Back in the hatch-hole, Sayid's new job apparently consists of him hitting a door with some scrap metal. Jack strolls up to ask how it's going, and Sayid says it's not. He figures that past the door is concrete, eight to ten feet thick. I'd be really interested to know how he figures that. Jack says, "Hey, check this shit out," to paraphrase, and he leans forward and the key around his neck pulls away towards the wall like it did when Jack first ventured down the hole. "Interesting," says Sayid. His metal battering ram is made of titanium, which apparently has no magnetic attraction. "But we're not getting in up here," he says. "Up here?" asks Jack, so Sayid strolls over to a grate on the floor that he lifts up. "Perhaps we can go under it," he says. Great. A hatch within the hatch. Maybe we'll find out where this one goes in Season 3.
Back at the POW camp, Otherbisi lifts up the lid to Sawyer's rat hole and throws the rope down. "Grab the rope," he says. "I ain't doin' nothin' till I know my friends are okay," snarls Sawyer. "So we're friends now, huh," says a non-shackled or in any way trussed-up Michael, looking down into the hole. Sawyer, surprised, looks up at him, but doesn't say anything. Michael moves to make way for Ana-Lucia, who says, "Do it now, or the rope comes up."
Sawyer must just love being told what to do by a woman, but he grabs the rope and is hauled out of the hole. Jin's up there as well. "Howdy, boys," says Sawyer. "Thanks for the rescue." Michael explains that everything's cool, because they now believe our heroes were on the plane too. "Swell," says Sawyer, glaring at Ana-Lucia, who looks not in the least intimidated. "Guess we can all sue Oceanic together." Ana-Lucia notices something in Sawyer's hand, and asks what it is. Sawyer says "nothing," so Ana-Lucia asks if it's a rock, if he's looking for a little revenge. Sawyer's not admitting to anything, and Ana-Lucia tells him he has three seconds to drop it, and then, in a move that just may make me love her, counts only to two before cracking Sawyer across the jaw, dropping him to the ground (she likes doing that, I think). Then, to add injury to injury to insult to injury to injury, she stomps on his bullet-holed shoulder. Sawyer screams. Otherbisi stops Jin from stepping in. Sawyer, on his back, grunts that she didn't say three. Ana-Lucia tells him to shut up, then says, "When I tell you to do something, you do it. I say move, you move. I say stop, you stop. I say jump, what do you say?" "You first," snarls Sawyer. Yeah, we're all impressed with the way you're getting your ass kicked here, man. "You don't like the rules, I toss your ass back in the pit, right now. You understand?" says Ana-Lucia. As defiantly as he can (which isn't very), Sawyer says he understands, then struggles to his feet after Ana-Lucia gets off him. "It's getting dark," says Ana-Lucia. "We're moving out." Sawyer asks where they're off to, and gets a face full of Ana-Lucia because of it. "What did I just tell you?" she snaps, and Sawyer sarcastically says he forgot. "There's just one thing though," he adds. "You hit me again, I'll kill you." Ana-Lucia studies him, then smirks all "yeah right" -- that, or "I like this guy's spunk," I can't tell. So she stomps off, and Sawyer glares at her back. The others follow, and Sawyer stands there for a moment, drawing looks from Michael and Jin, clearly worried about pissing off Ana-Lucia even more. Geez, I don't think she's that bad. I shared a house with a teenage sister, so this would be a piece of cake. Shit, I'd like to introduce her to Charlie. Sawyer finally follows, bringing up the rear as the group heads into the jungle.