We're back on the raft. Jin's working on the rudder, while Mercutio picks up Jin's notebook (Jin's watch is on top) and bring it over to him. "Your wife made this for you?" pointing at the notebook, and Jin grasps what he's saying and nods and says, "Sun." And Mercutio is talking about how amazing it is that she sounded this stuff out phonetically, and supposedly there's a secret scene on Good Morning America because they couldn't even cut scenes like this one where we get something explained that we already knew from watching LAST WEEK'S EPISODE. Jim demonstrates the English words he knows already: "starboard," "aft," "sail," and "eat," and they have a good laugh over this last one, and Mercutio says, "Hope you know how lucky you are, man," and I know they're best buds now but maybe Mercutio should be careful about his comments on Sun's perfection. Anyway, yay, the rudder's fixed, so maybe the pointless scene is over. Oh, no, wait, it's not. Mercutio hands Jin his watch, and then starts working on other stuff, and Jin stares at the watch for a long moment, and then brings it over to Mercutio. "You," he says, handing it to Mercutio. He puts it in Mercutio's hand, and closes his hands over it and says "you" again. And Mercutio looks like he's going to cry and he finally says "thank you" and Jin beams at him. Thanks for the watch, now that we're adrift on a raft and probably going to die.
Yaaaaawn. We're back in the caves again. Claire's sitting by herself all mopey. Sun comes over with some tea, and Claire declines at first but then takes it, thanking her. "Aaron is a beautiful name," says Sun, and she asks what it means. Claire -- eventually -- says she doesn't know what Aaron means. Sun tells her that Charlie will bring her baby back, and Claire tells her not to say it, and Sun INSISTS on pinning Claire's hopes on the island's vigilante junkie, simply because Charlie said he'd bring back Aaron. Wow. Talk about your pointless scenes. Since we're past the hour mark, I think this is an exposition scene for when the show is split in two for reruns.
Sayid and Charlie, run run run. At the base of a tree, Charlie sees a motionless lump wrapped in a blanket. Naturally, he thinks it's the baby, and he grabs it despite Sayid yelling a warning, and it turns out to be a block of wood. Charlie's pulled a tripwire, and a netting full of rocks opens up from the top of the tree. The shot does its best to make it look like Charlie got conked, but you can still tell he was about fifteen feet away. Still, let's pretend Charlie get hit. Sayid tends to Charlie's very bloody face. He puts a rag on Charlie's face and tells Charlie to keep up the pressure, while Charlie screams about what an animal this woman is, and Sayid says, "She's been here sixteen years. She's learned how to set traps quickly." Oh, god. Yeah, and she apparently learned MAGICAL POWERS, too, to set up a trap that required that kind of physical exertion and precision. Give me a break. Sayid tells Charlie that he's bleeding too much and has to get back to camp. Charlie says that's bollocks, and asks Sayid what soldiers do when they get wounded. "I'm not going back without that baby, Sayid," says Charlie. Sayid looks at him hard for a long while. Then, from his backpack, he takes out a bullet and twists the point off with pliers. "Remove the towel and tilt your head back," he says calmly. Charlie just looks at him, having figured out what's going to happen, so Sayid repeats the instructions. "This is because I hit you, isn't it," says Charlie, as he does what he's told. Sayid tips the bullet over Charlie's wound, covering it in gunpowder. Charlie winces and grunts, but he might want to save his expressions of pain a moment. Sayid pulls a box of matches out his pack. "This is not going to be pleasant," he says. No kidding. It's going to be almost as painful to watch. Charlie steels himself, and Sayid counts to three, and lights the match, and all I can say is that if Charlie's anguished screams are anything to go by, I'm quite grateful that we cut to a long shot. Commercials.