It's Valentimes Day, and Locke has a crush on Charlotte; he choo-choo-chooses her...to be his hostage. Frank (the chopper pilot) will only agree to fly back to the boat if they can get Charlotte back. Sayid decides that Jack's "kill Locke and ask questions later" policy might not be the best approach to this, and offers to head up a mission to rescue her. He agrees to bring Miles (and his obsessive hatred of Ben) along with him, and doesn't say no when Jack tells Kate to join the group.
Meanwhile, Locke gets to where Jacob's cabin should be, and it's not there. Hurley seems poised to lead a rebellion against his apparent insanity, and Locke seems to threaten him with some actual or potential violence.
Sayid, Kate, and Miles arrive at the Barracks, and it doesn't look like anybody's home. They find Hurley locked in a closet, and he tells them that Locke said something about going to Ben's house before heading out with the group. Sayid, et al., start looking around Ben's house, only to be ambushed and caught by Locke and Rousseau. It turns out Hurley was in on the plan all along. Sawyer and Kate have a heart-to-heart, and he kind of pleads for her to stay on the island with him. Meanwhile, Sayid makes a pitch to Locke to let him take Charlotte back so he can convince Frank to take him to the boat. Sayid knows the Boaties are lying, and he thinks the best way to find out the truth is to get on the boat.
Meanwhile, Daniel calls Regina on the boat and conducts an experiment, which seems to involved her shooting a missile in his general direction. Except that the missile arrives 31 minutes after her radar shows it arriving, and a pair of clocks (one that Daniel had and one on the missile) give an indication that time on the island is moving at a different rate than it does in other places.
Sayid arrives back at the chopper with Charlotte in tow. He convinced Locke to let her go by giving Miles to Locke. Frank thinks that's a fair trade, and he agrees to fly back to the boat, taking Sayid and Desmond (and Naomi's corpse) with him. Oh, and Sayid tells Jack that Kate agreed to stay with Locke's group.
Last but not least, the flash-forwards are back. This time we learn that Sayid is one of the Oceanic Six. And he's an assassin. Who spends a long time getting close to a woman so he can apparently assassinate her boss. He ends up killing her after she takes a shot at him (because she's also some kind of spy). And then we learn that he's killing people for Ben. Who's in Berlin. Is your mind blown?
Previously, three Boaties (squirrelly physicist Dan, intense ghost whisperer Miles, and Nolte-esque pilot Frank) were found by Jack's group, while the remaining Boatie (Indiana Jones-y anthropologist Charlotte) was captured by Locke.
Sayid kneels near the helicopter and...prays? Or meditates? Anyway, he looks very serene and beautiful. He opens his eyes, and we see that he's looking at Naomi's corpse. Jack and Juliet walk by -- Jack is grilling her about whether Ben ever mentioned knowing anyone off the island, or gave a clue as to why a shadowy cabal would be hunting for him. Miles follows behind them and demands to know where Ben is. The entire conversation between Jack and Miles is merely filler, as we see Sayid stand up and slowly walk over to Naomi's body. He kneels over Naomi's body, tenderly closes her eyes, and covers her face with the blanket. And then engages in a little grave-robbing, as he removes a bracelet from her wrist. The inside of the bracelet is engraved with a message: "N. I'll always be with you. R.G." The forums go crazy with speculation over the identity of R.G. My theory? Rachel Griffiths.
The conversation between Jack and Miles becomes relevant again, as Miles points out that he and Jack both have a problem with Locke -- although it doesn't seem as if Jack told Miles that Locke has Ben, as Kate's follow-up comment is about the difficulty of removing Charlotte from Locke's increasingly crazy embrace. Kate notes that Locke is armed, but Miles thinks that's not a problem since they're armed as well. Sayid tells him to shut up and asks Frank if the chopper will fly. Frank says that it will; Sayid wants Frank to fly him to the freighter. Frank says that he can only take three people. Miles reminds Frank that Charlotte is being held prisoner, but Sayid interrupts him and offers to get her back. He asks Frank to agree that if Sayid recovers Charlotte, Frank will take him to the boat. Frank thinks that sounds like a swell idea.
Flash...something. It's Sayid, playing golf. On a beautiful beach. But this beach is presumably not on Craphole Island, since he's on a real golf course. (Unless maybe there's a Tiger Woods Station somewhere on the island). He's looking pretty nice, notwithstanding the fact that he's wearing the really boring golf clothes that rich dudes wear. His hair is also straightened out and pulled back. As he walks over to his ball, a golf cart pulls up. The sole occupant is another dude, who starts speaking to Sayid in a vaguely Spanish or Italian accent. He offers Sayid a "ride" to the next "hole." Bam-chicka-bam-bam. Notwithstanding the spin my filthy mind puts on the scene, the invitation comes off as slightly threatening. Sayid points out that they're paying a big premium for privacy on this course, which is a polite way of telling the guy to bug off. The guy can't take a hint -- he gets out of the cart and starts pestering Sayid, making a wager with him over which club he should use. They agree to see who can get closer to the "pin" with his "club." Okay, I'll stop doing that now. The guy asks Sayid what he does for a living, and Sayid tells him that he does nothing. He can afford to be a bum because he "was the recipient of a large settlement." The guy asks him what kind of settlement, and Sayid tells him it was from a plane crash -- Oceanic 815, to be precise. Euro-dude gets kind of nervous when he hears that Sayid is one of the Oceanic Six, and Sayid tells him to go ahead and take his shot. He does, and lands his ball a little closer to the pin than Sayid did. But the guy doesn't seem to care -- he nervously starts to walk back to his cart without collecting his winnings. Sayid insists upon paying the guy, and then makes the mistake of calling him by his name (which the guy never told him). The mistake doesn't really matter, as Sayid pulls a gun out of his golf bag and blows the guy away. Eat lead, Eurotrash! Sayid picks up his bag and walks away. The sprinklers all go off, in a vain attempt to quench Sayid's smoking hotness. Credits.