On his own exploring, Sayid discovers a cable which runs from the ocean to the jungle. He follows it and is eventually caught in a trap. He meets Rousseau, who introduces herself as part of a science team that crashed into the island 16 years ago. She tells him about another group in the island called The Others. He escapes and tries to find his way back to the group. Meanwhile, a flashback shows Sayid torturing a prisoner who was a childhood friend. Unable to execute her, Sayid lets her escape instead.