Appearing touched by the story, Sayid sits down next to Yoko Dogen. "Who was this man?" Yoko says, "His name was Jacob." Yeah, Sayid. Try to keep up. Sayid then adds that Jacob drives a hard bargain. Yoko stares at the baseball in his hand and then at Sayid. "I take it the man outside offered you a similar bargain." You bet your sweet bippy he did. Yoko then observes, "It is sundown, will you choose to stay, or go?" Sayid says he'd like to stay. Yoko is surprised by this, but he's even more surprised when Sayid tosses him in the Murky Mikvah and drowns him. Death frees the baseball from our sorry samurai's clutch. As Sayid ascends the mikvah steps, Lennon happens upon the scene, and rushes into the pool in a futile attempt to save Yoko. When he realizes Yoko has given up the ghost, Lennon says, "Do you realize what you just did? He was the only thing keeping it out. Idiot! You just let it in." Sayid picks Yoko's dagger up off the floor and cuts Lennon's throat. Lennon falls, lifeless, into the mikvah. Sayid stares down at his day's work. "I know." Alas, Plastic Ono Band. We hardly knew ye.
Outside, the sun has set. In the courtyard, Miles spins around in a blind panic. We see a line of torches shining through the jungle night. Oh Faucke, how Other-ish of you! In the Temple courtyard, two of the faithful remnants, armed with guns, walk slowly forward. A small, white beam flashes across the scene. It could be a trick of light. It could be an oops. Over in the episode thread>, figaro 317 suggests it could be Yoko's soul, leaving the Temple grounds, but I'm partial to AuntTora's suggestion that it's Tink. At any rate, there's the familiar ticka ticka rattle clank. There's a tree pulled up by its roots, or knocked down, or what have you. My point, and I do have one, is: SHOWTIME!
Kate grabs Miles and tells him they have to go, now. Original recipe Smokey pours into the Temple and begins the ritual slaughter of the faithful remnant. Miles and Kate are on the run, but somewhere in the maze that is the Temple, they separate, when Kate goes off to find Claire. Miles hides from Smokey in some room, and holds the door closed with his body. Someone or thing on the other side is struggling to break it. I don't think it's Smokey; he could just seep under the door, right? It's then that the outsider's pushing overpowers Miles and he falls to the floor. The door swings open to reveal ILANA! Yay! And I don't even like her much. Frank, Ben and Sun come running in after her. When Ilana asks where Jarrah is, Miles tells her he was headed to the Murky Mikvah Mezzanine. Ben, who has had better ideas, runs off to get Sayid, thinking he's rescuing him. Hee. Ilana tries to stop him to no avail.