Sawyer's stretching his arm out through the bars of his cage, trying to reach a large rock that's conveniently nearby and conveniently flat enough to slide through the bars of his cage. It takes him forever to get it, and when he finally does he pushes down on the foot pedal and uses the rock to hold it in place. He takes his boot off and holds it in one hand while he gets ready to push the cutlery button with the other hand. He does so, and the warning goes off, and he chucks his boot at the other lever, nailing it on the first try. We hear this John Phillip Sousa march blaring through the speakers, and the recorded voice is now saying "reward, reward," and Sawyer annoyingly starts air-conducting the music. And Sawyer's reward? An orange fish-shaped cracker thing with "DHARMA" stamped on it that comes sliding down the chute. He's less than impressed. But wait, there's more! A load of food pellets drop out, piling up at his feet. Sawyer opts for the hopefully less-nasty of two evils, and takes a bite of the fish cracker. But at least there's now water coming out of the pipe, so he crouches down for a drink.
He's interrupted by Zeke saying, "Keep moving," and looks up to him leading Kate to the other cage. She and Sawyer look at each other, with Kate looking like she's going to break down any moment. Sawyer looks genuinely concerned as Zeke puts Kate in the cage, and tells her to stick her arms out through the bars so he can take off her cuffs. Her wrists are raw and bleeding. "They scratched you up pretty bad, didn't they? I'll bring you some antiseptic later." Sawyer calls over, "How about you bring me an ottoman? While you're at it, I could use a blow dry." And, uh, "dry" is not what I heard him say at first. My initial reaction was "they can say that on television now? Did Janet's nipple teach us nothing?" Zeke ignores him to praise Sawyer's ability to get a fish biscuit, and Sawyer's bragging about figuring out the "complicated gizmos." "Only took the bears two hours," says Zeke, leaving. I think they might have been smarter than your average bear, however. "How many of them were there?" yells Sawyer. Heh. Then he asks "Freckles" if she's okay. She still looks freaked out but says she is, and asks about Sawyer. "Just swell. I requested that cage, but whatever." Hee! Kate laughs too. With Jack being such an ass this episode, Sawyer's not quite so disagreeable. But it's only the first episode of the season -- plenty of time to be a dick yet. Sawyer compliments Kate's dress. "They made me wear it," she says. And that's all the talking they'll do about that. Instead, Sawyer asks if she's hungry and tosses her the fish biscuit. Aw. Kate looks hungry enough to take a bite, so I guess she didn't have any of that breakfast.