Lost episode 209 What Kate Did
In a word.... "Wow"....so much happened in last night's episode, I don't even know where to start. So let's start with some comedy.... "So, Rose's Husband is white!.........didn't see THAT comin" This show cracks me up. They're always finding ways to incorporate what the audience is thinking. I'm sure the ladies loved seeing topless Jin after a night of crazy relations with his wife.....but I preferred the thumbs up from Hurley!
Well, the episode didn't leave much to the imaginiation on what we'd be finding out last night (due to the fabulous title) and they didn't make us wait too long to find out EXACTLY what Kate did. What we did need to watch the episode for was WHY....and that came in the redemption scene near the final minutes. So what did Kate do? She blew up a house......what was in the house? Her abusive/molesting step-father who turns out to be her real father. Something to note on second viewing....WAYNE (??) asked "what's that smell?" as camera panned to the oven....and Kate said "probably your breath".....well obviously we're dealing with some gas leakage....and not Wayne's posterior either. So we see Kate doing what she does best....trying to run from the law....and our favorite Air Marshall makes a cameo but gets shalacked by the reincarnated Black Horse Wayne in a convenient car accident allowing our anti-heroine to escape his clutches. We find out that the Seargent that was portrayed as Kate's father (you know...the guy that taught her all the tracking skills she used to help rescue Charlie and Claire in season 1)....was in fact...NOT kate's father. But he was playing the part to keep Kate from knowing the truth which would ultimately result in her killing Wayno... Well...guess she found out somehow! So did anyone recognize Kate's Mom from the episode when Kate visits her in the hospital? Yeah...I didn't until Kate said "Mom."
So while Kate is reliving the above experience in her head....on Fantasy Island she's trying to fight her feelings and keep her from going truly insane. NEWS BREAK: We finally know who Kate likes! Yup...it's Jack! woa...no wait...it's Sawyer!!! As producer damon lindeloff said in last week's podcast (yeah...i'm getting dorkier by the minute) "Jack and Sawyer are both half of the perfect man and Kate cannot decide between the two" Well don't take that verbatum...but it was something like that. So...she kisses Jack then runs away....then tells Wayne who's supposedly hiding in Sawyer's body (Hurley discussing Transferrence anyone??) that she tries to have feelings for Sawyer but keeps thinking of him. Woa...female version of Oedipus Rex stuff there...nice.
I mentioned the Horse above. Now I know there are some biblical meanings behind the horse being black and stuff (I think it's references to Satan or evil)....but I'm going to look at it from the angle of what we've seen in prior episodes. We've seen multiple characters coping with personal deaths (whether they be Murder or of loved ones)..... All of these deaths are accompanied by some form of an animal counterpart. We see Sawyer (accompanied by Kate) dealing with the abusive Boar in season 1.....the Boar is haunting him...messing with his stuff. In his flashback we learn that Sawyer killed the wrong guy that he was hunting....i believe sawyer ends up killing the boar and feels better. (or he just makes his peace with it...gotta watch again). When Boone dies...Walt gives Shannon his dog (2nd time in 3 days i forget that damn dog's name!) for her to watch after. Jack also has visions of his father (when he was sleep deprived) early in season 1 who's dead body was supposedly on the plane (we still don't know for sure!).... The title of that episode? White Rabbit. (yeah...that one's a stretch lol)..... but the similarity between Jack and Kate's storyline...is that they were both having hallucinations.....except in Kate's story....that hallucination turned out to be real. She pet the horse...and Sawyer saw it too. Does that mean Jack's vision was real too? who knows....this show is crazy! OOOOH while we're on the visions thing...we have confirmation that Sayid DID see Walt in the jungle. (more on walt in a bit!) Anyways...all this redemption on the island stuff....still reflects back to the Purgatory theme....but we are told that it is NOT purgatory. But we do know that many of Fantasy Island's guests have ghosts in their past.....and these people have NOT been abducted by The Others yet. ahhh yes Goodwyn "Nathan was not a good person"
As if all of those plotlines weren't enough.....that wasn't even the best part of the episode! Sure there was Shannon's funeral (who is the 3rd body in the cemetary? Is that the drowned girl? Arzt???....the air marshall was buried in the jungle so it's not him). We have the everybody hates Ana Lucia thing going on. (Which Jack rememered what kind of drink she liked? Yeah...we have our Love Rectangle in Motion....)
But then we have the Michael, Locke, Eko storyline...which....I gotta say....was outstanding!!!! Locke mentions the orientation video which peaks Michael and Eko's interest. They watch the video (and we get reminded of some parts of it....not like we needed to....i've watched that video tons of times!).....and they finally mention that there are some glitches or skips on the film. We can only assume there was more information (which we've known for weeks!)......i don't know if anyone else cracked up when Locke asked Eko's opinion of the film...and he just got up and walked away. I'm sure we're in for many outstanding scenes between these two crazy cooks in upcoming episodes (that is....unless Eko gets eaten up by the black smoke monster in the next episode)..... We learn what is in the Bible that Eko had found in the other hatch.....but of course we have to listen "FROM THE BEGINNING".....which happens to be in Biblical times! lol....loved Locke's comment to Eko there. Now I'm sure there's tons of meaning behind the story Eko told...but the payoff was the best part.....The missing film!!! Didn't see it coming at all. We also find out that Locke and Eko aren't exact parallels of each other. While they both may be men of Faith.....Locke is a man of "FATE" which is a path Eko was not keen to. "Don't mistake Coincidence for Fate" So the missing film explains that the computer should not be used for any other purpose than entering the numbers (which how could it? they couldn't enter anything until the alarm sounds!).....and they suggest that communication OFF of the island could be made and lead to another "incident." Meanwhile....Michael has been scoping out the hatch. Notices the blast doors! So this baby is definitely equipped for specific "incidents".....what will trigger those blast doors? I can only assume we'll find out. After Michael watches the film with Eko and Locke...he begins to examine the "hardware"...or 1950's computer server.... Doesn't look like he really touches anything....but a different alarm sounds....and the "108" clock stops at 51 (did it stop? or am i crazy?) 51...now what does that number mean? who knows....but only thing I could come up with was the original 48 survivors + 4 Tailies - Walt. But that's kind of silly. There is a message on the computer waiting for its viewer.... "Hello?" Intrigued Michael...(as giddy as a child)....responds "Hello." "Who is this" "This is Michael. Who are you?" ..........."DAD?"
Like i said...in a word...."WOW" but so much more going on in that episode. All i could think about was the Reverse Talking Walt "Don't push the button the button is bad!" ......and now we're meant to think Walt is talking on the computer? (which ruins the integrity of the experiment...preventing them to push the button?)..... could be Walt...could be a trick.
Well this, my friends, is what they call the PAYOFF EPISODE......we have episodes in between that seem uneventful (while deep in character development)...dropping little hints along the way.....and they pay off in these Amazing cliffhanging episodes. I relate this one to the episode when Clarie and Charlie get abducted last year. That episode really set season 1 on a non-stop rollercoaster of a ride to the finale. And it just happened to be a cliffhanger before the Long Christmas (Holiday for our non christians) TV Break. That's right....we have 6 weeks until the next new episode. And that's one of the reasons for the long Write-up today. Because I know I have 6 weeks to rest my fingers!
At this time I'd like to apologize for the DANNY linking to Kate. Someone that called into Preston and Steve was full of crap..... Kate's childhood friend that she got killed was Tom not Danny.
That's awesome!!!!! I hope everyone enjoyed the episode as much as me...(My opinion? Best one of Season 2!).....And I'm sure we're going to find out much more after some wonderful Post Lost Day Research.