It's night again. Everyone's sleeping again. And you know that when they show everybody sleeping, that something is going to happen to wake them up. With deadly results!
Sure enough, there are some barefoot burlap-wearers standing by the fire. And then, more chaos, of the kidnapping variety. The Tailaways are being dragged and carried and the commotion wakes everyone up. Libby yells that they took the kids, and Ana-Lucia is running around and gets tackled by an Other, so she resorts to Eko-Fu and grabs a convenient nearby rock and smacks the Other in the coconut. Libby tells Cindy that Nancy's gone -- maybe this is another child? Ana-Lucia wants to know which way the Others went, but no one really knows. So she grabs the body -- actually, corpse -- of the woman she beaned and starts yelling at her. "Who are you! Talk to me!" and Goodwin has to point out that she's dead. Ana-Lucia starts searching the body, and finds a knife and piece of paper that she unfolds while everyone watches. "It's a list," she says. A list of what, asks Libby. "Nine. Of us," says Ana. Shopping list, then.
Eko's turned up nothing looking for the Others' trail, and Ana-Lucia can't believe it. "They drag nine people into the jungle -- the kids -- and there's no sign of them?" Eko doesn't say anything, which makes Ana-Lucia really lose it: "Now's not a good time to talk? What needs to happen to make you say something?" Nathan tells her to calm down, but she's got his "calm down" right here, pal, and starts waving around the list of names of the nine people taken, what they were wearing and what they looked like. "They could have gotten our names from the people they already took," suggests Nathan, but Ana points out that nobody knew anybody's names the first night. "Maybe they're watching us," says Nathan. Think so? Thanks, genius.
Ana-Lucia points out that he was gone for two hours yesterday, and Nathan says that he was going to the bathroom. Was it really two hours he was gone? Because if it was, shouldn't there be a little more to it than that? I mean, I'm as likely as anyone to bring a Sports Illustrated in there with me, but...two hours? You read the letters, check out that gossip section where it tells you what Anna Kournikova is doing these days, skip the weekly book excerpt/inspirational feature on athlete overcoming adversity, and then you're cruising through "The Week In..." and skim Life of Reilly and you're good. Two hours? Oh, I know! He's supposed to appear suspicious! Goodwin interrupts the impromptu interrogation by pointing out that everyone's scared, but there's no need to get paranoid, as they don't know anything. Hey, don't sweat it; twelve people have been kidnapped, but LET'S NOT GET PARANOID. Bernard thinks it's crazy they would try to infiltrate the group, which is true, but -- given that we've seen the results, are the motives that important right now? Libby says they have to leave the beach, since the Others know they are there. Ana-Lucia looks at Goodwin. "You said we needed to keep the signal fire burning." He quietly says he thinks it's time they let it go out. She ponders this, while at the same time managing to glare at Nathan all I'm not done with you yet.