Lost: Season 2, Episode 9

What Kate Did (30 Nov. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,979 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

Kate's original crime that started her life on the run is revealed. Meanwhile, the survivors lay one of their own to rest, Kate sleeplessly watches over a feverish Sawyer, and Mr. Eko has a surprise for Locke regarding the hatch.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2243 titles
created 24 May 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "What Kate Did" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: What Kate Did (30 Nov 2005)

What Kate Did (30 Nov 2005) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lost.
« Previous Episode | 33 of 118 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

As dawn ushers in another day on the island we see Jin and Sun sharing an intimate moment that is long overdue. Meanwhile, Kate is up in a tree picking fruit from the tall branches. As she slides back down the trunk, she slips, almost falling and spilling several mangoes to the jungle floor. As she crouches to collect them, she hears something behind her and turns to see a magnificent black horse standing in the morning mist. In a flashback, a young Kate waits on the stairs of her modest house when a pickup truck swerves down the dirt road and stops in front we get our first look at her stepfather and her mother's choice for a father: Wayne. He's happy to let Kate help him to bed, as long as it affords him another chance to lay his drunken hands on her. So when Kate tells him goodnight, she really means it. We see her go outside and ride off on her motorcycle as the house behind her explodes into a giant fireball. In the hatch, Sawyer is still delirious with fever as a result of his ... Written by MCane

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 November 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Kate visits her father in the Army recruiting office, you can briefly see Sayid on the television in the background. See more »

Goofs

When Kate is riding in the car with the marshal, they crash and the airbag deploys and knocks out the marshal. Shortly thereafter, she drives the car away. In most cars, after the airbag deploys, the whole steering column needs to be replaced and the car wouldn't be able to drive at all. See more »

Quotes

John Locke: [watching the extra film footage] Here it comes.
Dr. Marvin Candle: And do not attempt to use the computer for anything else other than the entry of the code. This is its only function. The isolation that tends to be associated with Station Three may tempt you to try and utilize the computer for communication with the outside world. This is strictly forbidden. Attepting to use the computer in this manner will compromise the integrity of the project and worse... It could lead to another incident. I repeat, do not ...
See more »

Connections

References Lord of the Flies (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fathers and daughters
4 December 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This is another brilliant case of "does exactly what it says on the tin": the title of the episode is What Kate Did, and what the writing team made up of Steven Maeda and Craig Wright does is precisely what fans have asked for since the show began - reveal why Kate Austen was on the run. And it's every bit as good as it sounds.

On the Island, the castaways are preparing for Shannon's funeral, while Jack keeps watching over a convalescent Sawyer and Locke sets up shifts to push the button in the hatch now that Desmond is gone, striking a friendship of sorts with Mr. Eko in the process. Kate, meanwhile, fears she is going insane after seeing a black horse in the jungle, which leads to her having a talk with Sawyer on the subject of mental instability, and Michael discovers a way to get in touch with his captive son.

As for what Kate did, it turns out she murdered her abusive stepfather by blowing up his house. She was arrested by US Marshal Grant (Fredric Lehne, always a welcome presence) but managed to escape - a black horse was involved, weirdly enough - and confronted her birth parents about her crime, making a shocking discovery about her step-dad.

What Kate Did is a spellbinding combination of standalone character bits and relevant mythology plotting: in the former camp, we have all scenes featuring Evageline Lilly, whose performance hits all the right notes and remains sympathetic even in the darkest moments; in the latter, we have the bond between Locke and Eko, which is strengthened by the appearance of another Marvin Candle tape, and two climactic revelations that suggest the rest of the season will amp up the danger factor. Oh, and did I mention Kate and Jack kiss?


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did they film it like a handycam? chilligrrl
LOST VS HANNIBAL jetjobet
How long did it take you to... Joeyjag97
8.6/10? newmailbrendan
Can't understand the low rating?? Other great sci fi shows? skytra7-59-523789
Is LOST timeless? simpron2356
Discuss What Kate Did (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page