Back in the Looking Glass, Charlie is still tied up and singing. His singing is so aggravating that Angry Blonde screams in irritation, throws down and her gun, and hollers for the spear gun so it will hurt more when she kills him. I feel her pain, because that is exactly how I feel when forced to listen to Barbra Streisand. Kindly Brunette refuses to get the spear gun, so Angry Blonde is half way to the closet before Charlie realizes that she is headed for the closet where Desmond is hiding. He tries to stop her, but Mikhail is much more successful when he surfaces in the moon pool in full diving regalia. The Ladies are thrilled. They haven't seen a man in months and, no, I don't count Charlie. While he has been manning up a bit of late, he's still a twee little hobbit vamping black nail polish and a hoodie to prove he's rawk. I dropped out of art school to get away from prats like that. Mikhail pulls himself out of the pool and takes off his diving mask, showing his rank one-eyedness in all its glory. The Ladies say in unison, "Mikhail!" He stares at them, "I thought you were on assignment in Canada." They reply that Ben swore them to secrecy. Charlie says hello, but Mikhail ignores him, demanding to know where the "other one" is. The Ladies are flummoxed so Mikhail explains that he was shooting at Charlie's friend who swam down to get away from the onslaught of bullets. The Ladies swear that he's not there, so Mikhail pulls out a knife to ask Charlie. Charlie attempts to distract him from the knifing by dancing a happy little hobbit dance, but since he's still tied to the chair, he has to revert to Plan B and starts asking questions: "Why did your little friend Ben tell you that this station was flooded when it isn't? Why are these two jamming transmissions off the Island?" That one irks Mikhail, what with being the communication guru and all. He stops and stares, "What? Really?"
A bell sounds in the communication room and Angry Blonde says it's Ben. Mikhail says he will get it. Ben is on the line trying to defend his actions to Mikhail, claiming he was just doing what was in the best interest of the Island. Mikhail is unconvinced, "The Island told you it was necessary to jam your own people?" "Yes." Mikhail then wants to know if the Island told Ben to jump off a bridge if he would do it. Ben changes tactics and compliments Mikhail on his years of loyalty. Would he like a plaque? No? Well, he should trust him and trust Jacob. Mikhail's not buying it: "Why would Jacob want you to lie to your own people? And where would you get a plaque anyway?" Ben uses some fancy fast-talking to get Mikhail back on his side. He explains that the Island is under attack. The jamming was for everyone's security. They are in a serious situation and they must do everything necessary to protect it. Mikhail wants to know why Ben wouldn't trust him. Ben replies, "I made a serious mistake. I should have trusted you. I need your help fixing this mess I've made. I need you to kill Charlie. Make sure the jamming signal stays on at all costs! And I can't risk Greta and Bonnie telling the others about what we've done so you will have to take care of them, too." Alex, walking next to Ben, listens in horror, but stays silent. Mikhail asks, "How do I know that you didn't tell them the same thing?" Ben replies, "Because if I had, Mikhail, you would already be dead." Cold Comfort, dude. Ordering three murders would have come across as a lot more threatening if Ben wasn't wearing such distractingly pretty coral lipstick. Really, what shade is that?