Charlotte's Apartment Building Corridor: Jim approaches in a black leather jacket that -- oh my -- he should wear whenever he's not shirtless. He's carrying a sunflower (pay no attention to past-me's use of daisy) in one hand, and has a six-pack of beer tucked under his other arm. A six pack, James? In cans? Really? Where's the porno -- in your pocket? I can tell you right now, that's not going to fly. Why not try a nice bottle of wine? You drank it with her on your date.
When Charlotte answers the door and takes a gander at the scene before her she says, "You've got to be joking." Jim wants to know if he can come in. Charlotte: "Absolutely not." And then -- THEN -- he has the nerve to ask why. Right. He doesn't apologize or explain. He just asks why. Well, Charlotte is more than willing to tell him. "You don't get to kick me out at 3 o'clock in the morning and then come 'round the next day with puppy dog eyes and a sad sunflower. Look, I don't know if you're just lonely, or guilty, or completely mad, but you know what? I don't care. You blew it."
That's what he said. She closes the door in his face. Jim lays the sunflower down in front of her door, as though it were a grave, and takes his little six-pack back home to share with Half Pint and Pa, 'cause you know he's got the complete Little House box set on DVD.
Hydra Island: Once inside the sub, Zoe leads Sawyer down a narrow corridor. He notices a padlocked room and asks, "Whatcha got in here?" Desmond? Aaron? Hawking? Daniel? Waaaaaaaaalt? Another hydrogen bomb? What? What? What? Zoe tells Sawyer to MYOB and keep moving. She leads him into Widmore's quarters with a, "He's here, sir." Widmore: "Excellent." Once the men are alone, Widmore rises to greet Sawyer and shake his hand. "Hello, Mr. Ford. My name's Charles Widmore." Sawyer, being Sawyer, leaves him hanging and sits down without being invited. Widmore asks (politely) if Sawyer knows who he is. Sawyer says, "Of course I do. You're the fella who sent a freighter to the island loaded with guys to kill us all." Widmore takes his seat. "It's sad, really, how little you actually know." Don't mock us, Darlton!
Sawyer says he knows Widmore murdered the Ajira survivors left on Hydra Island. Widmore says, "We didn't murder those people, but I don't expect you to believe that." Sawyer says, "Good. I don't." Widmore asks Sawyer why he's on Hydra Island. When Sawyer says Locke sent him, Widmore says, "John Locke's dead." Sawyer says he thinks they both know the guy he's talking about isn't really Locke. He leans towards Widmore. "So here's the deal, chief. I'll go back over there and tell him the coast is clear; I didn't find anybody, then I'll bring the old man right to your doorstep -- then you can kill him." Charles' smile at that is adorable. He asks Sawyer what he wants in exchange. Sawyer says, "One: the people I come back with -- the people on my boat -- don't get touched -- not even a hair on their heads. And two: you give us safe passage off the island." Does anyone else think the first request was far too specific and the second was far too general? Shudder. Charles wants to know how he knows he can trust Sawyer. Sawyer smirks. "The same way I know I can trust you." He rises and adds, "So, do we have an agreement?" Widmore considers his guest for a moment, then rises and finally, they shake hands. "I suppose we do."