Rape Caves: CJ is rubbing thread up and down her shin when Jacob returns. I wish he'd ask her what she's doing. Some people have proposed that she's threading as a means of hair removal. I don't think so. There's a dark stain on her leg. I think she's dyeing her thread or maybe even spinning fibers into thread. Why am I so broken? Why do I care? When CJ asks Jacob where he's been, he quips that he already knows the answer to that question. After she prods, Jacob confesses that Esau claims to have found a way to leave the island.
CJ makes her way to Camp Nameless. Spying on the Others from the tree line, she sees their well. She makes her way forward and we cut to...
Underground Chamber: Esau is standing with his back to a ladder, stoking the coals in his fire bowl, when he senses he's being watched. He draws his dagger as he spins around to face his stalker. Mommy's home! She holds her hands up as she asks, "May I join you?" Esau sheaths his dagger as he tells her she may and asks how she is. CJ says she's worried. Esau: "Well Mother, you should be. I spent 30 years searching for that place you brought me as a child -- that..." Vagina? Esau ignores my issues. "...Waterfall with that beautiful light. I've walked this island from end to end, not once coming close to finding it." CJ looks surprised at that, but Esau doesn't notice. "Then I began to think: what if the light underneath the island -- what if I could get to it from someplace else? Figuring out how to reach it took a very long time." That's 'cause you're special, Esau. We all are. CJ: "The people with you -- they saw this, too?" Esau says, "Yes. They have some very interesting ideas about what to do with it." CJ is agitated. "Do with it? You don't have any idea wha--" Esau: "I have no idea, because you wouldn't tell me, Mother!"
At that, he grabs his (I AM NOT BEING METAPHORICAL, M'KAY) tool and pokes at a triangular shaped rock, until he works it loose. The warm glow fills the cave. Stop it. I'm over it, okay. The light illuminates a giant wheel, resting against the wall of the chamber. CJ fingers it. "What is that?" Esau: "It's a wheel. We're going to make an opening -- one much bigger than this one. And then, I'm going to attach that wheel to a system we're building -- a system that channels the water and the light. And then I'm gonna turn it. And when I do? I'll finally be able to leave this place." CJ asks how he knows all this and knows that it will work. Esau: "I'm special, Mother." CJ begs him not to go, but Esau insists he must. "I don't belong here." CJ: "Then I suppose this is goodbye." She approaches him with baby steps and finally they embrace. Esau, as moved as CJ is, lays his head on her shoulder. "Goodbye, Mother." She sobs as she caresses the back of his neck, and then, after pulling back to get a good long look at his face, she holds it in her hands. "I am so sorry." Esau's confused -- that is he's confused until she screams and dashes his head against the rock wall. Unconscious, he slides to the chamber floor. A still tearful CJ looms over him. Commercial.