With everyone safely aboard, the helicopter takes off. The sight of it flying away from the mountainous island over the deep blue ocean is stunning.
The camera pans past a bunch of dogs in cages. Sayid, still nursing the gunshot wound that Elsa inflicted, staggers past them. A voice that sounds suspiciously familiar tells him to take his shirt off. He's in a veterinarian's treatment/procedure room. Sayid removes his shirt and sits down. We see the rubber-gloved hands of another person as he moves around the room and adjusts the lights. The voice asks Sayid if "she" is dead. She is, as we know. The voice asks why Elsa didn't kill Sayid; Sayid thinks it was because she was trying to get information from him. Namely, the name that belongs with the voice. The hands that belong to the voice are treating the gunshot wound as they speak. The camera shows us the voice's face -- it's Ben! Which is not so shocking, because his voice is kind of distinctive. Some EEFPs are convinced that Ben's eyes in this scene are brown, whereas they're normally blue. I'm not so convinced it's not just a trick of the lighting in the scene. Ben asks if Sayid is crying because the wound hurts or because he was falling for Elsa. Ben doesn't think "these people" deserve any sympathy. I'm not sure Ben thinks anybody deserves any sympathy. Ben: "Need I remind you what they did the last time you thought with your heart instead of your gun?" Sayid clearly hates Ben, but Ben points out that he has to do what Ben wants in order to protect his friends. Ben has another name for him. Sayid thinks it's stupid to go on, because the people on the list clearly know he's coming for them. Ben: "Good."