'D) What the hell am I going to do now? INT. HOSPITAL. EXAMINING ROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack is sitting on an examining table with a patients gown on, in a typical aseptic room. Christian is using his stethoscope to monitor his heart. He sees Jack trying not to lean on his hand. He grasps it and examines it. JACK Ow. CHRISTIAN How long has this been going on? JACK Awhile now. Look can you just give me the pills or what? Christian is amused and prods his hand a little to get a reaction from Jack. Jack pulls his hand away immediately. Christian shakes his head and looks at a Jack's chart. CHRISTIAN That's not going to make you get this fixed. It needs to be operated on. You have degenerative rheumatoid arthritis. It's in the late stages. JACK Look, I don't have time for this. You know if I take time off from my new practice it'll collapse. They both hear ETHEL, the old secretary, page them using the intercom. ETHEL Dr. Shepard, I mean Christian. You have an important call from...Australia? Christian is rattled and responds to the page by pressing the intercom button quickly. CHRISTIAN Ok, that'll be all. I'll take care of it. Christian turns to Jack. CHRISTIAN I'll be right back. Don't go anywhere. JACK Wouldn't dream of it. Christian leaves the room. Jack CREAKS the door open. Christian is on the phone standing and looking out the window and engrossed in his conversation. Jack sees a prescription pad on his desk and goes toward it pocketing it. Just as he does it, Christian comes back in the room. JACK I think I changed my mind. I'm going to have that surgery after all. CHRISTIAN Good, good. Let's set you up for an appointment. He pats Jack on the back. END ACT TWO FADE OUT. FADE IN: ACT THREE EXT. RIVER - DAY Jack and Kate paddle down the river while Sayid and Charlie trail them. Kate paddles along like an expert with a smirk and Jack notices. JACK You seem to be having fun. KATE I don't know I guess it because I have never done his. JACK What else haven't you done before? Kate and Jack both blush and keep paddling. Kate looks back and gets a displeased look on her face. KATE Where have those two disappeared to again? Jack turns around to look and sees no one. JACK Charlie's really starting to piss me off. Jack turns around again in the canoe in an effort to find the two shielding his eyes from the sun. Kate stops paddling too and seems to be preoccupied with something behind Jack. JACK (CONT'D) One of us has to paddle. KATE I think we both should. JACK Look, I don't have time for this. Kate points to behind Jack. Jack hesitates and turns around to see the river dissipating into a water fall nearly ahead of them. They both start paddling as fast as they can to the side of the river, but hit a boulder in the way bouncing them into the center of the river. They fall upside down in the canoe through the waterfall and delve into the pool beneath it. Jack frees himself from the canoe, but Kate has her shirt stuck on an ore setting. She struggles to get free, but her shirt won't budge. Jack surfaces and lets out a gasp for air looking around. He doesn't know what to do and shows an instant of helplessness. JACK (CONT'D) Kate? Kate! Jack starts to get worried. He bobs his head underwater to look, but sees nothing in the muddied pool. Jack goes down again and sees the canoe, but not her looking around frantically. He sees a faint body in the distance leaving the pool and goes to it. EXT. FOREST - DAY Kate limps out of the pool regaining her composure. She has a big splinter lodged in her foot. KATE I'm all right, it's just my foot. The canoe hit a rock and I think there is a splinter in it now. JACK It's more than that, we'll have to take your splinter out. Jack sees a golden necklace in the ground and picks it up. It has Japanese writing on it and appears to have Jin's last name on it. JACK (CONT'D) Take a look at this. Jack hands the necklace to Kate and props her up and examines her foot. KATE The writing is Japanese. Is it Jin's? Jin sure was eager to come out here. Wonder why? JACK Ok, where does it hurt? She points to her ankle. Jack holds it and massages it a bit. JACK (CONT'D) Here? KATE No up a little. He cradles her calf. JACK Here? KATE My neck hurts a lot more though. Jack starts to examine her neck. KATE A little to the left. Oh yeah, that's it. Jack shakes his head and laughs it off. KATE Was worth a shot. JACK Maybe another time I'll give you a massage. Charlie and Sayid appear from the brush with their canoe in tow. CHARLIE No time for love Dr. Jack. Where have you guys been? Didn't I tell you about the shortcut? Kate and Jack look like they want to strangle Charlie. Charlie sticks his leg out. CHARLIE (CONT'D) My ankle kind of hurts too. Can you look at it? Kate gets up, but stumbles yelling in pain as the stick pricks into her leg. INT. AIRPORT - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack is in line at the x-ray machine. Several passengers lay ahead and before him. ANA LUCIA wands passengers who fail the metal detector. Jack gets nervous and clutches his bag tightly. He unzips it a bit revealing his stash of prescription drugs and then zips it back up. Jack reaches the front of the line and puts his bag on the x-ray machine and enters the metal detector. It goes off with a loud BUZZ. Ana Lucia approaches him with her wand. Jack's bag goes through and waits for him at the other end. ANA LUCIA Any metallic objects or weapons I should know about? JACK I'm a doctor, of course not. Ana Lucia smirks. ANA LUCIA Not from the doctor's I know. Jack takes out his keys from his pockets. Ana Lucia wands Jack over. The machine's loud BUZZ alerts everyone around this time. Jack looks up and sees his bag is gone. He begins to panic and looks past Ana Lucia for it. Jack sees two Middle Eastern men walking away with it. One of them is Sayid. The other, Sayid's brother AMIR, a thin brutish yet quiet man, is carrying Jack's bag. JACK Hey! Those Middle Eastern guys have got my bag. Jack tries to run after him, but Ana Lucia grabs him by the neck and puts him to the ground. ANA LUCIA It's always the Middle easterners fault, huh? She reaches in his pockets to pat him down and finds an old bullet. ANA LUCIA (CONT'D) Just a doctor huh? What are you doing with a round in your pocket anyways? JACK It's just an old World War two round I carry for good luck. Are you just going to let that guy get away? Ana Lucia finishes patting him down. Jack gets back to his feet. They both look around and don't see anybody. ANA LUCIA What exactly was in it anyways? Jack hesitates then holds back his answer. Ana Lucia smiles aware he is hiding something. ANA LUCIA (CONT'D) Good thing for me my shift is up. Ana flirtingly eyes Jack as he regains his dignity. JACK Me too. Just off the conveyor is a bag. It's Jack's bag. Ana Lucia notices it as well. ANA LUCIA There it is. Now shouldn't we be happy? Jack is nowhere near happy, but relieved. He takes his bag. INT. AIRPORT. BATHROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack sits on the toilet and opens his bag. It's not his. It contains various toiletries and a copy of rolling stone magazine with Charlie on the front of it. He tosses the magazine out. JACK I hate those guys. He gets up and takes his bag slamming the stall. INT. AIRPORT. TERMINAL - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack feverishly scurries around the terminal for a glimpse of the man who took his bag. Sayid and Amir sit at a table near some food vendors. Sayid and Amir wrestle over Jack's bag. They argue and get up to board their flight. Jack sees the counter they are headed to... It's Jack's flight as well. Jack lays cautious and follows behind them to board the plane. When he gets to the boarding area hands his boarding pass to an attendant and walks to the plane. END ACT THREE FADE OUT. FADE IN: ACT FOUR EXT. ISLAND. POOL. BANK - DAY Sayid and Charlie watch as Jack tries to take the splinter out of Kate's leg. He tries to pull it out, but she retracts in pain. JACK Does it hurt? KATE Yes! Jack points to Charlie and Sayid. JACK Ok, you two hold her down and I'll pull it out. KATE I hate you. JACK I know. On 3 ok? Kate nods. JACK One, two. Jack pulls the stick out early. KATE I hate you Jack! She flails her arms and hits Charlie out cold onto the bank. Charlie lays motionless as Jack and Kate chuckle. Jack looks at her as she passes out onto the bank. EXT. ISLAND. POOL BANK - DAY Charlie comes to while Jack finishes up bandaging up Kate's leg up with his ripped shirt. KATE The no shirt look is kind of good on you. Jack smiles as he finishes his wrap. Sayid is nowhere to be found. Charlie gets to his knees with a welt on his forehead. KATE (CONT'D) Think he'll remember? JACK No, we'll just tell him he was sleeping. CHARLIE We were fixing your leg and I just went out. JACK Must have been hypoglycemia. We've been hiking all day. No one else has eaten either. We'll care to it when we get back to camp. CHARLIE Oh ok. Charlie walks away nodding and grasping his chin. Kate shakes her head at Jack. KATE You're such an ass. JACK I know. Let's leave our canoe's here and head out on land from here on. Does that sound right Charlie? CHARLIE Yeah sure, ok. Someone approaches Charlie from behind. He taps Charlie on the shoulder... It's Sayid. SAYID I've found the remainder of a path. Looks like this whole area has had inhabitants before. These paths are much older than the others I think. CHARLIE Now how can you tell that? SAYID Many trees have been cut down. Their rings indicate that they have been dead about fifty years or so. JACK I don't know why we haven't encountered them before then. SAYID They must want to stay hidden for some reason. EXT. FOREST - DAY Sawyer and Locke lay the boar on Locke's workbench with a CLANK. Locke finds some of his homemade tools and pulls out a hatchet. LOCKE So now what you want to do is Cut the head off and drain Him. Then we can skin him. Locke hands Sawyer the hatchet. Sawyer takes it and chops the boars head off in one swipe. LOCKE (CONT'D) Good. SAWYER That's more than good, I taught him a lesson. EXT. FOREST - DAY Locke is hollowing out a barbecue pit from the ground. The boar has been skinned and lays near Sawyer. Sawyer is trying his best to thread together the skin with his glasses on. Sawyer punctures his thumb trying to thread the skin to some cloth. SAWYER God damn it. LOCKE Did you hurt yourself? Need mommy to kiss it? SAWYER Very funny. And you better not tell anyone. You sew this or I'm going to make sure no one pushes that button again. LOCKE Fine by me. EXT. FOREST - DAY Locke has finished digging the pit and has propped up some wood to the side making a rotisserie. They both carry it to it and put it on the ground. LOCKE Ok, on three shove it straight through it. One, two, three. They ram a wooden pole straight through it but... It doesn't go all the way through. SAWYER Oh, man. This boar just won't give Up. Sawyer stops for a moment, then they pound on the pole and get it through. LOCKE Ok, now to that football. Let's see what you have got. SAWYER Don't mind if I do. The hide oddly resembles a deflated football. LOCKE Now what you need is to inflate it. Sawyer isn't quite sure what to do. Locke points to Walt in the distance. LOCKE (CONT'D) Get a balloon. EXT. BEACH - DAY WALT is playing on the beach away from his tent. Sawyer rummages through it, but doesn't see anything. He notices Walt toying with a condom. He walks over to Walt. SAWYER What do you say you give me one of your balloons? Walt pulls the condom away. WALT It's mine. SAWYER Those are big people balloons. WALT What can you give me? Sawyer pulls out his wallet with a baseball card. It's Pete Rose. SAWYER Here, it's Pete Rose. WALT Man. Who the hell is Pete Rose. Walt sees Sawyer shiny diver's watch. WALT How about that watch. SAWYER My watch. Sawyer can't believe his ears. MICHAEL walks up to the two. Sawyer acts like he's going to strangle the kid. SAWYER (CONT'D) Kid, don't test me or... MICHAEL Or what? SAWYER Nothing. Oh Jesus. Take it. Sawyer slowly takes off his watch. Walt gives him the condom. INT. AIRPLANE. - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack is seated on the airplane that is in mid-flight. He's frantically looking around everywhere for Sayid and Amir, but they are nowhere to be seen. The stay seated sign CLANGS off. He looks out the window just as a man brushes by him. It's Amir. Jack gets up and follows him with Amir's bag. Amir is clueless to Jack's presence. They travel past a few passengers and near the bathroom. Amir pulls back the curtain to the bathroom area and Jack resets it. INT. AIRPLANE. BATHROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack throws him into the bathroom with two hands and goes in after him. JACK Where is my bag? AMIR I don't know what you are talking about. Jack lifts up his bag. JACK You know what I'm talking about. The man is obviously terrified and sweating. Jack drops the bag and clutches Amir by his shirt harder. AMIR It's, it's, we got rid of it. It wasn't meant to happen like this. JACK Like what? AMIR Your bag, you have to give it back to me. JACK You're not getting anything back until you give me my things. AMIR We, we threw them away at the airport. Jack cocks his fist ready to hit him, but retracts his hand realizing how badly he'd hurt his bad hand. JACK Those pills in my bag are the only things saving you so you better have some more. AMIR Yes, yes, I think we kept some of them. Let me get back to my seat. JACK You do that. I'll be waiting here. Then you'll have your bag. Amir leaves and Jack is left alone with his bag. Jack lifts it up onto the sink starring at it. Amir returns with Jack's bag. They exchange the two. When he sees that his pills are gone he decks Amir out cold. INT. AIRPLANE - DAY - FLASHBACK Jack and stores his bag in the overhead compartment. He sits down next to ROSE. He relaxes and puts his chair back. INT. AIRPLANE. BATHROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK Amir notices that the bag is CLICKING. Amir opens it up and sees an alarm clock. He grasps it as it falls apart and reveals some plastic explosives. Amir panics and tries to flush it down the toilet. He tries forcing it down, but... It won't budge. He rips the toilet off and throws it down the shaft as a large explosion goes off. EXT. ISLAND. FOREST - DAY - FLASHBACK The forest is littered with flaming crash wreckage. Jack has been helping rescue people all day. He's retreated to the forest for some solitude. He looks around and slips on the wet forest floor. He braces himself with his broken hand realizing he's about to be severely injured, but it doesn't hurt anymore. He forgot all about it. JACK Hmm? That's weird. He shakes his hand a bit and feels for the broken bones, but can't find any. It's a miracle and he knows it, but keeps it to himself. Jack looks around at the distance finds a mountain top. Someone taps his shoulder scaring the crap out of him. It's Kate. KATE Hey, can you give us a hand we need someone to help us out. We've found some more people. Kate smiles at Jack. Jack nods. Jack regains his composure and follows her. JACK Ok, ok. KATE Well, come on then. END ACT FOUR FADE OUT. FADE IN: ACT FIVE EXT. FOREST. PATH - DAY Charlie, Jack, Kate, and Sayid are all walking along dirt path and eye an opening in the brush. They hear some RUMBLING in the brush. They ready their weapons. It is just a deer. It stares at them and flinches running away. CHARLIE Hey look there. This must be it. EXT. BEACH - DAY Charlie rushes out ahead of everyone onto the beach. He runs toward something. The rest of the group stands still after reaching the beach in amazement. It's an old, rusty submarine that's been wrecked on the beach complete with seaweed all over it. SAYID Be careful Charlie. Charlie reaches the submarine and finds a gaping hole in it. At the starboard end the faded numbers of 108. Charlie paints them over with his hand. INT. SUBMARINE. CREW QUARTER'S - DAY It's damp and dark. Charlie finds a few beds that look slept in. He starts rummaging through the contents of some foot lockers. CHARLIE This is great, there's tons of stuff in here. EXT. BEACH. SUBMARINE - DAY The group reaches the submarine, but doesn't join Charlie's enthusiasm. JACK I want to take a look around and make sure there's nobody else around. KATE Around? Like who? Survivors? Don't you think we'd have already seen them. JACK Stranger things have happened. INT. SUBMARINE - DAY Charlie finds a piece of cloth all folded up. Sayid enters the porthole and has a look around. CHARLIE I think this will make a good blanket. What do you think? Sayid is too engrossed with the old junk he sees laying around to say anything. CHARLIE (CONT'D) They're long gone. Join in. Sayid notices that the beds have been used, but is unsure. Sayid looks inside a foot locker and finds some unused mortar rounds. SAYID I don't think this island gets very cold. Looks like we have some mortar rounds. CHARLIE Cool. Bring them. SAYID I intend to. Any medical supplies yet? CHARLIE Nope, sorry. Charlie unfolds the cloth, but is oblivious to the symbolic meaning of it. He's unfolded a World War Two Japanese flag. KATE Allies must have island hopped around these guys. Charlie puts the flag down and sees the typewriter. It's an old, dusty one, but in working order. He taps its keys and it responds. CHARLIE It works. Yes! I bet we could use this to make a really cool Island newspaper. Charlie picks it up. A shadow appears behind Sayid and Charlie stops talking noticing no one else appears enthused. CHARLIE (CONT'D) What you guys don't want a newspaper? Fear what I'll drudge up on you? Charlie turns around to face the figure behind him. His expression changes to disbelief as he is knocked out. EXT. BEACH. - DAY Jack doesn't see any signs of a village, but notices a peculiar vine he's seen before. It lays on a few weathered trees just beyond the sand. Jack walks to the trees to examine it further. JACK I'll be damned. He picks at the vines and rips it from the tree and puts it in his backpack. He heads for the submarine. EXT. BEACH. SUBMARINE - DAY Jack comes around the submarine. JACK Looks like I may have found... He sees Sayid, Kate, and Charlie sitting in the ground being held at gunpoint by a Japanese soldier right outside the hole with his back to the sub. The soldier hasn't aged a bit since World War Two. Jack hesitates for a moment. JACK (CONT'D) I'm not going to run away from my problems this time. It has to stop here. As Jack climbs on top the sub, the soldier bayonets Sayid in the shoulder as Sayid reaches for his pockets. SOLDIER (IN JAPANESE) What are you doing? Stop it. Jack reaches the top of the sub. He inches toward the middle near a large anti-ship turret. The captives can see Jack and are relieved. He takes out his pistol, but... puts it down as he sees the direct line through the soldier goes through Sayid. Jack leaps from the top of the sub and tackles the soldier. His gun falls and Sayid helps Jack subdue him with a few punches. SAYID Glad you could drop in. CHARLIE Well, if that isn't a Die Hard moment I don't know what is? JACK I found some vines that could treat Rousseau. Let's rope him up and take him back to camp. Two more Japanese soldiers appear from the brush and run towards the group. They're armed with automatic weapons. They spray the group barely missing their heals. The bullets EXPLODE the trees around them. KATE Uh, I don't think that's such a good idea. Jack takes Kate's hand and runs with her toward the path. Sayid and Charlie follow. They all reach the forest safely as bullets WHIZ past their heads. EXT. FOREST. PATH - DAY Charlie runs to the group. They're tired and out of breathe, but have made it back to the safety of the underbrush. KATE What now? JACK I say we call it a night. SAYID Agreed. EXT. BEACH. CLEARING - DAY Sawyer uses Locke's workbench putting the finishing touches on sewing together an old-fashioned football while Locke starts the barbecue off in a big pit. Hurley and several people huddle around the fire. SAWYER Can't get any better than this. There. Sawyer has finished his football and crosses his arms with a big smile on his face. SAWYER Hey big boy. Come over here. Hurley approaches Sawyer. SAWYER Looks like the real thing don't it? HURLEY I was at a real game once. They kicked me out when I wouldn't pay for the seat next to me too. Sawyer gives him a look-over. SAWYER Well, you are a big guy. HURLEY Yeah, the funny thing was I was sitting next to Roseanne Barr. Sucks when you are poor. SAWYER Don't you know it. Good thing they didn't pull the same thing on you for our flight. Sawyer finishes sewing the football together, but it is deflated. There's an opening for the condom to be blown up. HURLEY Actually, they tried, I paid for two tickets. I didn't even argue ironic, huh? SAWYER Ok Alanis. You've got big lungs. Why don't you give her a try? Sawyer hands over the football to Hurley. HURLEY Don't mind if I do. Hurley takes a big gasp of air and starts to fill the football. He slowly fills it up until it almost bursts. SAWYER Easy there big fellow. Sawyer takes the football away and motions to Hurley. HURLEY Hey, what is this? SAWYER Go long. He cocks it back and tosses it to Hurley running towards Locke's barbecue. It hits Hurley in the Chest so hard it knocks him down near the pit. Hurley catches fire. Locke jumps on him and rolls him around putting the fire out. EXT. BEACH. CLEARING - DUSK Sawyer, Hurley, Jin, and several people are lined up playing football. Sawyer is at quarterback and Hurley is lined up for the defense. SAWYER Hut, hut! Sawyer retreats pursued by Hurley. He hurls a line drive for Jin, and gets driven to the ground by Hurley. Sawyer's pass is picked off and returned for a touchdown. SAWYER At least we get to eat the hog little man. Hurley gets off Sawyer and picks him up. HURLEY Indeed. EXT. BEACH - DUSK Jack, Kate, Locke, and Sayid return from the forest famished and with only one canoe. Jack sees Locke and hands it to Locke. JACK Don't ask. Locke is amused. LOCKE I won't then. Charlie is tending to his new typewriter. He sits down at it with some food. CHARLIE Can't wait to get started. JACK I better be on the front page or something. INT. HATCH - DUSK Jack pulls out the vines from his backpack as he observes the ailing Rousseau. JACK They will do you good. They are not pills, but what a pill would be made out of anyways. Jack tears apart the vines. ROUSSEAU How resourceful. JACK Yeah, we got lucky. Rousseau takes the vines and starts to munch on them. Sayid enters the tent. SAYID Can I talk to you a second? Jack approaches Sayid. JACK What is it? Sayid shows Jack a sketch of the green tablet they saw earlier. SAYID I sketched this after we came back. I was thinking. A pentagram's interior angles once added, equal 108 JACK So? Sayid, I'm tired. SAYID I'm not sure, but we should ponder it more. Everything seems to be tied together, the tablet, the sub, the countdown. I have a theory. JACK Yeah, or it might just be a big coincidence. SAYID It seems like people are drawn to this island for a purpose. JACK I'm more interested in that gun on that ship. We may be able to use it to signal a ship or a plane. I'll see you later I have to find Jin. SAYID And I guess that son of her was the rising sun of the Japanese flag she was trying to warn us about. JACK I guess she's not all that bad after all. SAYID We'll see about that. EXT. BEACH. CLEARING - DUSK Jin is eating some pork with SUN while Jack dangles the necklace he found. Sun approaches Jack. SUN Where did you get that? JACK I found it on the way to pick up the medical supplies. JIN What I want to know is why Jin was all the way out there in the first place? Sun takes the necklace and looks it and turns it over. She brushes off some dirt with her thumb. SUN This isn't Jin's. This is his grandfather's. He died in World War Two. JACK Somehow I don't think that's all the way true. I don't know how else to explain this, but we encountered some Japanese soldiers and their wrecked submarine. They both observe Jin who's obviously distressed. EXT. ISLAND - CLEARING - DUSK Kate and Hurley eat some pork next to the fire. Kate mends her wound and gives Sawyer a leg and laughs at him. EXT. ISLAND - CLEARING - DUSK Sun shows Jin the necklace. He's stunned and palms it into his pocket after a polite smile. She discusses the matter with him. EXT. ISLAND - CLEARING - DUSK Charlie practices typing on his typewriter pleased with himself even without any paper. INT. HATCH - DUSK Rousseau recovers and drinks some water from a canteen with Jack who's exhausted. EXT. ISLAND - BEACH - DUSK Locke arduously mends the dents in the canoe with a sturdy hammer. FADE OUT. END OF EPISODE
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