Episode 6:03 (What Kate Does)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Holy FREAKING crap! That's what I was saying to myself last night after the episode, and I'm still saying it 23 hours later.

I'll be honest, I've never really loved Kate-centric episodes, so I wasn't pumped for last night's episode, but I was wrong. Really, I guess, when it all boils down, the great parts of What Kate Does had very little to do with Kate's character.

So, it's Wednesday, which means it's time to visit our 42 questions and last night's episode. Let's see what we learned this week.

In other news, according to LOSTPEDIA.COM, "The ultrasound that Claire examines is labeled with the date and time October 22, 2004 at 9:29:42am, one month after the crash of flight 815 in the original timeline." Weird, huh? Claire surely wasn't sitting on that bench waiting for someone to pick her up for a month. Is this just an oversight by the production staff, or did the new alternate-reality 815 land a month later than the original plane crashed?

Oh, one more thing about this episode. It was FULL of Rousseau references, yes? Her traps on the island, the way Sayid was tied up on Dogen's table just like Rousseau tied him up, Claire looking all Rousseau like. Amazing.

Down to business:

2. Claire Littleton – Our favorite island mother has been missing since Season 4, Episode 10 (Something Nice Back Home). We know she saw her father, Christian Shephard, leaves Aaron behind, and wanders off in the jungle night with her dead dad but we don’t know why! What happened to Claire that could take her from doting mother to jungle wander? Why did she leave Aaron behind? We see her in Season 4, Episode 11 (Cabin Fever) seemingly relaxed and Aaron-free sitting in Jacob’s cabin with Christian, but again we receive no explanation of why she’s left her child behind. Let’s hope Season 6 gives us some Claire related clarity!

This was my holy freaking crap moment. Claire looking all crazy-French-Danielle-like in the jungle was just too much! What happened to her out there? What "claimed" Claire's heart as Dogen alluded to? Was it Smokey? Oh goodness, I have to know now!

Alternate - reality Claire was also pretty great, though I'm not sure what's in store for her in the future. She's all alone in LA, without anybody to parent Aaron, and crazy Ethan as her OB. Things aren't looking so great for Alternate-reality Claire, are they?

But that's okay, I hope we get to see Claire in every single episode from this point on. Won't happen, but I can dream!

14. Love quadrangle – Who ends up with who? – Don’t pretend you don’t want to know. Are you a Jate (Jack and Kate), a Skate (Sawyer and Kate), a Suliet (Sawyer and Juliet), or a Jacket (Jack and Juliet)? Whoever you’re rooting for, let’s hope this complex love story gets wrapped up in Season 6.

Man, Sawyer's pretty messed up over Juliet isn't he? So what will this mean for Kate and Sawyer? I don't know about you, but I don't think she followed him just so he could help her find Claire. She's pretty in love with him, and it's obvious. But man, when Jack pulled Kate aside before she left the Temple, I thought he was going to lay a big, juicy, kiss on her or tell her sometime really meaningful. But, alas, Jack just doesn't seem capable of expressing his emotions, which I think may keep Kate and Jack from ever being together.

When Sawyer and Kate were sitting on the dock outside the barracks, I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest. Josh Holloway did some of the most amazing, one-teared acting I've ever seen on the show.

I'm beginning to think the Love Quadrangle, minus one, is going to be a consistent part of this final season.

27. What happens in the Temple? - In Season 5, Episode 11 (Whatever Happened, Happened) Richard Alpert takes a dying young Ben Linus into The Temple to be healed. Richard tells Kate that Ben will lose his innocents and will always be “one of them”. The Temple also appears to be the home of the smoke monster. There are extensive walls built around The Temple to protect it and tunnels underground leading to it. So who build The Temple and what is it used for? What happens inside The Temple that caused young Ben to become the Ben we know today?

Sayid is "claimed", yes or no? The murky water possessed him with something dark and strange, yes or no? I've got no idea if I'm supposed to believe the Temple Others or not. Anyone else confused?

Also, how long are we going to be held captive in the Temple?

So, only three questions were really addressed this episode, but getting to see Claire on the island again was so explosive, I don't really care about how many questions were answered. I can't wait till next week, and I really hope they pick the Claire story line right back up where they left off this week. Chances of this happening, probably slim to none!

The next episode is titled (highlight for answer): The Substitute, that is rumored to be a Locke-centric episode. I CAN'T WAIT!

Alright losties, check back in tomorrow for some special pop-culture LOST fun!


Brett said...

I wonder if all the water on the island is tainted now by Flocke. Just before Jin went to drink, the two Others that accompanied Jin and Kate into the forest pulled Jin back from the water. Were the two others preventing Jin from drinking tainted water and thus making him "claimed," or were they just pissed off that Kate took them down?

Is Richard Alpert going to get old now that Jacob is dead?

Was Dogen the cook aboard the Black Rock? Dude looks like he could slice up some kick ass sashimi...

I also want to know more about Charles Widmore. Where does he fit back in to all of this? Does he end up serving a bigger purpose of the island, or is he just a selfishly motivated bastard?

Brett said...

Before Dogen told Jack about "it happend to your sister" did jack know that Claire was his sister?

kmlapham said...


To answer your last question first, yes, Jack did know Claire was his sister. In Season 4, Episode 12 (There's no place like home, part 1) Carole Littleton, Claire's mom comes to Jack after his dad's funeral and tells Jack that Claire is his half-sister.

I'll have to re-watch the episode to see the scene with Jin and the Others. I'm not sure if all of the water is tainted, because they let Sayid drink out of the canteen, but he's already...claimed, I guess. I'm not sure I like the idea of our Losties becoming "claimed" so easily, but stranger things have happened.

Jacob's death could have that impact on Richard Alpert, absolutely. We're not sure exactly what makes Richard ageless, but we do know it has to do with Jacob, so his death could impact Richard. I like where you're going here.

I've been reading a lot of LOST blogs and listening to a lot of LOST podcasts and many viewers seem to think that the island has had an impact on many different ancient religions and civilizations (the Egyptians, some think the Temple looks Mayan, Dogen is Bhuddist) so many viewers think that Dogen may also be ageless and came to the island during the "creation" of Bhuddism, or something like that. I've really got no idea, but I don't think now is the time for new characters to be honest. I'm not sure I'd eat anything he made after the whole posion thing.

Chuck is someone I want to know more about too. I can't believe he's not essential to the islands story. We'll see!

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