We arrive at the raft, which is looking less seaworthy and more like it should be used for toasting S'mores. Jack's there, flinging sand on the ship, as is Sawyer, since he paid good cable for his passage. Charlie's scooping sand too. Hurley staggers back from the heat. Both Sun and Kate gawk in horror at the flames. We see Michael sprinting up, shouting, "No, no, no, no, no!" It's to Harold Perrineau's credit that he manages to make each "no" sound completely different, and each one sounds completely despairing. Walt stands immobile, and looks appalled. Michael turns to Sun, and the look on her face makes her draw back. "Where is he? Where the hell is he?" he shouts.
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When we get back from commercials, Michael is continuing to inquire as to Jin's whereabouts at the top of his lungs. Jack stops flinging sand long enough to shout, "She doesn't understand you, man!" Mysteriously, Michael does not scream back, "Oh, yes, she does!" Even when he's losing his temper, he's a model of discretion. Kate and her index finger try to tell Michael to back off, but he's not having any of it. He's already decided, "Her husband did this, and she knows it! Are you trying to protect him now? Is that it?" Kate begins to vouch for Sun. Walt, meanwhile, is a little terrified of his dad, and runs over to the Ship Of Fools to begin his own sand-flinging efforts. Michael demonstrates an iota of maturity by pulling his son back and explaining to him, "No, no, it's done." Sun takes this opportunity to make a break for it, but freakin' Kate has to wreck her exit by shouting, "Sun, wait!" This refocuses Michael on his promises to break Jin's neck for his presumed sabotage. Jack stops his pursuit by pointing out, "We don't know that Jin did this." "Are you serious?" Sawyer screams. I love his delivery -- he does the best pissed-off incredulity of anyone on this show. But boy, isn't he going to feel stupid when it turns out that the boar piglet and the polar bear teamed up to burn down the raft? "Dear Mr. Sawyer, I hope you're happy here. We have plans for you "