L.A. Reality: A customs agent opens the jewelry box which contains the watch Jin is to deliver for Mr. Paik, except it doesn't; that's a different watch, right? Did the little button enforcement officer switch watches? Jin can't answer any of the custom official's questions, which isn't really a problem until he starts searching Jin's bag and comes across a metric assload of cash. He tells Jin, who doesn't speak English, that anything over ten thousand dollars must be declared. When Jin can't answer, he holds up Jin's declaration form and speaks slowly as if that's the key to language translation. Jin still can't answer on account of not learning English in the last 15 seconds. In Korean, Sun asks him what he's doing with the cash, but he snarls at her to let him handle everything. Customs hauls Jin in for questioning, which, you know, Jin isn't going to understand. The female officer approaches Sun to escort her to the waiting area. "Ms. Paik [Editor's Note: Not Mrs. Kwon -- Mindy], do you understand any English?" I think she does, but who knows in this reality? Her expression could be one of, "I'm going to keep playing dumb until the Buttoneer is off my trail," or it could be, "No English." The customs officer tells Sun that if she can speak in Jin's defense and if this is all a mistake, she should speak up now. "Do you understand me?" Sun says, "No..." A beat. "...English." Her pants BURST into flames. Okay, I realize she may not speak English in this reality, but that smells like a lie to me.
Episode Report CardCindy McLennan: A | 1537 USERS: B
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