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Kate Austen (Character)
from "Lost" (2004)

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"Lost: Whatever Happened, Happened (#5.11)" (2009)
Richard Alpert: Why are you here?
Kate Austen: Because we need you to save his life. Can you?
Richard Alpert: If I take him, he's not ever gonna be the same again.
Kate Austen: What do you mean by that?
Richard Alpert: What I mean is that he'll forget this ever happened and his innocence will be gone. He will always be one of us. You still want me to take him?
Kate Austen: Yes.

Carole Littleton: Your friend Doctor Shepherd came here last night. Going on about some person named Aaron.
Kate Austen: He's your grandson. And your daughter Claire is alive. I had to protect him so I said he was mine. When you're ready, he's waiting for you. I'm going back to find your daughter.

Kate Austen: [to Aaron] Bye, bye, baby.

Juliet Burke: Maybe there's something they can do.
Kate Austen: They?
Juliet Burke: The Others.

Kate Austen: What happened?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: What the hell are you doing here?
Kate Austen: That was Ben. That kid who was shot was Ben. Was it Sayid? Did he shoot him?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Here's what you need to do, Kate. Keep your mouth shut and stop asking questions. 'cause putting any attention on yourself is the last thing I need right now. Now scram, I don't want you around here.
Kate Austen: I just want to know what's going on.
Horace Goodspeed: LaFleur... What... What uh... What's she doing here?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: This is uh...
Kate Austen: I'm Kate.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Kate. She's new over at the motor pool. I was seeing if she saw anything suspicious, but she didn't. So you can run along, thanks.
Horace Goodspeed: Have you checked out the hostile's cell yet?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: No, I've been trying to keep the town from burnin' down, Horace.
Horace Goodspeed: Okay, well then, let's do it.

"Lost: Through the Looking Glass (#3.22)" (2007)
[last lines]
Jack Shephard: Every Friday night I, I fly from LA to Tokyo or, Singapore, Sydney. And then I, I get off and I, have a drink, and then I fly home.
Kate Austen: Why?
Jack Shephard: Because I wanted to crash, Kate. I don't care about anybody else on board. Every little bump we hit or turbulence, I mean I, I actually close my eyes and I pray that I can get back.
[Kate looks near tears, as does Jack]
Kate Austen: This is not gonna change.
Jack Shephard: No, I'm sick of lying. We made a mistake.
Kate Austen: I have to go. He's gonna be wondering where I am...
Jack Shephard: We were not supposed to leave.
Kate Austen: Yes, we were.
Kate Austen: Goodbye Jack.
Jack Shephard: We have to go back, Kate.
[Kate turns and walks away]
Jack Shephard: We have to go back!

Kate Austen: What happened?
Jack Shephard: He killed them. Bernard, Jin, Sayid, all three of them. He radioed the beach and I let it happen - I had to let it happen. We can't tell Rose or Sun, not yet. We've got to keep moving. I promised Sayid we'd keep moving.
Kate Austen: Why did you bring him back? Why didn't you just kill him?
Jack Shephard: Because I want him to see it. I want him to experience the moment we get off this island and I want him to know that he failed. And then I'll kill him.

Kate Austen: It's gonna work! It's happening, we're gonna get off of this island!
Jack Shephard: We'll celebrate when we're home.

Kate Austen: [to Sawyer] And since when did you start calling me Kate?

"Lost: The Glass Ballerina (#3.2)" (2006)
James 'Sawyer' Ford: You tasted like strawberries.
Kate Austen: You tasted like fish biscuits.

Kate: You expect me to work in this dress?
Danny Pickett: Well, it's up to you. You can take it off if you want.
[Sawyer grins at Kate. She scowls back at him]
James 'Sawyer' Ford: [turning to Danny] How dare you?

Kate: You okay?
Sawyer: Never better.
Kate: What the hell were you thinking?
Sawyer: [chuckles] I couldn't help myself. You just look so damn cute swingin' that pickaxe... Chain gang looks good on you, Freckles.

James 'Sawyer' Ford: You taste like strawberries.
Kate Austen: You taste like fish biscuit.

"Lost: Confidence Man (#1.8)" (2004)
Jack: [when Sawyer wouldn't give them Shannon's medicine] I'm gonna kill him!
Kate: That's not going to help us get the medicine.
Jack: Maybe not, but it'll feel good.

Kate: [reading Sawyer's letter] Dear Mr. Sawyer, you don't know who I am, but I know who you are, and I know what you done. You had sex with my mother and then you stole my dad's money all away. So he got angry, and he killed my mother. And then he killed himself too.
Sawyer: Don't stop now! You're getting to the good part.
Kate: [continuing to read the letter] All I know is your name. But one of these days, I'm gonna find you and I'm gonna give you this letter, so you remember what you done to me. You killed my parents, Mr. Sawyer.

[last lines]
Sayid: [leaving camp] I've worse things to fear than what's in the jungle. What I did today - what I almost did - I swore to do never again. If I can't keep that promise, I have no right to be here.
Kate: There's nowhere to go.
Sayid: Someone has to walk the shore and map the island. And see what else there is. I can't think of a better person to do it than the only one I trust. I hope we meet again.

Kate: You try too hard, Sawyer. I ask you to help a woman who can't breathe, and you want me to kiss you? Nobody's that disgusting... I've seen you, ya know.
Sawyer: Seen me what?
Kate: With that piece of paper. The one you keep in your pocket. Seen the expression on your face when you read it. How carefully you fold it up. Means something to you. So you can play games all you want. But I know there's a human being in there somewhere. Give me the medication.

"Lost: House of the Rising Sun (#1.6)" (2004)
Kate: Hey Charlie, ask Jack about his tattoos.
Charlie: [sarcastically] Oh. You guys have an inside joke. How absolutely wonderful for you both.

Kate: [Kate has stumbled upon some decaying bodies] Where would they come from?
Jack: Didn't you guys shoot a polar bear last week?
Kate: Yeah.
Jack: Where'd *that* come from?

Charlie: [holds Kate's shirt that she removed while running from bees] Someone left this.
Kate: [grabs shirt] It was um... it was full of bees.
Charlie: [grins] I would have thought C's, actually.
Charlie: [gets cold look from Kate] Sorry.

Jack: Kate, how did you get to be this way? Just what is it that you did?
Kate: You had your chance to know.

"Lost: The Economist (#4.3)" (2008)
Kate Austen: Kind of stinks, huh?
Jack Shephard: What that?
Kate Austen: Being told not to come along. Now you know what it's like to be me.
Jack Shephard: Does that mean I should wait 20 minutes and go anyway?
Kate Austen: Touche.

Jack Shephard: You should go with them, Kate.
Kate Austen: Are you serious?
Jack Shephard: Yeah.
Kate Austen: What, don't you trust Sayid?
Jack Shephard: I don't trust Locke.
Kate Austen: So what's preventing him from doing to me what he did to Naomi?
Jack Shephard: Sawyer won't let him.

Sayid Jarrah: Naomi, were you close to her?
Miles: Nope. Met her on the boat.
Sayid Jarrah: You don't seem particularly affected by her death.
Miles: Sure I'm affected. She was hot and I dug her accent.
Kate Austen: Nice.

Kate Austen: So what, I'm your prisoner?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: If that sort of thing turns you on.

"Lost: The Long Con (#2.13)" (2006)
[Sawyer and Kate are looking around after Sun is attacked]
Kate: It's a hood. Just like the one they put over my head.
Sawyer: No it's not. This one's black, different weave. It's all in the details, and they're wrong.
Kate: Well if it wasn't them, then who?

Kate: Jack, how well do you know Ana-Lucia?
[He looks at her and then looks away]
Kate: It's just... The Others... I was out there with you, heard that man say that if we stayed away they'd leave us alone. And we've left them alone, so why would they attack us a few days later?
Jack: If it wasn't them, then who was it?
Kate: Like I said, how well do you know Ana-Lucia?

Kate: Why do you have to do this?
Sawyer: You run. I con. A tiger don't change their stripes.

Sawyer: You versus Sun - hot oil death match - my money's on you, Sheena.
Kate: Thanks for your vote of confidence.

"Lost: Pilot: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2004)
Kate: You don't seem afraid at all. I don't understand that.

Kate: So what does a transceiver look like?
Jack: A complicated walkie-talkie.

Jack: Jack.
Kate: I'm Kate.

[stitching Jack up]
Kate: You don't seem afraid at all. I don't understand that.
Jack: Well, fear's sort of an odd thing.

"Lost: Outlaws (#1.16)" (2005)
Kate: [walking up behind Sawyer who is tracking a boar] It's a foot print. Based on the weight and the distance between strides, I'd say you've been following Boone for about an hour.
Sawyer: Look...
Kate: It could be Charlie, I suppose.
Sawyer: I'm tickled you're taking such an interest in my affairs. I really am. So don't take it personal when I tell you...
Kate: I want carte blanche.
Sawyer: What?
Kate: It's simple. You can't track that boar without my help. Over the last few hours you have managed to follow the tracks of humans, birds, a rock slide, yourself, basically everything except boar. You have no idea what you're doing.

Kate: A boar wouldn't just attack you for no reason.
Sawyer: Thank you, boar expert. This one did!

Kate: [about the boar that Sawyer thinks has a vendetta against him] Maybe it's got your scent, doesn't like your cologne.
Sawyer: I don't wear cologne.
Kate: Yes, you do.
Sawyer: Yeah, well...

Sawyer: [playing "I Never" with Kate] I never been to Disneyland.
[Kate doesn't drink]
Sawyer: Oh, that's just sad.
Kate: [Kate shrugs before thinking of a question] I never wore pink.
[Sawyer sighs and drinks]
Kate: I knew it!
Sawyer: [shrugging] The '80s.
[Sawyer thinks of a question]
Sawyer: I never voted Democrat.
Kate: I never voted.
Sawyer: [Sawyer drinks] I've never been in love.
Kate: You've never been in love?
Sawyer: I ain't drinking, am I?
Kate: [Kate drinks] I've never had a one-night stand.
[Sawyer drinks]
Kate: Bottoms up, sailor!
Sawyer: I gotta drink for each one?
Kate: Your turn.
Sawyer: I never been married.
Kate: [Kate has a small sip] It didn't last long.

"Lost: What Kate Did (#2.9)" (2005)
Kate: Why didn't you tell me that Wayne was my father?
Sgt. Sam Austen: I didn't tell you because I knew you'd kill him... and your mother loved him. You were five years old... I wanted to take you along with me, she wouldn't let me.
Kate: So why didn't you kill him?
Sgt. Sam Austen: Because I don't have murder in my heart.

Kate: [sees a large horse and thinks she's hallucinating] Do you see that?
Sawyer: If you mean the big ass horse in the middle of the jungle, then, yes, I see it.

Kate: Can you hear me? Sawyer? Wayne? I'm probably crazy and this doesn't matter, but maybe you're in there somehow. But you asked me a question. You asked me why... why I did it. It wasn't because you drove my father away, or the way you looked at me, or because you beat her. It's because I hated that you were a part of me... that I would never be good. That I would never have anything good. And every time that I look at Sawyer... every time I feel something for him... I see you, Wayne. And it makes me sick.
James "Sawyer" Ford: That's about the sweetest thing I've ever heard.
Kate: Sawyer?
James "Sawyer" Ford: Who the hell's Wayne? I'm in a bunk-bed?
Kate: Yeah, you're in a bunk-bed.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Are we saved?
Kate: No, Sawyer. Not yet.

Kate: [Noticing the bruise where Wayne hurt Diane's wrist her] How's that wrist?
Diane: What, this? No, that shelf in the kitchen sticks out sometimes. You'd think I'd remember it was there, but I banged it.
Kate: Don't.
Diane: I made my bed, Katherine.
Kate: Well, your bed's gone, Ma.

"Lost: The Little Prince (#5.4)" (2009)
[first lines]
Jack Shephard: Hey.
Kate Austen: Oh, you don't have to whisper. When he's out, he's out.

Kate Austen: [to Claire] One, two, three. Push, push.

Jack Shephard: Kate, if we're going to be safe, if we're going to protect the people that we left behind, tomorrow morning I'm going to have to convince everyone to lie. If it's just me they're never going to go for it. So I'm going to turn to you first. Are you with me?
Kate Austen: I have always been with you.

"Lost: What Kate Does (#6.3)" (2010)
[Kate in handcuffs enters a repair shop aiming the gun at the mechanic]
Kate Austen: Where's your tire hammer?
Mechanic: You've got a problem.
Kate Austen: So do you. Where's your tire hammer?
Mechanic: Tire hammer will just cut off your wrist. The problem is you need a punch press and you're not gonna be able to use one of them and keep that gun pointed at me.
Kate Austen: You volunteering?
Mechanic: I got a steady hand but I kinda feel like we got off on the wrong foot.

[Kate returns to pregnant Claire the purse and suitcase she stole]
Kate Austen: Where were you going?
Claire Littleton: What?
Kate Austen: Before I got in the cab, where were you going?
Claire Littleton: Why, so you can hijack them too?

Kate Austen: So why do you people want us to stay at the temple?
Aldo: We're protecting you.
Kate Austen: From what?
Aldo: You've been on this island for a while, right? Ever see a big pillar of black smoke, makes a ticka ticka sound, looks pissed off?

"Lost: A Tale of Two Cities (#3.1)" (2006)
Kate Austen: Where am I?
Tom Friendly: You really don't think I'm gonna answer that do you?

Kate Austen: Why did you bring me here?
Henry Gale: So that you'll have something nice to hold onto. 'Cause Kate the next two weeks are going to be very unpleasant.

Sawyer: You okay, Freckles?
Kate Austen: Yeah.

"Lost: Whatever the Case May Be (#1.12)" (2005)
[Kate hits Sawyer with a rock]
Sawyer: Son of a bitch! What the hell are you doing?
Kate: What the hell are you doing?
Sawyer: That's my knee! You practically busted my damn knee!
Kate: You stalking me now?
Sawyer: Stalking you? I was protecting you!
Kate: From what, Southern perverts?
Sawyer: Yeah, whatever. I can't believe you!
Kate: It's not that bad.
Sawyer: It's my knee, I'll tell you how bad it is.

Sawyer: Got a proposition for ya. You tell me what's inside and I'll give it to ya.
Kate: You serious?
Sawyer: Hell, no way to open the damn thing! At this point all I care about is satisfying my own curiosity.

Sawyer: You shouldn't be out here alone. Not after what happened...
Kate: No, I'm fine. I can take care of myself.
Sawyer: Oh, of course. I don't need protecting. I can take care of myself. Me Kate. Me throw rock.

"Lost: Lockdown (#2.17)" (2006)
[Jack and Sawyer are goading each other over a hand of poker]
Kate: Would you like me to get a ruler?

Jack: Saywer, you're busted, I got it all, and it wouldn't be fair for you to go and pick more mangos.
Sawyer: Oh, I've got a hell a lot more than mangoes. You want to play for real stakes, name 'em?
Jack: It's a pile of fruit, man.
Sawyer: And I want it back.
Kate: Should I go and get a ruler?

"Lost: I Do (#3.6)" (2006)
Kate Austen: [When Pickett's about to kill Sawyer] Please, don't! I'll do anything you want!
Pickett: I want you to watch!
Sawyer: Close your eyes, Freckles.
Kate Austen: Stand up.
Sawyer: Close your eyes!

Sawyer: We ain't on our Island. We're on another one, like Alcatraz. A couple of miles off shore. So unless you're a mermaid, or you have a boat, there's no point. Because we've go nowhere to run.
Kate Austen: When were you planning on telling me this?
Sawyer: I wasn't.
Kate Austen: Why not?
Sawyer: Because I wanted you to believe that we still had a damned chance.

"Lost: Par Avion (#3.12)" (2007)
Kate: I told you that your daughter was living with them... and you haven't asked me a single question about her.
Danielle Rousseau: Your friend - Jack. You care about him?
Kate: Yes.
Danielle Rousseau: Imagine 16 years from now. You thought he was still alive. But in your heart you know that he wouldn't remember you. He wouldn't know you. He wouldn't even know that you ever cared about him. I haven't asked you questions about my daughter, because I do not want to know the answers.

Kate: So how'd you get here? How'd you get onto this island?
Patchy: I was recruited when I was twenty-four. I was approached by a man...
Kate: I didn't ask you when, I asked you how.
Patchy: They brought me on a submarine.
Kate: So your people can just come and go whenever they want?
Patchy: Go, yes. But two weeks ago our underwater beacon stopped emitting its locator signal. There was an event; an electromagnetic pulse. It would be impossible to come back.
Kate: Why would you want to come back?
Patchy: You would not understand.
Kate: Try me.
Patchy: I misspoke. What I meant to say is, you are not capable of understanding.
Kate: And why am I not capable?
Patchy: Because you are not on the list.
Kate: What list?

"Lost: The Beginning of the End (#4.1)" (2008)
[the phone rings]
Kate Austen: That's our ride.

Kate Austen: What are you doing?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Same thing I've always done, Kate... Surviving.

"Lost: Walkabout (#1.4)" (2004)
Kate: What is it?
Claire: Somebody's in there.
Sayid: Everyone in there's dead.
Jack: Sawyer.
Sawyer: Right behind ya, jackass

"Lost: Pilot: Part 2 (#1.2)" (2004)
Kate: Where did that come from?
Sawyer: Probably bear village - how the hell do I know?
Kate: Not the bear, the gun.

"Lost: The Moth (#1.7)" (2004)
Kate: [to Sawyer] You try to be a pig, or does it come naturally?

"Lost: Orientation (#2.3)" (2005)
Locke: [trying to convince Jack to push the button in the hatch] You saw the film, Jack. This is a... this is a two person job, at least.
Sayid: This argument is irrelevant.
[goes to push the button]
Jack: Sayid, don't.
Sayid: Jack.
Jack: Don't. It's not real. Look, you want to push the button, you do it yourself.
Locke: If it's not real, then what are you doing here, Jack? Why did you come back? Why do you find it so hard to believe?
Jack: Why do you find it so easy?
Locke: It's never been easy!
Kate: Maybe you should just do it.
Jack: No...
[less convinced]
Jack: It's a button.
Locke: [pleading] I can't do this alone, Jack... I don't want to.
[echoing the word of his former girlfriend]
Locke: It's a leap of faith, Jack.

"Lost: Recon (#6.8)" (2010)
Kate Austen: Pretty insightful for a dead guy.
John Locke: Well, no one's perfect...

"Lost: The Man from Tallahassee (#3.13)" (2007)
Kate Austen: What did they do to you, Jack?
Jack Shephard: I made a deal with them. They're gonna let me go.
Kate Austen: Where?
Jack Shephard: Home.

"Lost: 316 (#5.6)" (2009)
Jack Shephard: It's pretty crazy, huh?
Kate Austen: Which part?
Jack Shephard: Hurley, Sayid, Ben... on the same plane. How did they end up here?
Kate Austen: They bought a ticket.
Jack Shephard: You don't think it means something that somehow we're all packed together?
Kate Austen: We are on the same plane, Jack, doesn't make us together.

"Lost: Left Behind (#3.15)" (2007)
Kate Austen: Of course he wanted me to come back, why wouldn't he want me to come back for him?
Juliet Burke: Because you broke his heart Kate. There are cameras on the cages were you were being kept. He saw you.

"Lost: Born to Run (#1.22)" (2005)
Charlie Pace: Platinum.
Kate Austen: Platinum?
Charlie Pace: As in a platinum record, as in a million units sold. Now drive shaft's albums must have spiked when everybody found out that I have died in some catastrophic plane disaster. When I come back, alive, it's gonna be insane.
Kate Austen: So you think the raft's gonna work?
Charlie Pace: Of course it'll work, look at that thing! It's not a raft; they built a sodding boat. When they get picked up, the helicopters will come, making us ridiculously and eternally famous. What's the matter? Don't you wanna be famous?

"Lost: Catch-22 (#3.17)" (2007)
Kate Austen: It's strange huh?
Jack Shephard: What's that?
Kate Austen: Being back, not, looking for a way out of a cage. Not finding a reason to go running off into the jungle again; I almost don't know what to do with myself.
Jack Shephard: Well enjoy it. I'm sure something will go wrong soon enough.

"Lost: The End (#6.17)" (2010)
Kate Austen: I love you.
Jack Shephard: I love you.

"Lost: Two for the Road (#2.20)" (2006)
[first lines]
Kate Austen: Michael. Michael. What's wrong with him? Michael. Michael? Michael.
Kate Austen: Jack? Where are you going?
Jack Shephard: Maybe they just let him go.
Kate Austen: Let him go - he's alone! They didn't just push him out into the jungle, Jack. He's alone!
Jack Shephard: Okay. Let's go.

Lost: Via Domus (2008) (VG)
[When you first meet Kate]
Kate Austen: Jeez. You startled me. Is there anyone with you?

"Lost: Hearts and Minds (#1.13)" (2005)
Jack: Put out your hand... Trust me you'll like it.
Kate: Gross little greyish yellow thingys?
Jack: Oh no, no, no, no. These are slimy little blueish black thingys.

"Lost: Deus Ex Machina (#1.19)" (2005)
Jack: [Sawyer has been complaining about headaches; Jack is having a little fun with him while conducting an eye exam] Have you ever had sex with a prostitute?
Sawyer: What the hell's that got to do with anything?
Jack: Is that a yes?
Sawyer: [begrudgingly] Yes.
Jack: Have you ever contracted a sexually transmitted disease?
Jack: [Sawyer glares at him] I'll take that as another "yes". When was the last outbreak?
Sawyer: Go to hell, Doc.
Kate: [Sawyer leaves] I know he deserved it, but...
Jack: He needs glasses.

"Lost: Tricia Tanaka Is Dead (#3.10)" (2007)
Kate: We can start again, give each other a clean slate.
Sawyer: [laughs] Slate. Like on 'Little House'?
Kate: What?
Sawyer: 'Little House on the Prairie'. Laura Ingalls used to write on a little chalkboard at school.
Kate: [amused] You call it 'Little House'?

"Lost: Man of Science, Man of Faith (#2.1)" (2005)
Hurley: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42, 4, 8, we're dead, 15, doomed and dead, 16, 23...
Kate: Hurley are you ok?
Hurley: Huh? Yeah, awesome. I just... have to pee.

"Lost: Exodus: Part 2 (Part I) (#1.24)" (2005)
Kate: [after Arzt died] You ok?
Hurley: That was messed up. He just... exploded, in front of us.

"Lost: Confirmed Dead (#4.2)" (2008)
Kate Austen: Dan? Your name's Dan, right? Listen, Dan, I know that you don't want anyone to get hurt, right? So why don't you put the gun away.
Daniel Faraday: Because Miles would kill me?

"Lost: There's No Place Like Home: Part 2 (#4.13)" (2008)
Ben Linus: What was the arrangement?
Richard Alpert: They help us free you, and we let them off the island.
Ben Linus: Fair enough. The helicopter is yours. You and Sayid have a safe journey back.
Kate Austen: So we can go? Off the island? That's it?
Ben Linus: That's it.

"Lost: Solitary (#1.9)" (2004)
Kate: I almost didn't recognize you. You're smiling.

"Lost: The Hunting Party (#2.11)" (2006)
Sawyer: D'you just throw a banana at me?
Kate Austen: Couldn't find any rocks.

"Lost: Live Together, Die Alone (#2.23)" (2006)
Kate Austen: [to Mr. Friendly, about his beard, muffled] It's fake. We know that your beard is fake.
Mr. Friendly: Sorry missy, I didn't get you.
Ms. Klugh: She says she knows your beard's fake, Tom.
Mr. Friendly: Well thanks for pointing that out Kate.
[Removes the beard]
Mr. Friendly: I can't tell you how much this thing itches.
[to Ms. Klugh, angry]
Mr. Friendly: And thanks for telling them my name, Bea.

"Lost: S.O.S. (#2.19)" (2006)
Kate: How long you gonna wait, Jack?
Jack: Until I get my voice back. And then I'm gonna yell some more.
Kate: Maybe they can't hear you.
Jack: Oh, they can hear me.
Kate: [pause] I'm sorry I kissed you.
Jack: I'm not.