THIRTEEN MONTHS EARLIER! In a boardroom of some sort, Director Sterling asks President Martinez again to let the CIA handle this. No dice. Drop some exposition on us, Sterling! Here's what we learn: In 1944, an aircraft of undetermined origin crashed in the Brooks Mountain Range of Alaska. Ninety-seven survivors were apprehended, and they were determined to be "not of terrestrial origin." Agent Lee (Simon Lee, from last week) gives a slide show and explains that they look like us except for small variations in their circulatory systems. Also they age much slower, so that they look the same now as they did in 1944. That appeared to be the only difference between them and us, but recent advances in DNA sequencing show that their DNA differs from ours by "slightly less than 1%", as opposed to the 2% of chimpanzees. So the CIA has decided that they're not human, which means they're aliens. So why are they prisoners? "Because they refuse to tell us the truth." They have a hidden agenda, see. And you know how the CIA hates that. Sterling knows it, he says, in his bones.
Back in the desert, Sean is staggering around. He is directionless and incoherent. Hey, he's a metaphor for this show! Then he collapses. The sun beats down on him and sends him SEVEN DAYS EARLIER!
That puts him back on the cruise, in his cabin with Leila. Leila complains about her stomach, blaming the calamari she ate. Sean blames the booze she drank, which I suppose I should remind you were drinks provided by Vicki. She tells him to go snorkeling, but he wants to stay with her. She's surprisingly flirty for someone presumably in the throes of food poisoning. It's like she's sick in dialogue, but not in the acting. There's a knock on the door, and it's Vicki. And her bikini. Leila insists that Sean go snorkeling with Vicki, and they leave. The next visitor to the room is the Dude from last episode, who is technically named "Greg." Leila says she needs sleep, but he edges his way into the room He offers her a megadose of Vitamin C, but his natural skeeviness slops all over it. He gets a bit handsy and she tells him to leave. When she opens the door, there's a security guard standing right there saying, "The lady would like you to go." He doesn't go anywhere, so the guard stabs him in the stomach. Sorry, Dude. Leila runs down the hallway, but she's stopped by another security guy (the one from last week). One of them injects her with something and we're done with this flashback.