A thuggish looking dude is sitting in his car at night when a man knocks on the window and asks for the time. And then the man pulls out a gun with a silencer on it and kills the thug. Aw, Sayid's back. And the dude he just killed was parked in front of the Santa Rosa Mental Institute (a.k.a. Hurley's mental hospital). Sayid climbs some stairs and makes his way to Hurley's room. When he enters, Hurley is sitting at a chessboard, deep in thought over a game in progress. A game that he's playing against an empty chair. They exchange greetings, and Hurley tells Sayid that it's a little late for visiting hours. Sayid: "This isn't a visit." That's right, Sayid's going to move in and the two of them will star in a buddy comedy. Sayid kills people, and Hurley eats everything -- just think of the wacky adventures they'll get up to. Actually, Sayid means that he's there to bust Hurley out of the joint so he can take him someplace safe. Hurley asks why he should go with a guy he hasn't seen in ages. Sayid: "Because circumstances have changed." Hurley: "What circumstances?" Sayid: "Bentham's dead." Hurley asks for the particulars (two days ago, ruled a suicide by the Man) and then asks why Sayid is calling him Bentham when his name is really... Sayid: "Don't say it." Yeah, that reveal doesn't come until the end of the episode. Read a script, Hurley. Sayid leans in and whispers that they're being watched. Hurley: "Dude, I've been having regular conversations with dead people. The last thing I need now is paranoia." Sayid tells him that he just killed a dude who had been staking out the hospital. Admitting to a murder might not be the best way to get Hurley to trust you. Just a thought for next time. Hurley asks for reassurance that they're not going back, and Sayid tells him that he just wants to take him someplace safe. Hurley agrees. But before he leaves, he stops to move a piece on the chessboard. "Checkmate, Mr. Eko." I don't know if the sudden tense music is supposed to make us think that Hurley's crazy or that the ghost of Eko is sitting there.
Chopper. Everyone's looking kind of stunned, and then Sayid notices that they can't find the boat. And there are only four or five minutes of fuel. Jack tells Kate that as soon as the chopper lands, they'll go back for Sawyer. And then Hurley sees the boat behind them. If the boat approached the island on the same heading that Frank is using to fly away from the island, shouldn't the chopper have crossed straight over the boat? Frank doesn't answer my question -- instead, he turns around and flies towards the freighter.