Jack and Hurley discover an alarming secret about Kate, while the marshal's life hangs in the balance.



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Marshal Edward Mars (as Fredric Lane)


The U.S. marshal's assignment is revealed. Later, there is a difference of opinion between Jack and Sawyer as to how to help the critically injured marshal. Flashback to what Kate was doing in Australia. Scenes of the crash from Kate's POV. A small group sets off with a transceiver in an effort to send a mayday signal. Michael forbids Walt to speak to Locke. Locke later extends an act of kindness toward Michael that may help the father-son relationship. Sayid makes a bid to organize some island committees. Written by IMTammyP

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6 October 2004 (USA)  »

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The flashbacks in this episode are the first to reveal Kate's criminal past. See more »


When Kate is in the car with the Australian farmer, the image was horizontally flipped to appear how Australian cars have right-side drivers and left-lane driving. As the U.S. Marshall's GMC truck pulls alongside, the "C" from the grill logo is visible in the farmer's rear view mirror when its reflection should be horizontally flipped. See more »


Sawyer: You're just not looking at the big picture, Doc. You're still back in civilization.
Jack: Yeah? And where are you?
Sawyer: Me? I'm in the wild.
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On The Run
31 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode focuses on Kate Austen's past and how she knew the man with the shrapnel in his chest, who turns out to be a U.S. Marshal who was taking Kate to L.A. to go to jail or something like that. Anyway, Kate basically just runs around in the episode, the flashbacks are capable but don't do anything for me. The on-island action is good. This turns out to be a good episode but pretty weak compared to other season 1 episodes.

Standout Performance: Matthew Fox

Best Lines: U.S. Marshal moans in pain Shannon: I WISH HE WOULD JUST DIE ALREADY! Boone: Real humane, Shannon.


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