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What Kate Did 

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.

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Paul A. Edwards

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Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Mr. Eko
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Harold Perrineau ... Michael Dawson
Michelle Rodriguez ... Ana Lucia Cortez
Cynthia Watros ... Libby Smith
L. Scott Caldwell ... Rose Nadler
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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

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Trivia

This was camera operator Paul A. Edwards' directorial debut on the show. See more »

Goofs

Kate's father's desk nameplate reads the rank of sergeant, but his rank according to his uniform is sergeant major. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Sorry, man, I know this hurts. Michael told me you pulled the bullet out with your bare hands. You'll have to show me how to do that sometime.
Sawyer: [whispering] Where is she?
Jack: What? I didn't...
Sawyer: [whispering] Where is she?
Jack: You mean Kate. She's been watching over you for the past 24 hours straight. The only way I could get rid of her was to send her out to get some food for you.
Sawyer: [whispering] I love her. I love her.
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Connections

References Lord of the Flies (1963) See more »

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The End of the World
(uncredited)
Written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee
Performed by Skeeter Davis
Album "Skeeter Davis Sings The End of the World" 1963
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Solid episode, exceptionally well-directed
14 September 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

SPOILER: "What Kate Did" is definitely one of the better Kate-centric episodes, and probably the best (although I will have to see "I Do" again before deciding on my favorite) of the bunch overall, actually. While the reveal of the 'mystery' of what Kate did is somewhat disappointing, and certainly caused some less than favorable feedback from fans, the episode as a whole is quite strong thanks to a solid script from Steven Maeda and Craig Wright.

The flashbacks show Kate's torching of the house, her meeting with her mother just after, and her later encounter with the man she thought to be her father. It's a decent flashback episode, but not much worth discussing, really. The island events are far more interesting, in spite of being a bit grating on occasion- this is the real beginning of the love triangle nonsense. Still, we do get some really interesting scenes between Eko and Locke which are excellently-written and provide a lot of food for thought. Similarly the scenes with the orientation film are entertaining, as is the cliffhanger ending.

The episode is particularly notable for the outstanding direction by Paul Edwards. Already, just a few episodes into the second season, "Lost" has easily surpassed, visually, the first season of the show, where half of the episodes showed incompetence on the part of the directors (other than Jack Bender and other regulars, and some other exceptions as well). This was his debut, but there's a lot of beautiful shots here and for an episode which hardly features any tumultuous events it moves at a fairly fast pace.

"What Kate Did" is especially notable for its visuals and Eko-Locke interaction, but it remains the most tolerable Kate-centric episode (outside of "I Do", perhaps), and is a fairly solid episode with certain outstanding scenes (Sayid's placing of his prayer beads on the cross at Shannon's grave, for example).

7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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