Once there, he takes off his mask. He and Kate look at each other. Oh, she's going to get executed now! "'I don't know how to use a gun'?" he says, and she laughs, and they start doing it right there. Shocker!
Back at the beach, Shannon's going over Rousseau's papers with Sayid. "You never said anything about math," she says. He didn't? Did he not tell her about the equations? Yeah, he did. I gotta say, I'm not sure if there's much point in getting her to translate the French if she doesn't even speak English.
She stares at the notes for a while, and then says she can't do it. Sayid gives her some Miyagi/Yoda bullshit along the lines of "you can if you think you can." And then he asks her where she learned to speak French. She vaguely says that there was this guy -- and Sayid sets his head on his hand in a gesture that clearly says, "Well, come on, girlfriend! Dish!" She says that she "kinda" lived in St. Tropez for a while. "Well, they say that is the best way to learn a foreign language," says Sayid. Living in St. Tropez? Really? They look at each other a moment, half-smiling, and that moment contains more spark than a season's worth of scenes thus far of Jack and Kate, Kate and Sawyer, Mercutio and Sun, or Locke and Boone. ["Told you. He is hot; she is awesomely bitchy; it's perfect. Get on that, writers." -- Sars]
Speaking of Sun, she's sprucing up what I presume is Jack's new waiting room with some plants. Jack asks them what they're for, and she starts speaking Korean. Perhaps she's hoping he's learned it since the last time they spoke? I don't know. So she pauses for a moment, likely figuring out how best to convey what the plants are for without giving away that she actually speaks the language. So she points at her temples and grimaces, and he says, "Headache!" and she's all, affirmative! And then Jack says "cool," whatever that's supposed to mean.
Kate rushes up to tell Jack that "we have a problem." "We have a problem, or you have a problem?" he says, ably putting the Jack in "jackass." Although, to be fair, he's bang-on. Kate glances at Sun for a moment, then decides it's okay to speak in her presence, since she won't understand. So Kate explains that the marshal escorting her from Australia had a silver briefcase that the airline made him check (which means it was under a seat how? But anyway); it had some travelling money, some of his personal things…and four nine-millimetres with a few boxes of ammo. "Guns," says Jack. YEAH, WE ALL KNOW WHAT "NINE-MILLIMETRES" AND "FEW BOXES OF AMMO" MEANS, THANKS SO MUCH. (Sun seems to take particular notice at the mention of guns, and scampers off.) Jack asks where the case is now. Kate says Sawyer has it, but hasn't been able to get it open. "Lucky for us," says Jack, because yeah, Sawyer's the problem, it's not like anyone else on the island has ever committed a violent crime, like, say, armed robbery or anything, and Kate says that sooner or later Sawyer will get the case open. Jack wants to know what she needs him for. "I know where the key is," she says. The marshal kept it in his wallet, in his back pocket. "I buried him, Kate," Jack reminds her. "I know," she says. "Where?" Speaking of "where," where is Jin? Shouldn't he be at least hanging around the periphery to give the stink-eye to anyone who glances at Sun?