Island Reality; Temple: Lennon, Yoko and the Templars carry Sayid and lead the rest of the Losties through the island temple's rough equivalent of the Court of the Gentiles. When they enter the temple proper, Lennon and Yoko eye the spring-fed pool with alarm, and Lennon notes the water isn't clear. "What happened?" Clearly, that pollution is all that's left of Ben Linus's innocence, my dears. Well, that's my theory, anyhow. Yoko's answer is in Japanese, and a mystery to us. Honestly, the pool looks like it's full of tea that steeped too long, and that's me being considerate of your tummies. Yoko descends the staircase that leads into the pool and stops just above the water line. There, he draws out his knife and drags it across the palm of his hand -- slicing it open. At first, I thought his magical blood was going to cleanse the pool or something -- but when he dips his hand in, nothing happens. And that's the point. Nothing happens to his hand, either -- including no healing. It looks like the spring has suddenly lost its healing abilities. Lennon translates that Yoko wants to know who "did this" to Sayid. Jack says that although he didn't shoot Sayid, it's his fault. No, Jack. It's Roger Linus's fault. Yoko approaches Jack. Lennon translates to Jack that it's a risk to put Sayid into the spring. Jack tells them to do what they have to do. Kate and Jin are incredulous, but Jack is back to being one cool customer, like he was shortly after Ajira 316 dumped his ass back in 1977. I like.
The Templars strip the Dharma coveralls off Sayid. His tank top is pulled down over his gut wound which just seems weird to me. There are stains on his shirt and pants, but shouldn't he be bloodier? No matter. Now they're submerging Sayid. Hurley asks Jack if unconscious people can hold their breath. Jack tells him, "no" and then Sayid starts to struggle. Jack tries to call them off. Kate tries to call them off. Sayid kicks and bucks for his very life. Nobody lets him up. Yoko considers the Days Of Our Lives-ish hourglass that he turned over at the start of this drowning exercise and says nothing. Finally, Jack closes in on Yoko, yelling, "Hey, let him up!" Yoko karate-chops him in the throat; Jack falls to the floor. Like sands through the hour glass, so is the death of Sayid.Hurley tries to call them off. Sayid struggles and struggles...until he can struggle no more. The hour glass completes its course. The Templars remove Sayid from the pool. With his arms still outstretched, Sayid is the Christ-figure. They lay him down on a rug, and his arms lie back at his side. Yoko examines him and is, perhaps, the only one in the room surprised to find he draws no breath. Lennon translates: "Your friend is dead." Jack (who doesn't seem to be crying, yet), Kate, Jin and Hurley look on, heartbroken, but Jack decides to try something -- anything. He kneels down beside Sayid, and wearing an expression that looks like he's about to orgasm (or vomit; note to self: don't sex up Jack), he administers CPR to Sayid, but it does nothing. Finally, Kate talks him down. Jack sinks down into his kneel, and... is he playing with Sayid's nipple? No matter -- that doesn't rouse him, either. Commercial.