Jack, Ben and Sun finally reach their destination -- a church. Ben asks Sun's permission to reach in his pocket. When she nods, he takes out Jin's wedding ring and gives it to her as proof that Jin lives. She doesn't understand how he has it. Ben says that John gave it to her, and Jack -- who is finally getting more on the ball by the moment -- reminds Ben that he told him John never came to see him. Ben slips easily back into Otherese: "That's true, Jack. I went to see him." Yeah, in a casket you slippery eel. He says Jin gave it to John before he left the island. Sun wants to know why Locke didn't tell her, himself, leaving me to wonder what is meant there. Did Locke go see Sun and find himself unable to fulfill the promise, or is this clunky dialogue meant to be understood as, "Why didn't Locke come see me and tell me, himself."
Ben speculates that maybe Locke never had a chance before he died, which makes me think Locke never saw Sun at all, but who can tell with this crazy show. We could spend the rest of the season cutting between the strand-aways noses bleeding, and Locke, Sun and Ji Yeon having tea and talking about the weather. And? I'd still be picking apart every syllable, trying to figure it out. Ben then presses his case with Sun. "I'm sorry I had to bring you here before I gave it to you Sun, but all those people back on the island, Jin included, need our help." Work it, weasel. "There is a woman in this church, and she can tell us how to get back to your husband, but we're running out of time, Sun. I need you to decide right now. Will you come with me?"
Teary-eyed, Sun stares at the band of gold -- lying in her palm. When she looks up, the confident woman -- the woman who bought a controlling interest in her father's company; the woman who stared down Charles Widmore; the woman who encouraged Kate to commit murder if necessary; the woman who ordered herself an extra-special box of chocolates? That woman is gone. In her place is the frightened mouse who landed on Craphole and was too afraid to take off her sweater in the tropical heat. She looks at Linus. "Yes." He nods, and you can tell he's pleased he's manipulated her thusly. Evil.