Season 5 | Episode 3 | Aired 01/28/09
On the island, Locke walks into the camp. Jones sees him and immediately shoves a gun into his neck and orders him down on the ground. Locke asks to talk to Richard, but Jones won't have it. He's about to pull the trigger when Richard steps out and stops him. Locke tells Richard that Jacob sent him. Richard is surprised to hear that. Jones says Locke was the one who killed Cunningham, but Richard tells him to put his gun down... and calls him Widmore. Locke is amazed and asks if his name is Charles Widmore. Widmore won't respond.
Locke shows Richard the compass he gave him right after he took the bullet out of Locke's leg and dressed the wound. Richard asks why he doesn't remember it, and Locke tells him because it hasn't happened yet. Locke asks him how to get off the island, but Richard is wary about sharing that very privileged information. Locke says that he is the Others' leader, but Richard insists they have a very specific process for selecting a leader. Locke asks what year it is, and Richard tells him 1954. Locke tells him he'll be born on May 30, 1956 in Tustin, California, and Richard should visit him.
Then Locke hears the hum starting to build and sees the light growing whiter as another flash is about to happen. He asks quickly how does he get off the island, but FAA-ZAAAM! The flash subsides, and Locke is standing in an empty clearing with no tents, no Others, and no Richard Alpert. Sawyer and Juliet returns with Faraday. Charlotte seems okay at first but suddenly collapses on the ground unconscious with blood pouring out of her nose. Faraday tries to wake her up, but she doesn't respond.