Patch comes in with a tray of iced tea for his "guests." He claims to grow the tea himself, and apologizes for the bitterness. Sayid says that any tea is good tea, and Kate rhetorically asks if Patch knows how long it's been since they've seen ice. Patch explains that everything was brought over by the Initiative -- and "everything" apparently includes the horse, cat, and many wires. The station was the communication hub; it connects to all the other buildings, and yes, it does have big wires that run into the ocean, in case anyone is still mulling that question over from past seasons. See? The writers do have a plan! They know a loose end when they write it! They are helping us unravel a cable-knit sweater that someone just keeps knitting and knitting and knitting. So: the giant wire that runs underwater is for a sonar beacon to a submarine? That the Initiative used to bring Patch and the horse over? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. A horse, a cow, and a one-eyed man walk into a submarine... what is this, a Metallica video? The Hostiles have undoubtedly commandeered the submarine by now, which Sayid opines is how they knew where to find his sail boat. It's too bad they got the boat, but at least they killed one. Patch raises his eyebrow while Kate and Sayid stick with the stink-eye. Patch slowly puts his tea down and asks why they're continuing with the charade when it is, like, so over. Patch picks up the iced tea pitcher and smashes it into Sayid's face. Whoa. Emily Post would so not approve! Sayid whales on him for a bit and then Patch backhands Kate to the ground. Kate is down while Sayid and Patch throw each other into the walls. Sayid (despite being one-armed) manages to body-slam Patch to the ground. Which answers the eternal question: if a one-armed man and a one-eyed guy were in a death match, who would win? Kate has managed to get to her feet; she grabs the gun, and points it at Patch's head. And Locke? Yeah, he's still playing chess. He finally runs in as Sayid looks for a rope to tie up Patch. Kate slaps him on the back of his big bald head. Dope!
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