Moving through the "O" of the "LOST" TITLE, as we HEAR...
CHAOS -- people shouting, wailing in pain, a woman screaming,
the WHINE of a jet engine, then...
EXT. BEACH - DAY
XCU - A MAN'S EYE as it snaps open (deja vu). CUT WIDE to
see it belongs to
LOCKE, lying by the side of the smoking fuselage. We quickly
realize this is right after the crash. A FLASHBACK. And
we're experiencing it from his point-of-view. Dazed, he
props himself up on his elbows and glances around, taking
stock of the other terrified survivors, including the
screaming SHANNON, etc., until suddenly he notices...
HIS POV - His feet. One of his shoes is missing.
Locke stares dumbly at his socked foot for a moment, then...
He slowly wiggles his big toe. Then, all the toes.
He barely has time to process his parts are working before he
spots something. CUT WIDE--
OVER HIS SHOE, lying nearby on its side -- its CLEAN,
PRISTINE, UNSCUFFED SOLE facing camera.
Oblivious to the panicked people running past him, Locke
retrieves the shoe, then sits up.
Amid the din, we may notice a new sound - A DOG BARKING. It
starts faint, at first, then grows progressively louder as
Locke slowly bends his knee, bringing his foot into his lap.
As he proceeds to put his shoe back on, we PUSH IN, the
BARKING becoming louder, more frantic...
...and LOCKE looks up...
EXT. BEACH - NIGHT
CLOSE ON LOCKE, sitting on the beach -- lost in his own
thoughts -- SNAPPED OUT by the sound of VINCENT barking. He
looks over at...
WALT, holding VINCENT back as the dog strains at his leash.
A groggy MICHAEL sits next to him.
Walt, ya gotta keep that dog quiet.
I dunno what's the matter with him.
(pulling on leash)
C'mon, Vincent-- Cut it out...
Michael offers an apologetic look to Shannon and Boone, a few
SHANNON tsk with annoyance. BOONE nods, understandingly.
We get QUICK POPS of some of the other regulars, stirring
awake to the commotion: SAYED, CLAIRE, HURLEY, JIN and SUN,
etc. That's when we find...
JACK, already up. And staring at something. KATE appears
from behind and sidles up next to him.
What is it?
She follows his gaze to see he's looking at
THE FUSELAGE. From inside we hear NOISES - banging around,
Somebody's in there.
Everybody in there's dead.
(under his breath)
Standing right behind you, jackass.
Jack looks back over his shoulder to, indeed, find SAWYER.
Then, turning back, and with a deep breath, Jack takes out
his itty-bitty PENLIGHT. He moves off toward the opening of
the ruined fuselage.
ON SAWYER - he throws a smirking glance to Kate, as he whips
out his MEGA-WATT FLASHLIGHT. Kate rolls her eyes, then
follows Jack. Sawyer follows her.
Much schmuck-baiting as Jack nears the opening of the
wreckage, and Locke folds into the group from the other side.
The others in the camp hang back.
REVERSE ANGLE - the four arrive at the opening and peer in.
The banging and noises are louder now. And we see something
in the foreground... something NOT HUMAN moving inside.
ON SAWYER - Waiting for Jack to make a move. Then, out of
How `bout I shed a little light on--
Sawyer switches his lamp on and attempts to bring it up, as a
SHARP GRUNT is heard from inside the fuselage, and Jack
blocks his arm.
PUSH IN to the darkness inside the cabin as we can just make
CLOSE-UP - SOMETHING'S HEAD turning to look at them.
Moonlight glinting of its feral, furious eyes as it snorts...
CLOSE ON JACK - Staring back at it... Without turning, he
says to the others in a quiet, but urgent whisper:
END OF TEASER
44 EXT. BEACH - NIGHT 44
Continuous. The others barely have time to act on Jack's
suggestion when Sawyer shines the flashlight inside.
From inside... SHRIEKS!
THREE SMALLISH SQUEALING BEASTS come barreling out of the
fuselage, fanning out in different directions. Kate SCREAMS
as they run, and the camp is thrown into chaos.
Random shouts of: "Look out!," "What's happening?!," "Get
away!," etc., as some flee, some cower, others bring up make-
shift weapons to defend themselves as the creatures charge
past them - including HURLEY, who wields a diving FLIPPER.
Aww crud, now what?
ON JIN, brandishing a piece of driftwood as he commands SUN:
She obeys, staying crouched behind him.
In the melee, one of the fleeing CASTAWAYS run right into
CHARLIE, knocking him down onto a jagged piece of wreckage.
On the ground, Charlie looks at the gash across his forearm,
then glances up and reacts as A BEASTIE closes in on him...
ON CHARLIE - Terror rising. At the very last second, he's
YANKED to his feet, flinching, as a BLUR OF FUR flashes by.
He glances back to discover it was
JACK who pulled him out of the animal's path. They both turn
just in time to see the RUSTLING OF BRUSH as the beasts
disappear into the jungle.
ON SAYID, shouting to the others.
It's alright! They're gone!
ON BOONE, who'd been shielding a wigged out Shannon.
Yeah. Way to go, Ace.
ON CHARLIE and JACK...
What the bloody hell was it?
ON LOCKE, nearby, staring off, stoically, in the direction of
the departing animals.
UPCUT TO CU ON:
INT. INFIRMARY TENT - A LITTLE LATER
We have to get rid of the bodies.
WIDEN to see him conferring with Kate and Sayid as he dresses
What, bury them? There's a whole
bunch in there--
More than twenty. Digging will be
difficult without shovels or--
Not bury. We have to burn them.
The other three react, taken aback by that. Jack notices --
They're people. -- I know they're people,
Burning the remains... They deserve
Than what? Getting eaten by wild
animals? `Cause that's what's
gonna happen. Any bodies we bury
won't stay buried for long. Look,
I know it seems harsh. But that
fuselage, in the sun, it's not
about what they deserve...
They're gone. And we're not.
Sayid looks at the ground, shaking his head.
What you say may be true.
(looks back up to Jack)
But it's not right. For us to
decide how these people are laid to
rest, with no regard to their own
wishes -- their religions-
We don't have time to sort out
Really? Last I heard, we're
positively made of time.
Charlie... -- What? I'm just saying...
Hey, I'm not happy about it either.
But the plane crashed a thousand
miles off-course. They're looking
for us in the wrong place. If
they're even still looking.
It's been four days. Nobody's
The remainder of this registers on Sayid's face.
In the morning, we need everybody
to start collecting wood... Dried
brush... We're going in turn that
fuselage into a furnace.
Crematorium, you mean.
Jack looks at her. And nods. Starts to exit, STOPS --
We'll wait until the sun goes down
tomorrow night to set the fire.
Kate nods as Jack goes. As the others start to disperse,
Charlie looks at Kate...
If he's so eager to get this done,
why're we waiting `til...
He's hoping somebody'll see it.
She crosses off as Charlie takes that in...
EXT. HORIZON - DAWN - ESTABLISHING (STOCK) - DAY 5
The sun peeks out over the empty ocean. Another day.
EXT. BEACH - DUNE - MORNING
ON A PILE of METAL PIECES, STRIPPINGS, WIRES and AIRPHONES
WITH CORDS. Nearby lies the TRANSCEIVER from the cockpit.
As a HAND reaches in and picks up a wire, TILT UP to find
SAYID, carefully wrapping the wire around a cylindrical piece
of piping attached to a curved piece of metal.
Guess I'm not the only one who
didn't sleep last night.
He glances up at her, then goes back to work.
There are better uses for my time
than collecting firewood.
(gets his meaning)
You don't agree with Jack.
Sayid doesn't answer her, just goes about his business.
What're you making?
Too soon to talk about. Not sure
if it'll even work.
You're trying to pick up the
signal, aren't you? The one we
heard on the transceiver.
Bingo. Reluctantly, Sayid nods.
If the French woman's transmissions
have truly been playing on a loop
for sixteen years, then there must
be a power source on this island.
A significant one.
You can find it?
I'm making an antenna, of sorts.
With a few of these mounted at
different points on the island, I
may be able to use the transceiver
to triangulate the signal. Find
out where it's coming from.
What can I do to help?
This is only a prototype. Testing
it now may be premature...
Then it's a good thing I test well.
Sayid eyes her for a moment. Smiles. A moment. Then --
Appears you're as anxious to get
off this island as I am.
Boy, don't we know it. Off Kate...
EXT. BEACH - MEANWHILE
ON MICHAEL, collecting wood near the edge of the jungle.
Walt sits nearby, petting Vincent, who's tied to a tree. He
suddenly catches sight of
HIS POV - LOCKE, sitting in the sand, unlocking a SUITCASE,
and lifting the lid toward camera, masking what's inside.
ON WALT, he gets up and starts to walk off. Michael sees him
out of the corner of his eyes.
Where you going, man?
MICHAEL looks over at LOCKE, now rummaging through the
I just thought... I wanted to go
see what Mr. Locke's doing.
How `bout you help your dad with
the wood, okay?
I'm sure Mr. Locke doesn't want a
kid hanging around him all day,
Walt is obviously not keen on that option, but he grudgingly
begins to pick up sticks --
At least he talks to me.
That STINGS -- but it's kinda true, too.
Okay. Let's talk then. What you
wanna talk about?
As Walt sulks, Michael casts another wary eye at Locke,
before picking up a final piece of wood and crossing back to
the fuselage, where we find...
JACK, a bandana around his neck, supervising as various
others bring over wood and brush. He takes Michael's
delivery and passes it along to a chain of two other MEN
inside the cabin, also wearing something across their faces.
He casts a wary eye over at
HIS POV - A SMALL GATHERING of four or five CASTAWAYS
talking, occasionally peering over. Among them is Claire,
who looks at Jack, then peels away and crosses to him.
Excuse me. Doctor...?
Jack. Claire, right?
(re: her belly)
Good. He's good.
I think maybe you should see this.
She hands Jack some folded, partially SINGED papers. As he
Somebody found it.
(pointing to the fuselage)
In there. They're collecting
JACK'S POV - The pages contain hand written notes accompanied
by COLOR PHOTOS OF A HAPPY, YOUNG COUPLE, lovely bridal gown,
a luxurious beach resort, floral arrangements, etc.
They're weeding plans.
"Steve and Kristen's." They were
on the plane. Sitting a couple of
rows behind me. I remember
(a little overcome)
They looked... so happy.
Jack quickly returns the pages to her, awkward under the
weight of her raw emotion --
I-- I don't understand, Claire,
what am I supposed to do with--
I thought... Well, some of us were
wondering if maybe we should do
some kind of... thing. Like a
memorial service or something. You
could lead it...
Uh, no, I don't think...
It's just a few words. Or maybe we
could just read off names. From
the passports or driver's licenses--
Jack's had ENOUGH --
Look -- It's not my thing.
Claire instantly backs off. Clear to her (and us) she's
pushing a button that best ain't pushed --
Oh. Okay. Then... maybe I could
Yeah. Sounds fine. Whatever
And with that, Jack walks off. As Claire watches him go...
49 EXT. BEACH - EDGE OF THE JUNGLE - MEANWHILE 49
ON BOONE, collecting wood... He looks up as
JIN, crosses by, his arms also laden with wood. They notice
each other. After a moment, Boone offers:
Jin returns the greeting with a friendly nod and moves off.
Boone crosses to a piece of driftwood high on the beach, then
ROSE, sitting far down the beach, near the surf, by herself.
REVERSE - CLOSE ON ROSE, just sitting, staring out at the
sea, gently caressing the gold band she wears on a string
around her neck. We can make out BOONE in the deep
EXT. BEACH - MOMENTS LATER
ON SHANNON, doing a crossword puzzle in the back of an
airline magazine, as others continue to toil around her. We
see BOONE dump off his wood by the fuselage and cross to her:
That woman's still sitting out
Her husband was on the plane. In
Are you even listening to me?
What's a four-letter word for "I
She hasn't moved from that spot
since yesterday, Shannon.
Somebody should go talk to her.
I nominate you.
Taking care of the whole freakin'
world, one person at a time.
Not the whole world. Just my
-- Who was doing just fine
until you came along.
Yeah! You had it all together.
That's why I had to fly seven
thousand miles to rescue your ass.
Face it, Shannon. You'd be lost
Correction. I am lost with you.
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Yeah, well, at least you know you
won't starve with me to take care
I'm not gonna starve...
-- Yeah? What're you gonna
Ocean's full of fish.
Hate to break it to you, but the
ocean's not gonna take your gold
And now Shannon finally puts down her magazine. It's ON --
You don't think I can catch a fish?
Boone's look at her says it all. Nope. Before she can
respond, their attention's drawn to...
ANGLE ON SAWYER and HURLEY, yelling on top of one another.
Hurley keeps reaching for the backpack in Sawyer's hands.
Sawyer shoves him away. As they quarrel, ten or fifteen
castaways converge on them.
-- hand `em over -- There's -- How `bout `no' --
other people here, or don't Well, maybe if one of us
you give a crap -- didn't eat more than his fair
That's bull and you know it -- share, wouldn't be a shortage
Dude, what's your Problem?! -- Hey, I'm peachy, pork-pie.
Not happy unless you're You're the one--
Boone enters the fray, trying to calm the situation.
Okay, guys, knock it off. C'mon --
Stay outta this, Metro--
What's going on?
Sawyer, Hurley and Boone look over to see JACK, KATE and
SAYID pushing past some of the onlookers.
Jethro here's hoarding the last
bags of peanuts.
It's my own stash.
(nodding to fuselage)
Found `em in there.
What about the rest of the food?
There is no rest of the food, dude.
It's gone. We kinda... ate it all.
The castaways start to murmur: "No food?" And PANIC begins
to seep in. People are really starting to get scared. The
KNOWERS doing their best to maintain order --
Okay, everybody calm down...
-- We can find food. There
are plenty of things on this
island to sustain us.
ON SAWYER, who casually leans against a row of detached
Oh yeah? And exactly how are we
gonna get this... sustenance?
THWACK! A good-sized knife suddenly imbeds itself in the
empty seat next to Sawyer. He flinches back, startled.
ON JACK, KATE and the others as they turn toward the
direction from which the knife had come to see
Stop. Let it sink in. The pure AUTHORITY of this man.
After a moment, Kate steps toward him...
How'd you get that knife on the
Locke eyes her a moment... then shrugs.
I checked it.
Jack PULLS the knife out of the seat. For a second we think
he might keep it... but instead, he offers it to Locke, hilt
out. Sizing up this guy for the first time --
Either you've got good aim...
(looks to Sawyer)
Or bad aim, Mr...?
Locke. His name's Locke.
Okay. So what is it we're hunting,
SLOW PUSH IN ON LOCKE as he speaks...
We know there are wild boar on the
island. Razorbacks by the look of
them. The ones who came into camp
last night were piglets... A
hundred, hundred and fifty pounds
each. That means there's a mother
nearby. A two-hundred and fifty
pound rat with scimitar-like tusks
and a surly disposition, who'd love
nothing more than to eviscerate
anything that comes near her...
ON JACK, eyeing Locke as he continues...
... Boars' usual mode of attack are
to circle around their prey, charge
from behind. So I figure it'll
take at least three of us to flank
one of the piglets, distract it
just long enough for me to pin
it... and slit its throat.
Everyone stares at him, stunned for a moment. Then Sawyer
turns to Jack --
And you gave him his knife back.
If you've got a better idea...
Better than three of y'all
wandering into the magic forest to
bag us a hunk `o ham armed with one
l'il bitty knife? Hell no! That's
the best idea I ever heard!
With the barest of smirks, Locke takes a step toward his
black bag lying nearby and deftly KICKS open the lid.
REVEAL, strapped to the lid, HALF A DOZEN LARGE HUNTING
KNIVES, of various shapes and sizes, along with other hunting
accountrements: fishing line; snake-bite kit; etc.
The others REACT. Fuck.
CLOSE ON HURLEY:
Who is this guy?
INT. OFFICE - DAY - FLASHBACK
CLOSE UP ON LOCKE, in crisp white shirt and tie, jotting
something down in an open file. Suddenly his phone TRILLS.
Locke picks it up:
CLIPPED VOICE (V.O.)
(on the phone)
Col. Locke, is this line secure?
Locke's eyes dart off for a moment, before he pushes a button
on his phone console.
Line secure, GL-12. Go ahead.
CLIPPED VOICE (V.O.)
(on the phone)
Target area is acquired. Maneuvers
are a go for thirteen hundred
hours. Repeat -- we are a go.
Roger that. We'll convene at the
usual rendezvous point at --
Locke looks up from his call and we reveal...
RANDY, an office supervisor, standing at the entrance to
That's right, Locke's a mid-level management cubicle jockey.
I told you. I need those TPS
reports finished by noon today.
Not twelve-thirty. Not twelve-
Locke, evenly, though clearly peeved:
I heard you the first time, Randy.
As Randy starts to leave, he adds:
And no personal calls during office
Randy moves off, barely suppressing a snicker and we're...
CLOSE ON LOCKE, his eyes narrow, watching him go...
CUT TO BLACK:
END OF ACT ONE
52 EXT. BEACH - MID-DAY 52
CLOSE ON A KNIFE, glinting in the sunlight. Widen to see
Kate holding it, looking it over, before she slides it into
her belt and continues gearing up she hears:
So you're hunting boars now, huh?
She turns and sees Jack. Hint of a smile. This will always
be their dynamic -- concern baked under the fluffy crust of a
CHEMISTRY neither can deny. As they WALK AND TALK --
Who says this is my first time boar-
Uh huh. Tell me something -- How
come anytime there's a hike into
the Heart of Darkness, you sign up?
You know what's in there.
Actually, I don't.
And we can see that Kate is kinda scared... VULNERABLE, even.
But at least I've got some
Jack smiles. She can handle herself. So he turns his
attention across the beach towards --
LOCKE, filling his VEST with stuff from his suitcase...
What's your feel on our new friend?
Seems to know what he's doing.
Call me paranoid, but anyone who
packs a suitcase full of knives...
If I didn't know better, I'd say
you were worried about me, Jack.
LOST "Walkabout" (YELLOW) 8/2/04 19.
If I didn't know better, I'd say
you've got a problem staying in one
place very long, Kate.
So you wanna tell me why you're
Kate stops. She's busted. Eager to break this awkward
moment, Kate makes sure they're far enough away from the
others -- Opens up her pack, revealing SAYID'S ANTENNA.
Sayid gave me this so he can
triangulate the distress signal we
heard -- Find the source.
This isn't about boars.
She smiles as she refastens her bag and hoists it, does her
best to cover her nervousness with bravado --
What can I say? I'm a vegetarian.
She moves off. Jack watching her go.
EXT. ANOTHER PART OF THE BEACH - MEANWHILE
WALT's pleading with Michael who shoves things into a pack.
But why can't I come?
Because I said so --
At that moment, Michael notices SUN crossing by, holding
plants she's apparently dug up. He attempts to communicate
with her pantomimicaly as he introduces himself --
Uh, hi. I'm, uh, Michael. Mi-
chael. My name.
(gesturing to herself)
LOST "Walkabout" (YELLOW) 8/2/04 19A.
"Sun." Sun... That's-- that's
nice. Uh, listen, Sun... I'm...
I... am going off... off... away...
to hunt... And I was wondering...
if you... you could keep an eye on
my boy... Walt... Y'know... Watch
him for me... Until I get back...
Sun looks somewhat apprehensive at first, then, after a
moment's thought, she nods and speaks in Korean:
I will gladly look after your son.
Sorry... I don't understand
Japanese, but -- You're cool with
Yes. And I'm Korean.
I don't need a baby-sitter...
C'mon, man. Vincent needs you
As Walt sulks, Michael adds:
And cheer up. This'll give me a
chance to get to know your friend
Mr. Locke a little better.
With that, he heads off to join Kate and Locke, as they move
off into the jungle.
Try not to worry about your father.
He will be all right.
EXT. BEACH - MAKESHIFT INFIRMARY AREA - MEANWHILE
ON CHARLIE as he sits down in a quiet secluded spot, looks
around to see the coast is clear, then takes out his bag of
dope. Clearly about to take a hit, then...
REVERSE ANGLE - BEHIND HIM as a pair of shapely legs come
into frame. Feeling someone's presence, Charlie turns his
head and peers up at
SHANNON, the sun backlighting her, haloing her head.
Uh, hello. Shannon, right?
(her best smile)
You doing anything right now?
(shoving the bag into his
N-no, not really. At the, uh...
He gets to his feet.
What are you doing now?
I was just gonna take a walk.
Er. Yeah. Sure.
They head off down the beach. Charlie glowing from the
attention. After a beat...
Can I ask you something?
I was wondering when you were gonna
get `round to it. Yes. I'm the
bass player from Drive Sha--
Do you know anything about fishing?
Charlie halts, caught off-guard. Then, off her expectant
look, he clearly lies, sputtering out:
Fishing? Oh, yeah... My granddad
used to take me, taught me
everything he knows... knew -- He's
dead god rest his soul -- Anyway,
I'm, like, a... fishing fiend.
England's an island after all,
OFF SHANNON's pleased look...
EXT. BEACH - BY THE FUSELAGE - MEANWHILE
ANGLE ON A WHEELCHAIR laden with wood, being pulled by a
CASTAWAY and delivered to --
JACK, a bandana across his mouth and nose, feeding wood and
dried brush into the fuselage. As the Castaway moves off,
leaving the wheelchair, Boone approaches.
Doc? Got a sec?
Just call me Jack... What's up?
Boone points down the beach. Jack looks.
HIS POV - Rose, still sitting out there.
Woman's been sitting by herself. I
don't think she's had any food or
water. Guess she's having trouble
dealing... Y'know, about her
husband. Think maybe you could go
and talk to her or something?
Why me? I'm not a psychiatrist.
Maybe you should...
I just figured you might want to
You're the one who saved her life.
As Jack looks off in Rose's direction, considering...
EXT. JUNGLE - AFTERNOON
CLOSE ON a tree trunk, the bark rubbed off. A hand reaches
into frame, feeling the scarred grooves in the trunk.
WIDEN to find Locke, in expert tracker mode, squatting next
to the tree. He reaches down, brings up some loose soil.
Kate and Michael in the background. Kate steps toward Locke.
He gives her a cursory glance, then tosses the dirt, stands.
Ground here's been rooted up.
That's how boars get the majority
of their food. Digging.
Afterwards, they generally wallow
in the dirt, rub up against trees --
(pointing out tree scars)
--Scoring them with their tusks.
O-kay. So what's all that mean?
Means we're close.
He starts to move off, as Kate falls into step with him.
Mr. Locke, how is it you--
Sorry... You have a first name?
John Locke. Like the philosopher.
Locke eyes her, appreciatively. That grin --
Like the philosopher.
(searching her memory)
"Good and evil, reward and
punishment, are the only motives to
a rational creature..."
She sees Locke and Michael just looking at her, suddenly
Minored in college.
Great. And I got an art degree.
(looking around, ironic)
Who says higher education doesn't
prepare you for the real world?
And where'd you learn all this
stuff, John? Tracking, hunting...
Locke continues to look at her before answering...
Well, let's just say I've had time
to minor in a few things myself.
LOCKE continues on, moving past frame as we stay with Kate
and Michael. They follow several steps behind.
(sardonic, re: Locke)
Huh. International Man of Mystery.
As they pass frame...
EXT. BEACH - FAR END - DAY
ON ROSE, still sitting stoically, staring out as an airline
blanket is suddenly draped over her shoulders. She doesn't
respond or look up as Jack sits down next to her. He holds
out a half empty bottle of water:
Hi. Rose, right? Remember me?
Getting no response from her, he adds, wryly:
I'm the guy that told you not to
worry about the turbulence.
Rose doesn't even look at him.
Everybody's getting kinda worried
about you. If you want to be
alone, that's fine, but you need to
take care of yourself. You really
(no response, he sighs)
Okay... We don't have to talk.
Let's just sit. For a while.
And they do. In silence.
EXT. JUNGLE - AFTERNOON
ON KATE and MICHAEL - MOVING -- She glances at him, then...
Your son -- How's he handling all
Hell of a lot better than I am.
You must be proud. He's a brave
Yeah. Can't take credit for that --
I wasn't part of his life, `til his
mother passed away. Two weeks ago.
Oh, I'm sorry -- I didn't--
That's okay. They were living in
Sydney the past couple of years. I
flew out last week. To, y'know...
(beat, he looks at her)
What were you doing in Australia?
ON KATE. Uh oh.
They halt and look to find themselves in a FIELD OF TALL
GRASS. Kate and Michael FREEZE as Locke signals -- "It's
right there." And sure enough, we see --
FLASHES of dark fur as what must be a BOAR moves through the
tall grass. GRUNTS. SNORTS. And shit -- it's CLOSE.
LOCKE turns toward Michael and Kate and tries to signal them,
silently, to flank the boar...
KATE starts to move up, close to Locke, but MICHAEL, eager to
challenge Locke's authority, is resistant to comply.
Quit giving us the steal sign.
Damn pig doesn't even know we're--
A LOUD SNORT as --
SOMETHING EXPLODES FROM THE TALL GRASS. IT'S BIG. FLASH OF
FUR AND TUSK AS IT CHARGES
Locke grabs onto Kate, pulling her out of the way of the
charging BOAR. The animal sideswipes LOCKE hard, sending him
spinning to the ground... And continues to charge at
MICHAEL -- IT HITS HIM HARD IN THE LEG AND HE GRUNTS IN PAIN
as he goes down --
Kate picks herself up a few feet away -- the GRUNTING AND
SNORTING still all around them -- and makes her way to help
CLOSE ON LOCKE, down on the ground, dazed -- we're in his
head space again (dream-like, SLO-MO), much like we saw him
in the teaser. He props himself up and sees
HIS POV - Kate reaches Michael, obviously HURT. As we
continue to hear the angry SNARLS of the boar.
BACK TO LOCKE as he turns his attention to...
HIS FEET. Just like in the teaser. He hasn't lost a shoe,
but he doesn't appear to be wiggling his toes, either.
CLOSE ON LOCKE, continuing to stare at his legs, the sounds
around him fading, as we hear:
INT. OFFICE - BREAKROOM - AFTERNOON - FLASHBACK
CLOSE ON WARREN, forty-ish, short-sleeve shirt and tie.
You've got to move, Colonel... Your
troops are across enemy lines. And
time's running out.
REVERSE ON LOCKE, sitting across from him, unperturbed.
Patience -- a quality you lack, GL-
12 -- is the hallmark of a leader.
CUT OUT to reveal they're seated at a table in a small office
BREAKROOM -- VENDING MACHINES line one wall. On the table is
a GAME BOARD - A flat map of the world, with color-
differentiated army figures grouped in different areas.
Locke's boss RANDY stands over them, holding a clipboard --
Hallmark, huh? Tell me more about
being a leader, Locke.
Locke looks at him with muted annoyance, then takes a large
bite from his sandwich as Randy pulls up a chair and sits --
And while you're at it, explain the
deal with this "Colonel" thing?
Perused your file in Human
Resources... You've never been in
any armed forces.
Uh, hey, John... Ya wanna move? I
gotta get back to the mailroom--
Shut up, Goldberg.
(back on Locke)
So where'd you serve, Colonel?
Locke doesn't like this guy, but has to take it --
I'm just playing a game, Randy.
This is my lunch hour and I can...
What's a "Walkabout?"
Locke STIFFENS as Randy produces a COLOR BROCHURE from his
clipboard and reads:
"Experience the dream journeys of
the Aborigines as you tour the
fabled Australian outback...
Locke reaches over, SNATCHES the brochure from Randy's hands.
You've no right taking that
off my-- -- So you wander around,
hunting and gathering food,
right? On foot?
Not that you'd understand... but a
Walkabout is a journey of spiritual
renewal... where one derives
strength from the land... Becomes
inseparable from it.
I have vacation days, Randy. I'm
going. Already made a reservation.
Warren is SURPRISED by this --
Wow, John, you're really doing it,
huh? You tell Helen yet?
Locke shoots a glance at Warren as --
Helen? What's this? Locke, you
actually got a woman in your life?
That's none of your business.
What is it with you, Locke? Why do
you torture yourself, imagining
you're some globe-trotting spy or
hunter... Collecting your
brochures for wilderness trips,
rafting down the Amazon... and
Walkabouts? Wake up -- You can't
do any of that!
(softly; to himself)
-- Norman who?
Norman Croucher. He's a double
amputee. No legs. And he climbed
to the top of Mount Everest. Why?
It was his destiny.
Randy knocks over a few of the army pieces, KNOWING he's
ruining the game and Locke is powerless to stop him...
That what you think, old man? You
have a destiny?
Everyone has a destiny, Randy.
Mine just hasn't been revealed to
me yet. While yours is to grow
soft and fat, working in this
office, pushing your papers and
reports... Always clamoring for
promotions that'll never come.
This stings. Randy leans into him, pissed.
Watch yourself, Locke. Unless you
wanna find yourself out of a job.
And with that, Randy pushes away from the table. As he huffs
out, he shakes his head, SCOFFS --
CLOSE ON LOCKE, relenting, his eyes drift down. Subordinated
by this fucking WANKER. Softly. Almost PITIFULLY --
Just... Don't tell me what I can't
EXT. JUNGLE - AFTERNOON
ON LOCKE, still frozen on the ground. Just looking at his
legs. Lost in his own head while --
FIFTEEN FEET AWAY, Kate is with Michael. As she bends down
to look at his injury...
How bad is it?
CLOSE ON MICHAEL'S LEG WOUND - a deep GASH across his thigh.
Kate sucks in a breath, as freaked as we are.
Uh -- it's... bad.
Kate stands, looking around through the grass -- Finally
spots LOCKE on the ground. Moves towards him, concerned --
(moving to him)
You all right?
(waving her off)
Fine. I'm fine, Helen.
He starts to move his legs and slowly rises to his feet.
LOCKE (CONT'D) KATE
Just-- Just got the wind -- Helen...?
knocked out of me -- What?
-- You called me Helen.
Locke glances at her, distracted.
Which way did the boar go?
We've got to get
him back to...
Yeah, of course. You take him back
to camp. I'll get the boar.
What -- What are you talking about?
I'm fine. I can do it.
Before she can make a move to stop him, he takes off into the
brush. Kate follows a few steps, calling after him...
John -- You can't! LOCKE!!!
She stops. He's gone. She shares a look with Michael.
ON LOCKE, moving through the jungle, a man possessed...
(under his breath)
Don't tell me what I can't do...
END OF ACT TWO
LOST "Walkabout" (PINK) 7/22/04 31.
61 EXT. BEACH - REEF INLET - LATE AFTERNOON 61
CLOSE ON THE REEF BED - we see a fish, swimming among the
coral. It's lovely, tranquil, then --
A POINTED STICK clumsily stabs into the water, once, twice...
WIDEN to find Hurley and Charlie standing on the reef, their
pants rolled up to their knees. It's Hurley stabbing the
water with the spear as Charlie watches.
Ya get it?
Dude -- Quit asking me that. No!
You said you knew how to catch
Yeah. -- Off the Santa Monica Pier
with my old man and a fishing pole
and bait. Never had to poke one
with a sharp stick before.
Well, anyway... Really appreciate
Hey, anything that keeps me far
away from that fuselage...
(stabs at the water again)
And that freakin' redneck jerk.
And again, he stabs at the water. Then, frustrated, he
starts beating the water with the stick.
Ah, dammit -- crap -- Son of a --
Er -- Maybe I can give it a go.
Hurley stops pounding, hands him the stick.
Knock yourself out.
Charlie readies himself, scans the water, his spear poised.
(spotting a fish)
Okay, here comes one. Remember to
put your weight into it... He's
heading your way... Easy... Wait
for it... Wait... NOW!
Charlie stabs hard, slips on the slick reef and falls
headfirst into the water. He flails a moment before
awkwardly righting himself in the shallow inlet.
HURLEY (CONT'D) CHARLIE
Aw, dude -- You were supposed You told me to put my weight
to try to pin it against-- into it--
Suddenly, in the midst of their bickering, they pause,
feeling a presence, and look back at the beach to see
JIN -- just standing and staring at them.
Charlie, still standing in the water, and Hurley share an
embarrassed look. After this awkward beat --
Jin crosses out onto the reef, squats and stares down into
Uh, hey, careful, man. You're
gonna scare away all the --
SPLASH! Jin's hand juts into the water and he comes up with
a good sized fish. He turns, hands it to Charlie, nods and
OVER HURLEY and CHARLIE as they look at each other, then turn
and watch Jin leaving.
EXT. BEACH - BY THE FUSELAGE - MEANWHILE
CLOSE ON HANDS, bending and breaking off metal trimming from
WIDEN to see it's SAYID. MOVE WITH HIM as he gathers his new
metal pieces and crosses by the Fuselage, people still
filling it with brush, then... CLAIRE, sorting through a
growing pile of wallets, passports, fanny-packs, etc. She
Um... Is your name Sayid?
She holds up a singed envelope.
This has your name on it.
ON SAYID, almost disbelieving, as he takes it from her...
I... I thought I'd lost this.
Claire smiles and goes back to her sorting.
CLOSE ON SAYID as he pulls out a batch of photographs.
HIS POV - They're almost exclusively photos of a WOMAN --
some are taken of her from behind, in others her face is
OBSCURED BY A VEIL.
SAYID, clearly elated to have these back. He continues on...
EXT. BEACH - FAR END - MEANWHILE
ON JACK and ROSE, still sitting. Rose looking intently at
the ring in her hand. After a beat, he looks at her.
You a religious woman, Rose?
I didn't get much religion growing
up. Just wasn't an issue in my
Kinda wishing it had been, y'know.
After you've been in a plane
crash... Helps to believe in...
After a long beat...
His fingers swell.
Jack sits up. Surprised she's finally said something...
Bernard. My husband. His hands
swell up when we fly...
LOST "Walkabout" (GREEN) 8/2/04 34.
The altitude --
He started having me hold onto his
wedding ring whenever we took a
plane trip. Always wore it around
my neck for safe keeping. Just
until we landed, you see...
Jack nods, sympathetically. Rose finally looks at him.
Y'know, Doctor, you don't need to
keep your promise.
The one you made to me on the
plane. To keep me company until my
husband got back from the restroom.
I'm letting you off the hook.
Sorry. You're not getting rid of
me that easily.
Rose goes back to staring at the ocean.
Rose... You shouldn't be out here
alone. You're suffering from a
Aren't we all?
Jack sees the humor in that and laughs.
Yeah. I guess we are.
The two share the chuckle as she looks at him again --
You've got a nice way about you. A
good soul. Patient. Caring... I
suppose that's why you became a
LOST "Walkabout" (GOLDENROD) 8/4/04 35.
Thanks, but I was just kind of born
Before she can say anything further, he jumps in with:
Do you have a family, Rose? Kids, I
mean... You and Bernard?
Mm-hm. Three. All boys.
Three. That's great. And I'm sure
it's important for you to get back
to them. They need their mom.
I appreciate the thought, Doctor.
But my boys are all grown. Kids
get to a certain age, you need them
more than they need you.
Something about that seems to hit home with Jack. Almost to
I don't know about that.
64 INT. JUNGLE - VALLEY - MEANWHILE 64
ON LOCKE, reaching the bottom, then moving with purpose,
tracking the boar...
I've never felt so alive...
INT. LOCKE'S APARTMENT - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
We HEAR Locke's voice speaking to someone as we
PAN ACROSS a moderately low-rent apartment, littered with
books; travel magazines and, inexplicably, some kind of
Electronic Muscle Stimulator (EMS) Unit with several wires
emanating from it. A HAND adjusts the controls on it.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
Getting to finally tell Randy off --
It was... life-changing.
Continuing the PAN, we find the hand belongs to
LOCKE sitting on his Murphy bed, talking on the phone. The
wires from the EMS dip just below frame.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE) (CONT'D)
I mean it -- Now I'm free to do all
the things I've ever wanted to do.
Things I know I was destined to do.
Like we talked about, Helen...
We hear the filtered voice of a woman on the line.
It's... wonderful, John. I'm happy
for you. Really.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
I haven't even told you the best
part. Remember that Authentic
Aboriginal Walkabout --
Sure. It's all you've talked about
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
Yeah, well... I'm really going to
do it. I'm flying to Australia at
the end of the week.
I bought... two tickets.
He waits, but there's just silence on the other line.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE) (CONT'D) HELEN (V.O.)
Helen...? -- John, we talked about
-- I know, but-- this. I like you. And I've
enjoyed talking with you
-- So have I -- these past few months --
LOCKE (INTO PHONE) (CONT'D)
-- Eight months.
I'm not allowed to meet customers.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
Customer? Is that what I am to--
This isn't really normal... I mean,
it isn't what I do. Maybe you
should find a... I dunno...
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
(starting to fume)
I have a therapist.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
I thought you understood, Helen.
You know me better than anyone.
John, if we talk any longer I'm
gonna have to charge you for
another hour. That's another
$89.95. You can't afford that any--
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
I don't care about money! I just--
I'm sorry, John. I gotta go.
There is a click as she hangs up.
LOCKE (INTO PHONE)
PUSH IN ON LOCKE, abandoned, furious -- He SLAMS down the
phone. And again. And again. The last time SLAMS us to:
LOST "Walkabout" (YELLOW) 8/2/04 38.
66 OMITTED 66
LOST "Walkabout" (GREEN) 8/2/04 39.
67 EXT. JUNGLE - LATE AFTERNOON 67
ON KATE and MICHAEL as they reach a small clearing. Kate
suddenly stops, looking up at a nearby tree.
Wait a minute...
That the guy with the gimpy leg
should be deciding when we rest.
She drops her bag and takes off her over-shirt.
What're you doing?
Trying to boost the transceiver
signal. I'm gonna climb this tree
and attach an antenna.
Michael looks up at...
HIS POV - A very tall tree.
You're gonna climb that?
Climbed a lot worse.
She throws the bag over her shoulder, gets a grip on the tree
and starts up. We follow her all the way up, using whatever
outcroppings from the trunk that she can for her footing.
As she reaches the top, she takes the antenna out of the bag
and attempts to attach it with a bungee cord when she hears:
THAT UNGODLY SOUND and ghostly moan.
ON MICHAEL, hearing it, too.
BACK TO KATE as she sees: TREES, bending violently --
Something very large making its way across frame.
LOST "Walkabout" (GREEN) 8/2/04 40.
PUSH IN ON KATE as she realizes - IT'S BACK. The HUGE,
RAVENOUS THING... She suddenly loses her grip on the
GROUND LEVEL - As the antenna hits, it smashes to pieces,
right before Michael.
ON KATE, reaching the ground.
You hear that?
It's on the move.
What -- Toward us?
No. It's going that way.
She hesitates, realizing something.
She looks at him.
I think it's heading for Locke.
EXT. JUNGLE - VALLEY - MEANWHILE
TRACKING CLOSE ON LOCKE, as he catches sight of
THE BOAR - or rather a MASS OF BROWN FUR quickly disappearing
into a patch of dense brush.
LOCKE moves in, slowly, producing and bringing up the large
hunting knife in his hand. Then he suddenly halts as he
hears, from the brush:
THE BOAR SHRIEKING IN AGONY, its cries suddenly swallowed up
by the INHUMAN GRINDING NOISE of our jungle monster.
ON LOCKE - as it gets quiet again. His mind reels with
options before he becomes aware of something moving toward
him. He braces himself and slowly looks up as
LOST "Walkabout" (GREEN) 8/2/04 40A.
THING POV - High up, coming through the trees, finding Locke
staring up at it. We hear that undefinable NOISE...
ON LOCKE, as a large shadow falls over him. He stands his
ground, frozen with... Awe? As he looks into the face of the
CUT TO BLACK:
END OF ACT THREE
LOST "Walkabout" (YELLOW) 8/2/04 41.
69 EXT. BEACH - DUSK 69
ON CLAIRE - sitting on a blanket, organizing the various
licenses, passports, pictures, and other documents when
Five other wallets are suddenly tossed onto the pile. She
looks up at --
These were, uh... Found these the
other day. When I was...
(screw the explanation)
Ah, hell. Just take `em.
He crosses past
SUN as she extracts a vicious fluid from the roots of a plant
into a plastic bowl.
Walt sits nearby with Vincent, watching her. Curious,
What... What is that?
(pointing at the fluid)
Sun smiles at him, then rubs some of the fluid across her
Ohh. I get it. Like toothpaste,
Sun nods. Then, teaching him the word in Korean, she sounds
it out slowly.
(repeating, in Korean)
LOST "Walkabout" (YELLOW) 8/2/04 41A.
As she gives Walt a wink, they suddenly hear somebody shout
"They're back!," and see some of the CASTAWAYS rushing toward
KATE and MICHAEL emerging from the jungle; Michael leaning on
ANGLE ON WALT, seeing his father.
He runs to him. She watches him go.
ON KATE, handing Michael over to Hurley.
Watch his leg.
(unsure about asking)
So, like, what happened out there?
Before she can answer, Walt arrives to greet Michael --
(eyeing the blood)
Your leg's all messed up. Does it
ON MICHAEL - Pleased with his son's attention and concern, he
looks past Walt and shares a look with SUN who watches,
smiling gently. He thanks her with a nod.
S'okay, man. Not as bad as it
Kate turns to cross away, only to find Sawyer's there to
greet her, with his usual smirk.
The mighty huntress returns. --
What's for dinner, honey?
She crosses off. He watches her go, a little chagrined.
ON MICHAEL and WALT.
Wow... So, like a boar fight --
Wasn't so much a fight. Pretty
much just me getting gored.
Walt suddenly thinks of something and looks around:
Um... Where's Mr. Locke?
Off Michael, unsure how to break the news...
EXT. BEACH - FAR END - MEANWHILE
ON JACK and ROSE still sitting there in the sand, staring
THEIR POV - The sun dipping down past the horizon.
ON JACK, speaking without looking at her.
Rose... After the sun goes down...
We're burning the fuselage...
She looks at him and turns to her.
It's... It's just something we have
to do. There's gonna be a memorial
service back at the camp. For
those who... who didn't make it. A
way for everyone to say good-bye.
After a moment...
I'd like to be there for that.
Jack's eyes widen. She's READY.
He gets up and helps Rose to her feet.
Maybe... if you'd like to say
something... Y'know, about your
husband... To say goodbye to him,
(squinting at him)
I'm just saying... If you want to
say goodbye to Bernard--
She smiles almost pityingly at Jack.
Doctor -- My husband's not dead.
TRACK BACK with her as she turns and starts walking toward
camp, leaving a stunned Jack behind. Then he follows her...
He was in the tail section, Rose.
It broke off in mid-flight. I'm
sorry, but... Everyone in the rear
of the plane's gone.
They're probably thinking the same
thing about us.
ON JACK, chewing on that, when he suddenly glances at
something and freezes...
HIS POV - an OLDER MAN standing on the edge of the jungle,
near a cluster of trees, a good distance away. To us, he
could easily appear to be one of the CASTAWAYS. To Jack,
there's something else. He can't make out the man's face,
but he wears an impeccably clean, dark blue suit... And WHITE
JACK reacts, startled, but before he can say or do anything,
he's distracted by:
ROSE (O.S.) (CONT'D)
Jack looks at her.
Are you coming?
...Then back to the Older Man. WHO'S NOW GONE. Did he cross
behind the trees?
OFF JACK, unnerved...
EXT. BEACH - MEANWHILE
BOONE emerges from a gathering of some agitated people,
verging on panic. He approaches Shannon...
Looks like the hunt didn't go well.
That bald guy never came back--
Wait -- So they didn't bring
back any food at all? -- Did you hear what I said?!
Somebody may have died out
We're all gonna be dead if somebody
Here we are, luv...
She turns to see Charlie, holding the fish Jin caught for
As promised, you and me'll be
dining on fresh catch of the day.
Hope you don't mind alfresco.
She grabs it from him. Then, disgusted, hands it off to
Boone, as Charlie waxes on...
Yeah. Nothin' to it, was there?
Like I said... I'm a fishing fiend.
This one gave me a hell of a
tussle. But I stuck with it...
Y'know, tired him out--
(glaring at Shannon)
I don't believe you --
Awww, what's the matter? Can't
stand me fending for myself?
Listen, hey, I'm sorry about this--
Uh, no worries, mate. We were-- I
mean, I was just--
What are you apologizing to -- For you -- Using this poor
him for? guy, just like you use
-- Oh, whatever. everybody else --
And, somehow, in your twisted
little brain, you think this proves
to me you can take care of
Shannon tosses a look at Charlie then back to Boone.
(with a smirk)
Told you I could catch a fish,
Pow! ON CHARLIE, humiliated, realizing he's been played, as
we hear them continue to argue.
That's low, Shannon. Even for you.
Oh, go find a baby bird you can
rescue or something...
72 EXT. BEACH - DUNE - MEANWHILE 72
CLOSE ON the shattered remnants of the antenna as Kate passes
them into Sayid's cupped hands.
(a bad joke and she knows
I should've gotten the warrantee.
I suppose I'll just try again.
Of course, I have no welding iron,
no rivets, scorched wiring... and
of course, I must continue to lie
to anyone who asks me what I'm
He looks at her and softens.
(forces a smile)
I'm cranky when I'm hungry.
(smiles back; then)
We'll try it again.
We'll try it again.
They share a look, not unwarm. And smile. Then, with some
Really think it'll work?
I will make it work.
She turns as Jack approaches them.
Sayid nods to Jack as he moves off. Jack's attention goes to
the SCRAPES on Kate's cheek --
He touches the scratch gently, examining her injuries.
Purely professional. And yet...
Is this where you say "I told you
I'm not big on rubbing it in.
Kate smiles. They're CLOSE. But then, a sober moment --
Locke's gone. That... thing... in
there. I think it got him.
Jack absorbs that for a moment. Shakes his head. Kate
notices the CASTAWAYS beginning to gather near the fuselage --
What's going on?
The fuselage is ready to go.
Some of the others decided to... I
guess some words are gonna be
said... over the fire... Names
read, I think...
That's good. A little closure.
I don't think they're ready to know
what we --
She pauses, suddenly realizing Jack is looking past her at
HIS POV - The OLDER MAN in the white shoes, mostly obscured
by the foliage. Kate sees Jack's expression:
But Jack is already moving past her, toward
The OLDER MAN who moves off deeper into the jungle.
Jack's rushing to the edge of the jungle, Kate right behind
He's about to dive in when...
A LARGE FORM emerges from the brush. Jack and Kate come to a
sudden halt and look upon...
LOCKE, his brow and arms slightly bloodied, his arms slung
over a long stick across his shoulders, not unlike a
Locke -- ?
Locke suddenly heaves the stick off of him and we see a DEAD
BOAR, hog-tied to it. The carcass hits the ground before
CLOSE ON LOCKE - His face flush with the kill, his chest
CUT TO BLACK:
END OF ACT FOUR
73 EXT. BEACH - BY THE FUSELAGE - NIGHT 73
CRANE SHOT - We see smoke and fiery embers rising up against
the night sky, then TILT DOWN onto
THE BURNING FUSELAGE, and the CROWD of SURVIVORS standing
before it, some bowing their heads in prayer, others quietly
crying -- all the while hearing Claire's voice:
Judith Martha Walker... Denton,
Texas... Guess she was gonna catch
a connecting flight...
(studying the license)
Uh, well, she wore corrective
lenses. And... she was an organ
CUT IN ON CLAIRE, sniffling her way through these impromptu
eulogies - (occasionally popping in on others as they
listen.) HURLEY stands next to her, holding various I.D.s,
documents and other items. BOONE is also near, holding up a
TORCH, giving her the light to read. [NOTE: We may also see
an iPod propped up on some luggage, along with two external
speakers, as we hear an appropriate SONG playing.]
Or would've been...
She hands off the license to Hurley, who hands her the
wedding plans she found earlier. She reacts...
Oh... yeah. Steve and Kristen. I
don't know their last names, but...
They were in love... And they were
going to be married--
(her voice breaks)
At least... At least wherever they
are now... they have each other...
They're not alone...
ARC around a tree as CLAIRE'S faltering voice continues in
the background, to find
CHARLIE, taking a hit from his bag of dope. He closes his
eyes, letting the numbness wash over him, and shoves the bag
back into his pocket. (There ain't much left.)
WE GO WITH HIM as he steps out from his hiding place and
rejoins the crowd, winding up next to KATE, near the back.
LOST "Walkabout" (PINK) 7/22/04 50.
PANNING ACROSS the gathered, we see LOCKE, next to WALT and
MICHAEL, then SAYID, SHANNON, SAWYER, SUN and JIN, and,
finally, ROSE, her eyes closed, appearing almost serene.
...Manuel Raphael Ortiz... Los
Angeles... He turned thirty-two...
wow, just last week... And, well,
looks like Diego didn't travel much
-- At least as far as we can tell
from his passport...
(off piece of paper)
... But, oh, he must've had
children... A video store receipt
in his wallet lists overdue
charges... Willy Wonka and... The
ON KATE, standing by CHARLIE. She scans the assembled.
(whispering, to Charlie)
Have you seen Jack?
Charlie looks around, but can only shrug. Off Kate's
concerned look, as we hear Claire:
So... I guess...
I expect they're missing their
daddy right now...
EXT. BEACH - FAR END - MEANWHILE
We see the fiery fuselage and congregated survivors way off
in the distance, then BOOM DOWN to find
JACK, sitting alone, staring out over the ocean, far down the
beach where Rose had sat. Lost in troubled thoughts.
EXT. BEACH - BY THE FUSELAGE - NIGHT
As we hear Claire reading on, we find
MICHAEL - He glances over at Locke, who doesn't look back.
After a beat, they speak in whispers...
The boar. Nice work. Y'know...
Just thought I should say
Locke looks at him a moment, then nods, accepting Michael's
compliment, and returns to looking at the funeral pyre.
Another beat, then...
So, that... Thing... The monster,
whatever... She said it was heading
right toward you...
Locke now turns and looks directly into Michael's eyes.
Did you see it? I mean, did you
get any kind of look at it?
A moment passes before Locke shakes his head.
Michael stares back at Locke for a beat. Then nods and turns
back to the service. As does Locke.
PUSH IN ON Locke's face - flames flickering in his eyes...
INT. MELBOURNE WALKABOUT TOURS - MORNING - FLASHBACK
CLOSE ON an Aussie TRAVEL AGENT, sitting at his desk inside
the storefront operation.
-- The Walkabouts we arrange aren't
just some stroll through the
park... It's trekking over vast
stretches of desert -- rafting
treacherous waters -- climbing --
CLOSE ON LOCKE, sitting across from him, dressed in a khaki
vest, cap and dark sunglasses. A small, bitter smile masking
You've got no idea who you're
talking to. Believe me. I'm well
aware of what's involved...
LOC KE (CONT'D)
Probably know more than you on the
(cutting him off)
In any case, it's a trying ordeal
for someone in peak physical
condition, let alone --
Look -- I booked this tour a month
ago. You've already got my money.
Now I demand a place on that bus--
TRAVEL AGENT LOCKE
You misrepresented yourself.
-- I never lied.
By omission, Mr. Locke! You
neglected to tell us about your
My condition -- is not an issue!
I've lived with it for four years
and it's never kept me--
Yes, well, unfortunately, it's an
issue to our insurance company.
Seeing this going nowhere, the Travel Agent stands and
crosses past Locke, who doesn't get up.
TRAVEL AGENT (CONT'D)
I'm sorry. I can't keep the bus
waiting any longer. It isn't fair
to the other people--
Don't talk to me about fair! --
-- We can put you on a plane back
to Sydney on our dime. It's the
best we can do--
We see through a large window, a tour bus waiting to leave,
its doors open, the guide on the steps looking at his watch.
I don't want to go back to Sydney!
I've spent years preparing for
this. -- You put me on that bus
right now! I can do this!
(at the doorway)
No. You can't.
He exits to confer with the guide as Locke yells after him.
Don't you walk away from me!
He suddenly swivels around...
You don't know who you're dealing
with. -- Don't ever tell me what I
can't do! Ever!...
As he rolls himself toward the window, PULL OUT to REVEAL...
LOCKE IS IN A WHEELCHAIR. And has been throughout the entire
flashbacks. Shot to hide it, but dropping subtle clues: The
unscuffed shoes, the waist-high shelving, the EMS unit, etc.
THE BUS doors close and it pulls away. The Travel Agent
looks back at Locke, shakes his head and walks away. Just
doesn't want to deal with the guy...
This is destiny! This is my
destiny! I'm supposed to do this,
PULL UP HIGH and WIDE, Locke looking small and impotent...
DON'T TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T--
FLASH CUT TO:
EXT. BEACH - DAY
LOCKE'S TOES - Wiggling beneath their sock.
ANGLE ON LOCKE staring dumbly at them, then, as before, he
retrieves his pristine shoe (understanding its clean because
HE'S NEVER WALKED ON IT) -- and puts it on.
Once he does, he looks up to the sky, almost serenely... As
if an understanding's been reached.
Locke braces himself on a large, nearby, piece of wreckage,
and carefully pulls himself up to his feet. He takes stock
of his legs, gently rubbing them -- They appear steady, and
he wills them to take... one... two... three... tentative
steps. Then a couple more confident ones.
CLOSE ON LOCKE - Turning back to the scene of carnage -- His
face flush with this "miracle" as he puts his hand on his
hips and watches --
CUT IN TO COVERAGE FROM THE PILOT - Shannon screaming, Jin
calling out, Michael looking for Walt, etc., and we HEAR
Jack's voice, yelling over the whine of the jet engine...
-- get over here -- gimme a hand --
ON LOCKE, glancing over at
JACK, who turns and sees him:
You! C'mon... Come over here!
Gimme a hand! --
TIGHT CLOSE-UP ON LOCKE, looking over at Jack.
FLASH CUT TO:
EXT. BEACH - NIGHT
ON LOCKE - His eyes drift over to something past the crowd.
HIS POV - THE WHEELCHAIR, a short distance from the burning
fuselage, resting idle and empty.
CLOSE ON LOCKE, as a small smile curls the corner of his