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'Lost' Season 6, Episode 3 - 'What Kate Does' Recap

As 'What Kate Does' unfolded, I couldn't help but shake the feeling that everything we're witnessing in the "post-Jughead worked" 2004 time-line is going to end up being very important. Of course, that could have been due to the fact that in this past week's Official 'Lost' Audio Podcast, Cuse and Lindelof essentially laid it bare for us -- there is no alternate reality happening here. What's going on in LA in 2004 and what's going on in 2007 on the island are both very real. The question to ask is what effect actions in one time-line will have on the events in the other. As far as 'Lost' mindf#%ks go, this one is a doozie, because it's forced us to reevaluate everything we remember about these characters, right back to the pilot episode. In that sense, last week's scenes on Oceanic 815 served as one giant "one of these things is not like the other" segments from 'Sesame Street.' There were endless differences between the first time we saw that flight and this second incarnation. But now, they're off the flight, let loose in LA, and 'What Kate Does' (a clever play on the season two ep 'What Kate Did') was our first true glimpse into what these characters do after getting off the plane (remember, not alt-reality, but actually happening). To Read More Click Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Lost Season 6, Episode 3: "What Kate Does" Review

"What Kate Does" slows the pace down significantly from last week and focuses on telling a character-driven story. This is a welcome change; especially after the heavily plot-driven season five. However, with questions to answer and so much ground to cover during this final season, a better balance between plot and character wouldn't have been such a bad thing. The mystery surrounding Sayid's resurrection was frustrating. Dogen (Hiro Sanada) and his hippie side kick continue to skirt questions with vague and misleading answers while Jack and his crew fail to ask the really important questions. It's bad enough when the mysterious newcomer is withholding information but it's even worse when those seeking answers fail to ask the appropriate questions. Then again, why do I ever expect this of Lost? Maybe if the good guys were straight with each other, they could solve their problems a lot faster. Jack's decision to swallow the pill revealed a desperation from the survivors' fearless leader. He's led men and women to their deaths and it's weighing on his soul. Part of me wants to believe that Jack knew the pill contained a poison and he really didn't care what happened. Jack has travelled through time and set off a hydrogen bomb in the middle of a mysterious island yet he still hasn't managed to find a way to return his people home. It's a defining experience for Jack, who is learning a lot about what it means to be a leader. Dogen said it best when he explained why he used an interpreter to speak with his followers. It keeps him separate from those who may not agree with his orders. As angry as Jack is at himself he has to learn to put trust in himself and the decisions he makes. To Read More Click Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

LOST "What Kate Does" Review Season 6, Episode 3

So tonight's new episode of LOST "What Kate Does" once again added more to our confusion. You would think that with only a few episodes left they would start giving us some clues as to what is going on, right? Turns out... not really. I have a feeling they might pack a lot of the answers in the last few episodes. We did however learn a few things tonight, so let's talk about it. First up, the Sayid story. Last week ended with Sayid miraculously coming back from the dead, and the theories went wild. This week, we learned that Sayid is infected by some sort of darkness that will change who he is once it gets to his heart. And so what do the Others do? They try to kill him (what else?). Oh and how do they know what's going to happen to him? The same thing happened to Claire, say what? So now I'm confused. What is this darkness they are talking about? And what does it change people into? Although, I have to say that I don't think that Jacob took over Sayid like some people think, because if it was him, then why would the Others want to kill him? Especially since they seem so horrified that he was dead in the first place. But I could be wrong, with the Others you can never be sure. Of course they ended the episode before we could find out more. Damn them for showing us Claire and then take it away from us. Apart from that, tonight's episode also had some emotional moments with Sawyer longing for Juliet (yes I admit there might have been tears). But I will say this, this probably killed any hope of Kate and him getting together for now, because that would just be wrong. To Read More Click Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

'Lost' Recap: What Kate Did, Does and Always Will Do Season 6, Episode 3

Lost is off and running, and whenever you hear the word "running," you know it's a Kate-centric episode. Whatever the case may be, Kate was born to run, so say "I do" and don't get left behind because whatever happened, happened and Lost is starting fresh with a tabula rasa. In the Altverse After getting into Claire's cab, the taxi driver (aka Doyle, the Puppet Master from Heroes) almost runs over Leslie Arzt before running away. Kate steals Claire's purse then tosses her out onto the side of the road before driving away. She finds an auto body shop and gets the guy to cut off her handcuffs. She starts to change but then finds a photo of pregnant Claire in the stolen purse. Aw, Kate's a softie. She goes back to pick up the pregnant Australian and give her a ride to the home of her unborn baby's new adoptive parents. When they arrive, the sad news is that the woman's husband left her and she doesn't want to raise a kid on her own. Well that sucks for Claire. Even suckier is that her water immediately breaks. Kate drives her to the hospital and finds the doctor...ETHAN! That would be a lot more shocking if William Mapother weren't listed in the opening credits. Ethan Goodspeed is a lot nicer than Ethan Rom, helping Claire with her pregnancy. After things calm down, the cops stop by the ask questions, but Claire covers for her new fugitive friend. To Read More Click Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Lost: For Now, It's Everybody Else vs. The Infection

Some may call "What Kate Does" a pretty uneventful Lost episode. I somehow agree, but in most seasons of the show, the first episodes act as building blocks, establishing things that will either prove critical in the end game, or help us understand what is going on. So, we now know (or at least we think) that the no-crash timeline is a huge what-if scenario, complete with elements from the post-crash timeline. We now know of an impending showdown between whatever's left of Jacob (and that's definitely not Sayid) and the Man in Black. And, we now know that the infection--the same on Rousseau was talking about many seasons ago--will play a huge part this season. Judging from Dogen and Lennon's reaction to Sayid's apparent resurrection, the infection has been around for quite a while, and has been busy wrecking havoc way before Rousseau found herself on the Island. They know it's the Smoke Monster's fault. They sure know a more dignified way of defeating the condition: better a pill full of poison rather than gunshot wounds to the chest. And they know that if the infection consumes a person fully, they will cease to become who they are. It also goes without saying that the infection doesn't just attack at random. Rousseau wasn't infected; she just got crazy. So why Sayid, and why Claire? Sayid was probably exposed after Dogen's attempts to heal him: the spring where he drowned, after all, wasn't clear, presumably a nod to Jacob's death. Claire probably got it after following Christian, but that's presuming he isn't who he is, but is actually the Man in Black in disguise, much like fake Locke is to Ben. While the pre-crash stories of the two don't exactly match up--Sayid was an Iraqi torturer, while Claire tried everything to rid herself of responsibility over her baby--there is something that ties them together: they were both torn between doing the right thing and doing what's convenient for them. They sure turned out differently, but deep in there, it's one and the same. I expect the infection to claim a couple more survivors in the next few episodes. Ben is a shoo-in: Jacob's murder was a result of his doubts, more than fake Locke exploiting the loophole. His past was also full of these what's right vs. what's convenient dilemmas. I'll go on a limb and say Sawyer will be infected too, keeping in mind his past as a con man, and especially the way he dealt with Cassidy. The rest simply aren't eligible for infection. Jack may have done questionable deeds but he's out looking for others. Kate may be a fugitive, but remember that her original crime--killing her biological father--was in an attempt to save her mother from abuse. Jin was just forced to do Mr. Paik's bidding. Hurley could do no wrong, and the same goes for Miles. What's the end game, then? The season premiere hinted at a showdown between Jacob and the Man in Black--one between good and evil, some say--and the infection could be a way to delineate who goes on what side. The first episodes will see the survivors run away from the infection: some will inevitably get infected, and some will be safe. Those who were infected wouldn't necessarily go evil: they'll just lose their inhibitions, start relying on more drastic tactics, all in a bid to get what they want. (The similarities between Claire and Rousseau are painfully obvious.) And then it's the final face-off, with the survivors on both sides serving a higher purpose: keep the world in balance. Unless, of course, there's a whole layer of deception that we have yet to uncover. I have to remember: these episodes are building blocks. Source Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Lost 6.3: "What Kate Does" Review - Featured

The season premiere took the familiar trappings of Lost and tossed them upside-down and sideways. This is not particularly surprising, but it does leave the true nature of the narrative structure and purpose a bit mysterious. Is the "Loxt X" timeline meant to feed into the "Lost Prime" timeline somewhere down the road, or is "Lost X" just an extended example of how "course correction" works in the "Lost" universe? The more events in "Lost X" are revealed, the more it seems that all the differences still result in similar interactions. Ethan is still involved in treating Claire and her pregnancy. Claire chooses the name Aaron for her son. Kate befriends Claire, and Kate even seemed to be forming a kind of bond with Aaron. Kate uses the false identity "Joan Hart". These are just some of the obvious connections between "Lost X" and "Lost Prim"; others may be found in repeated viewings and closer inspection. (It should be noted that the ultrasound showed the date 22 Oct 2004, which settles the debate over when the events of "Lost X' take place, even if it is a month later than one would expect.) The argument against "Lost X" being just a long-term example of "course correction" hinges on the apparent transfer of knowledge of "Lost Prime". Jack seemed to recognize Desmond on the plane in the previous episode, and Claire seems to come up with the name Aaron out of nowhere in this episode. Both could easily be explained within the context of "Lost X' and unrevealed character histories, but such synchronicities are rarely accidental on "Lost". Of course, the most interesting elements of the episode are covered in the "Lost Prime" universe. Sayid's apparent return from the dead is obviously a major plot point. As predicted in the review for the previous episode, it now seems certain that Sayid is connected in some way to Jacob's rival. This connection is referred to by Dogan and Lennon as an "infection", which harkens back to Danielle's description of what happened to her fellow scientists when they came in contact with the smoke monster. This could very well resolve one of the loose threads that seemed like it would never be resolved: the "sickness". It seemed like the whole "quarantine" issue with the Swan Station, the vaccines, and Danielle's story would all be dismissed as a matter of mistaken context. Instead, they now all connect to Sayid's circumstance. What happened to Danielle's crewmates seems to be happening with Sayid now. Dogan's revelation that the same thing happened to Claire fits what little was shown at the end of the fourth season. Claire was "taken" by Christian, who based on his manipulation of Locke at the same time, was clearly a form taken by Jacob's rival. This fits the pattern that Jacob's rival, as the smoke monster, can take on the form of those who are dead. On the island, it appears that the dead themselves can be "inhabited" by Jacob's rival. A lot is going to have to be clarified in Claire's backstory from the time after the attack on New Otherton to this point. She's slipped into a pseudo-Danielle mode, setting traps and living on the land, and like Sayid, she clearly has a corporeal form. So did Jacob's rival kill Claire and then bring her back to life, as seems to have happened with Danielle's crew? Claire seemed to be alive and well mere hours and days after disappearing in the fourth season, so it's not a long process. There may be an even more interesting connection. Dogan suggests that Jack and the other survivors of Oceanic 815 were brought to the island for a purpose, which has always been an underlying subtext. For that reason, it always felt like Desmond's role in bringing down Oceanic 815 didn't add up; it couldn't have been a simple coincidence, especially with the plane being so far off course. But what if Kelvin was influenced to distract Desmond at just the right time? Kelvin could have been"infected", especially since Jacob's rival seemed to suggest, in the previous episode, that he was hoping one of the Oceanic survivors would be suited to manipulation. (On the other hand, based on the conversation between Jacob and his rival in "The Incident", it could have been Jacob, and his rival was just taking advantage of the situation.) Whatever the case, the implication is once again on the table: the crash of Oceanic 815 was no accident. It served a greater design. While previous theories pointed to Widmore, this new spin on the same story doesn't preclude his involvement. After all, the war between Ben and Widmore is looking more and more like a"war by proxy" between Jacob and his rival. As if Sayid's status wasn't concerning enough, there's the small matter of Claire and her ability to "spread the infection". It seems rather plain that Jin, Sawyer, and Kate could come into contact with Claire, and could very well end up "tainted" by Jacob's rival. With the equal potential for some of the survivors and Others in contact with Sayid becoming "infected", it could be that Danielle's very early prediction that the JackLocke Tribe would eventually turn on one another might come to pass. But beyond the very welcome return of the gorgeous Emilie de Ravin to the series, the events of "Lost X" are a reminder that there was something important about Aaron. More to the point, things were going to go very, very wrong if Aaron was "raised by another". While this was implied to be a ruse, it certainly doesn't seem to be the case now. In fact, if Claire was "tainted" by Jacob's rival, then Kate's vision of Claire off the island was very likely Jacob's rival himself. Why would he have wanted Aaron to not come back to the island? It's almost certainly connected to the same reason why Claire was warned not to separate from Aaron in the first place. For that reason, it seems odd that this episode title suggests that this is a Kate-centric tale. While Kate factors into the plot in both timelines, the most important connections appear to be Claire-centric. This wouldn't be the first time that a Kate-centric episode had less to do with her than someone else, and it is a little disappointing to think that the welcome advancements in her character in the fifth season didn't receive a more direct exploration. Overall, for an episode that didn't seem to have very much action, a great many connections were implied. There's still plenty of room for interpretation, but the big picture is forming, and with quite a few episodes left, there's enough time to deal with the finer details.

Lost Episode Recap: "What Kate Does" Season 6, Episode 3

On Tuesday's episode of Lost, Sawyer makes a decision to break away from the pack to tend to personal matters. Sayid's fate becomes inextricably linked with Jack's when the Samurai givesJack an ultimatum. In the post-815 world, Kate and Claire find each other under unusual circumstances, and their interactions seem vaguely familiar. But do they seem familiar to them? AT THE TEMPLE "What happened to me?" Sayid asks. "You died," Jack says. Kate is befuddled by this development, but Sawyer isn't. "Of course he's fine. He's an Iraqi torturer who shoots kids. He definitely deserves another go-around," he snarks. While Sayid is getting acquainted with their new circumstances (Temple, Samurai, etc.), Sawyer has a gun and he's decided to leave. "Please, you have to stay," the Samurai says, but nobody tells Sawyer what to do, so off he goes. "Don't come after me," he says. But, well, you know Kate. The eager-beaver tracker says she'll be able to bring him back, so off she and Jin go to find him. Did anyone else think her goodbye to Jack seemed, I don't know, final? Meanwhile, back at the Temple, the Samurai has strapped Sayid down to a table with a really ominous-looking headstrap. He blows some dust over him, hooks him up to an electrical device of some sort and shocks him. For good measure, he sticks him in the gut with a hot poker and burns him. Lennon apologizes for putting him through all that. It was a test, and he passed. After Sayid leaves, Lennon asks the Samurai, "I just lied to him; didn't I?" "Yes," he replies solemnly. (So far he does everything solemnly, so just take that as a given unless otherwise indicated.) "They didn't ask me any questions," Sayid tells Jack, which my Star Wars nerd friend tells me is almost exactly what Han Solo said after Darth Vader tortured him to lure Luke to Bespin in Empire Strikes Back. Significance? So what test did he fail? Was it the "Are you the Man in Black?" test? Or was it the "Have you been occupied by the spirit of Jacob?" test? It's too soon to tell, but clearly the Temple powers that be aren't real jazzed that Sayid is among the living again. To Read More Click Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Lost 6.3 Review: 'What Kate Does' has consequence in Sideways World - Featured

You hear that sound? That was the Lost writers grinding the show to a hault after their full-tilt gallop out of the gate last week. Understandably, I expected a slower pace and more character accentuation after the event and reveal of the premiere, but last night's episode, What Kate Does, seemed to be entirely too tranquil. Pretty much every question I posed after last week's episode, with the notable exception of one, remains unanswered and there was very little forward plot movement. On a more troubling note the show seems hell-bent on rehashing the tired romantic drama that swamped season 3 back in 2006. We only have a handful of episodes left here people. Don't waste them. Read the full episode recap here .