Camp Faucke: Faucke wants to know if Sayid can swim. He can, so Faucke hands him a gun and tells him to wrap it in plastic, to keep it dry. They're taking the outrigger out on a little excursion. It's then that Claire finds her voice. She overheard the conversation about the names on the cave wall and wants to know if hers was there too, because she wants off this accursed island. Faucke says it wasn't there, which is wrong, but I don't think it's an out and out lie, in this case. I think it's just shorthand. Littleton was on the wall, but it was crossed out. Claire frets that Faucke doesn't need her. He assures her that he very much does. He also tells her there's plenty of room for everyone. Yeah, right. I'm thinking there's plenty of room in his crazy, hybrid psyche constructed of all the people who have ever died or arrived pre-deaded on Craphole. Claire points out that when she gets back, Aaron's not going to know her, since he thinks Kate is his mother. She wants to know if Kate's name is on the wall. Faucke says, "No Claire, it isn't, not anymore." We never saw Kate's name -- crossed out or not -- on the cave walls. I don't know if Faucke knows about the lighthouse, but I can't trouble myself with that stuff at this point or I'll go mad(der). Anyhow, Faucke says he needs Kate to help get people on the Ajira plane. And then his true self shines through. "Once she does -- then whatever happens... happens." I need a DUN here, even though there isn't one, so DUN! He's screwing with poor Claire so badly, and he doesn't give a rat's patootie about either her or Kate, except their use as blunt weapons, and possibly bait. Bad Smokey. No fish biscuits for you.
As Sayid and Faucke get ready for their expedition, Sawyer wants to know what's going on. When he finds out he's excluded from a Faucke-filled boat ride, he lashes out, as is his wont. "What do you need a boat for? Can't you just turn into smoke and fly your ass over the water." Faucke: "Do you think if I could do that, I'd still be on this island?" Sawyer snarks, "No, 'cause that would be ridiculous." That's actually a mythology moment hidden in there. Enjoy it, because it's not like this episode is overflowing with them. Anyhow, Sawyer points out that he thought Faucke was trying to avoid Widmore. Faucke looks him in the eye. "They took one of our people, James, so I'm going to get him back." COMMERCIAL.