Then the emergency services guys are yelling and running because they've found a survivor, named Ted Pratchet, who's whimpering for help, while the paramedics do their best to keep him panicked by saying things like, "I don't know if we can cut him loose from that beam. He might not survive." Pratchet asks for someone to call his wife, because he just wants to hear her voice. Broyles calmly introduces himself and Olivia and says they're going to do everything they can to find his wife and get him out of there.
Broyles goes off to "call this in" because that's certainly a good use of Broyles' time, while Olivia asks Pratchet to describe what happened. "Tremors. Just like the other ones. Then a really big one that just kept getting worse," says Pratchet. He's thirsty, but the paramedic says he can't have any liquids, just some ice, which Peter goes to fetch. Daniels says, "Did Buddy have them on display to the left or the right of the cash register?" and Pratchet says, "How would I know that?"
Meanwhile, Walter's looking at a dislodged painting, and peels back a flap of the canvas. There's another painting underneath.
Olivia asks Pratchet if anything unusual happened before the disaster, or if he saw someone who shouldn't have been there. "No. Just the same things everyone saw. Yesterday, the dogs all started howling. Then all those little tremors, the microquakes," says Pratchet, but neither Peter nor Olivia have heard about any tremors in New York. Meanwhile, Walter examines the blueprints for the new Pentagon annex.
When Broyles comes back, he whispers to Olivia that Pratchet doesn't have a wife. Never did. Olivia's ready to chalk that up to delirium due to trauma from his injuries, but Walter disagrees, because that possibility would make far too much sense.
He starts asking Pratchet questions, like what year is it? Who is the president? Two-thousand and 10, and Obama, says Pratchett, respectively. I realize this episode was filmed long ago, but I'd like to think this is a shout-out to the commander-in-chief from J.J. Abrams for moving the state of the union address so as not to conflict with the Lost season premiere.