A video diary made by Sam is produced in which he discusses his plans to fly to Jakarta, and "hitch" a ride on the Christiane I. Sam also makes mention that in two months, it would be the eight anniversary of when Sam and Sonya had met, and that he was going to propose.
The video contains several glitches and static, which cut Sam off at times. Notably, when Sam mentions the Maxwell Group, the image of a man appears on screen.
My name is Sam Thomas, and up until a few days ago I worked for Oceanic Airlines. I was an IT technician. My partner Sonya also worked for Oceanic. She was a flight attendant. Sonya was on board Flight 815 when it...disappeared. Oceanic have recently decided to abandon the search for 815. Despite this I won't stop looking. You see I need to know what happened. And if I'm honest with myself this is part of the reason why [shows engagement ring]. She's a beauty, isn't she? Two months from now is going to be the 8th anniversary of the day Sonya and I met. And my plan was to get down on one knee, which would have really embarrassed her, give her this ring and ask her to marry me. And that would have made up for all the times I could have, but I didn't. Tomorrow I'm flying to Jakarta. I'm going to hitch a ride aboard a salvage boat called the Christiane I which is looking for a shipwreck somewhere in the deepest waters on the planet. And I'm doing this because I received a coded message in a photograph from a group called 'Maxwell'. It might seem crazy, but to tell you the truth, I feel like crap; I can't sleep; and I'm not going to just sit around waiting to feel good again. I've had enough of waiting until it's too late.