MARVIN CANDLE: Not long after the experiments began, however, there was an incident. And since that time the following protocol has been observed: every 108 minutes the button must be pushed. From the moment the alarm sounds you will have 4 minutes to enter the code into the microcomputer processor [splice] induction into the program. When the alarm sounds, either you or your partner must input the code. […] Congratulations, until your replacements arrive, the future of the project is in your hands. On behalf of the DeGroots, Alvar Hanso and all of us at the DHARMA Initiative, thank you. Namaste. And good luck.
LOCKE: We’re going to need to watch that again.
JACK: Don’t. It’s not real. Look, you want to push the button, you do it yourself.
LOCKE: If it’s not real, then what are you doing here, Jack? Why did you come back? Why do you find it so hard to believe?!
JACK: Why do you find it so easy?!
LOCKE: It’s never been easy!
KATE: Maybe you should just do it.
JACK: No. It’s a button.
LOCKE: I can’t do this alone, Jack. I don’t want to. It’s a leap of faith, Jack.
[The timer shows 0:27. Jack goes to the computer and pushes the button. The timer shows 0:01 and then resets to 108:00. Locke sits down at the computer.]
LOCKE: I’ll take the first shift.