The van pulls into a warehouse, in which is parked a delivery truck. The cell leader opens the back of the delivery truck, which is full of small boxes of explosives. He hands Sayid and Assam jackets to make them look like deliverymen, and then hands a gun to Assam in case they run into any problems. He leaves, and Sayid and Assam get into the truck. Assam prays for a second and then starts the truck. Sayid tells him to stop, and then confesses to working with the CIA. He tells Assam that he will give him a chance to flee before he calls in Agent Tina Turner and the Ikettes. Unsurprisingly enough, Assam is upset to learn of Sayid's treachery. He asks about the woman Sayid allegedly lost, and Sayid admits that "lost" is a relative term. When he hears that Sayid helped the CIA in order to get info on Nadia's location, Assam asks him, "You used me to find a woman?" Pause. Pause. Pause. Action! Assam pulls the gun and shoves it against Sayid's neck. Assam shares in some detail all the ways that he feels betrayed by Sayid, while Sayid begs him not to pull the trigger. Pause. Pause. Pause. Action! Assam tells Sayid, "I hope she makes you whole again." And then he puts the gun under his own chin and pulls the trigger.
Running through the jungle (in the non-musical sense). Sayid is trying to catch up with Shannon and/or Locke. Kate and Jack are not far behind, but Jack collapses to the ground and Kate comes back for him (despite the fact that he "heroically" tells her to go on without him). And then Sayid runs into a clearing in which Shannon is pointing a gun at Locke. Shannon says that she's convinced that Locke killed Boone, God's Friggin' Gift to Corpses. Sayid asks her to listen to him, and then tells her that she's not thinking rationally. To paraphrase Veronica Mars, it makes sense to insult the woman holding the gun…how? Sayid tells Shannon that she's never fired a gun before. She points down and to the side of Locke and fires. Heh. Well, if she never fired a gun before, she has now. And that is a remarkable pistol, without the slightest hint of recoil. More talk from Sayid, none of which Shannon is buying. Kate and Jack arrive. Shannon asks Locke what he did to Boone. He tells her that it was an accident, and when Jack says Shannon's name, she points out that Jack said that Locke was a liar. To which I say, a) Jack says lots of things, many of which are not true, and b) being a liar is not necessarily the same as being a killer. Pause. Pause. Pause. Action! Sayid tackles Shannon just as the gun goes off, and Locke falls straight backwards. Neither Jack nor Kate moves at all, other than to look in Locke's general direction. After a few seconds, Locke starts to move. I'm not quite sure why Kate, at least, did not rush to his aid -- it was not at all clear whether he had been shot at this point. Sayid has gotten the gun away from Shannon, and he apologizes to her -- she tells him to just get away from her, and leaves. Locke finally sits up. He's bleeding from the side of his head, where the bullet grazed him. Jack is just staring at Locke with utter hatred, but he doesn't try to fight him again. Strings. Strings. Strings. Commercials.
Charlie is holding Turniphead while Sawyer reads aloud from an automotive magazine. Claire walks up to them, but when she tries to speak, Charlie shushes her and invites her to sit down. Every time Sawyer tries to stop, Charlie looks at him and tells him to keep going. I'm not certain exactly what threat Charlie used to get Sawyer to do this, but I'm also not sure I care enough to be sad that I missed the conversation.