As Ilana leads Frank, Miles and Sun through the hallways, Miles asks Sun where her husband is. Sun's all WHAT? I'm totally with Frank, now!" Or possibly just, "What?" Miles explains that Jin just left the Temple, yesterday. Sun grabs his arm. "Jin was here? He's alive?" I'm totally with Frank, now! Meanwhile, Ilana is reading the hieroglyphics along the way, so Frank wants to know whether she has a plan or if she's just going to stare at the wall. She totes has a plan, Frank. Ilana finds the proper stone, pushes it, and opens the doorway into Jacob's secret passageway, even though she doesn't have any instructions written on her arm. As soon as they're out of the hallway, Smokey rushes through it. I wonder where Ben is and start to worry until I remember he's Ben, for heaven's sake.
Denouement: Sayid walks through the Court of the Gentiles in chilling slow-mo. He observes the carnage and flames. Is that a flaming cross I see? An eery, echo-y version (Claire's rendition?) of "Catch a Falling Star" plays as Claire and Kate, also in slow-mo, follow in his wake. Kate stops to snag a rifle from one of the fallen faithful. Sayid and Claire exit the Temple. Sayid walks right up to Faucke and smiles a dirty, vile smile at him. Faucke, who has his new Band of Buggered with him, totally approves. Faucke smiles and nods at Claire, who nods back. He's about to lead everyone off into the night, when Kate exits the Temple, too. Faucke eyes her suspiciously, cocks his head, and turns to go. His
captives followers slog behind him, into the dark. Meanwhile, Kate's face jumps right through my screen and yells, "WTF?!?!?!? I'm following focking Faucke?" Dun. Bad Robot.
Other than noting that I was absolutely blown away by the performances of Naveen Andrews and Terry O'Quinn, I... really have nothing sensible to add, so I'll just toss you some food for thought.
Revelation 12. The whole chapter.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" --Isaiah 14:12 (KJV)
"I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." --Luke 14:18 (KJV)