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The following text appears in the "Story So Far" tab:
- Previously, this text could be found prematurely by setting your computer's clock to some point when Chapter 3 would be available.
Video - Chapters 1 and 2 recap
There is a video briefly summarizing what has happened so far in the story.
SAM: My name is Sam Thomas. My partner Sonya was onboard Flight 815. I received a coded message in a photograph from a group called Maxwell. I'm going to hitch a ride aboard a salvage boat.
Video - stuck on Christiane I
Sam asks Ockham to let him off the Christiane I at Christmas Island. Ockham tells him that he will be stuck on the ship for a while, as Talbot has him sticking to a narrow search grid to look for Black Rock. Sam finds out from Ockham that Talbot is funded via a syndicate, but that is the extent of his knowledge of the expedition's financial backers. Sam then goes to another part of the ship, and watches Talbot leave his quarters. After he has left, Sam enters Talbot's room.
[Sam approaches Ockham, who is inspecting equipment on the Christiane I]
Activity - search Talbot's room
The player is shown Talbot's quarters. By obtaining several clues, the player finds a briefcase protected by a six-digit combination lock. Upon solving the combination, the next video clip is shown.
Sam wants to find out the identity of Talbot's employers. He only has a few minutes to search the cabin before Talbot returns.
Instructions: Explore Talbot's cabin by clicking on any items you think might help reveal who he works for.
You have 5 minutes to uncover Talbot's secret.
HINT - some items will need to be used with others, so examine the room carefully.
Turn on the light by clicking the light switch on the far left wall.
Open the right-side cabinet over the desk and take the phone charger.
Take the key from under the pillow on the bed to the left and use it in the second desk drawer.
Remove phone and wallet, take key from wallet.
Use second key to open foot locker. Inside is a briefcase.
Plug the phone charger into the outlet on the desk, and the phone into the charger. The following numbers are listed:
(Note: it is possible these numbers may vary by region.)
L. Allan - 259 773 821
J. Brooks - 259 320 555
M. Duffield - 259 534 890
J. Graf - 259 826 612
M. Griffin - 259 654 238
N. Hammond - 259 125 436
A. Harris - 259 274 022
J. Hogendorn - 259 472 025
C. McCulloch - 259 934 885
P. Manera - 259 843 701
C. Morrow - 259 845 002
A. Mullins - 259 852 930
R. Owen - 259 465 789
M. Smerdon - 259 194 032
T. Sullivan - 259 731 903
S. Vagg - 259 124 093
The briefcase has the initials A.M.M. on it. By comparing this to the phone names, one can deduce that A.M.M. corresponds with "A. Mullins" and from there break the code using the last six original digits for that name. '852 930' in the six-digit combination lock consequently initiates the "win" video.
(Note: it is possible the correct code may vary by region.)
- L. Allan in Talbot's phonebook probably is a reference to Liz Allan, a Spider-Man character.
- N. Hammond may be a reference to the actor Nicholas Hammond, who played the part of Spider-Man in the shortly run "The Amazing Spider-Man" TV series.
- J. Graf, in German Graf is a noble title equal in rank to count
- J. Brooks, Brooks is also the name of Hurley's Doctor at the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute.
- 259 is the country code for Zanzibar.
Video - if you lose
Talbot enters the room and discovers Sam as he searches, thus prompting Talbot to ask, "What the hell are you doing in here?".
Video - if you win
Sam opens Talbot's briefcase and discovers a confidential research brief from The Maxwell Group entitled 'Proposed Salvage of "The Black Rock" Shipwreck'. The file shows that The Maxwell Group is a division of Widmore Industries. As Sam leaves the room, Talbot sees him and questions why he was in there. Sam says he was just closing the door for him. Talbot accuses Sam of looking for something, suggesting that it is something other than the Black Rock. As Ockham comes near, Talbot says that he doesn't believe Sam is an asset to the expedition.
[Inside Talbot's room, Sam opens the briefcase and finds a confidential research brief from The Maxwell Group entitled "Proposed Salvage of 'The Black Rock' Shipwreck".]
This day in Summary
- Sam finds out that he will be stuck aboard the Christiane I for a while.
- Sam learns that Oscar Talbot is funded by a syndicate; he later connects Talbot to The Maxwell Group via a confidential research brief entitled 'Proposed Salvage of "The Black Rock" Shipwreck'.
- It is revealed that The Maxwell Group is a division of Widmore Industries.