When they're alone, David confesses that Carmen is worried Hurley's blown another gasket because he wants to run off to Australia. But David has a plan to get rid of the curse. Hurley reluctantly goes along with the plan and finds himself in a psychic's house. Madam Karnoff reads his tarot cards and says she sees the curse around him. There is a solution he must be exorcised. As she prepares an outrageous concoction, Hurley realizes his father bribed her and leaves.
As Hurley's about to leave for Australia, David admits he came back for the money. He tells Hurley to go ahead and give all the money away but to save just enough for a new carburetor. Together they'll fix the Camaro. And as heartbreaking as his plea is, as much as Hurley may want to believe David, he just can't. Hurley leaves, saying he'll send a postcard from Sydney.
"When people stare out at the ocean all quiet-like, they're moping."
On the island, Hurley gets an idea. They're going to make their own luck and get a "win" for once. They're going to push the van down the hill and Hurley's going to pop the clutch.
"Let's look death in the face and say, whatever man. Let's make our own luck."
Hurley convinces Charlie to join him, and Sawyer and Jin push the van over over the crest. Hurley focuses, poised for just the right moment, as the van picks up speed. He closes his eyes, pops the clutch and the engine sputters and rumbles to life! They avoid a wall of boulders just in time and pick up Sawyer and Jin. All four yell and cheer as they drive around in circles. A simple car ride has given them hope. They return to the beach to tell their story. Jin has Sun, Charlie has Claire, but Sawyer has...no one. Kate isn't there.
In the jungle, Kate tells Locke and Sayid she wants to go back and rescue Jack. She finds Rousseau and asks her for help. Rousseau can lead them to the Others' camp.
"Those pants don't make you look fat."
Rousseau refuses. Kate tells her she's seen Alex, her daughter, living with the Others. Rousseau stares at her, shocked. She doesn't say anything, but it looks like Kate found her help.