Episode 2 of the final season of Lost. “What Kate Does” [Spoiler Alert]
Even when I heard that was the title of tonight’s episode, I already thought “Who cares.” To me, her character has become such a useless boring one that I really could care less about What Kate Did or What Kate Does or What Kate Plans To Do Tomorrow.
To top it all off, she’s paired up with Claire – an equally useless & boring character to me. That whole bit with the taxi and the carjack. Snooze. Whatever. The only one-up that Claire has over Kate is the end scene. That actually surprised me. I mean, even Sawyer – the guy she keeps chasing – doesn’t want anything to do with her anymore! He said it best when him & Kate were talking about how she has to stop following him, and he says “Which time?” EXACTLY! Stop chasing after this guy! He’s clearly moved on with another woman, and you come uselessly traipsing back to the island – back in TIME – to get him? PUH-LEASE.
Now, if I can move past the Kate factor of this episode, the rest of it wasn’t bad. Actually, the more interesting parts of the episode were the ones that didn’t involve her.
I absolutely knew Jack was going to try and be a hero & take the pill himself. Sheesh. Though, with the developments surrounding Sayid, pretty much my theory from last week’s premiere is out the window! Guess he’s not “back” like Jesus. LOL. On the other hand, it’s nice they’re bringing back the disease that possibly killed off Rousseau’s crew years ago. The “infection” that needs to be poisoned before it spreads within Sayid. And at this point, I go back to the Lost promotional photo where Sayid is in the place of Judas. Maybe since he doesn’t take the pill (or, more accurately, since Jack doesn’t trust Temple-Marvin enough to give Sayid the pill), he becomes “crazy” or “evil”, and is out to kill Locke.
Who knows. This show will keep us guessing to the very end.
Nice cameo by Arzt & Ethan though. I’m trying to figure out who the woman is that was going to adopt Claire’s baby… This is Lost. They wouldn’t introduce a person into the story – with screentime & lines – and not have it be significant in some way. Who is the father that has left her?? Definitely significant & important.
Before signing off, I gotta commend Josh Holloway in this episode. I know I may seem a bit biased – being a major Sawyer fan and all – but he was really good in this episode. The heartbreak, the anger, the hurt… That scene with Kate on the pier was so heartbreakingly touching. (Nice touch with the tears.) Aww papa, he’s a real boy!