So back on the beach, Sun approaches Jin, working on the raft, who tries to scoot, but she won't let him. She hands him a notebook that she says is for him. He flips through it, looking at the Korean characters and symbols. "Star... board," he says haltingly, and Sun repeats it. She tells him it's a list of simple English words spelled out phonetically to help him. Jin's face starts to crumple. Jack, Shannon, now Jin...shit, if everybody's going to be crying all episode, there's no way I can hold it together. He tells her he's sorry, and...oh great, now there goes Sun. "I am too," she says, and then tells him he doesn't have to go. "No, don't you understand, Sun? I'm in this place because I'm being punished," he says. "I made you suffer...you don't deserve any of this." Tears are streaming down Sun's face. I like to imagine that the other actors on this show (not that they're terrible or anything, because I don't think that) are gathered around off-camera watching this, going, "Holy shit, those guys brought their A-game this week." He strokes her cheek, and she touches his hand. "I have to go because I'm going to save you," he says. Man, I'm lucky I'm already married, because the tastefully named Daniel Dae Kim isn't going to be leaving many women for the rest of us. "Stay with Jack. He'll keep you safe." "Who will keep you safe?" says Sun, and he smiles and hugs her, and she's totally bawling now, and there's an "I love you" and "I'm so sorry" exchanged, and she tells him it's okay, and they start making out right there. And I guarantee you they snuck off into the bushes somewhere, because wouldn't you?
Sweet! An extended musical montage with no dialogue, just people hugging and saying goodbye. That always kills lots of recapping time. There's Charlie collecting a message from Shannon, and there's Mercutio shaking hands with some bearded guy who I think is the guy Demian thinks is hot, and there's Walt hugging Vincent, which made me hug my own dog, especially since she was being walked by a couple of friends a couple of nights ago and she ran away from them, and I spent a good while driving around looking for her, formulating all kinds of nightmare scenarios, since Fort McMurray is surrounded by wilderness, and it turns out that Emma just ran all the way home, several kilometres. She knew her way home. See what I mean about her being the smartest dog ever? She was allowed to sleep in the bed that night. And there's Claire bringing Turniphead along, and Jin shaking the little baby's hand and kissing his forehead. There's Mercutio tentatively hugging Sun after they both attempted an awkward, platonic handshake. There's Jin hugging Charlie. There's Walt hugging Shannon, like, attaboy. There's Charlie handing the messages in a bottle to Sawyer, and both smiling at each other. This is like graduation day or something. There's Sun and Jin making out some more, and you have to imagine that they wish they'd forgiven each other much, much earlier. There's Sawyer, looking around, presumably for Kate, but she's not there.