In true Lost fashion, the return of the Oceanic Six doesn't necessarily prevent us from seeing all of their story. 316 is Jack-centric, and follows him meeting Eloise Hawking. She tells him that he must replicate the circumstances of 815 as closely as possible, and therefore must make sure that Locke's corpse is carrying something of Jack's father's. Jack at first is driven to drink, but soon he finds a pair of his father's old shoes and puts them on Locke.
All of the Oceanic Six, bar Aaron and Desmond, are on the plane. Hurley is on the plane for an unknown reason and carries a guitar case that he never had before. Ben has been severely beaten up and has broken his arm. Sayid is under the guidance of a law-enforcer. Jack also discovers that the pilot is Frank Lapidus, the pilot that took them off of the island those years ago. (Or, for us, six episodes ago.) When Ajira flight 316 crashes, a strange thing happens; Jack, Hurley and Kate flash back to the same time as Jin and the rest of the survivors. The rest stay where they are.
|"We ain't going to Guam, are we."|
NEXT WEEK: What exactly did Locke do when he left the Island? Find out in The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham.