Lost: Season 1, Episode 12

Whatever the Case May Be (5 Jan. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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Kate and Sawyer discover a briefcase and the race begins to win ownership of it. Charlie is still depressed over Claire, and is given a sharp talking to by Rose.

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Jack, Kate and Sawyer fight over possession of a newly discovered locked metal briefcase which might contain insights into Kate's mysterious past. More of fugitive Kate's background story is revealed, showing her participating in a bank robbery in New Mexico just to uncover something hidden in one of the safety deposit boxes. Meanwhile, Sayid asks a reluctant Shannon to translate notes he took from the French woman. A rising tide threatens to engulf the fuselage and the entire beach encampment, and Rose and a grieving Charlie tentatively bond over Claire's baffling disappearance. Written by Anonymous

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When Kate is in the bank vault, the safety deposit box she opens is 815--the same as the flight number (Oceanic 815). See more »

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When Shannon takes off her top to sunbathe, she has a bottle of water and a bottle of sun lotion next to her on her right hand side. During the scene with Sayid, the positions of the bottles change repeatedly between shots and in one shot the lotion disappears completely. See more »

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[Sawyer has climbed a tree in attempt to break the briefcase]
Sawyer: Impact velocity. Physics my ass.
[He drops the case but it doesn't break open]
Sawyer: Son of a... Unbelievable!
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The Dark Past of Kate Austen
9 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Kate Austen is plucking and picking fruits and seeds in the woods, and James "Sawyer" Ford meets her. They find a beautiful lake with a waterfall and decide to swim. They find on the bottom of the lake a wallet, and Kate, while recalling her past, tries unsuccessfully to take the wallet from Sawyer. Meanwhile, Rose helps Charlie Pace to recover, and Sayid Jarrah asks Shannon Rutherford to translate some French maps he stole from Danielle Rousseau.

"Whatever the Case May Be" discloses the dark past of Kate Austen, but the reason for the dispute for the wallet sounds silly, at least at this moment of the story. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Whatever the Case May Be"

Note: On 20 March 2013, I saw this episode again.


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