Mainland; Night: Sun's angry because Ben's thirty minutes are up and they're still driving. He tells her he didn't account for traffic. Jack apologizes to Sun for leaving Jin behind. Everything was just happening so fast, but... he knows they should have waited for him. Sun wants to know why he's telling her this, now. "Are you going to ask me not to kill Ben if he's lying about my husband?"
Ben keeps his eyes front, but he's all ears. Jack says, "After what he just did to Kate -- if you don't do it, Sun, I will." Excellent. Welcome back, Jack!
Ben steers the van to the side of the road, and screams to a sudden stop. Jack yells at him -- asking him what he's doing. Ben looks like an angry mother, and I mean that in the angry, maternal don't-make-me-turn-this-van-around parent sense. "What I'm doing is helping you. And if you had any idea what I've had to do to keep you safe, to keep your friends safe, you'd never stop thanking me." Did you hear the near-hiss on both instances of safe. I swear I've said that word, just like that. Oh, dear. Ben looks to Sun then Jack and decides to go the Full
Monty Mommy, breaking out the and-another-thing codicil that follows every good parental rant. "You wanna shoot me? Then shoot me! But let's get on with it." Yeah! If he weren't driving, he'd totally be tapping one foot, while standing with both hands on his hips. "What's it gonna be?" Sun's eyes say, Give me a moment, but her lips say, "Drive." Ben nods, puts the van back in gear and returns to the road. Chagrined as any chewed-out children would be, Jack and Sun remain silent. I've taken that ride; it's going to be a long one, even if you just have another block to go. I'm just saying.
Craphole Island; Day: Jin hands Daniel the flask. He wets his hanky, again, to make like he's going to do something to help Charlotte, but he probably won't. Again. Charlotte says, "Why can't Daddy come with us?" So, do you think her Daddy is Ben? If so, could her Mommy be Annie? I know I threw that out sort of abruptly but it's just food for thought. Anyhow, Daniel tries to bring her back around, and Charlotte says, "You know what my mum would say about me marrying an American?" Daniel looks...er...still constipated. I don't know. A poster at the Buffista site noted that theirs is the chastest love she's ever seen. I have to agree. I can't figure it out, but I don't have to, because now Charlotte's bragging about knowing more about Ancient Carthage than Hannibal, himself. Locke says they have to get moving. Daniel wants them to carry Charlotte along, but Locke says that will just slow them down. Surprisingly, Sawyer's with Locke and adds, "The flashes are getting closer together. Maybe when your nose starts bleeding you'll realize we've gotta get out of Dodge, now." His voice softens as he adds that they'll come back for her as soon as they can.