Jacob makes his way down a steep embankment until he reaches a creek -- perhaps the same one where his two mommies met, 43 years or so ago. He washes his face and hands, but cannot rid himself of the guilt -- especially not once he looks up to find his brother's body lying across the way. Jacob rushes to him, but Esau doesn't live there, anymore. Jacob untwists his brother's arm from a branch -- and crying, hugs the lifeless form.
Rape Caves: Jacob carries Esau's remains back home and lays him down in the back of the cave, on a natural rock shelf, then walks back to where his mother's corpse lies. He picks up the black and white Senet stones and places them in a pouch. This all leads to a flashback-forward-back. Remember, how in season 1, episode 6, "House of the Rising Sun" -- Charlie steps on the beehive? Locke tells him to stay still; Charlie fails; the bees go bonkers -- and this all happens in order to give Jack and Kate an excuse to rip off their shirts, after which they find the skeletons and Locke dubs them, "Our very own Adam and Eve." (Oh man, is that Jack and Kate's fate?) Yeah, well, the writers think we're stupid, so they show us the whole thing again, intercut with scenes of Jacob laying his dead mother next to his sorta-dead brother, closing their eyes, joining their hands, kissing the pouch of stones and tucking it in Esau's free hand. But Jack still had his chest hair back then, and Kate was still getting beauty make-up, so it's kind of nice to see. It's also kind of nice to see the characters we actually care about. But then it's bad, because it reinforces the fact that we just spent a fricking hour on relative newbies and now there are only 3.5 hours of the entire series left. Ever. ARRRRRRRRRRGH! Jacob's all choked up. "Goodbye, brother." Tears stream down his cheek. "Goodbye." Dun. Title Card. Bad Robot!