L.A. Reality; Omer's Living Room; 2:30 AM: Omer surprises a sleeping Sayid, and lives to tell the tale, but just barely. Once Sayid silences the beast within himself, the brothers catch up on what's really going on in Omer's life. King of the Bad Ideas, Omer not only married Sayid's woman, and had the poor judgment necessary to sneak up on a sleeping Sayid in the middle of the night, he also borrowed the start-up cash for his second dry cleaning shop from an...unscrupulous lender. And although he claims to have paid back the principal in full, he can't keep up with the interest (i.e. protection payments for as long as he's in business). Sayid offers him some money, but Omer wants Sayid to... convince his... banker to back off. But just like a sibling, and to his own detriment, he can't help but rub it in. "Sayid, don't forget who you're talking to. I know what you did in the war. You were an interrogator for the Republican Guard. I know what kind of man you are." Sayid refuses to hurt someone just because Omer was a stupid tool, so Omer whines about his life savings, the risk of losing his home, and perhaps subtly plants the seed that Nadia and the family might be at risk, too. "Look, I know you care about Nadia. If you care about us -- about her -- you will do this, Sayid." Sayid maintains his resolve. "I'm sorry. I'm not that man, anymore." Yeah, choke your own chicken, Omer.
Island Reality; Temple: On his way out of Dodge, Sayid updates Miles on his chat with Dogen, and laughs bitterly at the fact that the people who saved his life are the ones who have now branded (literally) him evil and are banishing him from the Temple. Miles gives up some answers as a parting gift, explaining that although the Templars tried to save Sayid, they failed. Sayid was stone cold dead for two hours and when he sat up, the Templars were just as surprised as everyone else. "So, whatever brought you back -- it wasn't them."