1x02: PILOT (2)
ORIGINAL AIR DATE ON ABC: 09/29/04
Written by JJ. Abrams & Damon Lindelof
Directed by JJ Abrams
Transcribed by nikita_80.
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The discovery of a transceiver among the plane's wreckage and the thought that rescue could be imminent temporarily raises the castaways' spirits. And the island's mysteries continue to baffle with the discovery of handcuffs, a gun and an animal that shouldn't be able to survive in a tropical climate.
1X02: PILOT (2)
Episode opens with a short montage of the previous episode.
On board the flight, the plane is shaken by turbulence.
Flight attendant [on speaker]: Ladies and gentlemen, the pilot has switched on the fasten seatbelt sign. Please return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts.
Jack [to Rose]: It's normal.
The plane's turbulence gets worse.
Voice over: Previously on Lost.
Cut to the view of the ocean. Cut to Jack moving around in the wreckage.
Man [off camera]: Stay there!
Shot of Shannon screaming. Scene switches to Jack and Claire.
Claire: I'm having contractions!
Jack: You're gonna be okay.
The engine blows up. Hurley, Claire, and Jack run away as the wing blows up on impact.
Scene switches to Jack looking at his slashed back.
Jack: Do you have a second? I could use a little help here. [He indicates his wound; Kate looks repulsed] Look, I'd do it myself, I'm a doctor, but I just can't reach it-
Kate [disbelieving]: You want me to sow that up?! [jump in scene before continuing] You don't seem afraid at all. I don't understand that.
Montage switches to beach at dusk, Sawyer walking towards the group of people lighting up fire, Claire rubbing her belly, Locke greeting the rain, Boone trying to get his cell to work.
Shannon [Voice over]: They know exactly where we are, They're coming.
Jack and Kate are sitting by the fire, smiling, just prior to their interruption with the sounds from the valley. Sayid and Charlie are by another fire.
Sayid: You'd think they would have come by now.
Scene fades into Claire in the foreground, moving jungle in the background
Claire: Did anybody see that?
More noise, trees swaying and moving in the jungle, people have gathered.
Charlie [sarcastic]: Terrific.
Daylight again, Jack has approached the rest of the group.
Jack: I'm gonna go out and look for the cockpit. See if we can find a transceiver to send out a distress signal. [scene switches to Jack and Kate] Kate, you showed me where the smoke was. I can get there myself-
Kate: I'm coming.
Scene fades and fades back in to Jack, Kate and Charlie making their trek up the valley.
Charlie [as it starts to rain]: Guys, is this normal? Kinda day turning into night, you know… End of the world type weather just.. Guys?
Montage of them arriving at the fuselage and then shot of Kate dragging herself up the aisle. Then the rest of them climbing. Inside the cockpit, pilot wakes up, Kate gasps.
Pilot: We were a thousand miles off course. They're looking for us, in the wrong place.
Jack and Kate share a look. Scene switches to Kate outside of cockpit and Charlie emerging from the bathroom.
Kate: What were you doing in the bathroom?
Inside the cockpit again, the strange sounds are coming from the outside.
Pilot: What the hell was that?
Scene is cut together until the pilot is lifted out of the cockpit.
Charlie: What the hell just happened?!
Scene changes to views of Charlie, Jack and Kate running away.
It fades out then in to broad daylight again and Charlie's pointing upwards to the pilot in the trees.
Charlie: How does something like that happen?
Shot of the mauled and bloody body of the pilot and montage of previous episode ends.
Opening title and credits roll.
Jack, Charlie and Kate walk back through the jungle. Jack blows air on the transceiver and tries to get the transceiver to work.
Jack: You keep asking if there's anything.
Charlie: Pardon me for appearing desperate, but before the pilot was ripped from the cockpit, he did say that no one was gonna find us. So unless we get that transceiver working… So, is there anything?
Kate [to Charlie]: What were you doing… in the bathroom?
Charlie: Thought you could tell. I was getting sick. Puking. My one tangible contribution to the trek.
Kate: No. I'm glad you came. Charlie.
Charlie: Every trek needs a coward.
Kate: You're not a coward.
Flashback to plane. Charlie's sits restlessly, tapping the armrest of his seat.
Flight attendant: Are you all right, sir?
Charlie: I'm good. Thanks.
Flight attendant: Can I get you a water or-
Charlie [vehemently]: I'm fine. [Noticing flight attendant's look, he takes a softer tone.] Thank you. Please?
Flight attendant: All right.
Flight attendant leaves; Charlie starts tapping his armrest again. He sees that the flight attendant has walked up to two male flight attendants and is talking to them and looking back at Charlie, indicating that she's talking about him. He gets out of his seat and makes for the head of the plane. He passes Jack.
Charlie [to Jack]: Excuse me.
Flight attendant [to Charlie]: Sir, Excuse me?
Charlie reaches the middle lavatories. They're locked. Charlie continues forward with the flight attendants chasing him.
Flight attendant: Sir, excuse me.
Charlie maneuvers to the aisle on the other side of the middle row seats.
Flight attendant: Excuse me.
The turbulence gets worse. The flight attendants nearly lose their footing, and the fasten seat belt sign turns on.
Flight attendant [on speaker]: Ladies and gentlemen, the pilot has switched on the fasten seatbelt sign. Please return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts.
Charlie reaches the front lavatories. One is locked the other one isn't; Charlie enters the vacant one . He takes off his shoe and retrieves a small bag with drugs. One of the male flight attendants knocks on the door.
Male Flight attendant: Sir, are you all right?
Charlie [while unwrapping the drugs]: Just a minute.
Charlie prepares his drugs, and the attendant knocks some more.
Charlie: Just a minute.
Male Flight attendant: I'm gonna have to ask that you to open the door, please.
Charlie uses the drugs.
Male Flight attendant: Open the door now, sir. Sir?
Flight attendant keeps knocking while Charlie wraps his stash back up. He drops the bag in the toilet and is about to flush when the plane has some violent turbulence, throwing Charlie to the roof of the plane. As the warning bells go off, Charlie makes it out of the restroom, narrowly escapes a rolling cart before finding a vacant seat, sitting himself down, and buckling up. He manages to put on a mask as the plane rapidly descends.
At the beach, Shannon's working on her tan while others are going through the wreckage. Boone walks up.
Boone: Hey. We're going through some clothes, sorting them. [pointing out her bikini] I see you found your bag. Come on, you wanna give us a hand?
Shannon: Not really. You're wasting your time. They're coming.
Boone walks away.
Claire: Is that your boyfriend?
Shannon [long silence before answering]: My brother. Boone. God's friggin' gift to humanity.
Claire: I used to have a stomach.
Shannon [referring to the baby]: You know what it is?
Claire: Not yet. [pause] I haven't felt the baby move since yesterday.
Jin's walks along the shore picking up sea urchins in the shallows, while Sun watches. Michael walks by.
Michael [Off screen]: Uh, excuse me?
Sun rises; Jin turns his eyes towards Michael.
Michael: Hey have you, uh, have you seen my boy?
Sun turns to look at Jin before saying something to Michael in an oriental language. Michael looks confused. Jin talks to Sun and indicates that she should button up the top button of her blouse. Michael eyes them skeptically.
Michael: Sorry. [He walks off] Walt! Walt?
In the jungle, Walt's walking with a red leash in his hand.
Walt: Vincent! Vincent! Come here, boy!
He spots a pair of handcuffs lying on the ground, picks them up, just as Michael catches up to him.
Michael: Hey! What did I tell you after everything that's happened?!
Walt: I thought maybe Vincent would be around-
Michael: I told you to stay on the beach.
Walt: It's so close to the beach, I thought this would be okay-
Michael: Don't do that. You listen to me. I mean what I say, do you understand? [Noticing the handcuffs] What is this?
Walt: I just found them.
Michael takes the cuffs from Walt and looks worriedly out in the jungle around them.
Michael: Come here.
Scene opens with Sayid punching Sawyer in the face.
Michael: Hey guys, come on, man.
Sawyer kicks Sayid in the stomach. He swings a punch and misses. Sayid does not. Sawyer loses his footing and before rising takes a handful of sand and throws it in Sayid's face. Sawyer gets on top and they continue the fight as Charlie, Kate, and Jack return.
Jack: Hey! Break it up! Break it up!
Michael and Jack struggle to break apart Sayid and Sawyer.
Jack: Get off!
Sawyer: Get off, bitch!
Sayid: It's over!
Sawyer: Come on!
Jack: That's it!
Finally Jack manages to pull Sawyer off Sayid, but Michael struggles to stop Sayid from attacking Sawyer.
Sayid: I'm sick of this madness!
Sawyer: Want some more of me, boy!?
Sayid: Tell everyone what you told me! Tell them that I crashed the plane. Go on! Tell them I'm the one-
Sawyer: If the shoe fits, buddy!
Jack: What is going on?!
Sayid [in Arabic]: Yebnen kelp! 1
Jack lets go of Sawyer.
Jack: What's going on?!
Michael [holding out handcuffs to Jack]: Look, my kid found these in the jungle.
Sawyer: And this guy was sitting in the back row of business class, the whole flight. Never got up! Hands folded underneath a blanket.
Sawyer: And for some reason, just pointing this out, the guy who sat next to him didn't make it.
Sayid: Thank you so much for observing my behaviour.
Sawyer: You don't think I saw them pull you out of line before we boarded-
Sayid launches himself at Sawyer again. Jack and Michael have to restrain them both again.
Sawyer: Come on! Bring it!
Sayid throws his hands in the air and turns around; Sawyer stares menacingly at Jack.
Kate: We found the transceiver, but it's not working. [Sayid perks up] Can anybody help?
Sayid: Yes. I might be able to.
Sawyer [disbelieving]: Oh great! Perfect! Let's trust this guy!
Hurley: Hey! We're all in this together, man. Let's treat each other with a little respect.
Sawyer: Shut up, Lardo!
Jack: Hey! Give it a break.
Sawyer [huffs]: Whatever you say, Doc. You're the hero.
Sawyer walks away.
Boone [to Jack]: You guys found the cockpit? [Jack nods] Any survivors?
Kate and Charlie share a look.
Sayid [with the transceiver]: It's dual band, military spec. Chances are the battery's good but the radio is dead.
Kate: Can you fix it?
Sayid: I need some time.
Sayid walks off with the transceiver.
Rose: Doctor, the man with the shrapnel, I- I think you should take a look at him.
Jack walks off. Charlie and Kate share another look.
Sayid opens the transceiver.
Hurley [snorting at Sawyer]: Chain-smoking jackass.
Sayid: Some people have problems.
Hurley: Pfft. Some people have problems… us. Him. You're okay; I like you.
Sayid: You're okay, too.
Hurley [laughs]: Hurley. Uhm, just..
Sayid [holding out his hand for shake]: Sayid.
They shake hands.
Hurley: How do you know how to do all that?
Sayid: I was a military communications officer.
Hurley: Oh yeah? You ever see battle?
Sayid: I fought in the Gulf War. 2
Hurley: No way! I got a buddy who fought over there. He was in the hundred and fifth airborne. What were you, airforce? Army?
Sayid: The Republican Guard.3
Hurley is surprised and is silenced.
Kate is bathing in the ocean.
Sun calls out from the beach. Kate turns and Sun speaks again, pointing to further up the beach. Kate nods. Sun smiles and walks away.
Kate walks up to Sayid.
Kate: Is it working?
Sayid: It seems to be. Except we're not picking up a signal.
Kate: Why do we need to pick up a signal, aren't we trying to send one?
Sayid [indicating the display on the transceiver]: Yes, but what you want to see here is little bars. The bars would show the radio's getting reception.
Kate: We need the bars.
Sayid: We could broadcast blind. Hope that someone, maybe a ship somewhere, picks up our distress call, but that would be a waste of the battery, which might not last for long…. There is one thing we could try.
Sayid: See if we could get a signal from high ground.
Kate: How high?
Sayid indicates the mountains behind Kate. Kate turns and the camera travels up the long mountainside.
Jack is finishing up cleaning the wound of the man with the shrapnel below his ribs.
Kate: How is he? Can you do anything?
Jack: I can pull out the shrapnel.
Kate: But you said yesterday that if-
Jack: I know, but that was yesterday. I was hoping he'd be at a hospital by now. If I leave him like this he'll be dead within the day. If I open him up… If I can control the bleeding and if he doesn't go in to sepsis4 and if I can find some antibiotics… he might be all right.
Kate: I'm going on a hike.
Kate: Sayid fixed the transceiver, but we can't use it. Not from here.
Jack: Kate, wait a minute-
Kate: You're the one who said that we need to send out a signal.
Jack: Look, you saw what that thing did to the pilot.
Kate: Yeah, I did. What makes you think we're any safer here than we are in the jungle?
Jack: Wait for me. I don't know how long-
Kate: Sayid said the battery won't last.
Jack: All right. If you see or hear anything. Anything… Run.
Jin is preparing a meal of what he's found in the ocean. Sun tries to help, but Jin waves her hand away. He grabs the tray of food and walks away. He first comes across Hurley, who is soaking his clothes in the seawater. He speaks to Hurley, pointing to the food.
Jin speaks and points to the food some more.
Hurley: What, that?
Jin speaks some more.
Hurley: What, eat that?
Jin speaks and mimes picking up a piece and into his mouth. Hurley laughs.
Hurley: Dude, dude... I'm… starving but I'm nowhere near that hungry. [guffaws] No, no thank you. No way, no.
Hurley laughs as Jin leaves.
Walt is flipping through a comic book with the Green Lantern, Flash, and a polar bear written in Spanish5.
Michael: Comic's in Spanish. You… read Spanish?
Walt: No. I found it.
Michael: Tell you what. We get home. I'll get you another dog.
Michael smiles at Walt. Walt looks angrily at his father before running off.
Charlie finds a secluded spot and takes out the stash he's kept in his pocket, opens the bag, and pours some of the drugs into his palm.
Jack [walking up to Hurley]: Hey. We need your help.
Jack: I need your to help go through the luggage. I need any kind of prescription medications you can find, especially drugs that end in -miocin and -cillin. Those are antibiotics.
Hurley: What's this for?
Jack walks off.
Charlie's snorting and rubbing his nose. The high overtakes him and he lies down on the ground.
Shannon's sitting on the beach, crying. Boone walks up from behind and sits next to her. Shannon is looking at one of the dead bodies lying on the beach.
Boone: What're you doing?
Shannon [sniffing]: I was mean to him.
Shannon: He's that guy from the gate… He wouldn't let us have our seats in first class. He saved our lives.
Boone: Come on, Shan, we're trying to clear some of the wreckage; you should help out. You're just being worthless over here.
Shannon: I'm being what?!
Boone: What do you want me to say?! You're sitting on your ass, staring at bodies.
Shannon: I've just been through a trauma here, okay?
Boone: We've all been through a trauma. The only difference is, since the crash you've actually given yourself a pedicure!
Shannon: You know what?! It is so easy to make fun of me. You're good at it, I get it!
Boone [interrupting as Shannon continues]: Yeah, well I wish I didn't have to waste my time making fun of you. I wish I never had a reason and, yeah, it is easy, Shannon.
Shannon: Screw you. You do not have the slightest idea of what I am thinking.
Boone [talking over Shannon's again]: I have a much better idea than you think I do.
Shannon [shouting over Boone]: No, you don't!
Boone: Okay, Shannon! Then what are you thinking?
Shannon sobs and looks over to Sayid and Kate preparing for their hike.
Shannon: I'm going with them. On the hike.
Boone: Oh yeah?
Shannon: Yep. I'm going.
Boone [grabbing her]: No you're not, Shannon.
Shannon slaps his hands away.
Shannon runs and catches up to Kate and Sayid.
Shannon: I'd like to come with you.
Boone: She's not going. She doesn't know-
Shannon: The hell I'm not!
Boone: It's what she does. She always-
Shannon: You don't know what the hell I-
Boone: -really bad decisions which upsets the family which at the moment is me!
Shannon [through gritted teeth]: Shut up and stop trying to be charming. [to a stunned Kate and Sayid] I'm coming with you.
Kate: I don't know if that's such a good idea-
Shannon: What are you, two years older than me? Please. [To just approaching Charlie] You're going aren't you?
Charlie: Yeah, are you?
Charlie: Yep, I'm definitely going.
Kate: Look, everybody can come. But we're leaving now.
Charlie [to a walking off Shannon, pointing at Kate]: You couldn't tell from that, but she's actually really nice.
Camera switches to Sawyer who is sitting, smoking a cigarette on the debris of one of the engines. He pulls out a sheet of paper and reads with a sad look on his face. He sees the party leaving for the hike over his shoulder, looks at the letter, then around him.
Sawyer catches up to the hiking group in the jungle. He moves to the front of the group.
Kate: You decided to join us.
Sawyer: I'm a complex guy, sweetheart.
Panoramic montage of the valley, starting inland before panning to the ocean . Camera switches to the group climbing one of the steeper parts of the mountain from a distance before closing in. Sayid and Boone help Shannon with the climb. Sawyer leads and gives Kate a helping hand as they reach an overhang.
Back at the beach. Michael watches Jack search through some luggage.
Michael: What are you looking for?
Jack: Some sort of blade. How's your son?
Michael: Walt? Yeah, I think he'll be all right.
Jack: How old is he?
Michael: Nine. Ten! Ten. Walt's more worried about his dog than anything. The dog was on the plane so… Kids, you know.
Jack: Is it a lab?
Jack: Yeah? I saw him yesterday in the jungle.
Michael: What? Where?
Jack [pointing]: Over there. Couple of hundred yards in or so. He looked good.
Michael rises; Jack finds a razor blade in one of the toiletry bags.
Camera switches to a Backgammon6 board which Locke is setting up. Walt walks up behind him.
Walt: What is it, like checkers?
Locke: Not really. It's a better game than checkers. [Walt comes closer] You play checkers with your pop?
Walt: No. I live in Australia with my mom.
Locke: You have no accent.
Walt: Yeah, I know. We move a lot. She got sick; she died a couple of weeks ago.
Locke: You're having a bad month.
Walt: I guess.
Walt crouches down and sits on the opposite side of the board.
Locke: Backgammon's the oldest game in the world. Archaeologists found sets when the y excavated the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. Five thousand years old. That's older than Jesus Christ.
Walt: Did they have dices then?
Locke [nodding]: But theirs weren't made of plastic; their dice was made of bones.
Locke: Two players. Two sides. [holding up white checker] One is light. [holding up black checker] One is dark.
Locke: Walt, do you wanna know a secret?
Claire's sits in one of the airplane seats and writes in a diary. Jin walks up with his tray and offers some seafood.
Claire: No, thank you. No, that's okay.
Jin speaks and indicates her stomach and pregnancy.
Claire: No. [Her resolve falters at his insistence] Okay. Thanks.
Jin indicates a couple of pieces for her to eat. She picks one up and eats. She holds her stomach, gasps, and gets up.
Claire: Oh, God. I just felt it! I ju- Come here, feel this. [She grabs and leads a reluctant Jin's hand to her stomach] Feel this, feel this, feel this. Do you feel that?! There, right there! That's a kick! Yeah, yeah! There, right there's the foot. Oh wait, he's moving around.
Jin looks embarrassed and walks off.
Claire [to stomach]: He. I guess I think you're a he.
The hikers are walking through the jungle.
Sawyer: Okay, wide open space. You should check the radio, see if we're good.
Sayid: We're not gonna have any reception here.
Sawyer: Just try it.
Sayid: I don't want to waste the batteries.
Sawyer: I'm not asking you to keep it on all day.
Sayid: We're still blocked by the mountain.
Sawyer: Just check the damn radio!
Sayid: If I just check, we might not have any juice left-
They're interrupted by a roar from the high grass nearby. They stand still for a moment, trying to spot what roared.
Shannon [whimpering]: My god.
Boone: What the hell is that?
Kate: Something's coming.
Camera switches to something grunting and growling, approaching fast in the tall grass.
Charlie: It's coming towards us, I think.
Camera switches to the thing moving in the tall grass again.
Kate: Come on, let's move.
Shannon [whimpering]: I shouldn't have come on this tr-
Shannon breaks out screaming. Everyone but Sawyer breaks out in a panic and runs.
Kate [notices Charlie's fallen behind and turns back for him]: Charlie!
Sayid: Kate, no!
Sawyer pulls out a gun and fires 10 shots at an approaching polar bear. The bear falls down. Everyone else stops and turns back.
Shannon: That's… That's a big bear.
Boone: Think that's what killed the pilot?
Kate looks to Charlie, surprised that Boone knew about the pilot.
Charlie: No. No that's a tiny, teeny version compared to that.
Kate: Guys, this isn't just a bear. It's a polar bear.
Jack and Hurley crouch with the medical supplies by the man with the shrapnel in his side.
Hurley: You sure he's out?
Jack: He's out.
Hurley: How do you know he won't wake up when you yank that thing out?
Jack: I don't.
Jack uses the flame of a lighter to disinfect the razor blade.
Hurley: Hey guy, you awake? Yo, there's a rescue plane! We're saved, yay! [No response] Yeah, he's out. So what do you want me-
Jack: Look, it's unlikely that he'll regain consciousness. Pain might bring him around, and if it does I need you to hold him down.
Hurley scoots into position to be able to hold the man down.
Hurley: Uh… I'm not so good around blood.
Jack: Then don't look.
Hurley: Yeah… But… I'm not so good around blood.
Jack: Just do the best you can, okay?
Hurley grabs the man's arms. Jack gets ready to pull out the shrapnel.
Jack: Don't look.
Hurley mutters under his breath and looks away. Jack pulls the shrapnel out. Hurley cringes. Jack gets a make-shift compress to put over the wound. Hurley gags.
Jack: Hand me those strips.
Jack: Just hand me the strips I need to get this bleeding stopped.
Hurley: I don't think I can.
Jack: Oh no.
Hurley: Wha, wha, what's going on?
Jack: The strips, just hand me the strips! Just give them to me! [Hurley turns his head towards the wound] Hey! Don't even think about it, Hurley. Don't even think it! Hurley! Hey!
Hurley passes out half atop the wounded man.
Jack: Damn it!
Up in the jungle, Boone's giving the polar bear, now dead, a closer inspection.
Boone: That can't be a polar bear.
Kate and Sayid [in unison]: It's a polar bear.
Shannon: Wait a minute. Polar bears don't usually live in the jungle.
Charlie: Spot on.
Sayid: No, polar bears don't live near this far south.
Boone: This one does.
Sawyer: Did. It did.
Kate [to Sawyer]: Where did that come from?
Sawyer: Probably Bear Village. How the hell do I know?
Kate: Not the bear, the gun.
Sawyer: I got it off one of the bodies.
Sayid: One of the bodies.
Sawyer: Yeah, one of the bodies.
Shannon: People don't carry guns on the planes.
Sawyer: They do if they're U.S Marshals, sweetcheeks. There was one on the plane.
Kate: How do you know that?
Sawyer: I saw a guy lying there with an ankle holster, so I took the gun. Thought it might come in handy. Guess what?! I just shot a bear!
Kate: So why do think he's a Marshal?
Sawyer [taking out the badge]: Because of the clip-on badge. I took that too, thought it was cool.
Sayid: I know who you are. You're the prisoner.
Sawyer: I'm the what?
Sayid: You found the gun on him, the U.S. Marshal. Yes, I believe you did. You knew where it was because you were the one he was bringing back to the States. Those handcuffs were on you, that's how you knew there was a gun.
Sawyer: That's all-
Sayid: That's who you are, you son of a bitch.
Sawyer: You're as suspicious of me as I am of you.
Sayid: You are the prisoner.
Sawyer: Fine! I'm the criminal. You're the terrorist. We can all play a part. [to Shannon] Who do you wanna be?
Kate manages to snatch the gun from Sawyer's back pocket then points it at him.
Kate: Does anybody know how to use a gun?
Charlie [mimes pulling with his finger]: I think you just pull the trigger.
Sayid: Don't use the gun.
Kate: I want to take it apart.
Sayid: There's a button on the grip. Push that, it will eject the magazine.
Kate pushes and the magazine drops to the ground.
Sayid: There's still a round in the chamber. Hold the grip, pull the top of the gun.
Kate does as instructed. The bullet drops out of the chamber, and Sawyer watches, amused. Kate hands the magazine to Sayid and the gun to Sawyer. Sawyer grabs her wrist instead of the gun and pulls her close.
Sawyer: I know your type.
Kate: I'm not so sure.
Sawyer: Yeah, I've been with girls like you.
Kate: No girl's exactly like me.
Kate turns away. Sawyer does too, chuckles, and pockets the empty gun. Kate walks off to for a moment.
Flashback to Kate on the plane.
Flight attendant: Can I get you a refill?
Kate: No, I'm fine with this, thank you.
Flight attendant: You sir, can I get you anything? Cocktail? Soda?
The man on the island with the shrapnel, the Marshal, is seated next to Kate.
U.S. Marshal: Just coffee, sweetheart, black.
Flight attendant [annoyed]: Coffee, sure.
U.S. Marshal [to Kate]: You look worried. I'd be worried too, if I was you. But you gotta stay positive, kiddo. You know there's always that off chance that they'll believe your story. I know I sure do.
Kate: I don't care what you believe.
U.S. Marshal: Oh, I know, that's true. That has always been true. You sure you don't want some more juice?
Kate: Yeah, I'm sure.
Kate reveals her cuffed wrists as she picks up her cup of juice and takes a sip before setting it down. Turbulence starts to shake the plane. The fasten seatbelt sign can be heard turning on.
Flight attendant [on speaker]: Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has switched on the fasten seatbelt sign. Please return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts.
Kate: I have one favor to ask.
U.S. Marshal: Really? This oughta be good.
The plane dives. A woman further back and a man are tossed to the roof of the plane and then back down . The compartment above and opposite the aisle from Kate and the U.S. Marshal falls open and a heavy case from within hits the Marshal in the head, leaving a gash on his forehead . He passes out. The oxygen masks descend into the cabin, and Kate tries to reach one but is prevented because her hands are cuffed. Panicking, she reaches inside the U.S. Marshal's pockets to find the key. She unlocks her handcuffs and gets her mask on just as the metal of the hull groans. After a few gasps she puts her mask on the U.S Marshal and takes another one for herself. The metal of the plane groans louder, and the hind part of the plane just a few seats behind her breaks off. One man can be seen flying out the large opening.
Back in the jungle, Kate's thoughts are interrupted by an approaching Sayid.
Sayid: We should keep moving.
Kate nods and the turn back to the others.
Back at the beach, Jack's trying to stop the U.S. Marshal's bleeding. The U.S. Marshal wakes up and gasps for air.
U.S. Marshal moans then grabs Jack by the collar of his shirt.
U.S. Marshal: Where is she?
Up on the mountains, Sayid slows down and takes the transceiver out of his backpack.
Sawyer: Oh, now's a good time to check the radio. Not before, but now.
Sayid [turning the transceiver on]: We're up higher.
Sawyer: Yes, we are.
The transceiver emits static.
Sayid: Bar. Hey! We got a bar!
The others come running back.
Sayid [into transceiver]: Mayday, Mayday!
The transceiver emits feedback sound.
Kate: What is that?
Kate: Feedback from what? What would do that?
Sayid: I don't know!
Sawyer: I'll tell you what would do that. This guy not fixing the radio. The thing doesn't even work.
Sayid: No. No, no, no. It's not broken. We can't transmit because something else is already transmitting.
Charlie: Transmitting from where?
Sayid: Somewhere close, the signal's strong.
Charlie: Somewhere close. You mean on the island? That's great!
Boone: Maybe it's other survivors.
Shannon: From our plane? How would they even-
Sawyer: What kind of transmission is it?
Sayid: It could be a satellite phone, maybe a radio phone?
Kate: Can we listen to it?
Sayid: Let me get the frequency first, hold on.
Sawyer: There's no transmission.
Kate: Shut up.
Charlie: The rescue party, it has to be.
Woman on transceiver: - tendre ici.
Charlie: That's French! The French are coming! I've never been so happy to hear the French!
Kate: I never took French. What is she saying?
Sayid: Does anyone speak French?!
Boone [pointing to Shannon]: She does.
Shannon: No, I don't! What? I-
Boone: Shannon, what are you talking about? You spent a year in Paris!
Shannon: That was drinking, not studying.
Electronic voice on transceiver: Duration seven-two-nine-four-five-three.
Charlie: Okay, what's that?
Sayid: Oh, no. No-no-no-no-no-no-no!
Kate: No-no-no, what?!
Sayid: The batteries are dying!
Kate: How much time do we have?
Sayid: Not much.
Boone: I've heard you speak French. Just listen to this. Listen to it!
Shannon: I can't!
Sawyer: Do you speak French or not? Because that would be nice.
Woman on transceiver: - ils sont morte
Electronic voice on transceiver: Duration one-seven-
Charlie: That voice is weird, what is that?
Electronic voice on transceiver: -four-five-
Sayid and Boone [in unison]: Come on!
Woman on transceiver: Il y a dor. Il y a dor , [indecipherable]
Shannon: It's… It's repeating.
Sayid: She's right. It's a loop. The duration - it's repeating the same message. It's a counter.
Woman on transceiver: - ils sont morte
Sayid: The next number will end five-three-three…
Electronic voice on transceiver: Duration one-seven- [indecipherable] -nine-four-five-three-three.
Sawyer: Does anyone know what the hell he's talking about?
Sayid: It's a running count of the number of times the message has repeated. It's forty-thirty seconds long so… How long…
Sawyer: Don't forget to carry the one, sheik.
Shannon: She's saying, ‘Please.' She's saying, ‘Please help me. Please come get me.'
Sawyer: Or she's not! You don't even speak French!
Kate: Let her listen!
Boone: Shut up, man!
Charlie: How's the battery? The battery!
Shannon takes the transceiver and puts against her ear.
Shannon: ‘I'm alone now. I'm… On the island alone. Please, someone come. The others, they… They're dead. It killed them. It killed them all.'
Boone: That was good.
Sayid: Sixteen years.
Sayid: Sixteen years. And five months, that's the count.
Boone: What the hell are you talking about?
Sayid: The iterations... It's a distress call. A plea for help, a mayday. If the count is right … It's been playing over and over for sixteen years.
Boone: Someone else was stranded here?
Kate: Maybe they came for them.
Sawyer: If someone came, why does it still play?
Charlie: Guys. Where are we?
Kate looks worried. Scene fades out, episode ends.
End of episode.
1. Yebnen kelp
Arabic swear meaning “Son of a dog”
2. Gulf War
War between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. The war started with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990
3. Republican Guard
The core of the Iraqi military.
- The presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
5. Flash/Green Lantern
The particular issue in this episode is the
Flash/Green Lantern: Fast Friends Part I
Two player board game where each player has fifteen pieces which move between twenty-four triangles according to the roll of two dice. The object of the game is to be the first to clear all fifteen of the pieces off the board.