Season 4 | Episode 411 | Aired 05/07/2008
WHOOSH to the Emily's hospital room. A nurse explains that her baby is the youngest preemie to ever survive. Emily is overwhelmed, scared and starts to cry. She doesn't even want to hold her baby for the first time and runs out of the room. Emily's mom asks the nurse who she needs to talk to about adoption. Then she notices Richard Alpert standing in the hallway watching them.
Later, when John Locke is five years old, Alpert visits him in a foster home. His foster mother tells John to be on his best behavior. Alpert explains that he runs a school for kids who are extremely special, and they believe John might be one of them. Alpert notices a crayon drawing that's a swirling black cloud next to a screaming face. Alpert is amazed and asks John if he drew it. John nods. Alpert removes some items from his bag and places them in front of John. They are a worn baseball mitt, an old book, a glass vile filled with sand, a vintage comic book, an ancient looking compass and an old knife. He asks John what items already belong to him. Young John looks confused but concentrates on them. He reaches out and first selects the vile of sand. Then he selects the compass. He looks at the ancient book, but the knife catches his eyes – and he picks it up.
Alpert is immediately disappointed and questions the choice of the knife. Is John sure it belongs to him? Young John nods yes. Alpert is disappointed. He puts the items back into his bag and stands to leave. John's foster mother returns, and Alpert tells her John isn't quite ready for their school.
WHOOSH to the mass grave where Ben explains to Hurley that it wasn't his decision to kill all the members of the Dharma Initiative. He wasn't the Others' leader at that time. Someone else was. Locke then finds Horace's corpse and searches through the jumpsuit's pockets. He finds a folded up blueprint for what would appear to be a cabin. Locke realizes he was building Jacob's cabin. Locke gives Hurley the option of leaving and returning to the beach, but Hurley doesn't want to walk through the jungle alone at night and decides to stay with them.