Here we go again, sorry i didn’t make it more early, i’m sick since days and i’ve no real energy to focus on a review but today i’m better (of course i’m LOST DAY uh ? Maybe i got some magical meds don’t you think ? ;) ) well anyways I’ve rewatched this episode so here my review !
What Kate Does wasn’t a favorite episode for a lot of people, maybe ‘cause since years Kate isn’t one of the favorite characters, I never understood that but that you like her or not, since Darlton do so i’ll say only you’ve to deal with it or skip her episodes and be lost a little more ‘cause you’ll have missed a lot of clue about the FS or even why Sawyer left, why Sayid is “claimed”, Why Kate chose to leave the temple or helps claire or even More, missing the return of Clairourou uh ? So yes Now i think you got why you can’t skip it.
Last episode we left our losties with the Kumbayahers and also SAYID IS ALIVE !! Is he ?
Well that’s the question we still wonder, i mean yes he’s but it’s him ?
Well i’ll try to explain my theory on this review maybe i’m wrong (of course i’m lol) but here what I thought.
One line Sayid said to Jack and Co remind me a year ago when Ilana asked Flockey what do you remember
He said I remember dying
We thought he was speaking of Locke’s death but now we can assume he was speaking of something else maybe the fact smokey was maybe more than a smoke monster at first, maybe he is dead at first before to become what we know for years.
So when Sayid said I remember being shot, of course he can mean himself but a little bird told me it’s maybe more than that, future will tell me if i’m right.
Now why Sayid who almost killed Ben Potter was saved and why not Juliet like Sawyer seems to be angry about ?
I think our losties didn’t crash for nothing on the island, they’ve mission and until it’s not done, they can’t die or at least they can’t live in peace. So why Juliet wasn’t saved and Sayid was ? Why Jacob didn’t save her life too or chose her instead of Sayid ?
I think the answer was given when we saw WHO jacob visited off the island, he never visited Juliet, Juliet was mean to come on the island and probably hit the bomb and maybe allow us to see this FS at some point if this reality wasn’t here before, afterall it’s LOST we can’t never know. So why Sayid and why not Juliet, that’s the reason I think.
Did you hear Hurley when he said “it worked” ?
We assumed when Juliet wanted to say to Sawyer “it worked” it meant the “reset” maybe it wasn’t that afterall maybe it was the fact Sayid survived and she saw Jacob and he told her or maybe Lyly is on drug with her meds today too, well whatever i guess we can’t know and it’s fun to speculate (sometimes lol).
It was very “funny” to see the way they used to make the test, they put ashes on him and then tried to electrocuted Sayid, It remind me Star Wars at some point, when they don’t want to know anything to Han and just tortured him and then Sayid’s line was also Han’s line “they didn't ask me any questions” so Jack was his Leia at this moment and Chewie Hurley ?
Sorry i watched episode 4 yesterday and as i said early, maybe it’s my meds.
The fact he put some ashes on him give me a flash of the fact this ashes protect against smokey but if Sayid is already infected/claimed what should do the ashes ? I think the fact he put the button higher it’s ‘cause maybe Sayid should have die at this point of the test so it failed. I think he tried to save him with the ashes like a kind of exorcism, you see what i mean no ? the ashes could be used like that but it failed ‘cause it’s too much inside himself so killing Sayid could kill this darkness part in him but at the same what kind of poison he wanted to give to him ?
Anyways now I think all our losties can be claimed BUT not before they’re killed or dead on the island except I think too Dogen is wrong to say Sayid should die because afterall it’s Jacob who “bring him back” to them. I think maybe Sayid is claimed but also he can be saved because Jacob helped them, maybe also the fact Jacob touched them off the island is a way to protect them, except Locke isn’t anymore but Locke was supposed to die and Jacob brings him back to life but the others losties were alive when he met them so maybe it’s the difference.
Now Back to Jack, Jack said he can’t trust himself so he can’t trust Dogen and his Kumbayahers, a lot of review I read said Jack started his redemption and everything, i don’t think he did yet, the man of science is still in him, he can’t trust people because of course it’s miracle Sayid is alive and there is no real explanation but someone told you, you’ve to give this pill to your friend because it will redeem yourself. Jack was destroyed on the FF, he saw he was wrong, he shouldn’t leave the island so what is he waiting to get his redemption ? Do you think Locke couldn’t have give this pill to Sayid ? That’s the reason i think Jack isn’t ready yet, he can’t trust the island completely, it’s only the beginning of his journey but he’s not ready to listen the island yet. And i think it’s great because as i said i don’t think Sayid should die but at the same for me it shown Jack’s redemption is far away too.
Now let me leave the temple to be back on Kate’s journey, it was her centric afterall just I wanted to speak of Sayid and Jack first even if I prefer to speak of Kate, i’m weird don’t you think ? lol
We all know Kate went back on the island to bring Claire back to Aaron but on this episode we saw her journey just started (in contrary of Jack).
On the FS we saw a lot of this new Kate, she’s different, we could at first say she has no heart, she didn’t care of anyone but herself except until she saw the “orca” don’t it mean Kate has a “deja vu” of her other life ? Sometimes people experiemente themself this “deja vu” effect, does it mean we saw another life we already lived this moment before ? Or it was simple the fact she felt guilty to abandon a pregnant woman. Maybe both, guess this season will tell us that.
So Kate’s journey started on the FS with helping Claire and on the island it was on helping Sawyer.
On the island we started with a scene pretty similar between Sawyer and Kate from season3 called “Everyman from himself” and well Sawyer was in this episode, of course in s3 he wasn’t, he really cared of saving Kate’s life more than himself but this Sawyer didn’t care of anyone else than himself.
Why i’m talking of s3 like miror to season3 well read this
KATE: What are you lookin' at?
SAWYER: How many guys with guns you think are outside this place?
SAWYER: I was out cold when they brought me in here. How many guards did you see? Five? Ten? A hundred?
KATE: What are you thinking?
SAWYER: I'm thinkin' about runnin', Kate.
KATE: You smiling?
SAWYER: Damn right I'm smiling. 'Cause we just got our ticket outta here.
It was pretty interesting to see once again Sawyer shared his plan with Kate except this time he didn’t want her to join him or maybe he wanted unconciously ? I think he does because when he said don’t come after me, we can see he was looking at Kate, and well Sawyer knows Kate a lot and she don’t like to be trapped so did he help her because he wanted it unconciously ?? YES
So Sawyer left and Dogen is ready to bring him back because well he knows Flockey could catch him and they’ve to protect them. Kate said she can bring him back, she knows Sawyer, she’ll convince him, Jin goes with her, maybe Jin wanted to escape at some point to find his wife ? Yes and No but knowing she’s around, don’t you think you could jump and say screw yourself i’m gonna to find my lover ?
So maybe it’s the reason they used Jin and Kate for this moment, both going to find lover/ex lover.
In their trek we learnt a little about what happened on the island, the trap of “rousseau” but Aldo don’t want to share infos, Aldo still probably upset after 3 years because Kate pushed him with her gun lol Funny they’ve to remind us who he was ‘cause i knew it was him or maybe it was to remind me what kind of girl Kate can be and fews seconds later, she proved it. She wants to escape, here we learnt Kate wasn’t ready to come back with Sawyer, so what Kate does ? she lies to Jack once again.
Even thought Jack and Kate share a bond and they’re close, Kate knows too Jack couldn’t accept her to go, he wants to know about the Kumbayahers, the temple, like Locke wanted to know about the Hatch in season2 or even Jack himself with the others in season3. Kate’s journey is different, Aaron is waiting Claire’s return, she can’t stay weeks hidding from something or someone, she made a promise and we know she really care of promise she can make. Also, even thought Claire is Jack’s sister, Jack never really cared of Aaron or Claire not because Jack don’t love them, just as i said on LA X review, Jack’s redemption is more important than family or lover or even friends even if his redemption will probably save his friends.
Also why Kate wanted Sawyer’s help and no Jack ? For Jack i just explained it, for Sawyer maybe it’s because of both of them, Aaron was separated of Claire, even if Sawyer tried to find her, he failed and then he gave Aaron to Kate so they could fix their mistake together.
So Kate runs and Jin asked her “who do you are about” even if we didn’t get the answer at this question it was simple to read between the line
Saving/Helping Sawyer and finding Claire
And you see on the FS she “found” Claire and she “saved” her, because Claire will probably keep her baby now. Speaking of Claire, even if it was weird to see this little woman agrees to stay with a woman who seems dangerous, i wasn’t surprised, our losties have bond and i think no matter what Kate could have choose to do when she was at the garage, her journey was to help Claire, like on the Island her journey was to take care of Sawyer. But on the island she didn’t save Sawyer as she could save Aaron&Claire’s future. I think the fact she “saved” Claire and Aaron’s fate on the FS, she should have a sacrifice at some point, like when Kate and Sawyer was ready to leave the island together, she lose him, she got Aaron, now this Kate let it go Aaron because finally Claire and him are together and will stay so the fact she saved once, she couldn’t save both. The episode is called “what kate does” I think because Kate runs, she cares of people, she saves them, and also lost them.
Speaking of the FS, we saw Ethan as doctor and since we know the island is under water, does it mean he never went to the island or he did and he left in 1977 with everyone after the bomb blew up ? I loved the moment Claire trusted Ethan, i know people don’t like him but it’s my thanthan and I always loved the way he cared of Claire even if of course it was to get her baby lol Claire called her baby Aaron and we saw Kate’s reaction too, it was good moment too but my fav stays the last when there is this weird bond both women have with eachother, they are strangers at some point but also they trust eachother. It’s the LOST i love, it was a simple moment but I loved to see this bond, it remind me when we saw Jack and Locke last week, they’re mean to be at some point (not romantically lol) just i mean their storyline is linked on the FS and on the island. Kudos to Eddie and Adam !
Back on the island, well right now Sawyer can’t be saved not because Kate can’t save him but as i told you it was a sacrifice because she saved Aaron and Claire on the FS, i think the FS can influence their actions on the island. I dunno why, i just thought about that when i rewatched the episode because the first time i watched i thought, Sawyer can’t be saved because he’s not over Juliet and he needs to let’s her go before to come back to his friends and care of them, true it’s true just i think since it was Kate’s centric it was more related to the FS storyline than we first thought, but as i told you, i’m probably wrong.
But speaking of Sawyer, i got sick reading Sawyer true love is Juliet, well he loves her i agree, they spent 3 years on the island (i don’t think together since he said to Horace he took him times to forget Kate and clearly he didn’t) but don’t you find weird where was his ring ? I mean, he wanted to propose her, I think he could have after they left the island on the sub ‘cause he was far far away of the real problem in their relationship “Kate”, but do I think they could have ON THE ISLAND ? NO, why ? because who put a ring under the floor and in a box ? I mean he has friends, he could have give it to Jin and say keep it for me, i’m gonna to propose to Jules soon, or Miles, or Horace and Amy ! Why under the floor ? ??
Of course it remind us Kate and Tom storyline, they loved eachother, they put the plane toy, the tape under a tree and then opened it years later maybe Sawyer put it with Juliet that’s what you think ? Well clearly Juliet forgot about it when she broke up with him in season5 or she could have mentionned it to him when she was” all it’s over us ? James, maybe this ring wasn’t good idea uh ? “
So No i don’t think Juliet knew, and i don’t think Sawyer could have ever ask her to marry him ON THE ISLAND, off and in 1977 yes probably because as i said leaving the island it was beeing far away Kate and the problem which started since she’s back, i don’t mean cheating and all, i just mean the fact Sawyer wasn’t over her.
So i think people read too much on this ring symbolic, I think it was to find similarity once again with Kate’s storyline, she got Tom, she loved him and was ready to have this perfect life with him but they weren’t mean to be and he died because of her.
Juliet was the perfect “wife” for Sawyer or Jean la tulipe, they loved eachother, they could have been happy ever after BUT they weren’t mean to be together and she died because of him at some point like Sawyer said to Kate just maybe she wanted to die ‘cause it was horrible to lose him no ?
The fact Sawyer said to Kate I think some of us are meant to be alone.
It killed me in many way, true Sawyer wanted to stay alone and he got Juliet, like Kate got Aaron and then a time Jack but it failed because Jack “asked” her to chose between her promise/Aaron and their life together. Kate chose the promise she made to Sawyer and Aaron because she couldn’t let it go yet both of them and she still can’t let go Sawyer, she said to Jin she’ll find Sawyer and they’ll figure out what to do next together. No matter what happened and Sawyer and Kate love story is “done”, for Kate it’s not done yet, she let go of Aaron and at the end of the episode she let go of Sawyer, she can’t help him BUT does it mean Sawyer and Kate storyline are over ?
I don’t know how much time i read it, i think the episode shown it because Kate didn’t CHOOSE it but she HAVE TO let him go for now, he didn’t give her choice like he didn’t give her choice when he chose to jump off the chopper, she just follow Sawyer’s choice for now and focus on her journey : which it mean finding Claire.
Claire who just found Jin and who with what Dogen said is claimed. My god does it mean she’ll kill everyone now ? does it mean Flockey can use her to get Kate on his side ?
Lost baby you’re back, and i’m ready to follow this last season !