Violence ensues and a mysterious island beast makes a re-appearance when Michael and Locke clash over Walt’s upbringing. Meanwhile, Charlie is tempted to read the missing Claire’s diary, and Sayid enlists Shannon to help decipher the French woman’s map.
When Hurley becomes obsessed with the French woman and heads into the jungle to find her, Jack, Sayid and Charlie have no choice but to follow. Hurley flashes back to the hugely life-altering experience he had before boarding the plane.
Kate and Juliet are stranded in the jungle after Kate learns that there is a traitor in the survivor’s midst. Meanwhile, Sawyer’s poor attitude and selfish ways towards the beach community may earn him a vote of banishment if he doesn’t have a change of heart.
When Locke learns that Boone wants to share their “secret” with Shannon, Locke decides to teach him a lesson. Boone and Shannon’s dark past is revealed in a shocking backstory that recalls their relationship right before the plane crash. Kate, who has become a confidante to the soft-spoken Sun, is puzzled by Sun’s mysterious behavior. A hungry Hurley must convince Jin to share his fish by making up for offending Jin by rejecting his offer of raw fish early on, or he’ll continue to suffer digestive problems from the limited island diet.
When the raft the survivors have been building mysteriously burns down, Michael is convinced that Jin is responsible for the sabotage, which only serves to escalate their rivalry. Meanwhile, Sun stuns her fellow survivors with a surprising revelation, and Boone gives Sayid a warning about his step-sister Shannon. Lastly, more details of Jin and Sun’s troubled marriage are revealed through flashbacks.
As the truth about Sun’s kidnapping by “the Others” comes to her attention, Hurley becomes suspicious of Sawyer’s attempt to reveal the mystery behind two fellow survivors, Nikki and Paulo. Through series of flashbacks we will discover what Nikki and Paulo were doing before the crash and how they survived 65 days on the island.
Jack, Kate and Sawyer fight over possession of a newly discovered locked metal briefcase which might contain insights into Kate’s mysterious past. Meanwhile, Sayid asks a reluctant Shannon to translate notes he took from the French woman. A rising tide threatens to engulf the fuselage and the entire beach encampment, and Rose and a grieving Charlie tentatively bond over Claire’s baffling kidnapping.
Kate and Sawyer divulge dark secrets to each other while tracking a renegade boar that Sawyer swears is purposely harassing him. Hurley and Sayid worry that Charlie is losing it after facing a brush with death and killing Ethan with 6 bullets to the chest. A shocking prior connection between Sawyer and Jack is revealed in a flashback…
When Kate and Locke arrive at the Others’ camp, Ben promises to tell Locke the island’s secrets as long as he stops his destructive plan, and Kate’s reunion with Jack doesn’t go very well when she learns that the Others have offered him a deal. More of Locke’s troubled past is revealed.
Survivors wonder why Charlie and Claire have been abducted – and by whom – and a search party ventures into the treacherous jungle to look for the pair. Suspicions focus on Ethan Rom, who, it was recently discovered, was not a passenger on the doomed flight. Jack battles inner demons relating to his father, while Boone and Locke discover another island mystery.