...A jolting cut to arctic snow swirling in howling wind. As the camera pulls back we find ourselves looking out a window from a cramped research or monitoring outpost. Two men wearing heavy winter garments play chess, chiding each other in Brazilian Portugese. Suddenly, one of the men notices a blinking red light on one of the computers; the screen shows the number 7418880 (the result of multiplying all of The Numbers together) and a dialog box that reads "electromagnetic anomaly detected."
One of the men frantically cries that they have "missed it again." The other shouts that they haven't, desperately runs through some files, and orders the other to make a call with their yellow phone. Penelope, Desmond's wealthy flame, is seen taking a phone from a night-table, which lies next to a picture of her and Desmond (the very same photo he has always kept with him). The Portuguese-speaking men then tell Penelope that they think they've "found it."