Season 5 | Episode 9 | Aired 03/18/09
WHOOSH back to Dharma times as the photographer takes the new recruit photo and makes everyone say, "Namaste!" As they disperse to their new homes, Jack, Kate and Hurley see Sawyer pull up and take Sayid into the security station. Sawyer gives them a look that says don't ask, I'll explain it later. In the security station, Sawyer locks Sayid in a cell. He orders them to bring Sayid some food.
Later that night, Jack knocks on Sawyer's house and is surprised to find Juliet there. He says he was looking for Sawyer and must have the wrong house, but she says he doesn't and invites him in. Sawyer is there reading, and Jack suddenly realizes they're a couple! Juliet leaves them alone to talk, and Jack asks what's going on. Sawyer tells him that Sayid is safe and that he's working on what happens next. Jack isn't happy with that answer. Sawyer says he wants time to think, which he's sure makes no sense to Jack. When Jack was calling the shots, he liked to simply react -- and a lot of people wound up dead. Jack says he got them off the island, but Sawyer points out that he's right back where he started. Jack leaves, and Sawyer watches him go. He looks over and sees Kate standing on her porch watching him. He nods and then walks back into his house and closes the door.
In the security station, a young bespectacled kid enters carrying a sandwich for Sayid. He asks Sayid if he's a hostile. Then the kid asks his name, and Sayid tells him. The kid says his name is Ben, and Sayid realizes this is young Benjamin Linus.