Sayid wants to know about the balloon, and Henry rattles off the specs like he's a salesman at a hot-air balloon dealership. Well, one that's suffering from torture trauma, anyway. The balloon has a big yellow smiley-face on top. Sayid wants to know why he'd travel in that way. "Because I was rich. Because it was my dream. And Jennifer thought it would be neat." Sayid cocks his head. "You 'were' rich," he says, noting the past tense. Henry takes a moment to answer. I like how wide open to interpretation it is. "I guess I'm thinking of things in the past tense now. How's that for optimism?" Sayid asks how he became so rich. Sold his company. What kind of company? Mining. What did he mine? "We mined non-metallic minerals," says Henry, joking that everyone wanted to talk to him at cocktail parties.
Sayid gets up, crosses the floor over to Henry, asks him for his hands. He has to ask again, a little more forcefully, because Henry is understandably reluctant to comply. Oh, there are Jack's good pliers! "Where is she buried?" asks Sayid. Henry's a little too freaked out to answer -- or maybe he just hadn't thought through this part of the story. After some prodding, he says she's buried in the jungle. "By the balloon, in the jungle." Sayid wants to know how deep he dug the grave. Henry stumbles with an answer. "How deep? How many shovelfuls of earth? Did you use your hands? How long did it take you?" says Sayid. Comparing techniques? He's shouting by this point, and Henry cries that he can't remember. "You would remember! You would remember how deep. You would remember every shovelful, every moment. You would remember what it felt like to place her body inside!" yells Sayid. To be fair, Sayid, you didn't ask him how it felt to put her body inside, but Sayid's not done making a perfectly good torture scene all about him: "You would remember if you buried the woman you loved. You would remember -- if it were true!" Needless to say, Naveen Andrews sells every moment of it. Even Henry's transfixed. "Did you -- did you lose someone? Did you lose someone here on the island? Did you lose someone, too?" Like he wants to start a CLUB or something.
Sayid says that the woman responsible for her (he doesn't say Shannon's name) death thought she was someone else. "Someone coming to hurt her. Someone like you!" Henry's like, "Oh shit." He tries telling Sayid that hurting him isn't going to bring her back. But Sayid seems to have an alternative theory: that it will. And he starts pounding on Henry, standing up over him, demanding Henry tell him who he really is, and it turns out that Henry's real name is "Help Me."