|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Persuasive, Inspirational, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Genre||Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama|
|Description||"Well, fear is sort of an odd thing..."|
|Location||Season 1, Ep. 1, "Pilot, Part 1", 13 minutes into the episode|
Jack Shephard is a young doctor from Los Angeles who survives a plane crash in a mysterious island, together with other 48 people. After helping several injured survivors, Jack walks in a secluded spot with a sewing kit to deal with a nasty cut on his back. As he cannot reach his wound to stitch it, he asks a girl who happens to walk by, Kate Austen, to help him. She is terrified at first but with this monologue Jack tries to calm her down. He tells her how, when he performed his first solo procedure and accidentally ripped the dural sac of a patient, dealt with fear by letting it in, "let it do it's thing", but only for 5 seconds...
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|JACK SHEPHARD: "Well, fear is sort of an off thing...when I was in residency my first solo procedure was a spinal surgery on a 16 year old girl kid. A girl. And at the end, after 13 hours, I was closing her up and I...I accidentally ripped her dural sack. It's at the base of the spine where all the nerves come together. Membrane as thin as tissue, and...So it ripped open. Nerves just spilled out of her like angel hair pasta, spinal fluid flowing out of her and I...the terror was just so...crazy, so real, and I knew I had to deal with it. So i just made a choice. I'd let the fear in. Let it take over. Let it do its thing. But only for five seconds, that's all I was gonna give it. So I started to count. One, two, three, four, five. And it was gone. I went back to work, sewed her up and she was fine."|