Back in the hatch-hole, Locke's getting the film ready for an encore presentation, and Jack sounds surprised that Locke wants to watch it again, even though Locke just said that, and Locke's surprised that Jack doesn't want to, and Jack stomps off.
Back in the pit, Michelle Rodriguez is coming to, and she's startled to see Michael, Jin, and Sawyer all sitting there staring at her. "Who are you?" she says, and Michael says they crashed, that they were on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. "What?" she says, surprised. "Forty of us made it." "Flight 815?" she says. Shot of Jin's surprise, as he seems to understand what she says. For now, let's just assume he recognizes the English numbers from his own flight reservation. It seems to take Sawyer and Michael a second or two longer to realize that she was on the flight. "You were in the back?" says Michael, who points out that the back broke off, and he's in the midst of asking her how they survived when she says she doesn't know. How did you survive, Michael? Damn. She says the plane came apart, and "someone's frickin' hardside" came out of an overhead compartment and hit her in the head, knocking her out. She came to underwater, then swam up and to shore. "You've been out here by yourself all this time?" says Sawyer. "Trying to find food," she says. "Making my way" (the only way she knows how? Is that just a little bit more than the law will allow?). "And then, yesterday, they found me," she says. Michael asks who they are. "You tell me," she says. Nah, she's not suspicious at all. Michael asks if she saw a boy with them, and when she says "no," she clearly looks like she's not telling them something. She introduces herself as "Ana-Lucia," and Sawyer introduces our heroes. "We're about to be the best thing that ever happened to you," he says, like, Sawyer can't even resist hitting on the kidnap victim that shares his jungle pit. "How's that?" she asks, and he pulls out his gun and says that the next time "Shaft" opens the cage, "he's gonna get a surprising little howdy-doody." Ana-Lucia just looks at him. Typical of Sawyer to figure she's going to be impressed with what he has in his pants.
Desmond's working on the computer while Jack pesters him, asking him if he's in contact with the people who made the film. "Do you think I'd be here if I was?" says Desmond, not even looking up. Jack wants to know how it's possible Desmond doesn't know about the crash, about the survivors. "I push this button every 108 minutes. I don't get out much," is the reply. Yeah, and what's the deal with the replacements? Well, Kelvin died waiting for them. Okay, we get it: Jack's a skeptic. We understand. After a couple more questions designed to point out to Desmond how silly this all is, Jack just finally erupts and asks Desmond if he's ever considered that this whole thing, the hatch and the button, everything, is an experiment. A mind game. That's kind of what I ask myself from time to time watching this show, you know. Desmond finally looks right at him. "Every single day," he says. "And for all our sakes, I hope it's not real. But the film says this is an electromagnetic station. And I don't know about you, brothah, but every time I walk past that concrete wall out there, my fillings hurt." The timer flips to forty-nine minutes.