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                                        LOST
          
                                "Raised by Another"          

          
                                     Written by
          
                                   Lynne E. Litt


          

                                        TEASER
          
              PURE SILENCE. Then THE DISTINCT SOUND of a BABY'S CRY rises
              as we PUSH THROUGH the "O" of the LOST logo onto --
          
              A CLOSED EYE.   SNAPS OPEN as we hear the CRY again and --
          
              INT. THE VALLEY - CLAIRE'S CUBBY - NIGHT
          1                                                                  1
          
              CLAIRE BOLTS UPRIGHT INTO FRAME. And we're EXTREMELY CLOSE
              on her. She's confused. Disoriented. Couldn't have heard --
          
              The BABY CRIES again.   Distant, but not too distant.
          
              And instinctively Claire's hand falls to her belly... and her
              face REGISTERS this before we MOVE DOWN to find --
          
              Her belly is perfectly FLAT. She's not pregnant. And she's
              trying to make sense of how this is possible as we REALIZE --
          
              Claire is in one of the small caves/cubbies inside the
              valley. The CRY again. Coming from outside the caves.
          
              And whatever the fuck is going on, Claire is DRAWN TOWARDS
              that sound so --
          
              We FOLLOW HER as she leaves the caves and enters --
          
              EXT. JUNGLE - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS
          2                                                                  2
          
              Moonshadows mix with mist. A WHISPERING wind.    STARS
              brighter in the sky than we've EVER SEEN THEM.   And a baby.
              Somewhere out there -- STILL CRYING.
          
              And this is really fucking SCARY. Anything could be out
              here. Claire very aware of this, but moving through the
              DENSE FOLIAGE anyway. And suddenly --
          
              A BRANCH CRACKS!
          
              Claire spins -- SOMETHING flashes through the thick brush --
              SOMETHING FAST --
          
              Claire stumbles back -- steadies herself with one hand on the
              TRUNK of a LARGE TREE. And oddly enough, embedded in its
              trunk are two PINK LINES, like RINGS around the tree. They          
              seem to GLOW in the moonlight. And Claire is as perplexed by
              them as we are but...
          
          2   (CON T'D):                                                     2
          
          
              The baby cries again.    And it's closer now.     More URGENT.
              Distressed. A WAIL.
          
              Claire lets go of the tree -- still scared, but DRIVEN now --
              PUSHING THROUGH the thick LEAVES until she emerges into --
          
              A CLEARING
          
              And Claire comes to a full STOP as she sees --
          
              LOCKE. Sitting at a LARGE WOODEN DESK, eyes down, flipping
              over what look like LARGE PLAYING CARDS by the light of a
              PURPLE SHADED DESK LAMP.
          
              This makes as much sense to Claire as it does to us --
          
                                     CLAIRE
                           Wh -- what's happening?
          
                                     LOCKE
                           You know what's happening.
          
              Locke turns over another card.    Claire, FREAKED, takes a step
              closer to the desk --
          
                                     CLAIRE
                           I don't understand -- Why are
                           you...?
          
                                                            Locke nods his head
              The CRY again. Anguished.     In trouble.
              towards the sound --
          
                                     LOCKE
                           He was your responsibility.
                               (turns a card)
                           But you gave him away, Claire.
          
              FINALLY, Locke looks up -- And both his eyes are OPAQUE.         ONE
              is SOLID BLACK. One is solid WHITE.
          
                                     LOCKE (CONT'D)
                           Everyone pays the price now.
          
              Oh. SHIT. Claire backs off, TERRIFIED as LOCKE SHOUTS AT
              THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS...
          
                                     LOCKE (CONT'D)
                           EVERYONE PAYS THE PRICE NOW!!!!
          
              And Claire TAKES OFF, running --
          
          2   (CON T'D): (2)                                               2
          
          
              Running towards the sound of the CRYING BABY. Even MORE
              DIRE. The jungle even THICKER. The noises around her even
              SCARIER. And we're so close on her -- SO IN HER HEAD as
              she's literally being SUFFOCATED by the jungle until --
              Claire BURSTS into --
          
              ANOTHER CLEARING
          
              And here is A BASSINET. White. Crisp linens.       A MOBILE
              hangs from a TREE BRANCH above it.
          
              And the CRIES are gone.   Eerily SILENT.
          
              Part of Claire doesn't want to look inside... but she has to.
              Slowly moves towards the crib, as we get a better look at the
              MOBILE --
          
              Half winged, busted TOY AIRPLANES hang from its strings --
              THE OCEANIC LOGO clear on them all.
          
              And as Claire looks down into the crib, all we can make out
              is THICK BLANKETS. And as Claire reaches for what's SWADDLED
              INSIDE --
          
              The mobile TURNS ON. And eerie, tinkery tune -- "Catch a
              Falling Star." The fractured PLANES begin to SPIN --
          
              And Claire ignores this as her hands DIG into the blankets...
              but something is wrong... something is seriously wrong --           
          
              And the JUNGLE around us is ALIVE -- SHADOWS, WHISPERS and
              THINGS MOVING FAST -- The SONG in high gear, CHIPMUNKS SPEED -
              - and those once white blankets are NOW COVERED IN THIS
              VISCOUS DARK LIQUID until FINALLY --
          
              The MOBILE STOPS.   The jungle is STILL.
          
              And Claire pulls a PRISTINE BABY from the blankets.
          
              Wait. No. It's not a baby... It's a DOLL. Plastic.
              Diapers. Eyes closed. And Claire just holds it. Scared.
              Confused. A beat. Another beat.
          
              And the Doll's eyes FLIP OPEN as it CRIES.     An INHUMAN HOWL.
          
              Claire DROPS it -- PETRIFIED -- STEPPING BACK -- TRYING TO          
                                                                                  
              GET AWAY -- And that's when she realizes -- There is
              something DARK all over her HANDS. LIQUID.                          
          
              CLAIRE SCREAMS!    And we --
          
                                                             SMASH CUT TO:
          
                LOST   "Raised by Another"             (PINK)         9/23/04       4.
          
          
          
          3   INT. THE VALLEY - NIGHT                                           3
          
              SUPER TIGHT ON CLAIRE AS -- SHE SCREAMS!
          
              And we PULL BACK to find her STANDING in the middle of the
              valley. Alone. Waning FIRELIGHT.
          
              And now STIRRING. People waking up to the sound of the
              SCREAMS. And it's --
          
              CHARLIE who reaches her first -- Claire STILL screaming --
          
                                    CHARLIE
                        Claire?    Claire!?!
          
              No idea what the fuck is going on, Charlie grabs her by the
              shoulders -- And she WAKES up -- EYES WIDE -- AS SCARED AS
              SHE'S EVER BEEN -- instinctively LASHING OUT at Charlie --
          
                                  CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                        Claire -- Stop! It's me -- It's
                        Charlie -- It's okay!
          
              In the far background, SUN, JIN, HURLEY and MICHAEL arrive              
              from other areas of the caves. They've heard the screams.               
              As they meet up, fast, overlapping --                                   
          
                            SUN                           MICHAEL
                 (in Korean)                   I think it's Claire.
              What's going on?                                                            
          
                          HURLEY                             JIN
              Is she okay?                        (in Korean)
                                               Is it the baby?
          
              Meanwhile, Charlie is still trying to rouse Claire --                   
          
                                    CHARLIE (CONT'D)                                  
                        Claire.    Listen to me --                                    
          
              And finally Claire zeroes in on Charlie.     Blinks.   Confused.        
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)                                   
                        It's okay.
                            (consoling)
                        You were dreaming --
                        sleepwalking...
          
              And that's when Charlie's eyes drop.     Sees something.                
          
               LOST    "Raised by Another"          (PINK)      9/23/04       4A.
          3   (CON T'D):                                                  3
          
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)                              
                        Claire --
                            (beat)
                        What happened...?
          
              And we can feel it before we see it. Claire looks down at
              her hands -- in fact all the way up to her wrists --
          
              They're covered in blood.
          
          
                                    END OF TEASER
          
                LOST   "Raised by Another"       (YELLOW)      9/23/04          5.
          
          
                                       ACT ONE
          
          4   INT. THE VALLEY - INFIRMARY CAVE - MORNING                    4
          
              We find Claire with JACK over in his INFIRMARY AREA. He's
              putting on his bedside manner as he examines her HANDS.
              She's still shaken up, but putting on her best game face.
          
                                  JACK
                        Must've been a hell of a nightmare.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                            (forced smile)
                        Who says it was a nightmare?
          
              Jack rips off a PIECE OF BANDAGE, delicately wraps Claire's
              hand in it as we see FOUR DEEP CUTS embedded in her palm.
          
                                  JACK
                        I'd say when someone makes fist so
                        tight they dig their fingernails a                        
                        quarter inch into their palms,
                        they're not dreaming about pony
                        rides.
                            (her eyes drop)
                        Y'ever sleepwalk before?
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        No. I mean I don't think so-- I
                        mean how would I know?
          
                                  JACK
                        It'd get back to you. I had a
                        girlfriend once, told me I talked
                        in my sleep.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        What'd you say?
          
                                  JACK
                        Don't know. Whatever it was, she
                        didn't like it.
          
              Claire cracks a GRIN as Jack BANDAGES her other hand --
          
                                  JACK (CONT'D)
                        How was your OBgyn -- in Sydney?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                        Good.   She's good.
          
          4   (CON T'D):                                                   4
          
          
                                  JACK
                        She was okay with letting you fly
                        in your third trimester?
          
                                         Something Claire doesn't wanna TELL.
              There's something here.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        I had a checkup the week before...
                        she said it would be okay.
          
                                  JACK
                        Ultrasound cool?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                        Yeah.   Very healthy.
          
                                  JACK
                        How've you been feeling?
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        My back hurts. Probably from
                        sleeping on the ground. I get
                        dizzy when I stand up too fast.
                        And I have to pee all the time.
          
                                  JACK
                            (smiles)
                        Eating enough?
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        Boar N' Bananas, yeah.
          
                                  JACK
                            (finishes bandaging)
                        How many weeks in are you?
                            (off her uncertainty)
                        ... what was the date you found out
                        you were pregnant?
          
              We're ON CLAIRE as she can't help but recall:
          
              INT. LOFT - DAY - FLASHBACK
          5                                                                5
          
              A small, typically messy Sydney loft of a 21 year-old guy.
              Canvases and paints. CDs and clothes and posters and food
              and it's comfy, but definitely a young person's first place.
              There have been lots of parties here -- but this moment is
              not one of them: the guy who lives here, THOMAS, is freaking
              out -- as is CLAIRE -- both of them walking across the small
              place, from the open bathroom door, towards the window, for
              light -- she's holding a PREGNANCY TEST WAND:
          
                LOST     "Raised by Another"          (YELLOW)        9/23/04       7.
          5   (CON T'D):                                                        5
          
          
                          THOMAS                               CLAIRE
              -- is it pink?                       -- I don't know yet!
              -- Did you pee on it?                -- Yes! Gimme a second--
              -- maybe you didn't use it
              right --                             -- I can pee on a wand,
              -- what color is it?                 Thomas--
                 (checking his watch)              -- how long has it been?
              -- sixty-six seconds...
          
              They're at the drapeless window now, both closely studying
              the wand, waiting for the result. CLOSE ON THEM (maybe
              HANDHELD CAMERA?) in this tense-as-hell moment. We love her -
              - and we like him, too -- for caring so much. He's such a
              guy, but he's got a heart. HOLD ON THEM for a long beat.
          
                            THOMAS                               CLAIRE
              -- oh God--                          -- shh.
          
              Suddenly Claire holds up the INSTRUCTIONS, re-reads them, as
              Thomas holds the wand, checking it again:
          
                          THOMAS                                 CLAIRE
              -- okay, it's definitely two--
              two lines--                          -- two pink lines?                     
          
                                    THOMAS
                        Pink?    No-- these are, like, red...                         
          
                                  CLAIRE
                            (eyes on the wand)
                        ... they're pink.                                             
          
                                      THOMAS
                        -- these?      That's...
          
              A beat... shit. She stares off... tears coming to her eyes.
              But Thomas doesn't want to give up -- his mind racing:
          
                     THOMAS (CONT'D)                             CLAIRE
              Okay, first of all, these
              tests are not always                 -- Thomas...
              accurate.
          
                                  THOMAS (CONT'D)
                        No, come on: my uncle thought he
                        had testicular cancer -- remember
                        that?!
          
                                      CLAIRE
                        He did!      He's dead!
          
          5   (CON T'D): (2)                                              5
          
          
                                  THOMAS
                        No, it was a-- a-- wrong, a bad                         
                        diagnosis! This thing doesn't mean
                        for sure that you're pregnant -- we
                        should go get another one--
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        I'm six weeks late. Six weeks.
                        That never happens.
                            (beat, then, simply)
                        I'm pregnant.
                            (tears)
                        ... so, um...
          
              -- but she's so afraid -- there's really nothing to say --
              and she's staring off, her mind racing, tears streaming down
              her face. What the hell is she gonna do? Thomas is freaking
              too -- but he's too good a guy. So he takes her, holds her.
          
                                   THOMAS
                        Okay.   Okay, so this is gonna be
                        okay.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                            (not at all believing it)
                        ... I know...
          
              Then we're ON THOMAS as a thought comes to him. He looks          
              into Claire's eyes. Considers this before he says it. Then:       
          
                                   THOMAS
                        Claire...
                            (then)
                                                                                
                        ... if we wanted... we could do
                        this.                                                   
          
              And staring into his eyes, she starts to understand what he
              means. And this moment goes from being horrifying to
              being... only a little less horrifying:
          
                                   CLAIRE
                        Stop it.
          
                                  THOMAS
                        No, I'm not kidding.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                        Can you imagine that?
                            (then)
                        My mom would disown me--
          
          5   (CON T'D): (3)                                            5
          
          
                                   THOMAS
                         She basically has already.
          
              A beat.   Then: she can't even consider it.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         With what, my five dollar an hour
                         job at the Fish N' Fry?
          
                                   THOMAS
                         You're not the only one with a job.                      
                         I mean... I've got my art.                               
          
                                   CLAIRE                                         
                             (doesn't wanna go there)                             
                         You're sweet. But this isn't what
                         we want.
          
                                   THOMAS
                         Maybe it is. I mean this could
                         be... I dunno, the best thing ever.
          
              She's still, obviously, shocked at the whole situation. But
              this idea -- of keeping the baby -- bends her mind. She's
              never considered something like this before. But she likes
              him. Christ, maybe this could work.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         ... you'd... really wanna...?
          
                                    THOMAS
                         Claire.   I love you.
          
              And she cries a little more now as he kisses her -- a
              convincing kiss -- and we CUT TO:
          
              EXT. BEACH - DAY
          6                                                                6
          
              And here's KATE, just standing at the edge of the ocean.
              Watching as the foam of tired waves washes over her feet.    He
              stops a few feet from her --
          
                                   JACK
                         This is a first.
          
              Kate turns and sees Jack.
          
                                  JACK (CONT'D)
                         You. Standing still. Middle of
                         the day. Doing nothing. Amazing.
          
              As Jack takes off his shoes and Kate looks at the ocean --
          
               LOST    "Raised by Another"        (YELLOW)        9/23/04       10.
          6   (CON T'D):                                                    6
          
          
                                     KATE
                           I'm doing something.
          
                                      JACK
                           Yeah?   What's that?
          
                                      KATE
                           I'm sinking.
                               (beat)
                           When the water goes out, it takes
                           the sand with it and... you sink.
                               (a smile: then)
                           I used to do this with my Mom.
                           When I was a kid.
          
              Jack is surprised by this quiet and gentler Kate -- he steps
              up to the water line. Next to her.
          
                                     JACK
                           Ah. A new plan -- sink your way
                           off the island. Sayid would be
                           proud.
          
              Kate reacts to the sound of Sayid's name.      Looks up at Jack --
          
                                     KATE
                           He's been gone almost a week.                            
          
                                     JACK
                           Something tells me he'll be okay.
          
              Kate nods.    Turns back to the ocean --
          
                                     KATE
                           So what're you doing, Jack?
          
                                     JACK
                           Bringing down some water.   Bringing
                           back some fish.
          
                                     KATE
                           Whatever would we do without you?
          
              Jack shakes his head, smiles. A few beats pass.      Jack just
              looking out at the ocean. And then --
          
                                     JACK
                           Claire's going to have the baby
                           soon.
          
              Kate turns to him. And as we see the real WORRY on Jack's
              face, the full implications of what that actually MEANS...
          
               LOST   "Raised by Another"        (YELLOW)      9/23/04         11.
          
          
          
          7   EXT. THE VALLEY - ENTRANCE - ROCK WALL - DUSK               7      
          
              Claire writes in her JOURNAL. The occupants of the valley           
              BEDDING DOWN for the night -- starting to light their fires.
          
                                  CHARLIE (O.S.)
                        "Dear Diary -- Still on the bloody
                        island. Ate a bug today. Love,
                        Claire."
          
              Claire looks up to see CHARLIE.   Smiles as he hands her a cup      
              of STEAMING liquid --
          
                                  CHARLIE (CONT'D)                                
                        What separates us from these savage
                        Yanks if we do not have tea?
                            (sits, then)
                        Feeling better?
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        It was just a dream.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                        I have this dream -- craziest
                        thing. I'm driving a bus and all
                        my teeth start falling out. And my
                        mum's in the back. Eating
                        biscuits.
                            (beat)
                        `Course I don't wake up screaming.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        I'm fine, Charlie.
          
              And it's clear from her tone that Claire clearly doesn't want
              to talk about this.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                        Right.   Well. Of course you are.
          
              And now a somewhat awkward moment. Charlie obviously wanting
              to SAY something here -- and he's a little bit NERVOUS, so it
              comes out in sorta one sustained THOUGHT --
          
          7   (CON T'D):                                                     7
          
          
                                  CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                        Anyway, I was just thinking how
                        hard it must be for you... y'know,
                        being here in this... place --
                        without your family and your
                        friends and I just wanted to tell
                        you that we could be friend -- I
                        mean I could be your friend.
                            (off her look)
                        Not like we should do each other's
                        hair or anything -- I just mean...
                            (beat; sincere)
                        If you ever needed anyone to talk
                        to. About anything. I'm here.
          
              And while Claire might be touched by all this, there is also
              a part of her that PULLS BACK as a result of it. Simply put:
              she is uncomfortable with Charlie's affection.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        Charlie, trust me. You don't...
                            (trying to find the words)
                        You'll change your mind. I'm...                             
          
              Charlie's hurt, but does his best to cover with humor --
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        Lemme guess. Damaged goods.                                 
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        Something like that.
          
              Charlie feels like he put himself out there and got shot down
              for it. He's embarrassed. Forces a smile as he gets up --             
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        All right then.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        I didn't mean you--
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        Sweet dreams, Claire.
          
              HOLD ON Claire as Charlie walks off. Disappointed. Maybe,
              with HERSELF. As she takes a SIP of the tea, we CUT TO:              
          
              EXT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          8                                                                  8     
          
              Claire, walks with her friend, RACHEL, towards the entrance           
              of a MODEST HOUSE in suburban Sydney. Rachel playfully rubs           
              her hand over Claire's still FLAT belly --                            
          
          8   (CON T'D):                                                        8
          
          
                                  RACHEL
                        -- oh yeah, it's a girl.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                            (smiling, nervous)
                        -- God, it just feels impossible.
                            (then, brightly)
                        Thomas cleaned out his whole
                        apartment -- I'm officially moving
                        in on Tuesday--
          
                                    RACHEL
                        -- wow --
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        -- I know, he's the best.
          
              Rachel goes to knock on the door, but Claire stops her, is
              having second thoughts.
          
                     CLAIRE (CONT'D)                         RACHEL
              Maybe we shouldn't --
                                              -- Uh uh. You're not backing
                                              out now --
          
                                  CLAIRE (CONT'D)
                        It feels silly --
          
                                  RACHEL
                        He's just a psychic, Claire. I
                        thought you were into this... all
                        your astrology stuff...
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        ... is for fun. I don't need
                        someone telling me what's gonna
                        happen or how to live my --
          
                                   RACHEL
                        It's not about what you need
                        Claire. It's about what's fun.
                            (then)
                        You'll go in, find out if it's a
                        boy or a girl -- I mean, the                                   
                        doctors can't tell until you're at                             
                        least two months preggers...                                   
                            (then)
                        So unless you have another
                        excuse...
          
              Claire doesn't have one she can articulate, so Rachel knocks
              on the door and we go to:
          
               LOST   "Raised by Another"         (YELLOW)      9/23/04         14.
          
          
          
              INT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - A LITTLE LATER - DAY - FLASHBACK
          9                                                                 9
          
              Quite a crowded place, save for the BARKING DOG, coming from
              a nearby apartment. Piles of books. Dark and musty. You
              can see the dust in the air. A cat may occasionally jump up
              on the stacks of newspapers and mail, then back down again.
          
              In the middle of it all, Claire sits across a table from
              RICHARD MALKIN. Australian (60's). Doesn't look sharp at
              all, wears a dark blazer and tie. There's something oddly
              legit about how he does his thing. No evident humor from
              Malkin. Not a bad guy, but a touch odd. Takes this
              seriously. Rachel is in the b.g.
          
                                  MALKIN
                        I need your hands.     For this.
          
              And Claire offers them, palms up. He looks at her palms.
              Closes his eyes for a long beat. Leans his head back a
              touch. Claire finally, subtly, turns to Rachel, who
              indicates for her to turn back to Malkin. She does.
          
                                   MALKIN (CONT'D)
                        ... oh...
                            (then)
                        ... when did you, uh...? Find out?
          
              TIGHT ON CLAIRE as she stares.    Already, this is weird.
          
                                    CLAIRE
                        ... what.
          
              There's a beat -- we're TIGHT ON MALKIN as he listens, eyes
              closed, to whatever voices talk to him. Despite the
              surroundings, this is an increasingly eerie moment...
          
                                  MALKIN
                        ... you know, about the baby.
          
              And holy fuck does Claire just go still. Claire is freaked.         
              Christ, she almost wants to cry. She turns to Rachel --             
              shoots her a look -- did you tell him? Rachel shakes her            
              head, no -- she didn't. She's just a freaked as Claire is.          
              Claire turns back to Malkin.                                        
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        ... uh... two days ago.
          
              Malkin listens, searches, on some kind of journey, sitting           
              there, he seems to encounter something that disturbs him --
              creates a huge question -- something that makes him open his
              eyes and check Claire's palms.
          
          9   (CON T'D):                                                       9
          
          
              Claire watches him closely -- what the hell is he doing?               
          
                          RACHEL                            CLAIRE
              She hasn't told her mom yet --                                              
              we're afraid she--                Shhhh!
          
              TIGHT ON MALKIN as he studies her hands -- and apparently
              sees something -- something that concerns him deeply --
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)                                   
                        What.   What, should I not tell her?
          
              Suddenly Claire wants to know what he thinks. But Malkin,
              holding her wrists, staring at her hands, does the best he
              can to hide the utter terror that begins to creep up on him --
              he only wants to run the hell away -- but he doesn't want to
              show his fear. He lets go of her -- saying:
          
                                  MALKIN
                        I'm not, uh...                                               
                            (then, agitated)                                         
                        I'm overdue for a break --                                   
          
              Claire and Rachel are confounded as Malkin goes to his pocket           
              -- counts out and hands back the money --
          
                          RACHEL                            CLAIRE
              What? A break? We have an         -- hold on-- were you
              appointment --                    thinking something?                       
          
                                  MALKIN (CONT'D)                                    
                            (standing)                                               
                        I'm not doing this reading.
          
                                  CLAIRE
                        But you were gonna say something--
          
              But Malkin ushers them to the door.    As he opens it and              
              motions for them to leave --                                           
          
                                     MALKIN                                          
                        Go.   Now.                                                   
          
              After a beat, Rachel snorts her displeasure, laughs.                   
          
                                  RACHEL                                             
                        What a freak.                                                
          
              And Rachel heads out -- but we HOLD ON CLAIRE, who looks off,           
              surprisingly troubled by what she saw in Malkin's face.
          
          
          
          
          10   INT. THE VALLEY - NIGHT                                          10
          
               NIGHT has fallen again. The pure STILLNESS of the valley
               suggests we are in the WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING.
          
               THE CAMERA DRIFTING THROUGH IT ALL. Something OMINOUS about
               this. Quiet. Still. And CREEPY. And finally, we REST ON --  
          
          11                                                                    11
               INT. THE VALLEY - CLAIRE'S CUBBY - CONTINUOUS
          
               CLAIRE.   Sleeps on her side, hand on her belly.     ON HER BABY.        
          
               And the CAMERA gets EXTREMELY CLOSE until Claire's face FILLS
               THE FRAME. And we just SIT here as --
          
               We begin to hear SOUNDS. Unsettling noises. METAL AGAINST
               METAL -- not unlike a SWORD BEING UNSHEATHED. Huh?
          
               Claire's EYES suddenly POP open -- Instantly aware that                 
               someone or SOMETHING is HERE with her -- looks down to see --           
          
               SOMEONE IS STANDING OVER HER.
          
               The SHADOW moves quickly -- COVERS HER MOUTH with his (its?)
               free hand!
          
               Maybe a man. And Claire is fucking petrified with fear,
               because it's not just that he's here, it's what he's doing...
          
               And this is highly STYLIZED -- TWENTY QUICK CUTS -- ONE
               SECOND EACH -- CONFUSING -- DISTURBING -- BIZARRE --
          
               HERE is what we catch quick GLIMPSES OF: Claire's SHIRT is               
               pulled up -- BARE STOMACH EXPOSED -- SHE STRUGGLES -- A WEIRD
               METALLIC DEVICE pressed up against her belly -- AN OVERSIZED
               HYPODERMIC NEEDLE DESIGNED BY H.R. GIGER -- CLAIRE'S FEET
               KICK AT THE AIR, BUT SHE'S HELD DOWN -- A PLUNGER EXTENDS
               FROM THE SIDE OF THE DEVICE -- SOMETHING PUNCTURES INTO HER
               SKIN? -- All of this underscored by RAPID BREATHING --
          
               AND THE CUTS ABRUPTLY END because in the midst of this pure,
               unadulterated TERROR, the scariest thing about it is the
               CRACKLY WHISPER which comes from this unseen SHADOW --
          
                                    SHADOW
                          Shhhhhhhhhhhhh.
          
               And off THE HORROR in Claire's WIDE EYES --
          
          
                                     END OF ACT ONE
          
          
          
                                              ACT TWO
          
          12   TOTAL SILENCE.      OVER BLACK --                                       12
          
                                       CLAIRE (O.S.)
                           HELP!    PLEASE -- HELP ME!!!
          13   INT. THE VALLEY - JACK'S CAVE - NIGHT                                   13
          
               BANG!    JACK's eyes fly open.      Find him in his SLEEPING AREA.
          
                                     CLAIRE (O.S.)
                           SOMEBODY HELP!!!!!!!!
          
               And this is not just a scream, it's a SCREAM TO THE TENTH
               POWER -- Jack is instantly ALERT -- JUMPS UP -- RUNS --
          
               OTHERS awake now -- Some of them instinctively moving towards
               the SHOUTS --
          
               But we STAY with Jack because this is PURE CHAOS -- HANDHELD
               AND INSANE -- as he reaches --
          
               CLAIRE
          
               Literally HYSTERICAL. Charlie already at her side, turns to
               Jack as he RUSHES UP --
          
                                     CHARLIE
                           Someone attacked her!
          
               And this dialogue is all OVERLAPPING -- ON SPEED --
          
                                       JACK
                           What?
          
                           CLAIRE                                  CHARLIE
               They -- they held me down --
                                                        -- Which way did he go?
          
                                     CLAIRE
                           -- I don't know... I didn't... he
                           ran... I think --
          
                             JACK                                  CLAIRE
               How long --
                                                        -- Just now.   He just --
          
               HURLEY, MICHAEL, ETHAN (who we remember from #108 -- even                      
               though we haven't shot it yet) and some OTHER CASTAWAYS
               arrive --
          
          13   (CON T'D):                                                  13
          
          
                                   HURLEY
                         What's going on?
          
                          CHARLIE                             JACK
               We should fan out -- search
               the area around the caves...     -- Wait... hold on --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         -- He can't have gotten far.
                             (to some others)
                         Hurley -- You two -- come on!
          
               Charlie and the others RUSH OFF through one of the cave
               FINGERS as Jack puts his arm around Claire -- She's totally
               PANICKED -- HYPERVENTILATING -- Jack in nurture mode --
          
                                   JACK
                         C'mon, let's sit down. Okay?
                             (to Ethan)
                         Can you get her some water, man?
          
                                    ETHAN
                         Sure.   Yes -- of course.
          
               Ethan heads off. Claire left just with Jack and Michael --
               CAMERA settling down... but not completely --
          
                                   JACK
                         Okay -- you're safe, Claire. Try
                         to calm down -- We're here...
          
                                   MICHAEL
                         Did you get a look at him at all?
          
                           CLAIRE                             JACK
               It was dark -- I didn't see --
                                                -- Where did this happen?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Here -- I was sleeping and woke up
                         and he was...
                             (petrified)
                         ... he was trying to hurt my baby.
          
               Unseen to Claire, Jack and Michael exchange a LOOK.
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)
                             (all over the place)
                         He had a -- a thing -- it was -- I
                         don't know -- a needle I think --                       
                         he was... he was doing something --                     
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"        (YELLOW)      9/23/04         19.
          13   (CON T'D): (2)                                              13
          
          
               Claire pulls up her shirt -- but her belly is completely
               UNMARKED. When she talks again, it's softer:
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)
                         He was trying to hurt my baby.
          
               And for the first time, we see DOUBT on Jack's face.
          
          14   EXT. THE VALLEY - ENTRANCE - ROCK WALL - MINUTES LATER      14      
          
               DOLLY OFF A FIRE, revealing, in the distance, CHARLIE,
               MICHAEL and some of the others tending to Claire. But we
               find Jack and Hurley over by one of the TORCHES -- a
               conspiratorial conversation between FRIENDS.
          
                                   HURLEY
                         We hoofed it around the entire
                         perimeter, man.
          
                                   JACK
                         Nobody saw or heard anything?
          
                                    HURLEY
                         Uh-uh.   Everyone was asleep.   Nada.
          
               Jack shakes his head.   Fuck.   What the hell is going on here?
          
                                   HURLEY (CONT'D)
                         So I had an idea. I'm out there
                         looking for a psycho with Scott and
                         Steve right... and I'm realizing...
                         who the hell are Scott and Steve?
          
                                   JACK
                         I'm not following you...
          
                                    HURLEY
                         If I were a cop and some woman got
                         attacked, we'd canvas, right? Find                        
                         a witness. Knock on doors.                                
                             (beat)                                                
                         But we don't have any doors.                              
          
                                   JACK
                         None of this is helping me
                         understand--
          
                                   HURLEY
                         We don't know who's living here and
                         who's still at the beach. We don't
                         know each other.
                                   (MOR E)
          
               LOST    "Raised by Another"       (YELLOW)    9/23/04        19A.
          14   (CON T'D):                                              14
                                    HUR LEY (CONT'D)
                          My name isn't Hurley, it's Hugo
                          Reyes. Hurley's a nickname. Why?                      
                                    (MOR E)
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"       (YELLOW)      9/23/04        20.
          14   (CON T'D): (2)                                             14
                                    HUR LEY (CONT'D)
                          I'm not telling you -- but what I'm
                          saying is, we need to start finding
                          out who everyone is here.
          
                                   JACK
                         You want to start a census?
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Yeah, like a registry. Names.
                         What people look like. Who's
                         related to who. We lay down the
                         law, maybe everyone won't go around
                         attacking each other. I mean --
                         c'mon -- It feels like someone's
                         getting punched or stabbed or
                         something every other day, man.
                             (beat; serious)
                         We gotta find who did this to her.
          
               And Jack NODS... but there's more to it -- because that DOUBT
               is still etched on his face...
          
          15                                                              15
               INT. THE VALLEY - CLAIRE'S CUBBY - LATER
          
               A little later. Charlie drapes a BLANKET over Claire's
               shoulder. She's still WIRED. SCARED.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         You all right?
          
               She doesn't say anything -- just offers a small nod.
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                         Don't worry... You want to shut
                         your eyes, I'll be here all night.
                         No one's gonna get near you.
                             (beat; intensely sincere)
                         I won't leave you, Claire.
                         Promise.
          
               And on that sentiment, we move in TIGHT on Claire's
               UNBLINKING EYES as --
          
               INT. LOFT - DAY - FLASHBACK
          16                                                              16
          
               JOHN MAYER PLAYS on the stereo. Claire stands on a chair,
               putting up drapes. The sun pours in behind her, putting her
               figure in silhouette -- and her figure has changed since we
               last saw her in FLASHBACK; SHE'S FOUR MONTHS PREGNANT NOW. A
               cute little belly.
          
               She turns as Thomas enters, carrying a backpack he slings         
               down. Gotta love Claire's smile. Sweet and heartbreaking.         
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"       (YELLOW)      9/23/04          21.
          16   (CON T'D):                                                   16
          
          
               Thomas, moving to the kitchen, glances at the drapes.   He          
               seems a little distracted --
          
                                   THOMAS
                         -- wow, we have drapes now.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (climbing down)
                         I know, I sort of feel grown up all
                         of a sudden. Do you like them?
          
                                   THOMAS
                         -- yeah, they're good.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (going through the bags)
                         I don't know why drapes represent
                         age for me, it just... feels like
                         something my mum would do--
          
               Thomas pops a beer, heads to the pantry.   Wants a snack.           
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)
                         Sasha called-- they're going out
                         tonight, wanted to know if we
                         wanted to come...
          
               And Thomas is motionless now, staring into the pantry --
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)
                         What? I didn't eat all the chips,
                         there's another bag --
          
                                   THOMAS
                         Claire...
                             (empty)
                         ... I can't do this.
          
          16   (CON T'D): (2)                                               16
          
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Do what?                                                 
                             (moves to him, sweetly)
                         D'you have a bad day? You're pale.
          
               She's being so loving... but the truth is, Thomas just isn't
               here. He turns to her. And from his face, she just gets it.
          
                                   THOMAS
                         ... this isn't working.
          
               She stares for a long beat.     Thunderstruck.   Mortified --      
          
                                   THOMAS (CONT'D)                                
                         -- you knew that.                                        
          
                                      CLAIRE                                      
                         -- I what?                                               
          
               And he's walked past her, to the window, where she just hung
               the drapes. He looks out. Guilty as hell, but fronting with
               all the pride of a young man. Claire turns toward him -- she
               barely moves, her whole being in shock. Her face wracked.
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)                                
                         Just... so I don't over-react...
                         Tommy, are you breaking up with--?
          
                                   THOMAS
                         The past two months, you-- you're--                      
                         there's always some plan, some                           
                         responsibility, somewhere we have
                         to be, someone we have to talk to--
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         -- like who? Like what? Am I--
                         being too-- I'm just trying to-- to
                         make sure when the baby comes--                          
          
                                   THOMAS
                         -- and the baby! That's like not--
                         I mean it's like this now. Y'know?                       
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (softly)                                             
                         But you said we should do this.                          
          
                                   THOMAS
                                                                                  
                         Yeah... well now it's real.
          
                                   CLAIRE                                         
                         You can't just... change your mind.                      
          
                 LOST      "Raised by Another"    (GOLDENROD)       10/26/04         23.
          16    (CON T'D): (3)                                                 16
          
          
                                       THOMAS
                             How the hell am I supposed to be a
                             dad, Claire? I've got my own -- I
                             mean, what about my painting, my
                             life?
          
                                       CLAIRE
                             God, I knew this was gonna happen.
          
                                       THOMAS
                             "I told you so." Perfect. Now I
                             get all your daddy abandonment
                             crap, right? That's great--
          
                                       CLAIRE
                             Hey, you bastard, don't justify
                             what you're doing by trying to make
                             this about --
          
                                       THOMAS
                             I'm not doing anything. Okay? I'm
                             doing nothing. You think I don't
                             see what you did? You were
                             supposed to be on the pill.
          
                            CLAIRE                              THOMAS
                   (holy shit)
                -- you think I got pregnant
                on purpose?! That this was        I don't even care!
                some--
                -- some scheme?! Some way to
                trap you?! Are you out of         -- it's over!
                your m--
                -- It isn't over! Look at
                me!                               -- I'm outta here--
          
                -- he's walked past her, grabbed his keys --      now he leaves,
                SLAMMING the door behind him. Claire stands       there, just in
                trauma. She cries now -- and the FINAL SHOT       is WIDE,
                Claire's belly once again silhouetted by the      window light.
          
          17                                                                    17
                EXT. BEACH - MORNING - ESTABLISHING
          
                A new day.
          
                EXT. BEACH - DAY
          A18                                                                  A18     
          
                ON HURLEY in census-taking mode, jotting stuff down as he              
                converses with SCOTT and STEVE, on the move.                           
          
                                       HURLEY                                          
                             Okay, so it's Scott Jenkins...                            
          
                LOST       "Raised by Another"   (GOLDENROD)    10/26/04         23A.
          A18   (CON T'D):                                                 A18
          
          
                                     SCOTT                                          
                          Jackson.                                                  
          
                                    STEVE                                           
                          I'm Jenkins. Steve.                                       
          
                                     HURLEY                                         
                          Right. Steve... Jenkins.                                  
                              (then)                                                
                          And you dudes were on vacation in                         
                          Australia. Just the two of you...                         
                          Together.                                                 
          
                                     STEVE                                          
                          Yep.                                                      
          
                                    HURLEY                                          
                          So... Safe to assume... I mean, I                         
                          guess you're, uh... I mean, you two                       
                          are... y'know...                                          
                              (gay)                                                 
                          ...Married... Or something?                               
          
                Scott and Steve share a look.                                       
          
                                    SCOTT                                           
                          Nah.  We're both single.                                  
                              (re: Steve)                                           
                          And my buddy's got serious                                
                          commitment issues.                                        
          
                                     STEVE                                          
                          No, I don't.                                              
                               (back to Hurley)                                     
                          Just haven't found the right person                       
                          yet.                                                      
          
                ON HURLEY, somewhat uncomfortable as Steve looks at him. The        
                ambiguity of these two guys' relationship still ambiguous.          
                Gratefully, Hurley then notices                                     
          
                HIS POV - LOCKE, laying out boar pelts to dry in the hot sun.       
          
                                    HURLEY                                          
                          Excuse me, guys.                                          
          
                Hurley crosses to Locke, as Steve and Scott move off.               
          
                                     HURLEY (CONT'D)                                
                          Yo.                                                       
          
                Locke peers up at him, but says nothing, continuing his work.       
          
                LOST      "Raised by Another"   (GOLDENROD)    10/26/04         23B.
          A18   (CON T'D): (2)                                            A18
          
          
                                    HURLEY (CONT'D)                                
                          It's John, right? John Locke?                            
          
                                    LOCKE                                          
                          This about your census?                                  
          
                                    HURLEY                                         
                          Yeah, thought it'd be a good idea                        
                          to, y'know, find out who everybody                       
                          is. Get their names, places of                           
                          residence --                                             
          
                                     LOCKE                                         
                               (challenging)                                       
                          And who's checking to see who you                        
                          are?                                                     
          
                Hurley's slightly taken aback at that.                              
          
                                     HURLEY                                        
                          M-me?                                                    
          
                                    LOCKE                                          
                              (a grin comes to him)                                
                          It was a joke.                                           
          
                                    HURLEY                                         
                              (forcing a chuckle)                                  
                          Oh... Yeah... Good one.                                  
          
                                    LOCKE                                          
                          Well, you already know my name.                          
                          Lived in Tustin, California for                          
                          most of my life.                                         
          
                                    HURLEY                                         
                              (writing)                                            
                          Uh huh. And your reason for                              
                          travel?                                                  
          
                Locke suddenly pauses and looks at him.                             
          
                                     LOCKE                                         
                          Sorry?                                                   
          
                                     HURLEY                                        
                          Y'know... The reason you were in                         
                          Australia.                                               
          
                After a beat, Locke looks off, pondering.                           
          
                LOST      "Raised by Another"     (GOLDENROD)   10/26/04         23C.
          A18   (CON T'D): (3)                                             A18
          
          
                                    LOCKE                                           
                          I was looking for something.                              
          
                Hurley eyes him for a moment.                                       
          
                                     HURLEY                                         
                          Looking for...                                            
                              (then)                                                
                          O-okay. So, uh... Did you find it?                        
          
                                     LOCKE                                          
                          No.                                                       
                              (looks back at Hurley)                                
                          It found me.                                              
          
                Hurley stares at Locke, finding himself strangely unnerved by       
                these cryptic answers, but without the nerve to pursue it.          
          
                                    LOCKE (cont'd) (CONT'D)                         
                          Anything else?                                            
          
                                     HURLEY                                         
                          No.   No, that's great.                                   
          
                Locke offers up a smile, and moves off, leaving Hurley to eye       
                him as he goes.                                                     
          
          18                                                                18
                EXT. BEACH - OPEN JUNGLE - DAY
          
                                    KATE
                          She was attacked?     Is she okay?
          
                Find KATE with Jack and Charlie.
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"         (YELLOW)       9/23/04        24.
          18   (CON T'D):                                                    18
          
          
                                    CHARLIE
                         She'll feel a lot better when we
                         find the nutter responsible.
                             (then)                                                 
                         Did you see anyone leaving the                             
                         beach last night?                                          
          
                                   KATE                                             
                         People come and go, but I don't                            
                         think so...                                                
          
               Kate looks over at Jack -- Something clearly on his mind.            
          
                                    KATE (CONT'D)                                   
                         What?                                                      
          
                                    JACK                                            
                             (beat)
                         I'm not sure anything happened.
          
                                    CHARLIE
                         What?
          
                                   JACK
                         Claire told Michael and me this --
                         "attacker" -- was trying to inject
                         her with something...
          
                       JACK (CONT'D)                           CHARLIE
               ... Two nights in a row she
               wakes up screaming. The
               first time she was              -- You think this was all in
               sleepwalking...                 her head? Did you see her?
                                               She's terrified, man...
          
                                   JACK (CONT'D)
                         Look -- she said this guy was
                         trying to hurt her baby. Why would
                         someone do this now? With all of
                         us sleeping twenty feet away?
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         You think she's lying?
          
               LOST    "Raised by Another"       (YELLOW)      9/23/04          24A.
          18   (CON T'D): (2)                                              18
          
          
                            JACK                            CHARLIE
               No -- pregnant women have
               extremely lucid -- These are     -- "Lucid?" Right -- You
               textbook anxiety nightmares --   just know exactly what's
                                                happening with everyone,
                                                don't you?
          
          
                                    KATE
                         Hey.
          
               The men stop fighting.   Turn to Kate --
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"       (YELLOW)       9/23/04        25.
          18   (CON T'D): (3)                                              18
          
          
                                   KATE (CONT'D)
                             (to Charlie)
                         Let's say she's telling the truth.
                         What do we do?
          
               Good question. And Charlie really doesn't have the answer
               for it. At a loss. So Kate turns to Jack --
          
                                     KATE (CONT'D)
                         Okay.    And if it's all in her head?
          
                                    JACK
                             (beat; serious)
                         Claire's due in a little more than
                         a week. Maybe two.                                       
                             (then)
                         If she stays stressed like this --                        
                         has another panic attack... it
                         could trigger an early labor. And
                         out here? With no instruments, no
                         monitors, no anaesthetic? That
                         would not be good.
          
               And maybe because there is a ring of truth to the possibility
               that none of this is happening --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         It's not all in her head.
          
               Charlie WALKS OFF.   After a beat, Kate turns to Jack --
          
                                   KATE
                         So what do we do?
          
          19                                                               19     
               EXT. COCONUT GROVE - DAY
          
               Hurley approaches Ethan. Our first real look at him. He's
               pleasant. Unassuming. But there's something INTERESTING
               about him too. Something we can't quite put our finger on...
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Hey -- Lance.                                            
          
                                     ETHAN
                         Sorry?
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Your name's Lance, right?
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"              (GREEN)       9/27/04        26.
          19   (CON T'D):                                                        19
          
          
                                         ETHAN
                            Ethan.
          
                                      HURLEY
                                (remembering)
                            Dude. That's right. Lance is the
                            little skinny guy. With the
                            glasses and the red hair.
          
               Ethan looks nothing like the person Hurley just described.
          
                                      ETHAN
                                (good natured)
                            I can see how you'd get us
                            confused.
          
                                      HURLEY
                            Sorry, too many names and faces.
                            Pretty pathetic -- I mean, you'd                            
                            think after a couple of weeks on an                         
                            island with the same people we'd                            
                            all know each other...                                      
          
                                      ETHAN
                            Yes.  You would think that.                                 
                                (smiles; then)                                          
                            Well... it is what it is.                                   
          
               Hurley looks at this guy.          O-KAY...                              
          
                                      HURLEY                                            
                            So, uh, we're doing a list, you
                            know, of survivors. Name, home
                            address. Like that.
          
                                      ETHAN
                            Well you already have my name.
          
                             HURLEY                                ETHAN
               Not Lance.
                                                       -- Definitely not.
          
                                         HURLEY
                            Last name?
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"           (GREEN)      9/27/04        27.
          19   (CON T'D): (2)                                                19
          
          
                                        ETHAN
                            Rom.
          
                                       HURLEY
                            Rom?   R-O-M?
          
                                      ETHAN
                            That's right.
          
                                        HURLEY
                            Great.    Where you from Ethan Rom?
          
                                        ETHAN
                            Ontario.    Canada.
          
                                       HURLEY
                            Right on. Love Canada. Great...
                            uh... weather.
                                (then)
                            Well, that covers it. Thanks for
                            your time, dude.
          
               And just before Hurley walks off --
          
                                      ETHAN
                            Hey, Hurley -- What's this for?                          
          
                                      HURLEY
                            Nothing, man. Just...
                                (finding it)
                            Thought it'd be a good idea.
          
               And OFF HURLEY, not the greatest liar in the world --
          
          20                                                                 20
               INT. THE VALLEY - CLAIRE'S CUBBY - DAY
          
               CLOSE ON -- CLAIRE, writing in her journal. Eyes bloodshot.
               She's shaky. Anxious. Seen much better days.
          
                                        JACK (O.S.)
                            Claire?
          
               She jumps!    Startled by his arrival.    Looks up, DESPERATE --
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            D'you find him?
          
                                        JACK
                            No--
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            -- what if he comes back?
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"         (YELLOW)         9/23/04        28.
          20   (CON T'D):                                                      20
          
          
               Jack sits down next to her.    He's very COMPASSIONATE here --
          
                                    JACK
                         Claire... this situation we're in --
                         The crash. That no one's come for                             
                         us -- And this place...
                             (beat)
                         It can mess with your head a                                  
                         little. Maybe make you see things                             
                         that aren't there. And I know it                              
                         feels real...
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (confused)
                         I don't...?
          
                                    JACK
                         Your baby's coming. Soon. And I                              
                         can't imagine how scary that must                            
                         be... but the more upset you get,                            
                         the more dangerous it is for you...                          
                         and the baby.                                                
                             (then)                                                   
                         I want you to take these.                                    
          
               Jack holds out his hand.     TWO PILLS in his palm.                     
          
                                   CLAIRE                                             
                         What is it?                                                  
          
                                   JACK                                               
                         A sedative. It's very mild.                                  
                         Commonly used in situations like                             
                         yours.                                                       
                             (off her look)                                           
                         It won't hurt the baby. I promise.                           
          
               It takes Claire a moment to put together the implications of            
               this.
          
                                   CLAIRE                                             
                         You... don't believe me.
          
                                     JACK
                         Claire --
          
               And she's already UP.   Ramping from ZERO TO SIXTY --                  
          
               LOST    "Raised by Another"      (YELLOW)      9/23/04         28A.
          20   (CON T'D): (2)                                           20
          
          
                           CLAIRE                          JACK
               You think I'm making this up?
               I get attacked and you want
               to give me sleeping pills?      -- They're not sleeping --
                                               It's a very mild sedative...
          
               Claire STUFFS her things into a BAG -- including her JOURNAL.     
          
                                    CLAIRE
                          I'm leaving --
          
                             JACK                          CLAIRE                     
               What?   Wait --                 I was okay at the beach --             
                                               It's not safe here...                  
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"      (YELLOW)      9/23/04        29.
          20   (CON T'D): (3)                                            20
          
          
                                                                                
          
          
          
          
               [THE REST OF SCENE 20 MISSING]
          
          
          
          
          21   INT. THE VALLEY - ENTRANCE - ROCK WALL - MOMENTS LATER    21     
          
               TIGHT ON CLAIRE as she strides out of the caves and towards
               the JUNGLE PATH. CLOSING IN ON HER, feeling her
               frustration.... HER ANXIETY. HER FEAR. And when we can't
               possibly get ANY CLOSER --
          
               EXT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          22                                                             22
          
          
          
               [ESTABLISHING ACTION MISSING]
          
          
          
          
                                    MALKIN
                         ... yes?
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"        (YELLOW)         9/23/04        30.
          22   (CON T'D):                                                     22
          
          
               Now we see the REVERSE. It's Claire. Four months pregnant.             
               It's sort of a rainy day. She's wearing a hooded raincoat.
               She pulls back the hood. Looking sweet and vulnerable.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Mr. Malkin, I met you before.
          
               He stares at her for a long beat.    Finally:
          
                                   MALKIN
                         ... yes, I remember.
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         ... you wouldn't give me a reading.
                             (then)
                         I was hoping maybe you would now.
          
               And on Malkin, staring at her, debating, nervous...
          
               INT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          23                                                                  23
          
               Claire sits at the table, counts out two hundred Australian
               dollars. She is not accustomed to carrying this kind of
               cash. She hands Malkin the money. He takes it. Counts it.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (nervous smile)
                         If you're a psychic, why do you
                         have to count the money?
          
                                   MALKIN
                         That's not how it works.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I was just -- I was joking.
          
               Malkin pockets the money. She knows the drill, so she
               extends her hands, palms up. Waits. Then withdraws them:
          
                                   CLAIRE (CONT'D)
                         -- are you not-- ready yet?    For--?
          
                                    MALKIN
                         Yes.
          
               And she extends them again.    He takes her hands.    Holds them.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         ... so... how does it work?
          
                                   MALKIN
                         ... I don't know.
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"      (YELLOW)       9/23/04        31.
          23   (CON T'D):                                                 23
          
          
               Then he closes his eyes, as he did before. Head tilts back         
               just a touch. Claire watching him hopefully. Then:
          
                                   MALKIN (CONT'D)                               
                         When did he leave you?
          
               And that's all it takes; tears come to her eyes. She doesn't
               sob, she's just saddened, and tries to keep it together.
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         Last week.
                             (then)
                         Was that... why you didn't want to
                         do my reading? Last time?
          
               Malkin opens his eyes -- looks at her now.
          
                                   MALKIN
                         Oh, no.
                             (then, back to her hands)
                         I saw something. A sort of...
                         blurry thing.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         And... blurry's bad?
          
                                   MALKIN
                         ... blurry's bad...
          
               She waits. And with his eyes closed again, we PUSH IN SLOWLY
               ON MALKIN as he "sees." And Claire can tell it's bad... and
               Malkin almost says, under his breath, "Oh no..."
          
                                    MALKIN (CONT'D)                              
                         You want to know what to do.   About
                         your baby.
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         Yes.   Please.
          
               And we're getting CLOSER -- all SOUND FADING AWAY -- and it's
               getting WORSE -- it's like he's sensing something TERRIBLE in
               those palms. The more he sees, the more HE wants to cry.
               Finally, he looks at her. His eyes red and worried. A beat.
          
          23   (CON T'D): (2)                                              23
          
          
                                   MALKIN
                         ... I can tell you.                                     
                             (she waits)
                         ... this is... important.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         ... okay...
          
                                   MALKIN
                             (how does he say this...?)
                         It's... crucial. That you. You,
                         yourself, raise this child.
          
                           CLAIRE                           MALKIN
                  (staring, unsure)
               I'm... you mean with Thomas?     -- The father of this child
               Is he going to c--?              will play no part in its             
                                                life. Or yours.                      
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Then what do you mean "you,
                         yourself must raise..."                                 
          
                                   MALKIN
                         This child... parented by anyone                        
                         else -- anyone other than you...
                             (beat, this is tough)
                         Danger surrounds this baby.                             
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (this is preposterous)                              
                         ... "Danger"?
          
                                   MALKIN
                         Your nature... your spirit -- your
                         goodness... must be an influence in
                         the development of this child.
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         I-- look, if Thomas and I don't--
                         you know, get back together, which
                         I don't even want... I'm putting                        
                         this baby up for adoption.
                             (then)
                         I just wanted to know -- What would                     
                         give the baby the happiest life.
          
                                   MALKIN
                         This is no happy life. Not for
                         this child. Not without you.
          
               Now Claire is offended.   She doesn't like this at all.
          
          23   (CON T'D): (3)                                            23
          
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Listen, I don't think that--
          
                                   MALKIN
                         It can't be another. YOU MUSTN'T
                         ALLOW ANOTHER TO RAISE YOUR BABY.
          
               Claire just looks at him for a moment. Something authentic --  
               genuine about what he's saying... but she doesn't want to      
               hear it. She gets up --                                        
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Got it. Fantastic. Thanks so much                      
                         for taking my two hundred --                           
          
               Malkin JUMPS UP, pulls out the MONEY and gives it back to        
               her. Now this has become important to him --
          
                                   MALKIN
                         Take it-- Ms. Littleton, I'm
                         begging you just to consider--
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I can't raise this child by myself--                   
                         I can't raise me by myself --
          
                           MALKIN                          CLAIRE
               YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO ME--      -- thanks for your time-- and
                                               my money back --
          
                                   MALKIN
                         Ms. Littleton, please!
          
               And she heads out -- they're both moving for the door --
               Malkin now passionate, imploring:
          
                                   MALKIN (CONT'D)
                         I promise you -- the baby needs                        
                                                                                
                         your protection -- CLAIRE, YOU
                         CANNOT GIVE UP YOUR CHILD! PLEASE!
          
               But she's gone now, through the front door, into the rain --
               and just as this spring-loaded screen door SLAMS SHUT --
          
                                                             CUT TO BLACK:
          
          
                                    END OF ACT TWO
          
          
          
                                        ACT THREE
          
               INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
          24                                                                 24
          
               TIGHT ON CLAIRE, asleep on her back. Her stomach now at a
               whopping EIGHT MONTHS pregnant. SLOWLY PUSHING IN on her as
               the PHONE RINGS, waking her -- she reaches over -- it is (as
               is everything) harder with that belly -- she answers it:
          
                                     CLAIRE
                         -- Hello?
          
                                   MALKIN (V.O.)
                         Ms. Littleton. It's Richard
                         Malkin.
          
               Claire's reaction indicates that he has, on a number of
               occasions, contacted her. She sighs, incredulous, exhausted:
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         -- oh my God...
          
                                   MALKIN (V.O.)
                         -- listen to me-- I have a plan.
                         Something that will make this all
                         better--
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         -- you can't keep doing this:
                         calling me, dropping letters in the
                         post box -- I know what you want,
                         but it's too late. I'm seeing
                         adoption services tomorrow, the--
          
                                   MALKIN (V.O.)
                         I know. Do what I'm suggesting and
                         you'll still be able to give up the
                         baby--
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         -- what I do with my baby is none
                         of your business --
          
                                   MALKIN (V.O.)
                         If you don't do what I'm
                         suggesting, great danger will --                           
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         -- Great danger will befall you if                         
                                                                                    
                         you keep calling me in the middle
                         of the night --                                            
          
          24   (CON T'D):                                                   24
          
          
                                   MALKIN (V.O.)
                         I have money for you.
          
                                                        But how weird is this?!
               She stops -- this is what she needs.
          
                                   MALKIN (V.O.) (CONT'D)                             
                         Come see me. Listen to my offer --
                         I know what you're feeling inside,                           
                         Claire. That you're doubting your                            
                         decision to give up the --                                   
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         -- good night.
          
               She hangs up.   Lies there.     She won't be asleep for hours.
          
               EXT. JUNGLE - NIGHT
          25                                                                    25    
          
               TIGHT ON Claire -- unsettled by this MEMORY -- still revved
               up -- anxious, upset, scared -- ALL OF IT -- as she strides
               down the JUNGLE PATH (this should be the same location we saw
               Locke/Charlie/Kate/Jack come through on their way to the
               caves) carrying her bag.
          
                                                  Frightened.
               Then -- a NOISE.   She freezes.
          
               SOMETHING COMING from behind her -- FAST -- Moving through
               the DENSE FOLIAGE -- and just as she's about to SCREAM --
          
               Charlie emerges from the JUNGLE.
          
                                     CHARLIE
                         Hi.
          
               Claire just looks at him sadly.      A beat. Then, she turns
               around. And continues walking.       Charlie scampers after her --
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                         Where you going?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Back to the beach.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         What happened? Did Jack --
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Jack tried to dope me up is what
                         happened. He thinks I'm -- I'm
                         making all this up. That it's not
                         really happening.
          
          25   (CON T'D):                                                25
          
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Ah. So as proof of your sanity,
                         you go tromping through the jungle
                         alone. Well done.
          
               Good-natured as that was intended, Claire stops.   Squares off
               with Charlie.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I'm not crazy.
          
               And she's off again. ON CHARLIE. Clearly, she wants nothing
               to do with him. Nothing to do with anyone. But after a beat
               -- he follows her anyway.
          
               EXT. BEACH - DAY
          26                                                              26
          
               BACK ON THE BEACH, we find SHANNON and BOONE in the midst of
               PACKING. Hurley here with them, writing in his notebook --
          
                                   SHANNON
                         You want my "information?" Name.
                         Shannon Rutherford. Age. Twenty.                        
                         Address. Crap Hole Island.
          
                                   HURLEY
                         So where were you guys last night?                      
          
                                   SHANNON                                       
                             (that was the stupidest                             
                              question ever)                                     
                                                                                 
                         Uh... the beach?
          
               Boone looks at Hurley, suspicious --                              
          
                                   BOONE
                         What's up with the interrogation?                       
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Y'know, you're like the twentieth
                         person to ask me that today. Why's
                         everyone so uptight about answering
                         a few questions?
          
                                   BOONE
                         Maybe we're not cool with you
                         starting up your own little Patriot
                         Act, man.
          
                                   SHANNON
                             (to Hurley; simply)
                         He's a liberal.
          
          26   (CON T'D):                                                26
          
          
               Boone lets that go and refocuses on Hurley --
          
                                   BOONE
                         So why the list?                                        
          
          26   (CON T'D): (2)                                                  26
          
          
                                    HURLEY
                          It's nothing, really -- we had an
                          incident in the valley last night.
          
                                    SHANNON
                          "Incident?"
          
                                    HURLEY
                          Claire -- the pregnant girl? Ya
                          know her? Yeah, she kinda got,
                          uh... attacked a little
          
                          SHANNON                                BOONE
               -- what?                           Is she okay?
          
                                     HURLEY (CONT'D)
                          Yeah.   She's shook up, but...
          
                                    SHANNON
                          I am not moving to the rape caves.
          
               Shannon abruptly stops packing. Boone's lost in thought for
               a second, something DAWNING on him -- to Hurley --
          
                                    BOONE
                          Hey -- y'know your life would be
                          much easier if you just had the
                          manifest. We crossed off the names
                          of the dead after we burned the
                          fuselage... so it should be a full
                          roster of the rest of us.
          
                                    HURLEY
                              (psyched)
                          What? You serious?    Who has it?
          
                                    BOONE
                          ... who do you think?
          
          27                                                                   27
               EXT. BEACH - SAWYER'S TENT - DAY
          
               Hurley PLOPS down in the sand next to SAWYER. Sunning in his
               "deck chair." Shirt OFF. Arm still bandaged from his
               torture adventure.
          
                                    HURLEY
                          I'm gonna lay it out straight.
          
                                    SAWYER
                              (yawning)
                          You do that.
          
          27   (CON T'D):                                                  27
          
          
                                   HURLEY
                         I hear you have the flight
                         manifest. I need it and I want you
                         to give it to me.
          
                                      SAWYER
                         That so.
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Now you can do what you usually do
                         when someone asks you for something
                         and tell me to screw off...
          
                                      SAWYER
                         Screw off.
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Or you can just give it to me.
                         Because dude? You could use the
                         points.
          
                                   SAWYER
                         Gosh. You sure know how to butter
                         a man up, Stay-Puff.
          
               Hurley doesn't rise to the bait of the insult.     Just offers
               up his winningest smile --
          
                                   HURLEY
                         It's a gift I have.
          
               Sawyer takes a beat.    Then another beat.   Finally --
          
                                   SAWYER
                         Manifest's in the tent.    Take it.
          
               And OFF Hurley, surprised that this actually WORKED...
          
          28                                                                28
               EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY
          
               Find Claire, still making her way down the path. Charlie,
               never one to quit -- and certainly even more determined given
               his emotional attachment to this girl -- a few paces behind --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Please let me carry your bag...
          
                                      CLAIRE
                         I'm fine.
          
          28   (CON T'D):                                                     28
          
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Yes. You are. But I can still
                            carry your --
          
               She stops.    Turns to him --
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            Why'd you come after me?
          
                                      CHARLIE
                                (little uncomfortable)
                            Uh... well... it's probably because
                            I like you.
          
               Claire shakes her head, starts walking again --
          
                                       CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                            What?
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            You don't like me, Charlie. You
                            only think you like me. Maybe
                            because I'm so damn... pathetic
                            with my big disgusting belly...
                                (full-on tirade now)
                            And yes, aren't you sweet and
                            affectionate -- But you'll change
                            your mind. Maybe it'll be a week
                            or a month... but it'll wear off
                            and you'll get on with it and I'll
                            be a stark raving madwoman with a
                            crying b--OW!
          
               And Claire suddenly stops walking -- DOUBLES OVER in PAIN --
          
                             CHARLIE                          CLAIRE
               Claire -- ?                        OW -- Oh no... OW--
          
               He puts his arm around her, nuturing.      Scared.   Concerned--
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            What's the matter?
          
               Claire looks up, IN PAIN -- TERRIFIED and totally VULNERABLE--
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            I think it's coming --
          
               And as Charlie's eyes slowly drop to her BELLY...
          
          
                                       END OF ACT THREE
          
          
          
                                        ACT FOUR
          
               AND WE SMASH OUT OF COMMERCIAL TO FIND --
          
          28                                                                    28
               EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY
          
               CLAIRE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONTRACTION.
          
               She's in PAIN, but this is not the anxious Lamaze breathing
               of LABOR. And she's keeping it fairly well together...
          
               Charlie, on the other hand, is PANICKED.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Was that another one?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Yeah...
          
                          CHARLIE                           CLAIRE
               We need to time these, right?
               That's what you do -- time        -- Charlie...
               the contractions --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         You just need to stay calm, all
                         right? Big deep breaths...
                             (to himself)
                         Aw bloody hell --
          
                           CLAIRE                           CHARLIE
                  (scared)
               You need to get Jack.
                                                 -- What?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I'll be all right...
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         I am not leaving you alone.    I can
                         deliver a baby!
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Charlie, please just get --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         I can do this-- it happens all the
                         time, it must!
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         You don't know how to --
          
               And Charlie is ALL OVER THE PLACE --
          
          28   (CON T'D):                                                 28
          
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Listen: trust me -- I'm not going
                         to let anything happen -- You're
                         safe -- Yeah -- I may not know what
                         I'm doing, but I'll figure it out --
                         If I can kick heroin, I can deliver
                         a baby.
          
               And it's out of his mouth before he realizes he even said it.
               Claire's just staring at him. Beat. Then --
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                         Okay: let me explain. I'm an
                         addict. Was an addict. But look,
                         I've been clean for five days!
          
               Another beat.    Then, more than ever:
          
                                     CLAIRE
                         Get.    Jack.
          
                                     CHARLIE
                         Right.
          
               One more beat of indecision -- concern for her -- opens his
               mouth to say something -- but instead, HE TAKES OFF RUNNING.
          
               And as we sit here with Claire, another SHOT OF PAIN crosses
               her face. And the WIDER we get, the more ALONE she is. HER
               BREATHING the only thing penetrating the SILENCE of the
               jungle as we BLAST INTO --
          
               INT. LAW OFFICES - CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK
          30                                                              30
          
               Claire, at eight months with-child, sits alone on one side of
               a conference table. EARL SLAVITT, an attorney, and his
               clients, ARLENE and JOSEPH STEWART, sit across from her.
          
                                   SLAVITT
                         Arlene and Joseph will bring you to                    
                         Melbourne. They'll pay your living
                         and medical expenses.
          
                                   ARLENE
                         We found you an apartment. It's a
                         nice place -- it has a balcony.
          
               Slavitt slides the substantial contract over to her.
          
          30   (CON T'D):                                                   30
          
          
                                   SLAVITT
                         As discussed, once the baby is born
                         and handed over to the Stewarts you
                         will have no right to see the child
                         again.
          
                                   ARLENE                                         
                             (anxious)                                            
                         -- But so you know, we live here,                        
                         now, I mean, I moved from Chicago                        
                         years ago and... we'll be raising                        
                         the baby here, and...                                    
          
                                                                                  
               Slavitt shoots Arlene a look -- shut up and let me finish.
          
                                    ARLENE (CONT'D)                               
                         Sorry.                                                   
          
                                   SLAVITT                                        
                             (to Claire)                                          
                         You will have no right to
                         correspond with the child and it
                         will be entirely up to Arlene and
                         Joseph to decide whether to tell
                         the child anything about you.
                         Understood?
          
               Claire listens, considers.     Then, staying strong:
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         Yes.
          
                                   SLAVITT
                         Upon your discharge from the
                         hospital, you will be given an
                         additional payment of twenty
                         thousand dollars.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I just... just want you to take
                         good care of the baby.
          
                                   ARLENE
                         Of course we will.
          
               Slavitt slides documents and PEN across the table to Claire.
          
                                   SLAVITT
                         I'll need you to sign and date
                         where indicated.
          
          30   (CON T'D): (2)                                              30
          
          
               Claire lifts up the pen, but hesitates.    Is she changing her
               mind? Has Malkin gotten to her?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Do you know "Catch a Falling Star?"
                         It's a song, like a lullaby?                            
          
                                   ARLENE
                         Catch a falling star, put it in
                         your pocket--?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         My father used to sing that to me.
                         Could you sing it for the baby?
                         Every once in a while?
          
                                      ARLENE
                         Of course.
          
               And now, things are getting emotional. Claire opens the
               documents. Finds the signature line. Puts pen to paper.
               Signs, BUT THERE'S NO INK. So Slavitt offers another pen --
               she takes it -- tries to sign. BUT AGAIN, NO INK. This is
               fuckin' weird. Arlene hands her a pen of her own. Claire
               takes it -- scribbles on a POST-IT. The pen works. And she
               brings the pen to the page. Is about to sign. Everyone's
               watching her -- waiting -- sensing that she's unable to do
               this... finally, she stands:
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I've... I'm sorry-- I'm-- leaving--
          
                                   ARLENE
                         -- you're what?! You can't --                           
          
               -- but Claire is up and heading out and --
          
               EXT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          31                                                               31    
          
               A very pregnant Claire pounds on the door.      Urgent.           
               Finally, Malkin opens the door and --                             
          
                                   CLAIRE                                        
                         Okay, what is it?     Your "offer."                     
          
               OFF Malkin, we go to:                                             
          
          32                                                               32    
               EXT. JUNGLE - DAY
          
               Charlie hauls ass through the jungle. SMASHES through LOW
               HANGING BRANCHES as he goes. He BLASTS out of the brush and
               almost runs into --
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"        (YELLOW)      9/23/04        44.
          
          
          
          33   EXT. JUNGLE - CLEARING - CONTINUOUS                         33
          
               ETHAN.   Alone.   Carrying firewood --                             
          
                                    CHARLIE
                              (frantic)
                          Hey -- Oh, thank God -- What's your
                          name?
          
                                    ETHAN
                          Ethan -- are you all right?
          
                                    CHARLIE
                          Ethan -- I need you to go to the
                          caves. Run back to the caves --
                          and get Jack... tell him that
                          Claire's --
          
                                    ETHAN
                              (concerned)
                          Claire? Is she okay?
          
                                    CHARLIE
                          She's having the baby --
                              (no time to explain)
                          Get him. Fast. I'll be with her --
          
               Charlie points back to where he came from --
          
                                     CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                          Right through there. On the path.
                              (then)
                          Go!
          
               Ethan stands there for a moment.    Seems to process all this.
          
                                       ETHAN
                          Of course.
          
               And OFF CHARLIE as Ethan turns tail and RUNS for the caves...
          
          34                                                               34
               EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY
          
               Charlie RACES through the jungle -- frantic, eyes wide,
               hoping he hasn't lost his way -- and finally he sees her:
               Claire, up ahead, lying there in distress.
          
                                     CHARLIE
                          Claire!   Claire!!!   He's coming!
          
               He arrives at her side -- drops to his knees, out of breath,
               but encouraging:
          
                LOST    "Raised by Another"      (YELLOW)         9/23/04        45.
          34   (CON T'D):                                                   34
          
          
                      CHARLIE (CONT'D)                     CLAIRE
               Jack's on his way, he'll be     -- it hurts--
               here-- are you--? What's--?
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                         Okay, okay-- he'll be here, just
                         breathe, keep breathing...
          
               -- and he's holding her hand now, breathing overtly, trying
               to help lead her --
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                         Like this. Inhale, exhale, all
                         that-- do it with me --
          
               And he breathes -- so does she -- and it actually seems to be
               helping. Still, she's scared, in some pain, and frustrated
               as hell. Under her breath and mostly to herself, she says:
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         ... I'm not supposed to be here.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         I think we've all been feeling a
                         bit of that--
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         I know... there was just... someone
                         who promised me I wouldn't be here.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         He was wrong. Keep breathing.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (breathing, with regret)
                         ... yeah... he was wrong...
          
               -- and on CLAIRE, TIGHT, breathing, we CUT TO...
          
               INT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          35                                                                35
          
               Claire stands in the middle of the over-crowded apartment
               with Malkin. He's handed her a small manila envelope. She
               pulls out six-thousand Australian dollars. Can't believe
               this. Is suspicious and uneasy about it.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         You've spent the last three months                         
                         telling me I need to raise the baby
                         myself. Now you're giving me money
                         and saying I don't have to.
          
          35   (CON T'D):                                                   35
          
          
                                   MALKIN
                         I've found a couple in Los Angeles                       
                         who are very eager to adopt. The                         
                         baby will be safe in their care.
                         I've foreseen...
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Foreseen?
                             (starting to lose it)
                         What am I even doing here? I can't
                         believe I'm listening to --
          
               And Malkin shakes his head.    Empathizing.    REAL.
          
                                   MALKIN
                         I know it sounds ridiculous,
                         Claire. All of this... "psychic"
                         business. And I appreciate that
                         you must think I'm a madman --
                             (totally genuine)
                         But this is what must happen.
          
               Her reaction: she doesn't believe a word.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         So you're giving me six-thousand
                         dollars to give my baby to a pair
                         of strangers in Los Angeles.
          
                                   MALKIN
                         Twelve-thousand. The other six
                         when you get to Los Angeles. And
                         they're not strangers -- They're
                         good people.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (considers; then)
                         How do you know I won't just take
                         the six and run?
          
                                   MALKIN
                         Because I know your soul. I know
                         your honesty. That if you promise
                         me you'll go... you will.
          
               He hands her a PLANE TICKET in a ubiquitous sleeve. Off the
               CLOSEUP of the ticket, and OCEANIC AIRLINES LOGO, CUT TO:
          
          36                                                                36
               EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY
          
               Charlie with Claire, still in the deep breathing exercises:
          
          36   (CON T'D):                                                   36
          
          
                                      CHARLIE
                         A psychic.
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         I know. I'm so embarrassed.
                             (then)
                         And after everything... he was just
                         full of it.
          
               A breathing beat.   A long one.    Then:
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Or not.
                             (off her look)
                         All he wanted was that no one else
                         raise your baby, right?
                             (with dread)
                         ... so maybe he knew.
          
               TIGHT AS HELL on Claire as she turns to Charlie... just now
               starting to figure out what he means. She stares at Charlie,
               stares, horrified by the thought...
          
                                   CHARLIE (CONT'D)
                         ... I mean... if he wanted it bad
                         enough... if that guy really...
                         does have the gift... and I think
                         some people do...
                             (could this be...?)
                         ... he could've known, Claire...
          
               SO TIGHT on Claire -- the very idea ghastly -- and Christ, if
               she doesn't suddenly remember details of the moment:
          
               INT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          37                                                                37    
          
               -- in the same moment that he gives her the ticket:
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (smiling)
                         I can't leave tomorrow, I need a
                         few days to--
          
                                   MALKIN
                         No. It has to be this flight. It
                         can't be any other. They're                              
                         already scheduled to meet you when                       
                         you arrive. Flight 815.                                  
          
               Claire stares at him.    This man is so odd...
          
          
          
          
          38   EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY                                        38
          
               TIGHT ON CLAIRE, eyes wet, staring off as she remembers... in
               pure horror...
          
                                    CLAIRE
                             (sotto)
                         ... there was no couple... in Los                           
                         Angeles...
                             (then)
                         He knew...
          
               INT. MALKIN'S HOUSE - DAY - FLASHBACK
          39                                                                 39     
          
               TIGHT ON MALKIN as he watches Claire, agreeing, leaving his
               apartment.                                                           
          
                                    CLAIRE (V.O.)
                         ... he knew about the plane...
                             (then)
                         ... he knew what was going to
                         happen...
          
               And Claire heads off, walking away from him -- forever --
          
                                   CLAIRE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
                         ... he knew... oh my God, he
                         knew...
          
               And we're SO TIGHT ON MALKIN as he watches -- tears coming to
               his eyes -- staring at this woman... who he's just put on a
               flight he knows is going down.
          
                                                             CUT TO BLACK:           
          
          
                                   END OF ACT FOUR
          
          
          
                                         ACT FIVE
          
               AND THE SOUND OF HEAVY BREATHING POUNDS US INTO --
          
          40                                                                  40
               EXT. JUNGLE - DAY
          
               RUNNING LEGS as they JACKHAMMER through masses of PLANTS --
               scrabble over ROOTS --
          
               SOMEONE is trying to get through the dense jungle as fast as
               they can, but a LIMP from an injured leg prevents them from
               reaching top speed -- and now we see -- it's SAYID -- His             
               clothes weathered from an ordeal (you'll read all about it in         
               EPISODE 108.) His face and arms TORN UP from his TWO DAY              
               TREK. He runs, smashes his way through the jungle.                    
          
               And if this wasn't ENOUGH action to get us excited about
               staying tuned for the denouement --
          
          41                                                                  41
               EXT. JUNGLE - ELSEWHERE - DAY
          
               ANOTHER PAIR OF LEGS pounds through the foliage, running in
               the opposite direction -- NO LIMP -- A different RHYTHM to
               the BREATHING that accompanies them -- very different,                
                                                                                     
               because we pull up and see, IT'S HURLEY.
          
               By the way this is CUT, we get the sense that Sayid and               
               Hurley -- are RUNNING TO THE SAME PLACE.                              
          
               And off this pure KINETIC INTENSITY we find --
          
          42                                                                  42
               EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY
          
               STILLNESS.
          
               Claire sits against a tree. CHARLIE huddles at her side with
               friendly concern. The TRADE WINDS ease around them,
               prompting the grass to sway with reassuring grace.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            You feel another one coming?
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            I don't know...
          
                                      CHARLIE
                                (looking around)
                            Where in the bloody hell is Jack?
          
               Claire shifts, starts to get to her feet --
          
                                      CLAIRE
                            I think... I think I'm all right.
          
          42   (CON T'D):                                                42
          
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Wait. You shouldn't -- the
                         contractions --
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         Maybe that was the last one.
                              (a half-prayer)
                         Please, let it have been the last
                         one.
          
                                    CHARLIE
                             (hopeful)
                         Jack said the stress might cause
                         some kind of false labor...
                             (beat)
                         Are you sure you're all right?
          
               She assesses for a beat, then --
          
                                    CLAIRE
                         No pain.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Well, there you are, then:
                         Birthing emergency averted.
                         Told you I'd take care of you.
          
                                   CLAIRE
                             (a heartbreaking smile)
                         Thank you, Charlie.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         ... you're quite welcome.
          
               And a moment of GENUINE WARMTH. Claire finally giving in to
               it, too. After all they've been through, we want these two
               to be together.
          
                                    CHARLIE (CONT'D)                           
                         Any chance of you making it back to
                         the caves?
                             (beat; and he means this)
                         I won't let anything happen to you.
          
               And after a moment, she NODS. But lest we get too
               comfortable, we CRASH BACK INTO --
          
          
          
          
          43   EXT. JUNGLE - DAY                                              43
          
               SAYID -- RUNNING -- LIMPING -- His breathing more RAGGED --
               More DESPERATE --
          
                                                            INTERCUTS WITH:
          
          44   EXT. JUNGLE - ELSEWHERE - DAY                                  44
          
               HURLEY -- RUNNING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION -- A COLLISION
               COURSE.
          
               And we cut back and forth between the two until --
          
                                                             SMASH CUT TO:
          
               INT. THE VALLEY - RED ROCK WALL - DAY
          45                                                                  45
          
               ON JACK standing with KATE as they both turn to find --
          
                                   KATE
                         Sayid?
          
               SAYID limps toward them -- And now that he's made it home,
               willpower gives way to reality and he COLLAPSES --
          
               -- Jack immediately moves for him, eases him to the ground.
               Kate is close behind. Sayid is really fucking WEAK, out of
               breath -- DISORIENTED -- Trying to get it all out at once --
          
                                   SAYID
                         -- Listen -- on the island -- I                              
                         found her -- the woman -- she --                             
          
               -- Jack checks over Sayid's body for injuries.    Sees his
               rather brutal LEG INJURY.
          
                                   JACK
                         I need some water!
                             (to Sayid)
                         What happened? Where were --?
          
                                   SAYID
                         I had to come back. I had to...
                             (and now, completely
                              clear)
                         We are not alone.
          
               Find LOCKE as he approaches, more INTRIGUED than concerned --
          
               Just then, HURLEY (the other pair of legs) bursts out of the
               brush -- Gasping for breath --
          
          45   (CON T'D):                                                45
          
          
                                   HURLEY
                         We -- got -- a problem!
          
               And HOLY SHIT this is just big-league INSANITY. Sayid on the
               ground, WIPED. Jack tending to him. Hurley desperately
               trying to communicate something himself --
          
               QUICK CUTS covering all of this as (sorry, Marita) --
          
               Hurley holds up a METALLIC CLIPBOARD --
          
                                   HURLEY (CONT'D)
                         The manifest...
          
                                    JACK
                         What?
          
                                   HURLEY
                         My census -- the names of--
                         everyone who survived. All forty-
                         six of us. I interviewed
                         everybody. Here. At the beach.
                         Got everyone's -- name...
                             (beat; catching his
                              breath)
                         But one of them -- Jack, one of
                         them isn't in the manifest.
          
               Jack. Kate. Locke (oh yes, we LINGER on Locke) all exchange
               a look. Even with Sayid's arrival, Hurley's information has
               take on major SIGNIFICANCE.
          
               And we PUSH IN on Hurley just so we GET IT when he says --
          
                                   HURLEY (CONT'D)
                         He wasn't on the plane.
          
               And now it's time to PUSH IN on Kate --
          
                                   KATE
                         Who wasn't on the plane?
          
                                                             SMASH CUT TO:
          
               EXT. JUNGLE - DAY
          46                                                                 46
          
               One of the DARKER sections of the jungle.   Definitely CREEPY
               as we find --
          
               CLAIRE and CHARLIE as they make their way back along the path
               toward the valley. Charlie carries her BAG in one hand.
          
          46   (CON T'D):                                                  46
          
          
               Claire suddenly STOPS -- puts her hand on her belly.    Charlie
               instantly WORRIED --
          
                                     CHARLIE
                         You okay?
          
                                   CLAIRE
                         Yeah -- he just kicked.
          
               Claire SMILES and reaches out, taking Charlie's hand in hers.
               Charlie smiles, abashed, as --
          
                                   VOICE (O.S.)
                         Hello there.
          
               Charlie and Claire both JUMP.    Didn't hear anyone come up.
               They both look up to see --
          
               ETHAN.
          
               Just kinda standing here.    Arms at his sides.   More than just
               a little UNSETTLING.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                             (confused)
                         Ethan? Where's Jack?
          
                                    ETHAN
                         Oh.  Jack?
                             (simply)
                         I didn't go and get him.
          
               Ethan exudes a creepy calm -- he's still the same guy we've
               come to know, but there is something slightly askew in his
               delivery, something just... OFF.                                    
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         What do you mean you didn't go?
          
               Ethan ignores him.    Turns his attention to Claire, takes a
               step forward --
          
                                   ETHAN                                           
                         I know you're scared.    It's okay.                       
          
                                   CHARLIE                                         
                         What the hell are you talking                             
                         about, you git? One more step --                          
          
               AND SUDDENLY, a NOISE in the DENSE JUNGLE behind them --            
               MOVEMENT -- NON-DESCRIPT --                                         
          
          46   (CON T'D): (2)                                              46
          
          
               Charlie and Claire both turn towards it -- NOTHING.    And the    
               instant they turn back --                                         
          
               Ethan is standing right in front of them --                       
          
                                   ETHAN                                         
                         I'm sorry it's come to this.                            
          
               And as we CLOSE IN ON ETHAN'S COLD EYES -- wondering who the      
               hell he is -- what he wants -- and what the fuck he is GOING      
               TO DO...                                                          
          
                                                          SMASH TO BLACK.        
          
          
                                    THE END



Raised By Another



Writers :   Lynne E. Litt
Genres :   Adventure  Drama  Mystery  Thriller


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