The hotel room. Sawyer "explains" the "business" "deal" that requires all that cash, some hoo-hah about oil platforms and whatnot. The upshot is that he says he's meeting an investor from Toronto who's going in (roughly) halfsies with Sawyer on a $300,000 investment. Maria Bello tells Sawyer there's another option. (The actress here does a good job of showing how crafty the character thinks she's being.) She could supply the moolah instead. "Yeah, and where are you gonna get $160,000?" Sawyer asks, knotting his necktie. "My husband," Maria Bello replies.
"I'm gonna kill him," says Jack. He's pacing Midsection Beach with Kate, fuming about Sawyer's selfishness. But he won't actually kill him, of course, because they're "not savages. Not yet." Kate offers to talk to him, wryly noting, "He says we have a connection." "Do you?" Jack asks. "Please," replies Kate.
Sawyer's choppin' broccoleh! Er, logs. Kate approaches and asks him what he wants for the inhalers. He says "a kiss ought to do it." Kate tries to call him on his boshit: "You try too hard, Sawyer. I ask you to help a woman who can't breathe, and you want me to kiss you? Nobody's that disgusting." Sawyer doesn't respond, so Kate tries another tack, telling him she's seen him reading that mystery letter of his. "You can play games all you want, but I know there's a human being in there somewhere." She asks again for Shannon's meds and says she understands Sawyer. Sawyer tells her to shut up and angrily approaches, axe in hand; it probably wasn't too hard for Evangeline Lilly to look a little bit scared here. He holds out the letter and says, "You wanna know what kind of human being I am?" He shoves the letter into her hand. "Read it!" he says. Then, hilariously, adds, "Out loud." Oh, television. How I love/hate thee. Kate Beckinsale deploys her Oxford-trained pipes and reads the letter; it's from a boy whose parents were conned by Sawyer. As a result, the husband killed the wife and then himself, if the kid ever meets Sawyer, he'll give him the letter, et cetera. Sawyer takes back the letter and says, "Now, about that kiss?" He stares at Kate for a long moment, then stalks away, saying, "I didn't think so."