As the flame consumes the wick, Hurley insists that he and Jack must leave, but Jack's not budging. At first, Hurley says he won't go without Jack, he eventually decides to leave, and says he'll be about a mile away. Richard tells him to go with him, but Jack won't. He doesn't think he'll die. He doesn't think either of them will die. He tells him about his visit to Jacob's lighthouse, which revealed he'd been watching Jack ever since he was a kid. Richard asks why. Jack doesn't know, but he's pretty sure if Jacob went through all that trouble, he's not going to let Jack die while sitting with Richard. Richard asks, "What if you're wrong?" Jack says he's not, and puts on an orgasm face, akin to Frodo's when he slips on the One Ring. The wick sizzles, sizzles some more, and...burns out. Jack laughs at Richard. "Want to try another stick?" Richard ignores this, and cops to the fact that Jack's faith has borne out. "You seem to have all the answers, so now what?" Jack says, "We go back to where we started." It's then that my 9 year old walks through the room and says someone says that in every episode. I ignore him, because I've watched this episode several times, but Mr. 9 insists he's seen other people say the same thing. La la la.
Boone Bluff: Ilana is a little ways down the beach, keeping an eye on Ben and doesn't hear the telltale ticka ticka rattle clank as it approaches. Ben hears it though, and he pauses and waits, until FAUCKE appears. He says he's just visiting, but Linus isn't impressed, on account of the fact that he's digging his own grave. Ben points out Ilana (eating a mango) and explains that she's Jacob's bodyguard. "So now you've got what you wanted, because she's going to kill me."
Faucke says, "I don't want you to die, Ben. In fact, I went back to the statue to get you, but you'd already gone." I think that's a bald-faced lie. He wants Ben to die; he just wants him to die after everyone else, except, possibly, Sayid. Faucke says he's gathering a group to leave this place for good. "But, once we're gone, someone's going to need to be in charge of the island." Si habla Benjaminese, presione el numero uno. Faucke can't think of a better man for the job, and so as soon as Ben starts complaining about his inconvenient circumstances, Faucke unlocks Ben's shackles...with his MIND!!! Even Ben finds this fairly freaksome, enough such that he's speechless. Faucke tells him to come to the other island, to the Hydra station. You've got the teeth of the hydra upon you. You're dirty sweet and you're my girl. "That's where we'll be." Ben insists Ilana will come after him, so Faucke tells him that just 200 yards inland from where he now digs, there's a tree in a clearing. Ben will find a rifle leaning up against it. "If you go now, you'll get there first, and you'll have the drop on her." Ben tries not to stare. Faucke adds, "But don't hesitate. She won't.... See you soon, Ben."