And she spazzes, and tells him to take his money and go work for his mom. I have to confess that I'm somewhat confused here; she's willing to take money from her arch-enemy Cruella, even goes so far as to enlist the aid of her stepbrother to try to trick Cruella out of money -- but she won't accept the help of the relative who actually cares about her? The stepbrother who she then goes on to con out of thousands of dollars, apparently several times? And we're all supposed to sympathize with Shannon in this, the eleventh hour, and forgive her behaviour because her stepmom hated her and Daddy didn't leave her a trust fund? Thanks for the invitation to the pity party, but I have other plans. As Boone leaves, Shannon makes this really tortured face like she's really sorry for going off on him, or she's feeling ultra-sorry for herself. Given the series up till now, I'm going with the latter.
Back on Craphole Island, Shannon's running in the rain, and she trips and falls. Sayid tries to help her, but Shannon refuses him: "Do not help me up!" she says through gritted teeth. Yeah, Sayid! Are you now saying you don't believe that Shannon can stand up on her own? She'll show you! She glares at him. "Why don't you believe me?" she asks. Sayid says nothing. "I need you to believe in me!" she whines, and apparently that "in" makes all the difference, as Sayid says he does, in fact, believe in her. But she says he doesn't, and that no one does. "They think that I'm some kind of joke. They think I'm worthless." Yeah, you whine an awful lot about that, but it's been a season and a half now, and you've only got a few minutes left to prove everyone wrong. Better get going. "You're just gonna leave me," says Shannon, starting to cry, adding that he'll leave her as soon as they get off this island. "They"? "I will never leave you," says Sayid, who can't even carry a torch for Nadia for two months. "I love you. And I believe you," he says. Anybody else not buying this? Shannon buys it. The hug, in the downpour.