SAM: My name is Sam Thomas and up until a few days ago I worked for Oceanic Airlines. My partner Sonya also worked for Oceanic. Sonya was on board Flight 815. Tomorrow I'm flying to Jakarta. I'm going to hitch a ride aboard a salvage boat called the Christiane I, and I'm doing this because I received a coded message in a photograph from a group called Maxwell. I've had enough of waiting until it's too late.
Sam makes his way onto the Christiane I and speaks with the ship's captain, Mr. Ockham, and is told that every piece of cargo on the ship has a specific purpose and that he can't afford dead weight. When the chart plotter shorts out, Ockham informs a man named Mr. Talbot that they will have to delay their departure, which Talbot informs him is unacceptable. Sam states that not only can he fix the chart plotter, but he could probably build a new one. Ockham proposes that if he can, he can have a spot on the ship.
SAM: I dunno. Life's thrown me a few surprises lately. So I guess I'm just taking a break from it all. OCKHAM: Look it's an expedition, it's not a getaway for cash strapped tourists. SAM: Well you wouldn't have to pay me. You just feed me and I'll sling a hammock on the deck. OCKHAM: No. Look, I told you on the phone, we're crewed up. We'll be at sea for months so every gram of cargo is here for a specific purpose. I can't afford dead weight. Owen! Get Sukarno on the phone will ya. And tell him his shoddy handy work is going to cost me two days if he doesn't hurry up. TALBOT: What is it? OCKHAM: I'm afraid, Mr. Talbot, we won't be leaving today. TALBOT: That, Mr. Ockham, is unacceptable. We're already a day over schedule. My employer's requirements were made quite clear-- OCKHAM: Your employer's requirements were made at short notice. And, quite frankly, installing their 'special' requirements takes time. SAM: It's a chart plotter right? I'd say it's just the SPU board. OCKHAM: Do you know how to fix it? SAM: Fix it? I could probably build you a new one from scratch. OCKHAM: Sukarno's ringing back in three minutes. You beat him to it, you got your hammock.
In this mini-game, if Sam wants to join the Christiane I he must fix the Chart Plotter before Sukarno calls back. There are three sections of the chart plotter to repair. The circuit lines of each section have been scrambled. Each circuit line must connect to another line or a terminator. You can turn each circuit line by clicking on it. When all the circuit lines in a grid are correctly aligned the grid locks. You have 3 minutes to re-align all the sections.
After successfully completing the chart plotter activity, Ockham welcomes Sam aboard the Christiane I. Talbot begins probing Sam for information about what exactly his interest in the Sunda Trench is, to which Sam replies that he is just getting away, however, Talbot suggests that Sam may be running from something. Talbot questions Sam about a possible girlfriend, and is then informed by Ockham that they need Sam because their destination may trigger a complete electronic meltdown. Talbot states that he will be installing security measures, and then welcomes Sam aboard.
OCKHAM: What's your name? SAM: Sam Thomas OCKHAM: Welcome aboard. I'll show you the cabin. TALBOT: What's your interest in the Sunda Trench, Sam Thomas? SAM: Like I said, I'm just looking to get away from it all for a while. TALBOT: Get away or run away? OCKHAM: Does it really matter? You ask half the crew that question. TALBOT: My employers know all they need to about you and your crew Mr. Ockham. They have too much at stake to risk any surprises. But Sam here is a mystery. SAM: Oh I wouldn't worry, I'm just your regular guy next door. TALBOT: Yes. Honest. Hard-working. Easy-going. SAM: Yeah. Something like that. TALBOT: Perfect girlfriend? I wonder what you're 'getting away' from? OCKHAM: Right, come here. Look, I can't guarantee your equipments gonna hold out. Given our destination, I can't rule out a complete electronics meltdown. This is an insurance policy you need to take out. TALBOT: Call me when it's fully operational. I'll need to install security measures. Welcome aboard. OCKHAM: You really know how to make friends don't you.