I love that there's a movie out in which Angelina Jolie is apparently in her underwear the entire time and that my wife wants to see it. I mean, I know Brad Pitt's also in it, so it's not like she doesn't get anything out of it, but I think this what they meant in marriage prep classes by "win-win."
The grim beach parade has reached the caves. Claire's practically catatonic and is being led by Sun. Shannon's not so happy either, and somehow she winds up bunking down right by the gurney her brother died on. Sun comes and sits down next to her, giving Vincent some food, and telling Shannon that Boone died very bravely, because that's probably exactly what she wants to talk about right now. Shannon thanks her. And Sun asks if she thinks all this is happening because they're being punished. "Punished for what?" asks Shannon. "Things we did before, secrets we kept, lies we told," says Sun. Shannon doesn't answer that question, because she knows that can't be right, because if the punishment were on the basis of all the lies they told, then Shannon's punishment would have been a big ol' nuclear bomb dropped on her head while she was suntanning. Instead, she just asks who Sun thinks is punishing them. "Fate," says Sun, after a moment. And from off to the side, Claire finally speaks up. "No one's punishing us. There's no such thing as fate." They should turn Claire into a total nihilist, if you ask me. But that would only happen if she didn't get her baby back, which we know she will.
And she will because Sayid and Charlie are still scrambling after Rousseau, like so much for catching the woman with the head start, Sayid. And their shadows show that it's much closer to noon than it is to sundown, but that's okay. "We're losing the light," lies Sayid. "Try to keep up!" Charlie says okay. And they run from the rocks into the jungle, with the black smoke seemingly just over the next hill. And here we go again with the requirement of every chase that at some point the runner has to stop in a clearing and the camera spins, and that happens to Charlie here, as he loses sight of Sayid but finally hears him yell "over here!"