Kevin: Please open the door.
Kate: I don't think I should.
Kevin: Ma'am, you have three seconds before I break this door down. One... two... hey. Wanna get it on?
Kate: Hell yeah!
Jack: The tumour on your spine is borderline inoperable. At the rate it's growing, that borderline goes away in about... one week.
Jack: (discussing Ben's tumour) You need to be in surgery yesterday.
Ben: Alright, then. Whatever you need, it's yours. I'm ready.
Jack: (chuckling) No, I think you misunderstood me. I didn't say I was gonna do it. I just wanted you to understand how you're gonna die. You think I believe you people? You think I trust you, that I'm gonna just do the surgery and hope that you let me go?!?!
Jack: (angrily) Don't!
Ben: (after a moment) Well, Jack. I'm very disappointed in your decision.
Jack: Well, Ben, at least you won't have to be disappointed for very long.
Sayid: So, what killed Eko?
Locke: Folks back at the beach call it the monster. I don't really have a name for it. You don't believe in monsters...
Sayid: I believe in what I can see. But obviously you have. So, why don't you tell me what you think it is.
Locke: Might be what brought us here.
Sayid: So, you believe that this monster decided that Eko was meant to die?
Locke: I believe Eko died for a reason. I just don't know what it is yet.
Alex: (to Kate as she's dragged away) Listen, whatever they say, don't believe them! They're gonna kill your boyfriend! Just like they killed mine!
Kate: You think I'm gonna put a hood over my head 'cause you said please?
Juliet: No, Kate, I think you're gonna put a hood over your head because the man standing behind me, the one who's burning a hole in my back, that man is going to kill Sawyer.
(Kate has just told Jack that he needs to perform the operation on Ben)
Jack: What did they do to you?!
Kate: (crying) Nothing...
Jack: How did they get you to ask me?!
Kate: Jack, please...
Jack: What did they offer you?!
Jack: Then what are you doing here?!
Kate: They're gonna kill Sawyer!!
Kate: Please, I love this guy. Just let me go.
Marshal Edward Mars: I'll tell ya what... if you can really stay put... really settle down... and I'll stop chasin' ya. But you and I both know that's not gonna happen.
Locke: When the hatch exploded, your prayer stick fell out of a tree right on top of me. So, Sayid and I went out to get it because it didn't feel right to bury you without it. I'd like to think you died for a reason, Mr. Eko. Just hope it's not too long before we find out what the heck it might be. Rest in peace, Mr. Eko. Thank you for helping me find my... (Locke sees a message on Eko's prayer stick - LIFT UP YOUR EYES AND LOOK NORTH JOHN)
(Kate explains to Sawyer that Ben is using them as bait to force Jack to operate on Ben's spine)
Sawyer: At least the doc ain't dumb enough to do it.
Kate: I told him he had to.
Sawyer: Why the hell would you do something so stupid?!
Kate: To save your life!
Sawyer: My life don't need savin'!
Kate: You wanna die?! 'Cause that's what's gonna happen!
Sawyer: Get down, Freckles, we already been through this!
Kate: Shut up, James!
Sawyer: You're outta your cage! Why don't you run, Kate? 'Cause me, I ain't runnin'... 'cause there ain't no place to go.
Kate: What are you talking about?
Sawyer: We're ain't on our island... we're on another island, like a Alcatraz, couple miles offshore. So, unless you're a mermaid, or you got a boat... there ain't no point.
Kate: (angrily) When were you planning on telling me this?!
Sawyer: (softly) Never.
Kate: Why not?! Why wouldn't you?
Sawyer: Because I wanted you to believe we had a damn chance.
Sawyer: Let me ask you something, Freckles. The day Blockhead was beating on me... and you said "I love you" - that was just to get him to stop, right?
(Kate says nothing but leans in and kisses Sawyer)
Sawyer: (surprised) I love you, too.
Jack: I'll get it out, your tumour and I'll keep you alive. But I need your word, I need what you promised me before... I need to get the hell off this island.
Kate: What if I told you I was a fugitive? What if I told you I was on the run for blowing up my father and it was only a matter of time before you found out?
Kevin: This isn't funny...
Kate: It's not a joke. I almost had a baby, Kev. Me, a baby. I can't do this. Taco night? I don't do taco night!
Kevin: Okay, calm down, Monica.
Kate: My name's not Monica!
Ben: Whatever happens, everything will be very different, won't it?
Jack: No doubt about it.
Kate: I'll do anything you want!
Pickett: (pointing his gun at Sawyer) I want you to watch!
Sawyer: Close your eyes, Freckles.
Kate: Stand up!
Sawyer: Close your eyes!
Jack: You remember what I told you on the beach the day of the crash? Do you remember what story I told you when you were stitching me up? DO YOU REMEMBER IT?!
Kate: YES, YES, I REMEMBER!
Jack: When you get safe, you radio me and you tell me that story.
Kate: I can't leave without you.
Jack: Yes, you are, go.
Kate: Jack, I can't.
Jack: Go! Now!
Kate: I CAN'T!
Jack: KATE, DAMN IT! RUN!
Though viewers have been promised a resolution to the triangle between Kate, Sawyer and Jack, it appears that the answer has not completely come as of yet.
While Kate did sleep with Sawyer, it's hard to tell if she did because she does love him, or because she believed that Sawyer would die and she needed someone to be close to. Likewise, her actions with Jack are equally ambivalous, as her scene in the aquarium with him could be read one of two ways: that she in fact loves him, or that she has a grounded and deep-seeded friendship and respect for him. Her refusal to run when Jack gives her the opportunity also brings the point into question---is her insistence not to run without Jack because she does not want to lose her friend, or because she loves him?
Of course, there's also the possibility that Kate's refusing to run because she, like Sawyer, know the truth---that even if they do run, there's nowhere to go.
Throughout these initial six episodes, viewers have come to learn a great deal about the psychological tortures that the Others employ in order to achieve their goals. Of the three captives, Jack has had the most opportunity to study these methods, and has himself begun using them against the likes of Ben and Juliet.
In this episode, the battle of wills culminates at several points.
In the aquarium, Jack leads Ben to believe he will perform surgery on him to save his life, only to be informed that Jack plans no such operation... he, in fact, is more than happy to let Ben die.
In retaliation, Ben (with Juliet's help) tries to use Jack's feelings about his friends - especially Kate - against him by threatening Sawyer's life and making Kate deliver the message. In the end, Jack's resolve holds, infuriating Ben.
Finally, Ben tries using both Jack's feelings for Kate and his desire for freedom to his advantage, and this seems to work... until Ben goes under the knife and Jack holds him hostage.
These exchanges are notable because this is among one of the first instances in which the Others have not had the upper hand, psychologically speaking.