Last night’s episode of “Lost” was entitled, “What Kate Does,” and yes it was all about Kate. There was a little Jack, Sayid, Sawyer, and Claire thrown in but for the most part it was about Ms. Austen’s actions and their outcome. The islanders were right where we left them after the premiere, in the temple with the new “Others” led by Dogen and Lennon. This episode wasn’t as strong as the previous one, and as always it had its strong points as well as its weak ones.

The Players:

  • Director: Paul A. Edwards
  • Writers/Creators: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof, JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Hiroyuki Shimosawa, John Hawkes, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung, Emilie de Ravin, William Mapother

The Shows Plot:

“Lost” centers on the survivors of the ill fated Oceanic Flight 815 who crashed on a mysterious island. They fight the elements, the island’s mysteries, and each other while trying to survive in uncharted territory.

Title of this Week’s Episode: “What Kate Does” Season 6: Episode 3

Kate finds herself on the run in both realities. She leaves the refuge of the temple in an attempt to find both Sawyer and Claire, while her alternate version is trying to find freedom from the cops. In both settings she makes some hard decisions that will impact her future as well as those around her for the rest of the season.

The Good:

  • Shout out to Midnight Cowboy: When Kate was in the taxi cab the driver almost ran over a man who quickly quoted one of the most famous lines from the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. ‘Hey, I’m walking here. I’m walking here!’
  • Jin: Jin has come such a long way since the beginning of this show. He went toe to toe with Kate asking her about her intentions after leaving the temple. In season one he would have kept quiet or spoke strictly in Korean, his character has really grown.
  • Ethan: William Mapother returned as Dr. Goodspeed and it was a pleasant yet strange surprise. His character is just as creepy off the island as he is on.
  • Sawyer’s Breakdown: Josh Hollowoy did an excellent job at playing the two sides of his character. One minute he’s pissed off at the world and the next he’s crying like a baby for his lost love. Both portrayals were believable and sincere.

The Bad:

  • Mechanic: I know this is a TV show, but if a stranger approached you with a gun and handcuffs I can understand helping them if your life is on the line, but not willingly. Not only did Kate get a random guy to remove her “bracelets” but he also gave her a place to change clothes. He was little too gung ho for my taste, especially after she revealed that she was wanted for murder.
  • Alternate Claire: How is it that the most unbelievable scenes are taking place off the island? As if the mechanic incident wasn’t enough, Claire willingly gets into a car with Kate, after she stole her stuff and held her at gunpoint, and she offers her one of her credit cards. What the hell?


This week’s alternate reality scenes were a let down. I found them highly unbelievable, and the only reason I could find as to why Claire would open up so willingly to Kate is if she has some left over feelings from her other self. Alternate reality or not, I think everyone is being forced to interact with each other regardless of their location. It was great to see the real Claire back on the island, and hopefully we’ll finally get a scene between her and Jack as siblings in the near future. Sayid’s storyline is also beginning to take a turn in another direction, a deadly direction, and its going to be interesting to see what happens with him and his new growing darkness.

Rating: 5.5/10

Show Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC


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