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                                        LOST
          
                                     "The Moth"          

          
                                     Written by
          
                            Jennifer Johnson & Paul Dini

          
          

          
          
                                        TEASER
          
              THE SOUND of DISCORDANT GUITAR CHORDS rises as we PUSH
              THROUGH the "O" of the LOST logo and SLAM INTO --
          
              AN EYE BLINKING OPEN. GLASSY. Huge DILATED PUPIL.
              Struggling to FOCUS. CUT OUT to find the eye belongs to --
          1                                                                  1
              INT. THE VALLEY - CHARLIE'S CAVE - EARLY MORNING (DAY 8)
              CHARLIE -- who probably hasn't slept all night -- sitting on
              an upper tier cave with his GUITAR, struggling to find chords
              that once came easily. He's sweaty, twitchy... Even if we
              have no idea that Charlie's GOING COLD TURKEY -- we quickly
              realize that this guy is barely keeping it together.
                                    LOCKE (O.S.)
                        Charlie--
          
              Charlie squints down towards the mouth of the cave and sees
              LOCKE, silhouetted by the early morning light.
          
                                  LOCKE (cont'd)                                  
                        How about you and I go for a walk?
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        Uh, N-no thanks, Locke.    Think I'll                     
                        stay in today.                                            
          
              He goes back to his guitar, but stops when he sees Locke,           
              moving closer, looking hard at him -                                
          
                                   LOCKE
                                                                                  
                        C'mon.   The fresh air will do you
                        good.                                                     
              Not exactly a question anymore. ON CHARLIE - After a moment,
              he nods, puts down his guitar and rises to join him...
          
              EXT. BEACH - BY THE INFIRMARY TENT - MEANWHILE
          2                                                                  2    
          
              CLOSE ON KATE'S MUGSHOT. WIDEN to reveal it's being held by
              JACK, standing over a leather bag full of medical supplies.
              He's TOTALLY FOCUSED on the photo in his hand, staring at it
              wistfully, when he hears:
          
                                  KATE (O.S.)
                        I take better pictures than that.                         
          
              Jack spins to face -- KATE, smiling unsurely. Happy to see     
              Jack despite what he's holding. Trying to make light of it --  
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      2.
          2   (CO NT'D):                                                      2
          
                                     KATE (cont'd)                                 
                           Smaller, too. I mean, if you'd                          
                           like something for your wallet.                         
          
              He looks at her a beat, almost sadly.
          
                                     JACK
                           Just came to pick up a few things.
          
              He hands Kate her mug shot.      The ROAD BLOCK between them.
                                     JACK (cont'd)
                           This, uh... It was with my stuff.
              Kate takes the photo, folds it up -- MEMORIES HERE.     Jack
              goes back to packing up his things.                                  
          
                                     KATE
                           So... You're not staying.
          
                                     JACK
                           Hurley and I... We've been checking
                           out in the valley...
                               (pointedly)
                           And they're a hell of a lot safer
                           than living out here on the beach.
          
                                     KATE
                           You're mad at me.
          
              He stops packing to look at her.
          
                                     JACK
                           No. Kate, I'm-- I just don't
                           understand why you won't come with
                           me -- us. The caves are--
                                     KATE
                           We crashed eight days ago. I'm not                      
                           setting up house here, Jack.                            
          
                                     JACK
                           Look, I want off this island too.
                           But we both know that's not gonna                       
                           happen anytime soon.
          
              They stand in silence for a beat, then...
          
                                     KATE                                          
                           Sayid... He has a plan...
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  3.
          2   (CO NT'D): (2)                                             2
          
                                  JACK
                        To find the source of the distress                     
                        signal. Yeah. I remember.
          
                                   KATE
                        The transmission's coming from
                        somewhere on the island. If we can                     
                        find it --
          
                                  JACK
                        -- That signal's been playing on a                     
                        loop for sixteen years. The woman                      
                        who left it wasn't rescued, what
                        makes you think it'll be different                     
                        for us?                                                
          
                                  KATE
                            (after a beat)
                        Because I believe it.
          
              Jack eyes her a moment.
          
                                  JACK
                        I wish I shared your faith.
          
                                  SAWYER (O.S.)
                        Wouldn't mind sharing a few things
                        with her myself.
          
              They both turn to see SAWYER strolling up, a bag slung over      
              his shoulder. There's no love lost between him and Jack.         
          
                                  KATE
                        What do you want, Sawyer?
                                  SAWYER
                        Not a thing, sweetheart. Heard the
                        doc here was vacating the premises.
                        Thought I'd best lay claim to my
                        new digs before somebody else does.
          
              He tosses his bag into the tent.   Jack can't fucking believe
              this guy --
          
                                  JACK
                        I didn't build this for you to live
                        in -- it's an infirmary.
                                  SAWYER
                        Not without a doctor around it
                        ain't. Yep, I could fix this place
                        up real nice.
                                  (MO RE)
          
          
                                                                                        4.
          2   (CO NT'D): (3)                                                2
                                  SA WYER (cont'd)
                            (turning his gaze to Kate)
                        Maybe even find someone to share it
                        with me.
          
              Kate rolls her eyes, digusted. Jack doesn't have time for
              this High School shit -- Hoists the leather bag...
          
                                    JACK
                        Fine.    Take the tent.
          
                                    KATE
                        Jack...
          
                                  JACK
                        I'll see you later.
              And Jack goes.    Sawyer comes up behind her.
          
                                  SAWYER
                        Offer on the tent stands, Freckles.                          
                        Think about it.                                              
          
              Kate throws him a glare, moves off.     Sawyer smirks as he            
              calls after her...                                                     
          
                                  SAWYER (cont'd)                                    
                        C'mon -- You don't wanna be out                              
                        there all alone, do ya?                                      
          
              EXT. JUNGLE - CLEARING - MEANWHILE
          3                                                                     3
          
              WIDE ON CHARLIE, alone, inexplicably standing in the middle
              of a clearing, surrounded by tall, dense brush.
          
              CUT IN CLOSE on his face - Looking pale, breathing shallowly.
              His eyes dart around, anxiously. When suddenly he hears A
              TWIG SNAP. His head SWINGS toward the direction. Whispers --
          
                                    CHARLIE
                        Locke?    Th-that you?
          
              The SNAPPING becomes QUICKER, the nearby brush shakes, and we
              hear an UNGODLY SCREECH! Something's charging --
              AND CHARLIE RUNS FOR HIS LIFE! TRACK WITH him as he crashes
              through the flora, weaving among the tall trees -- TIGHT ON
              HIS FACE, terror in his eyes, when we hear:
          
                                  CHARLIE (PRE-LAP) (cont'd)
                        Bless me, Father, for I have
                        sinned...
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      5.
          
          
          
          4   INT. CHURCH - CONFESSIONAL BOOTH - DAY - FLASHBACK              4
          
              Someone kneeling, head bowed, penitent before a priest --
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        It's been a week since my last
                        confession.
          
              He lifts his head and we recognize that this CLEAN-CUT GUY IN
              TAILORED CLOTHES is CHARLIE, five years younger. GONE is the
              nail polish, the grungy clothes. He hesitates...
          
                                  PRIEST
                        Go ahead, my son.
                                  CHARLIE
                        Last night, I had... physical...                           
                        relations... with a girl I... I
                        didn't even know.
          
                                   PRIEST
                        I see.   Anything else?
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        Yeah. Then, uh... right after that
                        I had... y'know... relations with
                        another girl.                                              
          
                                     PRIEST
                        Two girls.     Well, that's--
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        And then... I watched while they
                        had... relations with each other.
              SILENCE. And we can read on Charlie's face that this ISN'T a
              joke -- that he is TRULY CONFLICTED. At war with himself.
          
                                  PRIEST
                        I, uh... You... Hmmm...
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        See, it's my band, Father. Drive
                        Shaft... We've been playing this                           
                        club in Manchester and... well,                            
                        we're starting to get some real
                        heat... A following, like... And                           
                        these girls... they... well...                             
                        There's some serious temptations
                        that come with the territory. If
                        you know what I mean.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      6.
          4   (CO NT'D):                                                  4
          
                                     PRIEST
                           Yes, well... We all have our
                           temptations, but giving in to them,                     
                           that's your choice. I know it's                         
                           difficult, but find strength in
                           your faith. Your family...
                               (anxious to be done)
                           Say five Our Fathers and two Hail
                           Marys and you will be absolved.
          
              The slot SLIDES SHUT. OFF Charlie, crossing himself, a
              little taken aback by the abruptness --
          5                                                                   5
              INT. CHURCH - A MOMENT LATER - FLASHBACK
              As Charlie emerges from the confessional...
          
                                     IAN (O.S.)
                           And the meek shall inherit the
                           earth.
          
              Charlie glances up to see, in a pew by the aisle...                  
          
              IAN, a "MU$IC $LUT" T-shirt and ripped jeans. (His look
              should say OASIS, THE VERVE -- NOT HEAVY METAL.) A few years
              older than Charlie, he's a guy you can't take your eyes off.
              Good-looking, charismatic. His motorcycle boots draped over
              the pew in front of him.
          
                                     CHARLIE
                               (mortified, sotto)
                           Ian -- You're in a church! Get
                           your sodden boots off there.
              Ian does so as Charlie wipes the pew with his jacket sleeve.         
          
                                     IAN
                           Relax, Choir Boy.   I bring tidings                     
                           of great joy...                                         
          
              He flashes a smile as he holds up a BUSINESS LETTER --
          
                                     IAN (cont'd)
                           We've just been signed to a
                           recording contract. You're gonna
                           be a rock god.
          
              And as the news LANDS ON Charlie, we BLAST BACK OUT TO --
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      7.
          
          
          
          6   EXT. JUNGLE - MORNING                                           6
          
              CHARLIE -- as he continues to TEAR ASS through the jungle.
              WHIPPING PAST TREES -- HURDLING BUSHES -- until he reaches --
          
              A DEAD END.   He spins around in time to see --
          
              A SQUEALING FLASH OF FUR BURSTS THROUGH THE BRUSH...
          
              ON CHARLIE - Breathing hard, pinching his eyes closed, as the
              thing bares down on him, then...
          
              CLOSE ON A ROPE draped across a tree branch PULLING TAUT and
              WE SEE A SCREECHING BOAR -- ASCENDING INTO THE SKY --
              SQUEALING AND CONVULSING IN A NET.
          
                                  LOCKE (O.S.)
                        Nicely done, Charlie...
          
              Charlie looks over at                                                
          
              LOCKE -- securing the pull-rope attached to the BOAR TRAP.           
          
                                  LOCKE (cont'd)
                        You make excellent bait.
          
              ON CHARLIE, taking a step toward him, as all shades of that          
              good kid in the confessional melt away, and a DARKNESS falls         
              over his eyes. He speaks in a harsh, dangerous whisper.              
          
                                  CHARLIE
                            (glad I could oblige)                                  
                                                                                   
                        Now give me my bloody drugs.
              And off a glowering CHARLIE --
          
                                                            CUT TO BLACK:          
          
          
                                      END OF TEASER
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      8.
          
          
                                         ACT ONE
          
          7   EXT. JUNGLE - CONTINUOUS                                        7
          
              ON fuming Charlie trailing Locke ON THE MOVE, calmly                 
              receiving Charlie's verbal assault.                                  
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        You hear what I said? I want my                            
                                                                                   
                        drugs back! I need them!
                                  LOCKE
                        Yet you gave them to me.    Hmmm.
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        And bloody well regret it. I'm
                        sick, man. Can't you see that?
          
                                  LOCKE
                        I think you're a lot stronger than
                        you know, Charlie. And I'm gonna
                        prove it to you...
          
              Locke comes to a nearby backpack resting on a rock and, from
              a side pocket, removes a HUGE HUNTING KNIFE. ON CHARLIE --
              seeing the knife -- What's Locke got in mind here?
          
                                  LOCKE (cont'd)
                        I'll let you ask me for your drugs
                        three times. And the third
                        time...? I'm going to give them to
                        you. Now. Just so we're clear.
                            (gesturing with knife)
                        This was one.
              As Charlie takes that in, Locke crosses to the netted boar.
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        Why-- Why are you doing this? To
                        torture me? Just throw them away --
                        Get rid of `em and be done with it!
          
                                  LOCKE
                        If I did that, you wouldn't have a
                        choice, Charlie.
              CHARLIE reacts, remembering the words of his priest as LOCKE
              grabs the netting surrounding the squealing boar.
          
                                  LOCKE (cont'd)
                        Having a choice, making decisions
                        based more than instinct...
                            (indicates the boar)
                                  (MO RE)
          
          
                                                                                      9.
          7   (CO NT'D):                                                  7
                                     LO CKE (cont'd)
                           ...is the only thing that separates
                           you from him.
          
              With that, Locke (OFF-CAMERA) stabs the boar in the throat.
          
              AND ON CHARLIE, as he adverts his eyes, the Boar letting out         
              an AGUISHED SQUEAL...                                                
          8                                                                   8
              EXT. BEACH - DAY
              BOOMING DOWN on a MAKESHIFT ANTENNA, reminiscent of the one          
              in Ep. 2, and attached to an 8-foot pole from the wreckage,          
              until we find...                                                     
          
              SAYID securing the pole into the wet sand and addressing             
              BOONE and KATE, who stand nearby, a duffle bag at their feet.        
          
                                     SAYID
                           Three antennas. Three points of a                       
                           triangle. One here on the beach...                      
          
              He removes another antenna from the bag and hands it to Kate.
          
                                     SAYID (cont'd)                                
                           Another Kate will position in the
                           jungle, roughly two kilometers in.
                           And the third...
          
              He brings up yet another antenna, this one hardwired to the
              ever-important TRANSCEIVER.
          
                                      SAYID (cont'd)
                           I'll take to high ground.
                               (points toward mountains)
                           ...up there. If the French
                           transmission is coming from
                           somewhere within our triangulation,
                           I'll be able to locate the source.
                               (beat)
                           But there are two complications...
          
                                     BOONE
                           Of course there are.
          
                                     SAYID
                           The power cells I've grafted onto
                           the antennas are drained. There's
                           no telling how long they'll last.
                           A minute. Maybe more. Maybe less.
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                              10.
          8   (CO NT'D):                                                  8
          
                                     KATE
                               (understanding)
                           So we all have to be in position
                           before we switch them on.
          
                                     BOONE
                           Whoa, wait a minute, how are we
                           supposed to do that? There's no
                           way to communicate with each other.
          
              Sayid just SMILES. Thought of this. Reaches into his
              duffel, pulls out THREE BOTTLE ROCKETS.
          
                                     KATE
                           Bottle rockets?
          
                                     SAYID
                           God bless firework smugglers.                       
                               (then, slowly and clearly)
                           When I'm in position, I'll fire off                 
                           my rocket. When you two see it,
                           fire yours. After the last one
                           goes up, we'll all switch on our                    
                           antennas.
          
                                     KATE                                      
                           You said there were two
                           complications.
          
                                      SAYID
                           The battery in the transceiver is
                           dead. And I've yet to find a                        
                           suitable replacement. Without the                   
                           transceiver, all of this is for                     
                           nothing...                                          
                               (beat)                                          
                           Something from a PDA or, better                     
                           yet, a laptop computer would                        
                           probably work... but... I've been                   
                           unable to salvage any from the                      
                           wreckage.                                           
          
              Kate thinks for a moment, glances back at the beach camp.        
          
                                     KATE
                           Think I might know where to look.                   
          
              OFF KATE, hoping this will work...
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                   11.
          
          
          
          9   INT. THE VALLEY - WATER POOL - DAY                               9
          
              ON CHARLIE - or rather, HIS REFLECTION in the pool, as he
              stares at his pale, haggard face. His hands suddenly dive
              in, obliterating his reflected image...
          
              NEW ANGLE as Charlie sits at the pool's edge, splashes water          
              on his face. In Korean:                                               
          
                                      JIN (O.S.)
                        Hey!   You!
          
              Charlie squints up to see JIN, looking down on him from the
              nook on which he and Sun have settled. SUN stops laying out           
              their belongings to observe her husband shouting at Charlie.
          
                                  JIN (cont'd)
                        That water is for drinking!
          
              ON CHARLIE, he waves, no idea what Jin's saying...
          
                                      CHARLIE
                        Morning.
          
              JIN, disgusted, shakes his head and returns to his wife.    As
              Charlie shakily gets to his feet, he hears:
          
                                  HURLEY (O.S.)
                        Jack... Dude... What's in these
                        things -- cinder blocks?
          
              ON HURLEY, entering the caves, struggling to carry two large
              suitcases. With him is JACK, the leather bag over his
              shoulder, cradling another suitcase, lying flat in his arms.
                                  JACK
                        Packed anything I thought'd be
                        useful here... without leaving the
                        others empty-handed.
          
              Exhausted, Hurley puts his suitcases down as CHARLIE crosses          
              over to them...                                                       
          
                                   CHARLIE
                        Hey.   Need a hand?
          
                                      JACK
                        No thanks.      I think we're good.
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        I don't mind. Used to lug around
                        my band's equipment back in the
          
          
          
                                                                                 12.
          9   (CO NT'D):                                                     9
          
                                     CHARLIE (cont'd)
                           day.  Before we had roadies.
                               (re: Jack's suitcases)
                           Here, lemme get that --
          
                                      JACK
                           Charlie.   No. The zipper's--
          
              Charlie grabs the handle of the suitcase and takes it from
              Jack -- but as he does, the lid FLOPS OPEN and the contents
              spill out onto the ground.
          
                                        JACK (cont'd)
                           ...broken.
                                     CHARLIE
                           Aw, hell. Sorry... I was just
                           trying to--
          
                                     JACK
                           Help. I know. It's okay.
                               (to Hurley)
                           Hurley, why don't we grab those
                           last couple of bags.
          
                                     HURLEY
                               (unthrilled)
                           Oh, could we?
          
              As Jack and Hurley move away, Jack drops the leather shoulder       
              bag on the ground, near Charlie, who continues retrieving the
              fallen items until he catches sight of...
          
              HIS POV - THE LEATHER BAG, open, and piled on top are
              numerous PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES.
          
              ON CHARLIE, frozen for a moment as his mind reels. He looks
              in the direction Jack and Hurley headed, then back behind           
              him. Satisfied the coast is clear, he moves to the leather          
              bag and rummages through it, checking the labels as he goes.        
              He brings up a bottle and evidently likes what he reads when:       
          
                                     JACK (O.S.)
                           What are you doing?
          
              Charlie finds Jack standing over him.
          
                                     CHARLIE
                           Oh. Um... I've got a bit of a
                           headache. So, I thought...
          
              Jack takes the bottle from Charlie, and checks the label.
          
          
          
                                                                                13.
          9   (CO NT'D): (2)                                                9
          
                                    JACK
                        Valium?
          
                                  CHARLIE
                        Couldn't... find any aspirin.
          
              Jack tosses the bottle back into the bag and zips it closed.       
          
                                  JACK
                        It's not self-serve, Charlie. This                       
                        medicine may have to last us
                        awhile. Gotta save it for things                         
                        more serious than a headache...                          
                                   CHARLIE
                        Yeah.   Yeah... You're right.
          
              And now Jack notices Charlie's SHAKY STATE for the first
              time. Steps closer to him.
          
                                    JACK
                        You okay?    You're looking a little--
          
              Charlie turns away, not wanting Jack to examine him, and goes
              back to picking up the fallen contents.
          
                                    CHARLIE
                        Told you.    Just a headache.                            
          
                                  JACK
                        Leave it. Get some water.       Maybe
                        you're dehydrated...
          
                                  CHARLIE
                            (continuing the clean-up)
                        Just want to be useful --
          
              Jack squats next to Charlie and grabs his arm.
          
                                  JACK
                            (firmly)
                        Charlie, I got it. We don't need
                        you right now. Go take care of
                        yourself, man.
          
              Charlie looks at Jack, stung, as Jack takes over. Charlie
              stands up, feeling dismissed, like a child, as he watches
              Jack clean up his mess. And as we go TIGHT ON CHARLIE...           
          
                                  IAN (PRE-LAP)
                        C'mon, Charlie-boy... We can't do
                        this without you...
          
          
          
                                                                                14.
          
          
          
          10   INT. CHURCH - DAY - FLASHBACK                               10
          
               We're on Charlie, moments after we left him, sitting in the       
               front pew, head in hands, holding the business letter. Ian's      
               sitting on the altar now, addressing him...                       
          
                                   IAN
                         Face it... You're the heart and
                         soul of the band. You are bloody
                         Drive Shaft.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Watch the language.
                                   IAN
                             (hopping off the altar)
                         Sod that. This is our shot at the
                         big-time. What's the problem?
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         I dunno... I just...
                             (standing)
                         I want to keep things the way they                      
                         are. Playing the pubs. It's                             
                         enough for me.                                          
          
               He heads down the aisle.   Ian at his heels...                    
          
                                   IAN
                         Yeah, fine for you. You're the
                         smart one. Be anything you want.
                         It's your songs that got us signed.
                         I'm just the clown with the pretty
                         face that sings `em. Now you wanna
                         take away my chance to be somebody.
          
               They stop near the back of the sanctuary, by a CISTERN filled
               with holy water, as Charlie turns back to him.
          
                                    CHARLIE
                         Ian, it's not about you. It's...
                             (difficult to admit)
                         Look, I love the band, but... It's                      
                         not who I am.                                           
                             (beat)
                         Sometimes... I get lost in it.                          
          
               Ian looks at him a moment, registering Charlie's concern.
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    15.
          10   (CO NT'D):                                                      10
          
                                      IAN
                            Won't happen. `Cause we'll be                            
                            there looking out for each other.                        
                            What brothers do, right?                                 
          
               As Charlie considers this, Ian splashes him with holy water
               from the cistern.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Ian --
                                (getting splashed again)
                            Stop that, you lunatic.
          
                                      IAN
                            Now you sound like Mum.
          
               Charlie can't help but smile at that.       After a moment...
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Just promise me... If things... get                      
                            too crazy... No matter what... If I                      
                            say we're done... We walk away.
          
                                      IAN
                            We walk away.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            You swear it.
          
                                      IAN
                                (pledging)
                            You're the rock god, baby brother.
          
               OFF CHARLIE, as he nods, sealing their pact...
          11                                                                   11
               INT. INFIRMARY TENT - DAY
               CLOSE ON KATE, an ICY expression on her face...                       
          
                                      KATE
                            Why don't I believe you?
          
               WIDEN to see she's addressing a lounging SAWYER, his battered         
               copy of "WATERSHIP DOWN" on his lap.                                  
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Couldn't say, cupcake. Most folks
                            think I got a trustworthy face. Or
                            so they tell me.
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    16.
          11   (CO NT'D):                                                      11
          
                                      KATE                                           
                            You've been hoarding like a packrat
                            since the crash and you don't have
                            a single laptop?!                                        
          
               Sawyer studies Kate.    Smiles.
          
                                      SAWYER
                            We are testy, aren't we? Still
                            upset about your little breakup?
          
                                      KATE
                            What?
                                      SAWYER
                            Musta hurt bad when Doc came back
                            for his record collection...
                                (just plain mean)
                            Cause now there's nothing for him
                            to come back for.                                        
          
               And Kate just looks at him.      Then speaks to him evenly --
          
                                      KATE
                            God, it must be so exhausting...                         
          
                                      SAWYER                                         
                            What's that?                                             
          
                                      KATE                                           
                            Living like a parasite. Always                           
                            talking, never giving...
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Boy, you sure got me pegged.
          
                                      KATE
                            I get it now.    It all makes sense.
                            You don't want   to get off this
                            island because   there's nothing for
                            you to go back   to. There's no one                      
                            you miss. And    no one misses you.
                                     SAWYER
                            Awww. Feelin' sorry for me.     How                      
                            sweet.
          
                                      KATE
                            I don't feel sorry for you.
                                (simple; true)
                            I pity you.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                17.
          11   (CO NT'D): (2)                                             11
          
               Sawyer just sits there for a MOMENT. Then he reaches into
               his bag again and brings out a LAPTOP. He slides the BATTERY
               out, TOSSES it to her --
          
                                   SAWYER
                         All you had to do was say please.
          
               Kate stares at him a beat, then turns and goes. ON SAWYER,        
               watching her, his glib smirk melting away for just a second,
               showing he might just've been STUNG...
          12                                                               12
               INT. THE VALLEY - CHARLIE'S CAVE - DAY
               CHARLIE, sitting against a wall.    Jonesing and a bit hyper.
                                    HURLEY (O.S.)
                         Hey.   Dude. This yours?
          
               Charlie sees Hurley standing over him, holding his guitar.
               Charlie's pleased to have some engagement, anxious to talk.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Yeah. Probably wondering `cause                         
                         I'm known for playing bass in Drive                     
                         Shaft. S'only `cause we could                           
                         never find a decent bass player...                      
                             (getting to his feet)
                         Wrote a bunch of songs with that
                         guitar. "You All Everybody."                            
                         That was mine. Got the idea from --
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Listen, man, Just just wants you to                     
                         find another place for this thing.
                         He's moving supplies and says it's
                         in the way.
          
               He hands him the guitar and walks out. PUSH IN ON CHARLIE,        
               feeling foolish. Then, eyes narrowing in anger, he moves off      
               frame...
          13                                                               13
               INT. THE VALLEY - LARGE CAVE - MOMENTS LATER
               ON JACK, scrutinizing a   naturally formed pillar near the
               center of the cave. He    places his hand against it, and with
               that, a small stream of   dirt and pebbles cascades down the      
               side of the pillar. As    Jack takes that in, he hears:
          
                                   CHARLIE (O.S.)
                         You know, most people look up to                        
                         me. Respect me --                                       
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      18.
          13   (CO NT'D):                                                    13
          
               Jack turns to find Charlie converging on him.
                              JACK                             CHARLIE                       
               Charlie -- ?                         -- And you treat me like a               
                                                    bloody child, like some                  
                                                    useless joke --                          
               -- What are you talking --                                                    
                                                    -- I'm not good enough to                
                                                    help. Right? No. No, I'm                 
                                                    just in the way --
          
               Jack can see that Charlie is PALE, SWEATING -- in a bad
               fucking way. Concerned --
                                      JACK
                            You okay, man? C'mon, sit down.
                            Let me take a look at you --
                          CHARLIE                                JACK
               -- Right. You'll look out                                                     
               for me. We look out for each
               other... Well, stuff that --         -- Charlie, calm down.                   
                                                    You're not yourself --
          
                                       CHARLIE
                            You don't know me!    I'm a bloody
                            rock god!!
          
          14                                                                     14
               INT. THE VALLEY - WATER POOL - DAY
          
               PANNING OFF HURLEY filling up his water bottle, we find...
          
               JIN, by the pool's edge, sporting the detached handcuff
               bracelet, dabbing the raw skin around it with a rag. SUN                
               comes over, wearing a low-cut tank top, and kneels beside
               him. Jin doesn't look up at her. The following's subtitled:
          
                                      SUN
                            You should have the doctor look at
                            your wrist.
          
                                         JIN                                           
                            It's fine.     It will heal --                             
          
               As he looks up at her, he sees her attire for the first time.
          
                                      JIN (cont'd)
                            What are you wearing? It's
                            indecent. Cover yourself!
          
               Sun leans back and eyes him squarely.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                 19.
          14   (CO NT'D):                                                   14
          
                                      SUN
                            It's too hot.
          
               Before Jin, stunned at her defiance, can respond, they both
               react to a DISTANT RUMBLE and notice...
          
               The water in the pool RIPPLING.
          
               AND GRRRRRBOOOOOM! The RUMBLE GROWS LOUDER and the Earth
               shakes. PUSH IN on HURLEY as he sees it first...
          
                                        HURLEY
                            Aw, no...
               ANGLE ON CAVE ENTRANCE - A THICK CLOUD OF DUST bursting from
               it. HANDHELD -- CHOATIC --                                         
          
               Hurley, Jin and Sun hurry over -- DUST SWIRLING EVERYWHERE as
               they find... CHARLIE, choking and coughing, on the ground by       
               what used to be the cave entrance, now sealed by rock and
               earth.
          
                                      HURLEY (cont'd)
                            Charlie! Where's Jack?
                                (no answer)
                            WHERE'S JACK?
          
               A coughing Charlie lifts his arm AND POINTS AT THE CAVE-IN.
               And OFF HURLEY'S look of dread...
          
                                                               CUT TO BLACK:      
          
          
                                        END OF ACT ONE
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    20.
          
          
                                          ACT TWO
          
          15   INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - DAY                           15
          
               ON CHARLIE, where we left him.       SHELL-SHOCKED.   As we hear:
          
                                     HURLEY (O.S.)
                         JACK!! --
          
               CUT WIDE to see HURLEY, standing at the SEALED CAVE ENTRANCE.
               Jin and Sun are there, too. Already pulling away rocks,
               speaking urgently to each other in Korean...
          
                                   HURLEY (cont'd)
                         JACK -- CAN YOU HEAR ME?!
                                   CHARLIE
                             (dazed)
                         I-- I dunno what happened. We were
                         talking and... it all just... It                            
                         just came down on top of us...
                           HURLEY                              CHARLIE                     
                  (to Charlie)                                                             
               Dude, we gotta get help.             -- Happened so fast...                 
          
               Hurley grabs Charlie and pulls him to his feet.
          
                                   HURLEY                                            
                         Charlie! You gotta run to the
                         beach and get help! Now!                                    
          
                                   CHARLIE
                             (grasping his mission)
                         Right. On it.
               He runs off.   Stay with Hurley as he calls after him --
          
                                   HURLEY
                         Make sure you tell Kate!
          
               EXT. JUNGLE - DAY
          16                                                                   16
          
               KATE and SAYID -- NOT at the beach -- as they trek through
               DENSE JUNGLE, Sayid's antennas PROMINENT in their backpacks.
          
               SUDDENLY KATE JUST STOPS.    SPOOKED.    Sayid looks at her.
          
                                   SAYID
                         What is it?
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                               21.
          16   (CO NT'D):                                                 16
          
                                      KATE
                            I dunno. Felt like a goose just
                            walked over my grave.
                                (off Sayid's look)
                            Something my dad used to say. When
                            he got the feeling something bad
                            just happened. You ever get that?
          
                                      SAYID
                            Only about every thirty seconds.
          
               Kate manages a smile, as Sayid continues on and she follows.
          
                                      KATE
                            What we're doing. I mean, chasing                   
                            some phantom distress signal --                     
                            What are the odds of this working?
          
                                      SAYID
                            No worse than the odds of us
                            surviving that plane crash.                         
          
                                      KATE
                            People survive plane crashes all
                            the time.
          
                                      SAYID
                            Not like this one. The tail
                            section broke off when we were
                            still in the air. The cockpit
                            separated some time later... Our
                            section cart-wheeled through the
                            jungle, completely crushing those
                            who died. And yet we escaped with
                            nothing more than a few scrapes.
                            How do you explain that?
          
                                      KATE
                                (considers, then shrugs)
                            Blind, dumb luck.
          
                                      SAYID
                            No one is that lucky.   We shouldn't
                            have survived.
          
                                      KATE
                                (half-playful)
                            So... what -- We're dead?   And
                            this... is, what, Hell?
          
               Sayid gives her a bemused look --
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  22.
          16   (CO NT'D): (2)                                              16
          
                                    SAYID
                          Of course not. That's insane...                          
                          All I'm saying is that perhaps
                          there's a reason we're still alive.                      
          
                                    KATE
                          Divine intervention?
                              (off his non-response)
                          Sorry, Sayid... but things just
                          happen. No rhyme or reason to it.
          
                                    SAYID
                              (grins)
                          Tell that to your goose.
               AND OFF KATE, as they forge deeper into the unknown...
          17                                                                17
               EXT. BEACH - DAY
               CHARLIE reaches the beach -- out of breath -- rushes up to
               MICHAEL and WALT - Michael's shaving as Walt pets VINCENT,
               lying next to him.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                          HEY!    We need help!
          
                                    MICHAEL
                          What's wrong, man?
          
                                    CHARLIE
                          It's Jack. He's trapped!     There
                          was a cave-in...
          
               SHANNON and Boone overhear, and rush over --
                            BOONE                            CHARLIE
               What?   How -- ?                   -- Cave collapsed. Don't
                                                  even know if he's alive... We
                                                  gotta get him out...
          
               MICHAEL looks around, spots a couple of burly SURVIVORS. Good-
               looking guys in their FORTIES. He calls out to one of them.
          
                                    MICHAEL
                          Hey, you... Scott!                                       
          
                                     STEVE                                         
                          I'm Steve.                                               
                              (pointing to his partner)                            
                          He's Scott.                                              
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                   23.
          17   (CO NT'D):                                                     17
          
                                      MICHAEL                                       
                            We got an emergency. Grab a couple
                            more guys and c'mon --                                  
          
                                       CHARLIE                                      
                            Yeah.   We gotta move.   Follow me...                   
          
               Charlie starts to lead them toward the jungle. Walt and              
               Vincent tag along. Suddenly, Boone STOPS. Shit. PULLS the            
               BOTTLE ROCKET from his pocket, turns to Shannon --                   
          
                                      BOONE
                            Shannon, you need to do something                       
                                                                                    
                            important, okay?
                                (points to the ANTENNA)
                            At five o'clock, you need to be                         
                            ready to turn that thing on. The                        
                            switch is right at the base.
          
                                         SHANNON
                            Uh... why?
          
                                      BOONE
                            Kate and Sayid are triangulating                        
                            the French signal. But the
                            antenna's power is weak, so you                         
                            have to wait until they fire off
                            their bottle rockets...
                                (holds up his rocket)
                            Then you fire off this one. Then
                            turn on the antenna. Got it?                            
          
               A long beat.    She just looks at him BLANKLY.       Then --         
                                      SHANNON
                            The switch is where now?
          
                                      BOONE
                            Did you hear a word I said?
          
                                      SHANNON
                            Look, don't get mad at me because
                            the Professor and Maryann have a
                            confusing frigging plan...
          
                                      BOONE
                            Can you do it or can't you?
               Shannon shakes her head, but petulantly takes the ROCKET --
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                 24.
          17   (CO NT'D): (2)                                              17
          
                           SHANNON                              BOONE
               Yeah.   I can do it.
                                                 -- If you can't...
          
                                     SHANNON
                                   Go save the world already.
                          I can.
               Boone nods. Runs off to join the others, all heading into
               the jungle. We pick up CHARLIE, who stops abruptly --              
               doubles back -- realizing someone's missing --                     
          
                                    CHARLIE
                          Wait. Kate. I gotta let Kate know
                          about Jack.
                                    SAWYER (O.S.)
                          Sorry, sport, you just missed                           
                          her...
          
               ON SAWYER by the infirmary tent, having heard everything,          
               wringing out his wet T-shirt.                                      
          
                                    SAWYER (cont'd)
                          She and Muhammed headed into the
                          woods `bout ten minutes ago --
          
                                       CHARLIE
                          Which way?
          
                                    SAWYER
                          Don't sweat it, amigo.    I know
                          which way they went.                                    
          
               Charlie starts to protest, but Sawyer cuts him off --              
                                    SAWYER (cont'd)                               
                          I'll tell her. You just keep                            
                          doing... whatever it is you do                          
                          around here...                                          
          
               Sawyer hurries off in another direction of the jungle,             
               leaving Charlie standing there, ignored and alone. PUSHING         
               IN ON HIS FACE, we hear a BASS LINE playing, accompanied by        
               the roar of an appreciative crowd...
          18                                                                18
               INT. CONCERT VENUE - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
               CHARLIE ON STAGE, before a microphone stand, fingering a bass      
               intro... He appears more like the Charlie we know. Grunge          
               attire, earring, etc...
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                   25.
          18   (CO NT'D):                                                 18
          
               CUT TO A REVERSE, behind Charlie and we see (via the magic of
               GREEN SCREEN) a huge, filled concert arena, complete with
               screaming fans. And when we REVERSE again...
          
               WE SEE the whole four-piece band of DRIVE SHAFT, guitarist,
               drummer, and IAN, front and center, with his own mic stand,
               head banging through the intro.
          
               CLOSE ON CHARLIE again as he steps up to the mic, and opens
               his mouth to launch into a verse, when...
          
                                      IAN (SINGING)
                            YOU ALL EVERYBODY, ACTIN' LIKE IT'S                     
                            THE STUPID PEOPLE...                                    
               Charlie snaps a look over at Ian, who wails away --
          
                                      IAN (SINGING) (cont'd)                        
                            WEARIN' THE `SPENSIVE CLOTHES...                        
                            AND THEY NOT...                                         
          
               A clearly perturbed Charlie joins in on the chorus...
          
                                      IAN/CHARLIE (SINGING)
                            YOU ALL EVERYBODY! YOU ALL...
          
                                                                  UPCUT TO:
          19                                                                  19
               INT. CONCERT VENUE - DRESSING ROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
               ON A CLOSED DOOR. We hear: APPLAUSE and WHOOPING coming from
               the other side, as the door bursts open. IAN enters,
               followed by CHARLIE and the rest of the band. In the hall
               behind them we see SCREAMING FANS, T-SHIRTED SECURITY GUARDS.
               WIDEN as RECORD-EXEC TYPES and their assorted eye-candy dates
               move in to congratulate them.
          
                                      RECORD EXEC
                            Killer, Ian. Just killer.
          
               Before Ian responds, Charlie grabs his arm, pulls him aside.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            What the hell was that out there?
          
                                      IAN
                            Uh... Another kick-ass show?   You
                            were bloody brilliant!
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                26.
          19   (CO NT'D):                                                 19
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            I sing the intro to "You All
                            Everybody."
          
                                      IAN
                                (laughing)
                            Oh, yeah... Sorry about that, man.
                            Just...got caught up in the moment.                  
                            Like the crowd wanted it, y'know...
                            Won't happen again. I swear...
          
                                      GROUPIE (O.S.)
                            Ian!
               Ian turns and see a lovely GROUPIE, being blocked by the
               security guards. He waves her in, calls out:
          
                                      IAN
                            She's cool. Let her in.
          
               Ian moves to greet her, as Charlie watches him go.   A RECORD
               EXEC comes over with two flutes of champagne.
          
                                      RECORD EXEC
                            Have some champagne, Chuck.    You
                            deserve it.
          
               But Charlie is focused on something else. HIS POV - The
               GROUPIE slips IAN a couple of 35mm film canisters. You know
               the type -- the short black plastic tubes with gray pop-off       
               tops. Ian kisses the girl, then notices...
          
               CHARLIE staring at him, a disapproving look on his face.
                                      IAN
                                (to Charlie)
                            Chill, baby brother.
          
               He pops open a cannister and pulls out a baggy of powder --
               the same type we've seen Charlie snort on the island.
          
                                      IAN (cont'd)
                            Rock gods gotta fly...
          
               And OFF CHARLIE, betrayed and alone, WE FIND --
          20                                                               20
               INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - DAY
               HURLEY - filthy and exhausted, continuing to remove rocks and     
               dirt from the mountain of rubble sealing the entrance. WIDEN
               to see SUN and JIN doing the same. Hurley strains to remove       
               a particularly large rock until he hears:                         
          
          
          
                                                                                  27.
          20   (CO NT'D):                                                    20
          
                                      MICHAEL (O.S.)
                            Stop!                                                  
          
               MICHAEL, BOONE, WALT and the FOUR SOCKS (including Scott and
               Steve) enter the valley. Walt checks out the mess...                
          
                                      HURLEY
                            What do you mean, "stop," dude?
                            Jack's in there --
          
                                      MICHAEL
                            And if you remove that rock you
                            might bring the whole cave ceiling
                            down on top of him.
                                (re: Walt under his feet)                          
                            Walt, get back, man. I don't want                      
                            you near the rocks, okay? And take                     
                            the dog with you --                                    
                            WALT                                MICHAEL
               Why do I have to --
                                                 -- Just do it.
          
               Walt sulks while he pulls Vincent to the stream for a drink,        
               but hangs back and watches as Michael studies the collapse...
          
                                      MICHAEL (cont'd)
                            This area over here is load
                            bearing... We gotta dig where
                            there's no danger of the wall
                            buckling in on itself...
          
                                      BOONE                                        
                            How do you know so much about --
                                      MICHAEL
                            Eight years of construction work.
          
               Michael reaches the left side of the obstruction --
          
                                      MICHAEL (cont'd)
                            Here. We dig here. Four at a
                            time. By hand, until we can
                            fashion some kinda shovel. We take                     
                            shifts and go slow --
          
               ON WALT, as Michael continues giving out orders.       A leader.
               A side of Michael Walt's never seen.
          
                                      MICHAEL (cont'd)                             
                            Whoever isn't digging should be
                            clearing the rocks we pull out,
          
          
          
                                                                                28.
          20   (CO NT'D): (2)                                              20
                                   MICHAEL (cont'd)
                         bringing water to who's working...                      
                         Okay. Let's move.                                       
          
               EXT. JUNGLE - DAY
          21                                                               21
          
               KATE continues to trek through the jungle with Sayid -- when
               they hear a rustle in the underbrush -- STOP -- NERVOUS --        
          
                                   SAYID
                         Something's coming --
          
               SAWYER emerges from the jungle.   Kate shakes her head --         
          
                                   KATE
                         What the hell are you doing here?
          
                                   SAWYER
                             (winded)
                         Easy. I just came to tell you                           
                         something --
          
                                   KATE
                             (harsh tone)                                        
                         What makes you think I'm interested                     
                         in anything you have to say to me?                      
          
               SAWYER, taken aback by this reception.   After a beat...
          
                                   SAWYER
                         Came to tell you... You were right.
                             (off her look)
                         About me. That I don't help anyone                      
                                                                                 
                         but myself. Well, here I am.
                         Ready to pitch in.
               Are Sayid and Kate skeptical?    Fuck yeah.
          
                                   KATE
                         You're here to help?
          
                                   SAWYER
                         Hey -- You act any more surprised,
                         I'm gonna be insulted.
          
               And OFF KATE, wondering what Sawyer's up to -- no idea that
               he's sitting on the news of the cave-in -- WE FIND --
          
               EXT. JUNGLE - DAY
          22                                                               22
          
               CHARLIE, his withdrawal symptoms worsening, heading through       
               the jungle to the place where Locke trapped the boar --           
          
          
          
          
                                                                               29.
          22   (CO NT'D):                                                 22
          
                                      LOCKE (O.S.)
                            Something wrong, Charlie?
          
               Charlie whips around to see LOCKE, the skinned BOAR in the
               background, hanging from a tree by its heels.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Yeah. Jack. He's... There's been
                            an accident... At the caves...
                            Jack's buried in a cave-in...
          
               Locke takes that in, wiping his bloody knife on his shirt.
          
                                      LOCKE
                            Is anyone trying to get him out?
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Yeah -- Bunch of people there now.
          
                                      LOCKE
                            And why aren't you with them?
                                (no response)                                   
                            You didn't come to tell me about
                            Jack, did you?
          
               Charlie looks at the ground, broken.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            I want my stash, Locke. I can't
                            stand... feeling like this.                         
          
               Locke eyes him a moment, then nods.
          
                                      LOCKE
                            Let me show you something...
          
               He leads Charlie to a tree, points out a COCOON on its trunk.
          
                                      LOCKE (cont'd)
                            What do you suppose is in this
                            cocoon, Charlie?
          
                                      CHARLIE
                                (not in the mood)
                            I dunno. Butterfly, I guess.
          
                                      LOCKE
                            No. It's much more beautiful than                   
                            that. This is a moth cocoon.                        
                                (smiles, then)
                            Ironic. Butterflies get all the                     
                                      (MO RE)
          
          
          
                                                                               30.
          22   (CO NT'D): (2)                                            22
                                   LO CKE (cont'd)
                         attention. But moths? They spin                        
                         silk. They're stronger. Faster...                      
          
                                    CHARLIE                                     
                         Yeah.   Wonderful. What's the --                       
          
               But Locke ignores him, leaning in CLOSE to the cocoon.           
               Transfixed -- in his own world to some degree...
          
                                   LOCKE
                         See this tiny hole? This moth's
                         almost ready to emerge. It's in
                         there right now, struggling,
                         digging its way through the thick
                         hide of the cocoon. Now I could
                         help it, take my knife, gently
                         widen the opening... And the moth
                         would be free. But it'd be too
                         weak to survive.
                             (looks at Charlie)
                         The struggle is nature's way of
                         strengthening it...
          
               He pulls the baggie out of his pocket...
          
                                   LOCKE (cont'd)
                         This is the second time you've
                         asked me for your drugs back...
          
               He holds the baggie out, holds it right up to Charlie's face.
               And we're CLOSE ON LOCKE as his eyes narrow...
          
                                   LOCKE (cont'd)
                         Ask me again and it's yours.
               And OFF CHARLIE, hungering for a fix...
          
                                                             CUT TO BLACK:      
          
                                    END OF ACT TWO
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                 31.
          
          
                                      ACT THREE
          
          23   EXT. JUNGLE - DAY                                            23
          
               CLOSE ON CHARLIE, stumbling along a jungle path. Dazed.            
               Leaving us to assume he's had a fix. THE CAMERA FLOATS with        
               him, dreamily, emulating his high, or so it'd seem...              
          
               But something is WEIRD HERE. Something is DEFINITELY OFF.
               And then Charlie just STOPS -- because up ahead is --
               A MAN SITTING ON A ROCK. Just sitting there, wearing a black
               t-shirt, his back to Charlie.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Hello?
          
               As Charlie inches forward -- the guy suddenly turns around.
               And HOLY FUCKING SHIT. It's...
          
                                   CHARLIE (cont'd)
                         J-Jack?
                                   JACK
                         Where'd you do, Charlie?
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Wha-- Nowhere. I mean, I went for
                         help. For you... But I was... I...
                         I got lost...                                            
                             (notices Jack's shirt)
                         What are you wearing...?
          
               As Jack looks down, we TILT DOWN to see he's wearing Ian's
               "MU$IC $LUT" T-shirt.                                              
                                    JACK
                         You've seen me in this before,
                         Choir Boy.
                             (stands; intense)
                         You were supposed to look out for
                         me, Charlie. But you left me to
                         die in a hole.
          
               Scared and confused, Charlie backs away --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         How'd you get out of the cave,
                         Jack?
          
               And now Jack is COMING TOWARDS HIM, eyes burning --
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                     32.
          23   (CO NT'D):                                                      23
          
                                      JACK
                            Don't you get it, rock god? I'M
                            STILL THERE!
                                (singing, a capella)
                            YOU ALL EVERYBODY... YOU ALL
                            EVERYBODY! --                                             
          
               And as he's almost ON TOP of Charlie, a BIRD'S CA-CAWS!                
               RATTLE CHARLIE. He jolts -- as if waking from a dream. And             
               when he looks back -- Jack is gone. As Charlie moves off,              
               unnerved...                                                            
          24                                                                    24    
               OMITTED
               INT. THE VALLEY - JACK'S CAVE - DAY
          25                                                                    25
          
               BLACKNESS. AS WE PAN ACROSS IT, we hear SCRAPING NOISES.
               THE CAMERA finally comes to rest on the still face of --
          
               JACK, unconscious. His battered body WEDGED between the far
               wall of the space and a HUGE REMNANT of the collapsed PILLAR.
          
               The scraping sound gets louder, then suddenly -- a long HOE-           
               LIKE PIECE OF FUSELAGE pushes through, displacing some rocks,          
               and revealing a hole, through which light streams in. From
               the other side we can barely make out --
          
                                      HURLEY (O.S.)
                            We're through! We got a hole!
                                (shouting)
                            Jack! Can you hear me? JACK!
          
               The sound of Hurley's voice causes Jack to stir, rousing him
               to consciousness. His eyes flutter open -- trying to make
               sense of the dark space and the VISE-LIKE GRIP on him --
          
                                      HURLEY (O.S.) (cont'd)
                            C'mon, Dude. Answer me --
          
                                        JACK
                            H-Hurley?
          
                                      HURLEY (O.S.)
                                (faintly; to others)
                            I hear him.
          
               A cheer of relief ECHOES into the cave from the outside.
          
                                      HURLEY (cont'd)
                            Jack... Bro, you okay?
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                     33.
          25   (CO NT'D):                                                      25
          
               Jack tries to move. BUT HE CAN'T. Every attempt to do so is
               met with EXCRUCIATING PAIN. Even talking is difficult --
          
                                      JACK
                            I'm... I'm pinned. I can't move...
                                (suddenly remembers)
                            Charlie. Charlie was with me --                           
          
                                      HURLEY (O.S.)
                            He's okay, man. He made it out.                           
                            Listen, we're gonna get you out of
                            there. Just sit tight.
          
               And as the irony of that registers on Jack's face, WE FIND --
          26                                                                    26
               EXT. JUNGLE - ANTENNA POSITION TWO - DAY
               KATE, completely oblivious to Jack's predicament, as she,
               Sayid and Sawyer enter a clearing.
          
                                      SAYID
                            This is far enough. We'll place
                            the second antenna here.
          
               Kate removes her antenna from her backpack. Sayid takes out
               a small coil of wire, looks around, then at Sawyer.
          
                                      SAYID (cont'd)
                            You want to help?
                                (pointing)
                            Attach this antenna up in that
                            tree. As high as you can.
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Golly, thanks!
          
               He takes the antenna from Kate, giving her a wink, and moves           
               toward the tree. Sayid hands Kate her bottle rocket.                   
          
                                      SAYID
                            Five o'clock. Watch for my flare.
                            Then it's your turn.
          
               Kate nods.    Sayid glances over at Sawyer, uncoiling the wire.
          
                                      SAYID (cont'd)
                            I do not trust him.
          
                                        KATE
                            Who does?
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                   34.
          26   (CO NT'D):                                                  26
          
                                      SAYID
                                (more pointedly)
                            I do not trust him with you.
               Kate looks at Sayid.     Then, smiles at him, fondly.
          
                                      KATE
                            I can handle him.
          
               Sayid doesn't like it... but he NODS. Heads back off into
               the jungle. ON KATE as she turns to watch Sawyer --
          27                                                                27
               INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - DAY
               ON MICHAEL, addressing the others before a hole roughly the          
               diameter of a TIRE -- the ENTRANCE of their makeshift TUNNEL.        
          
                                      MICHAEL
                            Okay. We can't safely make the                          
                            tunnel any bigger. But since Jack                       
                            can't get out... One of us is gonna
                            have to go in.
          
                                       HURLEY
                            What?   Crawl through that?
          
                                      BOONE
                            I think he means someone smaller.                       
          
               Sun steps forward (others are around, NO SUBTITLES) --               
          
                            SUN                                 JIN
               I could climb through --           -- I forbid it!
                                                     (to others)
                                                  I will not permit you to use
                                                  my wife for such a dangerous--
          
                                       HURLEY                                       
                            Dude!   We don't understand Chinese.
          
                                      MICHAEL
                            Korean, man. They're Korean.
          
               He and Sun share a fleeting look, unnoticed by Jin.
          
                                      CHARLIE (O.S.)
                            I'll do it.
               They all turn to see -- CHARLIE, standing behind them. And
               he looks like hell -- but with something that resembles
               COURAGE... weather he got it from the drugs or not.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                 35.
          27   (CO NT'D):                                                  27
          
                                       HURLEY
                            Charlie?
          
                                      MICHAEL
                            No, man. You're still shook up. I                     
                            might be able to squeeze through --                   
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Yeah? Who's gonna look after your
                            kid if something happens?
                                (to Boone)
                            And you've got your sister.
                                (re: Sun)
                            She's got a husband.                                  
                                (beat, without self-pity)                         
                            I got no one. No family. I'm                          
                            alone here.                                           
                                (then, to Michael)                                
                            And I'm small. Let me do this.                        
          
               As Michael looks at him, consider his offer...
          28                                                                28
               EXT. JUNGLE - ANTENNA POSITION TWO - DAY
               SAWYER, sitting in the shade of a tree watching Kate as she        
               scans the horizon, checking her watch constantly.                  
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Still ain't five. Just like the
                            last time you checked your watch.
          
                                      KATE
                            I just don't want to miss Sayid's
                            signal. Remember, I'll fire the
                            flare, you switch on the antenna.
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Thank the good Lord I got you here
                            to keep reminding me.
          
               Kate shoots him a look, then focuses back on the horizon.          
               After a beat...
          
                                      SAWYER (cont'd)
                            So what do you see in that guy,
                            anyway?
                                (off her look)
                            Jack. What is it about him that
                            makes you go all weak in the loins?
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    36.
          28   (CO NT'D):                                                    28
          
                                      KATE
                            Do you try to be a pig, or does it
                            just come naturally?
          
                                      SAWYER                                         
                            It's that he's a doctor, right?                          
                            Ladies always dig the doctors.
                            Hell -- Give me a couple band-aids,
                            bottle of Peroxide and I could run
                            this island, too --
          
                                      KATE
                            You're actually comparing yourself
                            to Jack?
                                      SAWYER                                         
                            Difference between us ain't all
                            that big, sweetheart. I guarantee
                            if he'd survived a few more weeks                        
                            on the island, you'd have figured                        
                            it out --                                                
          
                                      KATE
                            What did you just say?
               Sawyer looks at her, unsure what she means.
          
                                      KATE (cont'd)
                            You said `if he'd survived a few                         
                            more weeks...' What does that --                         
          
               Sawyer realizes he's BUSTED.      He manages a smirk --
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Aw... damn. Didn't I tell you?                           
                            Word from the valley is Saint Jack
                            got himself buried in a cave-in...
          
                                      KATE
                            What?!
          
                                      SAWYER
                            Hey, look at the bright side...                          
                                (brutal)
                            Now you got someone else to pity.
          
               Shit. The man holds a GRUDGE. Kate stares at him in shock.      
               And just when we think she's gonna rip his fucking head off --  
          
               She throws the bottle rocket to the ground.       Turns. And RUNS.    
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                 37.
          28   (CO NT'D): (2)                                              28
          
               ON SAWYER, his spiteful expression dissolving into something
               like REMORSE. He picks up the bottle rocket by his feet,
               regards it for a moment, before looking after her again...
          29                                                                29
               INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - DAY
               CHARLIE is ready for his climb through the tunnel.     Michael
               hands him a flashlight.
          
                                   MICHAEL
                         Go slow and easy, man. Try not to
                         nudge any of the rocks around you.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Anything else?
          
                                    MICHAEL
                         Yeah.   Good luck.
                           BOONE                             HURLEY
               Be safe, man --
                                                  -- Good luck, Charlie.
          
               Sun and Walt offer smiles.     Jin, Steve and Scott nod.
          
                                    CHARLIE
                         Thanks.
          
               And as the group watches, Charlie enters...
          
               INT. THE VALLEY - TUNNEL - CONTINUOUS
          30                                                                30
          
               We go TIGHT ON CHARLIE'S FACE as he CRAWLS through the             
               claustrophobic tunnel...                                           
               INT. CONCERT VENUE - BACKSTAGE - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
          31                                                                31
          
               ON CHARLIE as he PUSHES his way through a CROWD -- completely      
               oblivious to his presence -- congregated in a hallway leading      
               to a dressing room. Charlie reaches the DOOR at the end of         
               the hall and pushes past a SECURITY GUARD into --
          32                                                                32
               INT. CONCERT VENUE - DRESSING ROOM - SAME - FLASHBACK
               A dimly-lit dressing room (REDRESS), where Charlie spots IAN       
               across the room on a couch, in a drugged-out stupor with           
               three equally zoned-out GROUPIES. On the coffee table before       
               them, a half-dozen FILM CANNISTERS and baggies of powder.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Bloody hell.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    38.
          32   (CO NT'D):                                                    32
          
               He SLAMS the door behind him, causing Ian to look up.
          
                                      IAN
                            Hey... Baby Brother... Pull up a
                            bird and sit down...
          
                                      CHARLIE
                                (to Groupies)
                            Get out. All of you, get out!
          
               The girls just look at Ian for confirmation, who shrugs.              
          
                                      CHARLIE (cont'd)
                            NOW.
               The Groupies exit sloppily.      When the last one disappears --
          
                                      CHARLIE (cont'd)
                            You missed the sound check. You
                            don't come to rehearsal anymore.
                            And we've got a show in an hour --
                                      IAN
                            Ooh, a show. I like shows.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            All right, Ian. This is it...                            
                            After tonight, we cancel the rest
                            of the tour.
                                (dead fucking serious)                               
                            We're walking away.
          
                                      IAN
                            What?
                          CHARLIE                                IAN                       
               Walk away. Like we swore                                                    
               we'd do if things got too --        -- Are you raving?   Walk away          
                                                   and go where?                           
          
                                      CHARLIE                                        
                                (re: drugs on table)                                 
                            You're killing yourself with this                        
                            junk. You're destroying Drive                            
                            Shaft --                                                 
          
                                      IAN                                            
                            I am Drive Shaft!                                        
          
               Charlie reacts, stung by that.                                        
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                   39.
          32   (CO NT'D): (2)                                             32
          
                                     IAN (cont'd)                                   
                          This is it. End o' the bleedin'                           
                          rainbow. Try and enjoy it. Cause                          
                          if you're not with me...                                  
                               (pointedly)                                          
                          Then what the bloody hell good are                        
                          you?                                                      
          
               And we can see from Charlie's stunned expression that this is        
               a question he hasn't asked himself in a long time... Ian             
               grabs one of the CANNISTERS and pushes past Charlie, in whom         
                                                                                    
               we begin to see the glimmer of something new: DESPERATION.
               As Ian exits into the hallway, to the delight of the fans,           
               Charlie crosses to a chair and sits, burying his head in his
               hands. And when he opens his eyes, he notices:
          
               One of the baggies of powder. Charlie stares at it for a             
               moment, listening to the crowd outside CHANTING Ian's name.          
               Then resignation comes to his face... And as he picks it up          
               and reaches in to take his first hit, WE FIND...                     
          33                                                                  33
               INT. THE VALLEY - TUNNEL - DAY
               CHARLIE - struggling through the tunnel, scrapes on his face,
               his flashlight finding the opening just up ahead... Then --
          
               A RUMBLE. A few SMALL ROCKS fall down in front of him. He
               pushes his way through. But it's getting worse -- harder and
               harder to see as --
          
                                                             INTERCUT WITH:
          34                                                                  34
               INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - DAY
               The rescue team as they hear the RUMBLE too --
          
                          MICHAEL                            HURLEY
               Oh no --
                                                  -- What?
          
                                    MICHAEL
                              (into the tunnel)
                          CHARLIE! MOVE!
          35                                                                  35
               INT. THE VALLEY - TUNNEL - DAY
               CHARLIE. As MORE AND MORE ROCKS crumble from the walls and           
               ceiling of the tunnel. And now he can hear Michael screaming         
               at him --                                                            
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  40.
          35   (CO NT'D):                                                  35
          
                                      MICHAEL (O.S.)
                            IT'S COMING DOWN!
          
               Charlie picks up his pace, crawling AS FAST AS HE CAN.   And
               just as the TUNNEL COLLAPSES BEHIND HIM --
          36                                                                 36
               INT. THE VALLEY - JACK'S CAVE - DAY
               Charlie FLINGS HIMSELF into the open space where Jack is.
               But even that space is compromised as --
          
               STREAMS OF DIRT AND ROCKS POUR INTO IT. The air is black,
               CHOKED with dirt and dust. And as JACK struggles to see
               through the near-darkness, coughing and gagging, he spots...
               CHARLIE - looking at him, almost sheepishly.
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            I'm, uh... here to rescue you.
          
                                                                BLACK OUT.
          
          
                                     END OF ACT THREE
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  41.
          
          
                                          ACT FOUR
          
          37   INT. THE VALLEY - DAY                                         37
          
               KATE -- TIGHT ON HER PANICKED, SWEATING FACE as she runs as
               fast as she can into the valley. Follows VOICES to --
          38                                                                 38
               INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - DAY
               The cave entrance, where the rescuers are FUCKING APOPLECTIC--
               NO CLUE WHAT TO DO NOW --
                           HURLEY                            BOONE
               I say we try again --
                                                 -- We can't just leave them --
          
                           HURLEY                           MICHAEL
               -- We don't move they're
               gonna run out of air --           -- Stop talking!    I'm trying
                                                 to think --
          
                                   KATE (O.S.)
                         Where is he?!
               They turn to see KATE running up to them, out of breath --
          
                          MICHAEL                             KATE
               Kate --                           Where is he, Michael?
                                                 Where's Jack?
          
                                     HURLEY
                         In there.
          
                                   KATE
                         Do you know if he's alive?
                             (blank stares)
                         Is he ALIVE?
          
                                   MICHAEL
                         We don't know. Charlie went in
                         after him. Through a tunnel we
                         dug. But it... collapsed.
          
                                   KATE
                         So why isn't anyone digging?
          
                                   MICHAEL
                         Kate --                                                   
                             (sensitive)                                           
                         There's nothing left to dig to.                           
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    42.
          38   (CO NT'D):                                                      38
          
               Kate looks around at the others, breathlessly, desperately...
               Then she moves to the barrier wall and starts digging --              
               clearing away an impossibly large rock.                               
          
                                         MICHAEL (cont'd)                            
                            Kate...
                                                                                     
               She doesn't listen.       Just keeps digging.
               LOOKS pass between the rescue team. Without a word, they              
               each join her. Despite the fact that it probably won't make           
               a difference -- but doing it -- for Kate -- anyway... And OFF         
               KATE'S LOOK OF DESPERATE DETERMINATION, WE FIND --
               INT. THE VALLEY - JACK'S CAVE - A LITTLE LATER
          39                                                                   39
          
               CHARLIE.     IN THE DARKNESS OF THE CAVE.                             
          
                                         CHARLIE
                            You ready?
          
               ON JACK, nodding.
          
                                      CHARLIE (cont'd)
                            One... Two... Three!
          
               On "Three," CUT WIDE to see Charlie, with great effort,
               rolling the huge boulder off Jack. Jack GRUNTS -- in                  
               EXCRUCIATING pain --                                                  
          
                                      CHARLIE (cont'd)
                            Sorry... Sorry, Jack --                                  
                            JACK                               CHARLIE
               My shoulder's dislocated!
                                                    -- What?
               -- You're gonna have to pop
               it back --                           -- No... I... I can't --
          
               -- I need your help, man --
                                                    -- I can't do it, Jack!
          
               Jack takes a deep breath.       Speaks as evenly as possible.         
          
                                      JACK
                            Yes, you can.                                            
          
               Charlie stares at him a long BEAT... Then --
          
                                       CHARLIE
                            Okay.   So what do I do?                                 
          
          
          
          
                                                                                      43.
          39   (CO NT'D):                                                    39
          
                                      JACK
                            Grab my hand... Pull as hard as you                        
                            can when I tell you.                                       
          
               Charlie takes Jack's arm.     He and Jack share eye contact for         
               a beat, then:
          
                                       JACK (cont'd)
                            Now!                                                       
          
               TIGHT ON CHARLIE, as he pulls Jack's arm -- the SOUND of Jack           
               HOWLING IN AGONY --                                                     
          40                                                                     40
               EXT. SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD - AUSTRALIA - DAY - FLASHBACK
               CLOSE ON CHARLIE. PULL BACK TO REVEAL he's standing on the              
               doorstep in a lovely, middle-class suburban neighborhood --             
               dressed exactly as he was in the PILOT (with the addition of
               dark sunglasses)... THE FRONT DOOR OPENS, revealing --                  
          
               An Ian we've never seen before... CLEAN-CUT, TAILORED                   
               CLOTHES, VIBRANT... Like Charlie in the teaser.                         
          
                                       IAN                                             
                            Charlie?   What are you doing here?                        
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            What, a bloke can't pay his big
                            brother a visit once in a while?
          
               Ian smiles.    Wraps his arm around Charlie, ushering him               
               inside --
          
                                      IAN
                            `Course you can! Why didn't you
                            call, you lunatic? Get in here.
                            What are you doing in Sydney?
          
                                                                  TIME CUT TO:
          41                                                                     41
               EXT. IAN'S HOUSE - BACKYARD - DAY - FLASHBACK
               ON A TWO YEAR-OLD GIRL, playing with her musical play toy.
          
                                      CHARLIE (O.S.)
                            It's all lined up, Ian...
          
               PANNING OFF the baby we find IAN and CHARLIE, sitting nearby
               at a picnic table drinking lemonade...                                  
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                   44.
          41   (CO NT'D):                                                     41
          
                                      CHARLIE (cont'd)
                            Eight weeks on tour, opening for
                            some band called "Meat Coat."
                            First show's in Los Angeles.
                            L.A., Ian! Lotta record
                            companies... It's a chance to get
                            back on a label... A real one...
                            It's our comeback...
          
                                      IAN                                           
                            Charlie... I don't want to come                         
                            back.
          
               And this takes the wind RIGHT OUT of Charlie's sails.     He
               slides his sunglasses up, confused, DESPERATE --
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Yeah. Well... Here's the thing...                       
                            They won't book "Drive Shaft"
                            without you...So, I'm asking you as                     
                            a BROTHER -- the way you asked me --                    
          
                                      IAN
                            Charlie, it's taken me a long time
                            to clean up. I can't go back to --
          
               And Ian suddenly STOPS.    Looking at CHARLIE'S EYES --
          
                                      IAN (cont'd)
                            Oh... man. Oh, man, baby brother,
                            you're still using, aren't you?
          
               Charlie puts the sunglasses back down to cover his eyes.
                          CHARLIE                                IAN
               Don't change the bloody
               subject --                        -- You said you'd get help,
                                                 man --
               -- You gonna do this bloody
               tour with us or --                -- That's why you haven't
                                                 been returning my calls...
               -- I lost your sodding
               number, okay?
                                                 -- You're still a junkie --
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Well... you did this to me!
               A LONG BEAT, as Ian stares at him.    Then, SYMPATHETICALLY...       
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                45.
          41   (CO NT'D): (2)                                             41
          
                                   IAN
                         Listen. Why don't you stay with us
                         for a few weeks? Karen and me...
                         We can get you help. Sydney's got
                         some really good programs--
          
                                      CHARLIE
                         Forget it.
          
               He gets up, knocking over his lemonade, and walks away. Ian       
               stands, wants to follow, but can't leave his Little Girl...       
          
                                   IAN
                         Don't go --
                                   CHARLIE
                             (his back to Ian)                                   
                         Thanks for helping, brother.
          
                                   IAN
                         Charlie... stay.       Please.
               CLOSE ON CHARLIE, tracking back with him.   Ian in the
               background, calling after him.
          
                                   IAN (cont'd)
                         I'm just looking out for you --
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         You NEVER --
                             (stops himself; pure RAGE)
                         I've got a plane to catch.
          
               As Charlie exits frame, we're left with the sight of Ian,
               standing on his manicured lawn, helpless to stop Charlie --       
          
               INT. THE VALLEY - JACK'S CAVE - DAY
          42                                                               42
          
               ON JACK'S FACE, as he catches his breath. And with the dust       
               clearing, he can see the perspiration on Charlie's brow...        
               the goose bumps... the watery eyes and dilated pupils...          
          
                                   JACK
                         How long's it been, Charlie?
          
               Charlie pulls away.    Puts on a smile.                           
          
                                   CHARLIE
                         Don't know what you're talking                          
                         about --                                                
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                 46.
          42   (CO NT'D):                                                   42
          
                                      JACK                                        
                            How long since your last fix?
               Charlie looks at him, too fucking worn down to deny it...          
          
                                      CHARLIE
                            Almost a day and a half now.
          
               And that's when we realize it. Charlie DIDN'T take his drugs
               back from Locke. As Jack sits up --
          
                                      JACK
                            How's the withdrawal treating you?                    
                            Any hallucinations?                                   
                                      CHARLIE
                            Other than the conversation you and                   
                            I had in the jungle about an hour                     
                            ago, no, not really. You have a                       
                            wonderful falsetto, by the way.                       
          
                                      JACK                                        
                            Why didn't you say something, man?                    
                            I could've helped you through it.                     
          
                                      CHARLIE                                     
                            Yeah -- You thinking I'm not only                     
                            useless, but a junkie to boot.                        
          
                                      JACK                                        
                            You're not useless. Took a lot of                     
                            guts getting in here, trying to                       
                            rescue me. I won't forget that.                       
               Charlie and Jack share a look.    Charlie manages a smile.         
          
                                      CHARLIE                                     
                            For the rest of our lives?                            
          
                                      JACK                                        
                                (seeing the humor)                                
                            At the rate we're using up the                        
                            oxygen in here? Yeah... that won't                    
                            be too long.                                          
          
               They chuckle over that for a beat, until Charlie stops,
               seeing something. Jack notices the odd look on his face.
          
                                      JACK (cont'd)                               
                            What's wrong?                                         
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  47.
          42   (CO NT'D): (2)                                               42
          
                                    CHARLIE
                          There's a moth.                                          
          
                                    JACK
                          A what?                                                  
          
                                    CHARLIE
                              (getting to his feet)
                          Right there. Behind you. It's...
                          There's a bloody moth in here.
          
               He points the flashlight just past Jack to reveal A MOTH.
               Luminous, ghostly, beautiful. It floats over to a nearby            
               wall and disappears into an unnoticed crack high up.                
                                    CHARLIE (cont'd)
                          Hey --
          
               Charlie climbs up on the boulder that once pinned Jack and          
               peers into the crack. As Jack pulls himself to his feet,            
               Charlie starts to dig. Clumps of dirt fall away --                  
                             JACK                             CHARLIE
               Charlie!   What are you --?        -- Light!   I can see light!
          
                                    CHARLIE (cont'd)
                          The wall here -- It's soft.    Look!
          
               Jack joins him, digging at the wall with his good hand.             
               Together they turn the crack into a larger hole. As light           
               streams in, FLARING THE LENS...
          
               INT. THE VALLEY - CAVE ENTRANCE - A LITTLE LATER
          43                                                                 43
               CLOSE ON KATE - exhausted, breathing hard as she continues to
               dig. She stops for a second to catch her breath and a hand
               reaches in and touches her arm. She turns to see...
          
                                    MICHAEL
                          Kate... You need to take a break...
          
                                    KATE
                          I'm... fine...
          
                                    MICHAEL
                          We have enough people digging. You
                          keep going at this pace, you're
                          gonna kill yourself...
          
               Then, a SHOUT from OFF SCREEN --
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                     48.
          43   (CO NT'D):                                                       43
          
                                        WALT (O.S.)
                            Hey!    It's the doctor!
               KATE and MICHAEL turn, as does everyone else.          Walt is
               pointing EXCITEDLY across the valley at --
          
               CHARLIE and JACK. Walking towards them.         Dirty as all fuck,
               but very much ALIVE.
          
                                         HURLEY
                            What the--
          
               But Kate is already running for them. And this is just                 
               instinct because if she had time to think about it, she'd
               probably never do it but --
                                                                                      
               She wraps her arms around Jack in the HUG OF ALL HUGS.
                                        JACK
                            Ow!    Easy...
          
               As the others CATCH UP.         Hurley fucking THRILLED --
          
                                      HURLEY
                            How did you get out?                                      
          
                                      JACK
                            Charlie found a way.
          
               Hurley puts his arm around Charlie's shoulder.                         
          
                                       HURLEY                                         
                            Dude.   You rock.                                         
               And as we pull away from the joyous group, WE FIND...
          
               EXT. STEEP GRASSY INCLINE (KUALOA RANCH) - LATE AFTERNOON 44
          44
          
               SAYID. ANTENNA in position. Checks his watch. FIVE SHARP.              
               He takes a breath, offers a MUTTERED PRAYER ('Allaabu Akbar')          
               and prepares to light his bottle rocket, THE ONE AND ONLY              
               FAILSAFE he will have of signaling the others to turn on
                                                                                      
               their antennas. He touches a match to the fuse -- WHOOSH!
               FOLLOW THE ROCKET UP AS IT EXPLODES IN THE SKY ABOVE HIM. ON
               SAYID, staring up as he prepares to activate the ANTENNA --
          
                                      SAYID
                            Alright, everyone.      It's your turn.
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                49.
          
          
          
          45   EXT. BEACH - LATE AFTERNOON                               45
          
               SHANNON casually chats with another young survivor, BETH, her
               bottle rocket ignored next to her.
          
                                   SHANNON
                         ...Malibu most of the year, but the
                         guys there are such idiots...
                                   BETH
                         Hey, what's that?   Fireworks?
          
               Shannon turns around and sees Sayid's bottle rocket exploding
               high in the sky... ONLY THEN does she remember her MISSION --
                                   SHANNON
                         Oh, dammit, dammit, dammit --
          
               And as Shannon LUNGES FOR THE BOTTLE ROCKET, WE CUT BACK TO --
          46   EXT. STEEP GRASSY INCLINE (KUALOA RANCH) - LATE AFTERNOON 46
               Sayid. His face LIGHTS UP as Shannon's bottle rocket
               EXPLODES in the SKY OVER THE BEACH.
          
                                   SAYID
                         Come on, Kate. One more...
          
               BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING. No bottle rocket. Sayid begins to
               look nervous for a moment, then... SWOOSH -- the third bottle
               rocket EXPLODES above the jungle. And although it's lost on
               Sayid, we can't believe Sawyer actually came through.
               SAYID switches on his antenna, the one connected to the
               transceiver -- and we see CLOSE ON TRANSCEIVER - Bars. He's
               getting BARS.
          
                                    SAYID (cont'd)
                         Yes!   Yes, yes, yes!
          
               As he slowly pivots his body away from CAMERA, trying to find
               the source... A SHADOW falls over him. Someone is behind
               him. Sayid senses it, but before he can turn...
          
               WHAM! A LARGE ROCK in the hand of someone we don't see SLAMS
               down on Sayid's head!
          
               And as Sayid CRASHES to the ground, unconscious...                
          
          
                                    END OF ACT FOUR
          
          
          
          
                                                                                50.
          
          
                                         ACT FIVE
          
          47   INT. THE VALLEY - NIGHT                                     47
          
               PAN ACROSS the scene. It's an hour later and things are
               settling down in the valley after Charlie and Jack's return.
               Some of the people from the beach, including Scott and Steve,
               have lingered... There's almost a celebratory feel.
          
               CHARLIE and JACK sit in front of a campfire, blankets draped
               over their shoulders as Hurley stops by to give them water.
               Charlie holds up his cut with a shaky hand...
          
                                   HURLEY
                             (to Charlie)
                         Dude. You feeling okay?     You look                    
                         a little...
          
                                    JACK
                         Flu.   He's got the flu.
          
               Charlie and Jack share a look, an unspoken pact between them.
          
                                    HURLEY
                         Oh, man. That's rough. After all
                         you've been through... Fightin' a
                         flu bug...
          
               As he moves on, Charlie catches sight of...
          
               HIS POV - LOCKE, cooking the boar on a spit over a fire.
          
               Charlie looks at his trembling hands for a beat, then stands.
          
                                   CHARLIE
                             (to Jack)
                         I'm just gonna... stretch my legs.
          
               Jack nods and Charlie moves off...    We go with Charlie for a
               bit until he crosses by
          
               MICHAEL and WALT - We stay on them as a happy Walt climbs the
               cave walls, Michael holding VINCENT by his leash...
          
                                   WALT
                         This place is so cool.     Can we live
                         here?
          
               Before Michael answers, he looks over his shoulder and we
               RACK FOCUS on
          
               JIN and SUN - at another fire across the camp.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  51.
          47   (CO NT'D):                                                   47
          
               RACK BACK to MICHAEL as he contemplates the complicated
               relationship he has with both.
          
                                      MICHAEL
                            We'll, uh... talk about it, pal...
          
               And for Walt, that's good enough for now...
          48                                                                 48
               INT. VALLEY - LOCKE'S CAMP - CONTINUOUS
               ON LOCKE, turning the boar on the spit when he hears:
          
                                      CHARLIE (O.S.)
                            Give them to me.
               Locke looks up to see Charlie, and gives a heavy sigh.
          
                                      LOCKE
                            This is the third time, you know.                      
                            Are you sure you really want --
          
                                        CHARLIE
                            I'm sure.
               Locke nods, pulls the baggie of powder from his pocket.
               Hands it to Charlie. Charlie regards the grimy bag in his           
               hand -- THEN TOSSES IT INTO LOCKE'S FIRE.                           
          
               Locke looks up at him. Too hard to read. Maybe impressed.
               Maybe surprised. Maybe exactly what he expected. Then --
          
                                      LOCKE
                            I'm proud of you, Charlie.   Always
                            knew you could do it.
               Charlie nods, then suddenly notices...
          
               HIS POV - SEVERAL MOTHS, dancing in the air near the flame          
               they're forever drawn to. And while Charlie continues to            
               stare at them... LOCKE continues to stare at him. Smiling           
               that smile.
          49                                                                 49
               INT. VALLEY - JACK'S FIRE - CONTINUOUS
               ON JACK, still sitting by the fire when he hears:
          
                                        KATE (O.S.)
                            Hey --
          
               Jack smiles as Kate sits down to join him.                          
          
          
          
          
          
                                                                                  52.
          49   (CO NT'D):                                                    49
          
                                      KATE (cont'd)                                
                            Made you something...                                  
          
               She shows him a loop of material, the ends tied in a knot.          
          
                                      JACK
                                (touched)
                            Ohh. My very first sling.
          
               EXTRA CLOSE and INTIMATE as Kate pulls the blanket off him,
               drapes the sling around his neck, and gently eases his sore
               arm into it.
          
                                         JACK (cont'd)
                            Thank you.
          
               She smiles... Then, a little uncomfortable, switches gears:
          
                                      KATE
                            So... These are the safe caves you
                            were going on about.
          
                                      JACK
                            Okay, one unsafe cave in this whole
                            valley.
          
                                      KATE
                            That you know of.
          
               After a beat...
          
                                       JACK
                            Does that mean you're going back to                    
                            the beach?                                             
                                      KATE
                            Sayid should be back there by now.                     
                            If his plan worked...
          
                                      JACK
                            Then we're one step closer to
                            getting off this island.                               
          
               Kate nods. And there's so much here. What it all means.             
               But for now, he's just gonna let it be.
          
                                      JACK (cont'd)                                
                            Thanks for the sling, Kate.
          
                                      KATE
                            You're welcome.
          
          
          
          
                                                                                    53.
          49   (CO NT'D): (2)                                                49
          
               And OFF THESE TWO, we find --
          50                                                                   50
               EXT. STEEP GRASSY INCLINE (KUALOA RANCH) - NIGHT
               SAYID, lying on the ground right where we left him.    His eyes
               slowly blink back to consciousness.
          
               He sits up, disoriented.    His HEAD THROBBING.   Trying to
               remember what happened.
          
               And it all comes back to him when he sees the antenna --
               SMASHED on the ground by his side.
          
                                   SAYID
                         No...
          
               And then he spots something.    Crosses over.   PICKS IT UP--
          
               THE TRANSCEIVER, also completely destroyed.
               And as the awful truth washes over Sayid's face -- that
               someone doesn't want the castaways finding the source of the
               French transmission -- WE...
          
                                                                 BLACK OUT.
          
          
                                    THE END
          
          

The Moth



Writers :   Jennifer Johnson  Paul Dini
Genres :   Adventure  Drama  Mystery  Thriller


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