Written by Damon Lindelof
Directed by Tucker Gates
Transcribed by marishna

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Sawyer-centric episode. Parts of Sawyer's past are revealed through flashbacks, allowing a glimpse into what made him the sarcastic, antagonistic, stubborn survivor. As Shannon fights for her every breath, Sayid crosses a line he vowed to never cross again, with Jack's help. Charlie is on a mission to make Claire move to the caves. Kate is forced to face the “connection" that Sawyer insists they have.

Scene opens. Kate is walking down the beach carrying a bushel of bananas, and sees a pile of personal effects on the beach: Clothing and a book, a pack of cigarettes. Sawyer catches her attention from the water where he's swimming in the ocean.

Sawyer: Hell of a book.[He emerges from the water, naked.] It's about bunnies!
Kate: Must be cold without your trunks.
Sawyer: You bet. How about you come a little closer, warm me up?
Kate: You sure know how to make a girl feel special, Sawyer.

Kate walks away while a voiceover fades into a flashback.


Flashback to Sawyer in bed with a woman, Jess.

Jess: You're incredible Sawyer.
Sawyer: I love you. Look at you. What do you want, right now?
Jess: How could I want anything else? [suddenly alarmed] Oh, oh, oh baby!
Sawyer: Oh what?
Jess: I thought you had a meeting.
Sawyer: Yeah, but it's not till 3:30.
Jess:Baby, it's 3:28.
Sawyer: Dammit! Dammit. Baby, why don't you just… [Sawyer gets out of bed, gets dressed.]
Jess:Just go, you go, okay? I'll stay here - order room service, get fat.
Sawyer: Why don't you order a chocolate sundae? When I get back, I'll use you as a dish. [Sawyer grabs a suitcase and drops it, money falls out. He pauses and looks at Jess who is shocked.] You weren't exactly supposed to see that.


Cut back to the jungle. Sawyer is walking and hears something in the bushes. He listens, then runs and catches Boone going through his things.

Sawyer: What are you doing in my stuff, son?


Cut to the caves where Jack is patching up Sayid after he was knocked unconscious during last week's episode.

Jack: This is going to hurt. Ready to tell me what happened?
Sayid: We were trying to find the source of the distress call. I saw the flare from the beach and then the flare from Sawyer's position in the jungle. I switched on my antenna, activated the transceiver and then… darkness. Whoever hit me came from behind.
Jack: They destroyed the equipment?
Sayid: Yes.
Jack: Listen, we're going to figure this out but don't do-
Sayid: I will do what I need to do to find the man responsible.

Before Jack can respond Shannon calls out for help, helping Boone walk.

Shannon: We need some help over here. [Sayid and Jack each take an arm and help Boone sit down.]
Jack: What happened?
Boone: Sawyer.


Lost opening graphic, credits roll.


On the beach Claire is writing in her journal. Charlie approaches her carrying two bottles of water.

Charlie:Morning delivery.
Claire: Aww. You're sweet, thanks.
Charlie: Well, I figured in your condition with the extra baggage, you know.
Claire: I can still walk.
Charlie:Barely. Anyway, I worry about you out here, you know. It's- it's very… sunny.
Claire: Thus my hat.
Charlie: You know, there's plenty of shade at the caves. And we got a doctor there as well. That'll come in handy.
Claire: I like the beach, Charlie.
Charlie: Yeah, who wouldn't want to spend the day with sand fleas?
Claire: I want to be here. For when we get rescued.
Charlie [dubiously]: When we get rescued. Right.


Cut to the caves where Jack is tending to Boone.

Boone: Jack, it's fine. It's just a scrape.
Jack: Yeah, lots of scrapes today. We're running out of peroxide.
Boone: He just jumped me, man.
Jack: Why?
Boone: Shannon has asthma.
Jack: Asthma?
Boone: Yeah.
Jack: Never seen her have an attack before.
Boone: ‘Cause she had an inhaler. She sneaks it when she thinks no one is looking. She's just… she's been embarrassed by it since she was a kid. Guess breathing's not cool.
Jack: Had an inhaler?
Boone: It ran out a couple days ago. But I had four refills, which should have been enough for a couple months, but she always forgets her medication so I put it in my suitcase. Today I see that jackass reading Watership Down.
Jack: Wait, you're losing me.
Boone: It was in my bags, the stuff that I checked. If he has my book, he has my luggage. If he has my luggage, he has the inhalers. Her breathing got really rough today, man. If she has an attack, it's not going to be good.


Cut to the beach where Sawyer is reading the letter. Jack barges into his tent and starts going through his suitcases.

Jack: Where is it?
Sawyer: Hey, Doc. Long time, no see.
Jack: Where is it?
Sawyer: Where's what?
Jack: The girl's asthma medicine. Shannon, her inhalers.
Sawyer: Oh, that.
Jack: You attacked a kid for trying to help his sick sister.
Sawyer: No, I whupped a thief, ‘cause he was going through my stuff.
Jack: Yours?
Sawyer: Which I had to move ‘cause everybody wants to help themselves.
Jack [talks over Sawyer]: What makes it yours? You think you can just take something out of a suitcase and that makes it yours?
Sawyer: Look, I don't know what kind of Commie share-fest you're running over in cave-town but down here, possession's nine-tenths and a man's got a right to protect his property.
Jack: Get up.
Sawyer: Why? You want to see who's taller?
Jack: Get up!
Sawyer: You sure you want to make this your problem, Doc?
Jack: Oh yeah, I'm sure.

Kate walks up to them.

Kate: Hey. What's going on here?

Jack looks at her, then turns to leave without saying another word.


Flashback to Sawyer and Jess in the bedroom again. He's getting dressed as she sits in bed.

Jess: You told me you were going to Baton Rouge to close a deal.
Sawyer: Just trust me, there isn't any time to explain. I'm already late. If I miss this meeting the whole deal's a bust, all right? That's everything I have. A hundred and forty thousand dollars. There's an oil mining operation in the Gulf of Mexico. Drilling platforms. Three hundred thousand dollars buys you one share, but as soon as you invest a government sponsored fund kicks in, triples your money in two weeks. Triples it.
Jess: Three hundred thousand?
Sawyer: Yeah.
Jess: You got a hundred and forty.
Sawyer: I found an investor in Toronto. He wants in, fifty-fifty. In two weeks we'll be splitting almost a million bucks. Jess, this is my chance.
Jess: There's another option.
Sawyer:Yeah, what's that?
Jess: That I give you the hundred and sixty thousand, and we split the profit.
Sawyer: Yeah, and how in the hell are you going to scare up a hundred and sixty thousand bucks?
Jess: My husband.


Cut back to the beach where Jack and Kate are talking.

Jack: I'm going to kill him.
Kate: That's not going to help us get the medicine.
Jack: Maybe not, but it'll feel good.
Kate: So what's stopping you?
Jack: We're not savages, Kate. Not yet.
b>Kate: Let me talk to Sawyer.
Jack: What makes you think he's going listen to you?
Kate: He says we have a connection.
Jack: Do you?
Kate: Please.


Kate walks up to Sawyer who is chopping driftwood with the axe.

Kate: What do you want?
Sawyer: Excuse me?
Kate: What do you want, Sawyer?
Sawyer: Freckles, I've got so many answers to that question I wouldn't know where to start.
Kate: What do you want for the inhalers?
Sawyer: Oh. Good question. Hang on a tick. What do I want? Kiss ought to do it.
Kate: What?
Sawyer: Kiss. From you, right now.
Kate: I don't buy it.
Sawyer: Buy what?
Kate: The act. You try too hard, Sawyer. I ask you to help a woman who can't breathe and you want me to kiss you? Nobody is that disgusting. [Sawyer continues to chop at the wood.] I've seen you, you know.
Sawyer: Seen me what?
Kate: With that piece of paper, the one you keep in your pocket. Seen the expression on your face when you read it. And how carefully you fold it up. It means something to you. So you can play games all you want. But I know there's a human being in there somewhere. Give me the medication.
Sawyer: You think you understand?
Kate: Yeah, I think I-
Sawyer [angrily]: Shut up! Want to know what kind of human being I am? Read it.

Sawyer shoves the letter at her.

Sawyer: Read it. Out loud.
Kate [reading]: ‘Dear Mr. Sawyer. You don't know who I am, but I know who you are, and I know what you done. You had sex with my mother. And then you stole my dad's money all away. So he got angry and he killed my mother and then he killed himself, too.'
Sawyer: Don't stop now. Getting to the good part.
Kate [continues to read]: ‘All I know is your name. But one of these days I'm going to find you and I'm going to give you this letter so you'll remember what you done to me. You killed my parents, Mr. Sawyer.'
Sawyer: Now, about that kiss. [He leans in but Kate is unresponsive.] I didn't think so.


Sayid approaches Locke who is whittling some bamboo near the caves.

Sayid: Locke. Where were you last night? Around sunset?
Locke: Well, I'm afraid the only witness to my whereabouts is the boar that I was skinning for our dinner. I heard you were trying to send out a distress signal, so it seems that whoever attacked you has a reason for not wanting to get off the island. Maybe someone who is profiting from our current circumstances. And from what I've seen, you and Mr. Sawyer share certain animosity.
Sayid: No, he has an alibi. Just before I was struck he set off a bottle rocket - a signal that we'd worked out - two kilometres away. He couldn't have had that time to go from-
Locke: Unless he worked out a way to time delay the fuse on his rocket.
Sayid: How could he possibly have-?
Locke: Anyone who watches television knows how to improvise a slow fuse. Use a cigarette. [Locke continues to whittle as Sayid ponders this information. He hands over the knife he was using to Sayid.] Just in case there's a next time.


At the caves, Shannon is gasping for air and can't breathe. Sawyer is there getting water.

Boone: Just try to breathe. Breathe! Come on, Shan, work with me.

Shannon continues to gasp and wheeze. Jack approaches Sawyer.

Jack: Give me the inhalers. Now.
Sawyer: Hell, was wondering when you were going to stop asking nice. [Jack punches Sawyer.] Well it's about time, cowboy. Been telling you since day one we're in the wild. Didn't think you had it in you. [Jack punches him again.] That all you got?

Jack and Sawyer stare each other down before Jack walks away as other crash survivors look on, shocked.


Flashback to Sawyer sitting with Jess and her husband, David, in a restaurant discussing the investor deal.

Sawyer: I'm not sure this is such a good idea.
Jess: Why not?
Sawyer: Because business between friends is always a little sticky. [to David] I don't know you well, but I know your wife. Working with her at the auto dealership, I'm just not sure I'm comfortable.
David: Louisiana will invest two-thirds of the drilling costs, what is this? A loophole?
Sawyer: Look, David. You're reluctant, I get it. You've got your lumberyard, you don't need this.
Jess: We should do this.
David: Jess, I don't even know this guy.
Jess: Show him the cash.

Sawyer opens the case filled with money to show David.

David: How do I know that it's real?
Sawyer: The money? Hell, how about you hold onto it for a night? Check it out. I want you to feel secure. You know what? Let's not do this. I've got another investor.
Jess: David.
Sawyer [puts money on the table]: That should cover lunch, and I'll see you Monday. [nods to David]David. [starts to walk away from the table]
Jess: David.

Sawyer stops and smiles to himself.


On the beach Charlie and Claire are talking while hanging some clothing out to dry.

Claire: Warm, fluffy towels. Your turn.
Charlie: Um… banoffee pie.
Claire: You already said that.
Charlie: Toffee and cream. Mmm.
Claire: Is food the only thing that you miss?
Charlie: You're pregnant. I mean, do you not crave anything? Pickles, fried ice cream, chocolate?
Claire: Peanut butter. I'm the only Australian who loves peanut butter.
Charlie: I could get you peanut butter.
Claire [incredulously]: Yeah, sure you can.
Charlie: Yes, I can. And when I get you peanut butter, you have to vacate this sandy shore of depression and move to the caves. [Claire laughs.] Deal?
Claire: Deal.


At the caves Shannon is having a very hard time breathing, gasping and wheezing. Jack rushes to help her.

Boone: Help, she's not breathing! The attacks are getting worse.
Jack: Shannon, listen to me. Look at me, look at me. You need to listen now. This isn't just the asthma. It's anxiety. It's in your head.
Shannon: No.
Jack: Yes. You know that your medicine's run out and you're panicking. Shannon, Shannon. Look at me. But we can fight this, together, okay? Nod your head, Shannon. [She nods.] Good. Breathe in-
Boone: She needs her inhale-
Jack: Boone! [to Shannon] Breathe in through the nose, slowly. No, no. In through the nose like this. [Jack demonstrates.] You can do this Shannon, you can do it. In through the nose. [Shannon breathes through her nose, and the gasping subsides some.] You've got your breath. Your colour is coming back. See, I knew you could do this. Do you feel it?
Shannon: Yup.
Jack: It's passing. Okay, again, in through the nose. All right, just keep doing that. Keep breathing like that, it's perfect. Good job. [Jack gets up and talks to Boone.] Keep her relaxed. Do not let her panic.
Hurley: Wow, man. That was awesome. I mean, that was like a… Jedi moment.

Jack leaves the caves, and Sayid follows.

Sayid: Jack! What will happen if she doesn't get the medicine? [Jack doesn't respond.] Then we have to make Sawyer give it to us.
Jack: Yeah, that's what I'm going to do.
Sayid: No, not you. Me. I served five years in the Republican Guard.
Jack: I thought you were a communications officer.
Sayid: Part of my training entailed getting the enemy to communicate. Just give me ten minutes with him. He'll give us the medicine. [Jack thinks about it.] Is that a yes?
Jack: Yes.


Hurley and Charlie are walking through the jungle.

Hurley: Food from the plane's been gone for over a week, dude.
Charlie: What, no secret stash for emergencies? You and Jack have got a bunch of stuff in that cave.
Hurley: Sorry, man. No peanut butter, no peanuts, no nothing.
Charlie: Yeah, but… there's got to be something, I mean, look at you.

Hurley turns around to look at Charlie.

Hurley [annoyed and angry]: Look at what?
Charlie: No, no, listen.
Hurley: Fat guy hoarding the food, is that what you think?
Charlie: No! It's just- we've been here for two weeks, you know, and you've not really-
Hurley: Slimmed down much?
Charlie: All I need is a bag of peanuts.
Hurley: I have no food, all right? And for the record, I'm down a notch in my belt.
Charlie: Oh.
Hurley: I'm a big guy. It's going to be awhile before you're going to want to give me a piggyback ride, okay?
Charlie: Sorry, sorry. That was bad form.
Hurley:Yeah. I'm used to it.
Charlie: So, not even a bag of-?
Hurley: Dude!
Charlie:Okay. All right. Sorry.


Back at the caves, Michael is trying to gut a fish. The guts squirt all over his shirt as Sun approaches.

Michael: Augh! Damn, stupid…
Sun:Michael? The sick girl? [Breathes deep to clarify herself.]
Michael: Oh yeah, asthma.
Sun: Ah, yes. Asthma. I think I can help her.


On the beach, Sawyer is sleeping in his tent. He awakens to see Sayid standing over him.

Sayid: Good morning.

Sayid hits Sawyer, knocks him out. He and Jack then drag Sawyer across the beach where Kate sees them.

Kate: What are you doing? Jack!
Jack: This was Sawyer's choice, not mine.
Kate [upset]: If you do this…


Sawyer comes to after being splashed with water and finds himself tied to a tree with Jack and Sayid standing over him, ready to play Good Cop/Bad Cop.

Sawyer: Well, ain't you the brave one. Jumping a guy while he's napping. Uh, oh. I'm in trouble now, ain't I?
Jack: Sawyer, we gave you the chance to do the right thing. Now all I want is the asthma medicine. Just tell me where the inhalers are, and we'll stop.
Sawyer: Stop what, Chico?

Sayid sharpens some bamboo off to the side.

Jack: Doesn't have to be this way.
Sawyer: Yeah, it does.

Jack steps away and lets Sayid approach with the sharpened bamboo.

Sayid: We do not have bamboo in Iraq, although we do have something similar, reeds. But their effect is the same. When the shoots are inserted underneath the fingernails.
Sawyer: You know what I think, Ali? I think you've never actually tortured anybody in your life.
Sayid Unfortunately for us both, you're wrong. [Sayid moves behind Sawyer where his hands are tied and starts inserting the bamboo underneath Sawyer's fingernails.]
Sawyer: That's it? That's all you've got? Splinters? No wonder we kicked your ass in the Gulf-

Sawyer screams in pain as Sayid continues. Jack looks on from the side until he can't take it any longer.

Jack: Sayid! Sayid!
Sawyer: No, don't stop now. I think my sinuses are clearing.
Jack: What the hell is wrong with you?

Sayid grabs Sawyer's head and holds a knife to his face.

Sayid: Perhaps losing an eye will loosen your tongue.
Sawyer: Okay! Okay.
Sayid: Where is it?
Sawyer: Only person I'll tell… is her.
Jack: Kate?
Sawyer: That's the deal.


Flashback to a pool hall where Sawyer is playing pool with another man, possibly a fellow con man, Kilo. They're discussing the “deal" Sawyer made with Jess regarding David and the money.

Kilo: Tell me, Sawyer, do you want to die? Because when a man walks into my place and tells me he left a hundred and sixty thousand of my hard won dollars in the care of a civilian, I got to ask myself if what I'm hearing isn't a desperate cry for the sweet release of death.
Sawyer: Deal closed today. See, women are easy. Few cosmos, a couple of stunts they haven't seen between the sheets and they think the scam's their idea. Now, the husbands, they need to touch the money, smell it. Believe that if they had the brass to put that suitcase in the trunk of their family Sedan, speed away, they just might have a chance at being an honest to gosh outlaw.
Kilo: Okay, Tex. You got your grifts all pat. What do you need my money for? Where's your seed from the last couple you wrote?
Sawyer: What can I say? I like earning it as much as I like spending it.
Kilo: Be that as it may, I know a thing or two about making people suffer. Now you have my money plus fifty percent by noon tomorrow, or I'll tell you all about it.


Back in the jungle, Sawyer is still tied up. Kate arrives as per his request.

Kate: So I'm here. Where is it?
Sawyer: Happy to tell you. As soon as I get that kiss.
Kate: What? Are you serious?
Sawyer: Baby, I am tied to a tree in the Jungle of Mystery. I just got tortured by a damn spinal surgeon and a genuine Iraqi. ‘Course I'm serious. Just not seeing the big picture here, Freckles. You really going to let that girl suffocate ‘cause you can't bring yourself to give me one little kiss? Hell, it's only first base. Lucky for you I ain't greedy.

Kate considers the situation.

Kate: Okay.
Sawyer: Okay.

Kate kneels down and leans in close to Sawyer. They kiss, then Kate pulls away, waiting.

Sawyer: I don't have it.
Kate: What?
Sawyer: The medicine. I don't have it. Never did.
Kate: The book. They said you found it in their luggage.
Sawyer: Book washed up on shore. Went in the drink with the rest-

Kate cuts him off by hitting him in the face, then leaves.

Kate: He doesn't have it.
Sayid: He's lying, can't you see that? He's been lying from the beginning. He doesn't want us to get off this island. That's why he attacked me. He destroyed the transceiver!
Jack: You don't know that. [Sayid runs in the direction of Sawyer.] Sayid!

Sayid attacks Sawyer while Kate and Jack run after them. Sayid and Sawyer roll on the ground and Sayid stabs Sawyer's arm in the struggle. Jack pulls the knife out and the wound starts bleeding profusely.

Jack: He hit an artery. [to Sawyer] Keep still, dammit. [to Sayid] Sayid, I need my stuff from the caves, my leather backpack. Go! [Sayid hesitates for a moment before running off toward the caves.]
Kate: Can you make it stop?


At the caves, Boone is watching over Shannon as Sayid runs in, looking for the backpack.

Boone: Whose blood is that? Whose blood is that?
Sayid Sawyer.
Boone You went after Sawyer and you didn't even tell me? She's my sister. Boone follows Sayid, seemingly ready to leave with him.]
Shannon: Boone? Don't leave me alone, okay?
Boone: I'm not going anywhere.
Shannon: Okay.


Still at the caves. Michael has brought some sort of plant to Sun.

Michael: Are these the right ones? I think I found the right tree, but I-
Sun: Let me see. Oh yes, good.

Jin sees Sun talking with Michael and approaches them. He says something to Sun in Korean that isn't translated. Sun doesn't respond and walks away with the plants. Jin looks at Michael suspiciously.

Michael: Don't man. I'm telling you, don't.


Back in the jungle, Jack and Kate try to staunch the bleeding from Sawyer's arm.

Sawyer: Let go. I know you want to.
Jack: Shut up and stop moving.
Sawyer: You've been waiting for this, haven't you? You get to be a hero again, ‘cause that's what you do. Fix everything up all nice. Tell him to let go, Freckles. We already made out, what else to I got to live for? Hey Jack, something you should know. If the tables were turned, I'd watch you die.


Flashback to Sawyer in Jess and David's house, cementing the “deal".

Sawyer: All righty. Looks like we're in the oil business.
David: We're cool?
Sawyer: Oh, we're cool.
David: We get the money back?
Sawyer: A week from tomorrow, tripled.
David:You're not going to skip town, are you?
Jess: David, for god's sake. He left all his money with us. We could have skipped town.
Sawyer: Smart woman you've got there, David. Don't let her go.

A child walks into the room, Jess and David's son.

Jess: Hi baby, what are you doing up? Are you feeling better?
Son: Can you read to me?
Jess: In a minute sweetheart. We have company right now.

Camera closes in on Sawyer's face and he stands frozen to the spot as the son looks back at him.

David: You okay?
Sawyer: Deal's off.
David: Excuse me?
Sawyer: Deal's off, forget it.
Jess: What are you doing?
David:Hold on, what is this? A joke?
Sawyer: Calling it off, walking away.
David: You're not walking out of here. Do you know what I had to do for this? All this money in one day? [David grabs at Sawyer.]
Sawyer: Take your hand off me, boy.
Jess: Sawyer!
David: What's going on here?
Jess: This isn't how it was supposed to work. You said that we were-
David: What did he say, Jessica?

Sawyer drops the case full of money on the floor and leaves the house.


Back in his tent on the beach, Sawyer wakes up to find his arm bandaged and Kate sitting on an airplane seat just inside his tent.

Kate:You're lucky to be alive.
Sawyer: Jack?
Kate: Went to the caves to check on Shannon. [She pulls up a seat next to his makeshift bed with the letter he had forced her to read.] I read it again. And then again because I've been trying to figure out why you beat up Boone instead of just telling him you didn't have his sister's medication. Why you pretended to have it anyway. The thing I keep coming around to is that you want to be hated. Then I looked at the envelope. America's Bicentennial, Knoxville Tennessee. You were just a kid - eight, maybe nine years old. This letter wasn't written to you; you wrote this letter. Your name's not Sawyer, is it?
Sawyer: It's his name. He was a confidence man. Romanced my momma to get to the money. Wiped them out clean, left a mess behind. So I wrote that letter, wrote it knowing one day I'd find him. But that ain't the sad part. When I was nineteen, I needed six grand to pay off these guys I was in trouble with. So I found a pretty lady with a dumb husband who had some money. And I got him to give it to me. How's that for a tragedy? Became the man I was hunting. Became Sawyer.

Long silence ensues, as Kate looks at Sawyer.

Sawyer [angrily]: Don't you feel sorry for me. [He rips the letter from her hand.] Get the hell out. Get out!

Kate leaves as Sawyer lies on his makeshift bed, holding the letter.


Back at the caves, Sun is sitting with Shannon, rubbing a mixture on her chest. Shannon isn't wheezing or gasping anymore. Boone is explaining what she did as he and Jack walk up.

Boone:I don't know. It's like some miracle. She just showed up with that mixture, she rubbed it on Shannon's chest, and ten minutes later she was breathing.

Jack smells the mixture, then addresses Sun.
Jack: Eucalyptus. [to himself] Smart, Jack. [to Sun] Thank you, very much.

Sun looks over and sees Jin staring at her.


On the beach, Charlie is packing up Claire's things from her clothesline.

Claire: What are you doing?
Charlie: Packing your stuff. You're moving to the caves.
Claire: You didn't! Peanut butter? No way!
Charlie: Just like you ordered. Oh, there is one thing. It's extra-smooth.
Claire: That's okay. [Charlie reaches into his bag and pulls out an empty jar.] It's empty.
Charlie:What? No, no it's not. It's full. Full to the brim. With stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth, makes you want a glass of milk, extra-smooth… [He mimes digging out a dollop of peanut butter with his finger and sucking it off.] It's the best bloody peanut butter I've ever tasted. Want some?
Claire: [Giggles and goes along with the act.]


Further down the beach, Kate is staring out at the ocean, somewhat sad and pensive. Sayid walks by with a backpack.

Kate: Sayid.
Sayid: I can't stay here.
Kate: What?
Sayid: I'm leaving. I don't know for how long.
Kate: Sayid, you can't… We still don't know what's out there.
Sayid: I have worse things to fear than what's in the jungle. What I did today - what I almost did - I swore to do never again. If I can't keep that promise, I have no right to be here.
Kate: There's nowhere to go.
Sayid: Someone has to walk the shore and map the island. See what else there is. I can't think of a better person to do it than the only one I trust. I hope we meet again.

Kate holds her hand out to shake his, and he kisses the back of it instead before walking off down the shoreline.

A music montage follows.

Charlie and Claire leave for the caves.

A now-healthy Shannon and Boone sit in the caves together.

Sawyer sits on the beach re-reading his letter. He almost sets it on fire with his lighter but stops.

The final image is of Sayid walking down the beach, away from the encampment.

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