Michael tries to intervene, and Ana-Lucia fires a warning shot and manages not to kill anybody (THAT WE CAN SEE). For those of you confused about Sawyer's gun supposedly having only one bullet (that is now currently lodged in Shannon), she now has Sayid's gun. Everyone's a little frightened that Ana-Lucia is, even for her, losing her shit. She orders Eko to tie up Sayid, and he refuses. "He tried to kill you!" she says. He tried to kill you, Ana-Lucia, and Eko stopped him. Libby and Bernard watch in horror. Ana now tries pointing the gun at Libby and telling her to tie up Sayid, using the vines from the stretcher. Michael tries to protest that they won't be able to carry Sawyer, but Ana-Lucia tells him to shut up. But even Libby ain't havin' it: "Ana, Sawyer needs a doctor or he'll die." "I know what I'm doing," says Ana-Lucia. Isn't that what Sledge Hammer used to say?
Flashback to Ana-Lucia in her uniform striding through her precinct, to her captain's office. Her captain is a strong-willed Hispanic woman. Just like Ana-Lucia! I'm sure that's just a coincidence, though. They smile at each other, and Captain Foxy hands over Ana-Lucia's assignment. She's chagrined to find out she's desk-bound, and says she wants to go on patrol. "I don't care what you want," says Captain Foxy. "Just put me in a car!" snaps Ana-Lucia. Not so good at taking orders, is she? "You were in an officer-involved shooting. No." Ana-Lucia switches to Spanish for this: "You're doing this because you're my captain? Or because you're my mother?" What a shock. Actually, I guess the shock is that in a city the size of Los Angeles, there ought to be plenty of precincts, enough so that Officer Cortez could work in one where her mother wouldn't have to make decisions that could put her in harm's way (or put someone else in harm's way instead of her daughter). Captain Foxy Mama takes a moment and says it's both. "I need to be back on the street. Please," says Ana-Lucia, but Captain Foxy Mama says if she does that, everyone will know that she pulled some strings: "You don't want me to treat you like my daughter? Don't ask for favours," she says. So Ana-Lucia asks for a transfer. Captain Foxy Mama says she won't transfer her, but she will put her back in a car, and signs the order. Wow, she came around quick. Like, instantly. For no reason that we're given. If I had to guess, it's because she'd rather that than have Ana-Lucia go somewhere where Captain Foxy Mama couldn't look out for her (but that's all the more reason why Ana-Lucia wouldn't be under her mother's command in the first place). Not to mention that the show needs to parallel Jack with Ana-Lucia, so she needs to live up to the expectations of her parent in the workplace, just like Jack does.