The sun's now up as Ben leads a cheery little hike up Heart Explosion Hill. He tells Sawyer that he wants him to see something just over the next rise. Sawyer's being "helped" (i.e. pushed) on the hike by the two Others who bickered about the chest-needle technique. "'That little place you've always wanted, George?'" says Sawyer, which Ben doesn't get. "What, don't you read? It's from Of Mice and Men." See, Sawyer doesn't know that Ben's not in the book club anymore. Anyway, Sawyer says Ben would like the book: "Puppies get killed." Heh. Ben just smiles and doesn't say anything.
They keep climbing, and presently Sawyer's pulse monitor starts beeping: it's at 125 and counting. He feels his chest, and keeps going. Soon, it's at 135, so he asks if Ben brought him up here to make his heart explode. Sawyer, look at the guys behind you. They have guns. If they wanted to kill you, there are much easier ways. Ben just sneers that Sawyer's heart isn't going to explode: "The only thing we put inside you was doubt." Sawyer looks at the heart rate monitor for help. Ben says that it is a heart-rate monitor, but nothing more. He reaches into his satchel and pulls out the bunny, number 8 painted on its butt, alive and well. That thing's been in his bag the whole time? Have fun cleaning that after your hike, Ben. Ben says they gave the rabbit a sedative, not a pacemaker. Sawyer asks how he knows they didn't just paint another bunny with an eight. Because Ben's explanation is much more plausible than "we equipped a bunny with a rabbit-sized pacemaker rigged to make its heart explode"? Ben just laughs and admits Sawyer doesn't know that they didn't do just that.