Whatever the Case May Be

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 1/5/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When Kate and Sawyer find a case on a dead passenger, Kate begins to act erratically, using whatever means necessary to get it away from Sawyer. At the beach, Sayid and Shannon begin to get close. Flashbacks in this episode center around Kate's involvement in a bank robbery in New Mexico.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael M. Vendrell


  • Tim Halligan


  • Achilles Gacis

    Six Foot Five

  • Dezmond Gilla

    Baseball Hat

  • Terry O'Quinn

    John Locke

  • Fan Reviews (43)
  • Disspointing to say the least...

    By Jacob316, Feb 19, 2010

  • Really bad episode for Lost.

    By ffhc2000, Oct 05, 2005

  • A good look into Kate's past.

    By CTU81, Jul 29, 2005

  • This is Lost's first bad episode.

    By smc_dlux, Jul 05, 2005

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 26, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Kate: Are you stalking me now? Sawyer: Stalking you? I was protecting you. Kate: From what, southern perverts?

    • Jack: (about the plane) I want the truth. Just this once. What is it? Kate: It belonged to the man I loved. Jack: The truth. Kate: It belonged to the man I loved! Jack: Stop lying to me! Tell me the truth! Kate: I'm not! Kate: It belonged to the man I killed!

    • Kate: We got a problem. Jack: We have a problem, or ... you have a problem?

    • Jason: (to Kate) "I don´t know how to use a gun?" That´s classic.

    • (About the case) Sawyer: I'm just gonna give it to you? (Jack nods) Why would I wanna do that? Jack: Cephalexin. Sawyer: Yeah, go on. Jack: That's the antibiotic I've been givin' you for the knife wound in your arm. You're right in the middle of the treatment cycle. Now if I keep givin' you the pills, you're gonna be as right as rain. But I'm gonna stop givin' 'ya the pills, and for two days you're gonna think you're all good. Then it's gonna start to itch, the day after that the fever's gonna come. Then you're gonna start seein' red lines runnin' up and down your arm and a day or two after that you'll beg me to take the case, just to cut off your arm. Sawyer: That's a nice story, Jack. And even if it were true, I don't think you could do it.

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    Notes (6)

    • First appearance of the second beach camp.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: March 25, 2005 on Kanal 5 - Greece: August 19, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

    • Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) didn't appear. Emilie de Ravin (Claire) also didn't appear, and she wasn't credited either. Malcolm David Kelley (Walt) appeared, but had no lines.

    • The song "Beyond the Sea" was originally a French song "La Mer". The English version was released by singer/actor Bobby Darin in March 1959.

    • The rising tide engulfing the fuselage was done by the producers in order to cut costs and not have to haul it into Hawaii for episodes.

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    Trivia (13)

    • Sayid stole maps from Danielle's bunker. On one of the maps, it shows the Island and the Island is surrounded by a triangle. Giving credit to the theory that they are trapped in the Bermuda Triangle.

    • Numbers: 4 The Halliburton contains 4 guns. Locke and Boone have been going out into the jungle for 4 days.

    • Island events in this episode take place on October 12th and October 13th 2004.

    • The model of the plane that belonged to the man Kate killed, was in the safety deposit box number 815. 815 is also the number of the plane the survivors were on, and among the mysterious numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.

    • The model airplane is a twin-engine Douglas DC 3 'Dakota'.

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    Allusions (2)

    • The French song spoken of in this episode is not "Beyond the Sea" as sung at the end of Finding Nemo. "Beyond the Sea" is rather based on the original French version of this song called "La Mer" by Charles Trenet. The English version does not contain any of Shannon's translations, such as "Blue Infinity", while a translation of the original French version does.

    • Shannon: The movie about the fish. The computer one. The movie that Shannon said the kid in France watched over and over again is Finding Nemo. This 2003 Disney/Pixar animated film is about a little baby Clown-fish that gets separated from his father, who then searches the ocean to find his son.

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