Broody Beach. Kate's staring at the sea, staring at the sand. However, rather than killing the Arab, she just has a conversation with him. Sayid says he's leaving; Kate reminds him about the Iron Giant. "I have worse things to fear than what's in the jungle," Sayid says. "What I did today -- what I almost did --" Do you mean torture? Cuz you didn't "almost" do that. You did it, Sayid. I guess he means actually killing a guy. "I swore to do never again. If I can't keep that promise, I don't deserve to be here." Sayid says someone needs to walk the shore and map the island, and, he says, "I can't think of a better person to do it than the only one I trust." Huh? Wasn't the point of his little soliloquy that he can't trust himself? Kate holds out her hand for a shake and he kisses it dashingly.
Good God, another montage? This time they don't even try to justify it with a shot of Hurley and his headphones. I guess they didn't want to limit their montage options once the batteries die. The montage music, this time, is by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Charlie and Claire leave the beach. Shannon gratefully accepts a bottle of water from Boone, God's Friggin' Gift to Humanity. Sawyer almost burns his letter, but doesn't, because he's a Complicated Guy, Sweet Cheeks. As the Blind Boys sing, "And I shall not walk alone," Sayid treks down the beach away from the rest of the castaways. In the context of this show, that lyric is less reassuring than it is totally creepy.
Next week: A mysterious bag, a mysterious light bulb, and a mysterious syringe. Also, more flashbacks.