Back in the hatch-hole, Locke is still in Painful Flashback Agony when we hear Kate shouting. She strolls into the antiquated-equipment room, followed by Hurley and Sayid. Look, as I much as I love him, if Hurley's there, they couldn't have really been rushing to get back. Sayid and Hurley look around in bewilderment, with Hurley breaking out his most awestruck "dude." Kate wants to know where Jack is, and Locke just says, simply, "Jack's gone. I need your help." Some follow-up questions might be in order here, Kate, such as, "By 'gone' you don't mean 'dead,' do you?" But if Locke fills them in further, we don't see it.
The timer's at twenty-four minutes. Kate and Hurley are strolling through the facility, looking for, as per Sayid's instructions, the breaker box. He tells them to follow the conduit lines, and Hurley, muttering under his breath, says, "Cool, okay, great. What's a conduit line?" Kate points out the tubes on the ceiling, tells Hurley to follow them. What Hurley, finds, though, is the pantry. He walks in and gives a reverent "whoa." "Did you find it?" calls Kate. Hurley surveys the shelves and shelves of food. "Depends on what you mean by 'it,'" he says. I'm not too worried about stereotypical "fat guy finds the food" plotlines just yet, given that Kate reacted pretty much the same way when she found the food, which is the same way I think anyone would react after spending a month and a half foraging for themselves.