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Lost Season Two Episode Summaries
Orientation (#203):


Act 2:
Hurley is on the beach, throwing a ball to Vincent. He runs up the beach and helps Sayid with a heavy trunk. He says that he didn't think that they would make it through the night. He says he missed the "baby-stealing part, " and is glad that things are getting back to normal . Kate comes running out of the jungle calling for Sayid. Hurley drops his end of the trunk when he sees her. Kate runs up to Sayid and says that they need his help.

In the pit, Sawyer is quietly asking Jin about who "they" are. Sawyer asks about how many of them were there. Michael realizes that Jin is indicating that he was blindfolded. Sawyer comments that there could a hundred of them and then asks for a boost, because he wants to get out of there. They help him up to the trap door, but he can't budge it. He looks for a rope to untie when he's nearly speared. He falls back to the bottom of the pit. The mysterious island man is back. He opens the trap door up, leers at them, throws a girl in and slams the trap door shut again. The girl is unconscious. It's Ana Lucia, who was seen in the airport talking to Jack before the flight.

Jack and Locke set up the projector. Jack wants to know what was going on in the hatch before he showed up. Locke explains that Kate was tied up and Desmond had a gun pointed at him. He says that Desmond wanted to know where they had come from and if any of them were sit. Jack wonders if they asked about Desmond and Locke reiterates that Desmond was the one with the gun. Jack thinks that Locke seems calm for someone who thinks the world will end in forty-five minutes. As he loads the film in the project, Locke says that Desmond will fix it. Jack seems annoyed about the whole improbability of the situation. Locke asks why it's insane. He then asks Jack if he is so upset because Desmond said he recognized him. Jack has no answer and walks away. Locke finishes his comment with, "because that would be impossible." Jack situates the screen.

The Film:
It's the Dharma Initiative Orientation for Station 3 (presumably of 6) "The Swan." (Eastern) Indian-style music begins. Dr. Marvin Candle, who appears to have Asian features, introduces himself. His left hand appears gray and immobile. He explains that the film will deliver a simple set of instructions for how two people will fulfill the responsibilities of the station. First, he explains some history. He explains that the Dharma Initiative was created in 1970 by Gerald and Karen DeGroot, who were postdoctoral candidates at the University of Michigan . Inspired by luminaries such as B.F. Skinner, they imagined a large communal research environment where scientists and free thinkers from around the world could conduct research in meteorology (cloud shot as from an airplane), psychology (man in a deprivation chamber), parapsychology (blindfolded woman selecting from three colored globes), zoology (two polar bears fighting), electromagnetism (a man observing a small rock-like ball) and utopian societies (hippies sitting cross-legged in a circle on the grass).

The film then appears to skip some material because it moves into explaining about Danish munitions magnate Alvar Hanso as banking the dream project. Dr. Candle explains that the two occupants are expected to be there 540 days. He says that Station 3 was originally built as a laboratory to study the unique electromagnetic fluctuations of that part of the Island . However, not long after the experiments began, there was an "incident," which has resulted in the adoption of a protocol. Dr. Candle steps around to a table on which a model of a dome just like the one in the Hatch can be seen. He explains that the button must be pushed every 108 minutes. The station occupants have four minutes from when the alarm first sounds to enter the code into the microcomputer processor unit.

The film skips again, picking up with Dr. Candle emphasizing that the code must be entered and he recommends alternating shift. The film skips again into him saying that is it extremely important that the code be entered quickly and correctly after the alarm sounds. He begins to warn that the computer must not be used for anything-and the film skips yet again to him saying that the continuation of the project is in their hands until their replacements arrive. He then offers thanks on behalf of the DeGroots, Alvar Hanso and the Dharma Initiative. The film seems to skip again and then he says good luck. The film closes with a copyright date of 1980.

The film comes to an end and Locke comments that they will need to watch it again.
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