3×02: The Glass Ballerina (A SUN Episode)
Season 3: Episode 2 – “The Glass Ballerina”
Little seven-year-old Sun breaks a glass ballerina and lies about it to her father.She blames the maid, knowing full well she’ll be fired.Her father knows Sun is lying and is disappointed with her but accepts her story.
Flash forward to the sailboat, where Sayid, Jin and Sun still wait for Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley and Michael.Sayid is concerned they can’t see their signal fire and wants to sail around the mountains and light another fire.Worried about Sun’s health, Jin won’t do it.He wants to leave and claims only he can sail the boat.However, Sun reveals that she, too, can sail the boat and decides they will do what Sayid wants.
In the Hydra station, Ben learns from Colleen that “the Iraqi” has a sailboat and might be able find them.Ben tells Colleen to put together a team and go get the sailboat.Colleen tells Pickett about her orders, and he kisses her good-bye on the check.
Sawyer and Kate witness this interesting moment before they are taken out to a jungle clearing and ordered to remove the rocks.
Pickett lays down the rules and warns them if they break them they’ll be shocked.Kate tries to stall, but Pickett shows how ruthless he can be by zapping Sawyer for her insolence.
On the boat, Sayid finds the dock where Michael and Walt were let go and where Jack, Kate and Sawyer were taken captive.He tells Jin this would be a good place to light the new signal fire.Sayid then confesses to Sun his real plan: he thinks the Others have their friends captive.He will build the fire to draw them out and then kill all but two, playing them off each other for information.Jin figures out Sayid’s murderous intent, and also realizes Sun lied about it, betraying him.
Flashback to reveal Sun in bed with …Jae Lee! He gives her a pearl necklace, and wants her to leave Jin and go to America with him but she refuses.Then they are interrupted – by Sun’s father! Sun is embarrassed at being caught.Disgusted, Mr.Paik orders her to dress and leave. Later, Paik tells Jin that Jae Lee has been stealing from him and has shamed him.
Paik orders Jin to kill Jae Lee.Jin refuses and quits.Paik tells him he can’t quit.He is family now, and Paik’s shame is Jin’s shame.
At the jungle clearing, Sawyer sizes up the situation and makes a decision.He crosses to Kate, sweeps her into his arms and kisses her – a hardcore, swooning kiss! And Kate goes with it, kissing him back.Pickett and two Others pull him away, but Sawyer fights back, breaking Pickett’s nose.Juliet ends the fight by holding a gun on Kate, and Sawyer gives up.Pickett’s hatred boils over, and he immediately zaps Sawyer unconscious.
Back in Seoul, Jin delivers his message to Jae Lee by savagely beating him.He can’t bring himself to kill Jae Lee but warns him to leave the country and never come back.As Jin returns to his car, Jae Lee’s body falls onto the hood.He’s dead, and in his hand he holds the pearl necklace he bought for Sun.
At Jae Lee’s funeral, Paik confronts Sun and tells her to go home to her husband.Sun asks if he’ll tell Jin about the affair, but Paik asks her what use that would be?
Then he tells her he knows she broke the ballerina.
On the sailboat, Colleen surprises Sun and won’t let her go.Sun shoots Colleen in the gut and desperately tries to escape.Sayid and Jin hear the shot, and a gun fight breaks out.When the Others start the sailboat’s engine and take off, Jin fears Sun is captured.He then sees her in the ocean swimming towards him and they are reunited.
Back in their cages, Sawyer reveals to Kate the kiss was a setup to test the Others.Disappointed but impressed, Kate helps Sawyer plot their escape.But unbeknownst to them, surveillance cameras are trained on them.And in a room watching the monitors, Ben hears every word of their plan.
Despondent and broken down, Jack learns that all Ben wants is for Jack to change his perspective.Ben offers to take Jack home if he does what Ben wants – and then he proves to Jack they have contact with the outside world.He shows Jack a video of the Red Sox winning the World Series.Ben stops the video and repeats his offer.
He will take him home …and amazingly Jack starts to believe him.
Episode summary and photos courtesy from The Official ABC Lost Site.