He wants to explain to those monsters in cages how much he loved Colleen. He needs to tell them that before their planes and boats started crashing, the Others hadn't been Others. They had had families, and barbeques, and book clubs, porch swings, and Christmas, and sand castles. They had had names, and shoes, and faces. Pickett wants to shout that he used to skinny dip with his wife at midnight, both of them smothering their giggles like brand-new teenagers, and how Colleen would taste like salt when they made love together. But he can't. So instead he grabs Sawyer, and makes Kate find the words for love.