Back from commercial, Sayid's finished searching around the tent and says there's no one there. Shannon insists she saw Walt, but Sayid gently tells her that it was a dream. She insists, but he's still skeptical. And oh good! Here comes Charlie! He asks what's going on, and Sayid says it was just a dream, so the princess herself stomps off, Sayid following. Claire comes along, carrying Turniphead, and Charlie tells her Shannon had a nightmare (even though no one but him believed Claire when she said someone attacked her), and then he acts like a complete dick about her waking Aaron up in the middle of the night like this, especially since Claire's reaction to screaming was to take her baby towards the screams. "I thought she needed help," says Claire. Well, what was Aaron supposed to do? Not that Claire needs to defend her mothering to Charlie, who starts going on about how he's going to need feeding now (are you the one feeding the child, Chucky?) and how he's going to be fussy all day. "Fussy" is preferable to "sanctimonious," if you ask me. But Claire actually apologizes to Charlie instead of kicking him in his tiny balls, and Charlie graciously says "no harm done" and then TAKES CLAIRE'S BABY FROM HER and starts soothing him.
Shannon is already packing her things at the Iraqi love shack, and I hope they haven't merged their CD collections yet, because if they have, this could take a while. In a surprise move, Shannon has decided to stomp off in a snit. Sayid wants to talk about it. "Do you believe me?" she says? And Sayid doesn't answer. Meaning, "Of course not, you silly bint." So Shannon stomps off, saying she knows what she saw.
And now we get dragged into some flashbacks that are going to attempt to show us why a nice, non-shallow ambitious person Shannon used to be and that it's not her fault at all that she turned into the self-centred manipulative prima donna that crashed on Craphole Island.
We're in a ballet studio, with several little girls doing pirouettes and that one leg thing that ballerinas do, and that other thing that ballerinas do, and there's Shannon in a pink tutu, helping "Sophie" with her form. Sophie wants to know if her "papa" saw her, and she and Shannon glance over to the other side of the room, where Papa is paying no attention whatsoever, choosing instead to flirt with one of the other instructors. So Shannon lies and says she thinks Sophie's papa did see her.