The Glass Ballerina

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Gone out the window

Back on the island, Sayid and Jin are still waiting for people to show up at their party. "I don't think they're coming," says Sayid.

Or maybe, just maybe, they saw no one around the roaring fire, figured out that it was a trap, and made for the boat. Yep, that's what they're doing. There's a whole load of people climbing onto the Elizabeth.

Colleen makes her way into the galley, and she snaps her head around when she hears the cock of a gun. A nervous Sun steps from the shadows, aiming her gun at Colleen. "I want you to let me off this boat," she says. Colleen says she can't do that: "It's not my decision to make." They both listen as they hear creaks and steps above-board. "Do you realize there are five of my friends up there?" asks Colleen, and Sun orders her to lower her voice. Colleen agrees, and starts to move towards Sun. But Colleen says she won't: "I know you, Sun-Hwa Kwon. And I know you're not a killer. But despite what you may think, I'm not the enemy. We are not the enemy. But if you shoot me, that's exactly what we'll become." "Not the enemy," huh? Yeah, my friends are the ones with rifles sneaking aboard my boat under cover of darkness. Well, I don't have a boat. But you know what I mean.

Colleen advances on Sun, smiling confidently, until a frightened Sun busts a cap in her gut. The boat engine has started up, and a shocked Colleen clutches her stomach and falls over. An Other, who presumably heard the gunshot, opens the door, sees Sun, and starts firing, as Sun runs into another room.

On the island, Sayid and Jin hear the gunfire and hightail it down the dock, only to be met by gunfire. They take cover as best they can, and Sayid starts firing back with his rifle. On the boat, Sun's found a hatch in the room she's in and opens it, while the boat starts pulling away. Jin, seeing the boat leaving, runs for the water, ignoring Sayid shouting at him not to, and dives in. Sun gets the hatch open and crawls out, but Zeke spots her, and starts firing. It doesn't look like he hits her, but she tumbles off the boat. Jin doesn't seem to have seen that, because as the boat recedes, he treads water and shouts after it, in Korean. Finally, she calls back to him, and they meet up in the water and coo at each other in unsubtitled Korean. If Sun's smart, she'll make sure Jin's on kitchen duty for the foreseeable future.

We're at Jae's funeral, and Sun's standing apart from it, in a beautiful shot with a majestic pagoda behind her. Her father strolls up and tells her she shouldn't be here. She asks what he's doing there, and he explains that he does business with Jae's father. "I'm told he jumped from a balcony. He must have felt great shame." Yeah, and how are you feeling right about now, Sun? Mr. Paik tells her to go home to her husband. He turns to leave, but she stops him. I thought she was going to say, "Look, after all these years, I've been meaning to ask... your lazy eye... which eye should I look at when I'm talking to you?" Instead, she just asks if he's ever going to tell Jin. He says it's not his place, and walks away. Rather disingenuous of him, given that in all likelihood his sending Jin to kill Jae probably ought to have resulted in Jin finding out about the affair. But you can't spell "passive-aggressive" without "Paik." Not correctly, anyway.

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