Jim tries to make a deal. He'll go out with Miles' friend, if Miles will leave him alone. Miles says, "Throw in one of those Laker tickets? Hell yes, I will." Rather than saying, "Deal," and then later claiming he couldn't get the tickets, Jim starts muttering an ill thought-out excuse about how he's already pulling strings with this guy. "I don't know if I can get another seat." Miles looks at him like -- how exactly did you make detective. He's nicer in this reality though, so instead of saying that, he just reminds his partner that he can always tell him the truth. "Are you lying to me, man?" Jim, looking guilty as sin, says, "Why the hell would I lie?" Oh, probably because you're still planning on killing "Tom Sawyer," even though you're a cop instead of a criminal, now.
Island Reality; Jungle: Faucke leads his band of buggered through the woods, and instructs them to fill up on water, because they'll be camping for a couple of days, in a clearing about a quarter of a mile off. Sawyer marches up from behind. "A couple of days? I thought you said we were getting off this rock." When Faucke says, "We are," Sawyer wants to know when. Once they're alone, Faucke scolds Sawyer for interrupting him. Sawyer snarks, "I'm sorry, I forgot my manners." Faucke sighs and then, straight-faced, forgives him.
Sawyer wants to know what happened back at the Temple. "How'd you know to rescue everybody from that smoke thing?" Faucke says, "I didn't rescue them.... I'm the smoke thing." Sawyer glares at him and asks if he killed all those people. Faucke explains that he gave them a chance to leave peacefully and they refused. He claims that the Templars think they're protecting the island from him, but since all he wants to do is leave, it's either kill or be killed. "And I don't want to be killed." I don't blame you for that, Faucke, but at this point, I don't think the Templars are protecting the island from you. I think they, and the island, are protecting the world from you. Regardless, I'm just marveling at Terry O'Quinn. He somehow managed to stuff that line full of both malice and vulnerability. He's just incredible, isn't he?
Faucke leads Sawyer off to the beach where once, long ago and far away, Sawyer, Kate, and Karl left abandoned the outrigger after they returned from Hydra Island. And that's where Faucke is sending Sawyer now. He wants him to find the Ajira plane and the other passengers and do some recon, because he believes some of them want to do them harm. He's not worried about anyone doing Sawyer any harm because, "You are the best liar I have ever met. You tell 'em whatever you need to tell 'em to gain their trust, find out everything you can about them, and then get back here." Sawyer wants to know why he's doing this. Faucke says, "Why do you think, James? We get on that plane, get off this island, and we never look back." Is he going to magic it back to proper working order?