Season 3 Episode 6

I Do

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2006 on ABC
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As Jack considers whether or not to treat Ben, he is motivated by Kate's claims that if he does not comply, Pickett will kill Sawyer.

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  • Kate! Run!!!!

    So, this is were they leave us, ata a total dramatic peak, one second before Sawyer is killed, Jack comes in and tries to save Kate just after watching her with Sawyer.

    When we think that Jack is going to do the operation just to leave the island after watching Kate, we see his always heroic imagination come to action and cut Ben's kidney. I wonder if even after that he'll still stay on the island... we're 3 months away from knowing.

    Ps. Even dead, Eko always helps Locke... Look up and to the North John.

  • Awesome.

    Kate and Sawyer show their feelings for each other by having sex. Pickett almost kills Sawyer when Jack stops Ben's surgery and threatens to kill Ben unless Kate and Sawyer are given time to escape. In flashbacks, Kate tries to have an ordinary life and get married, but ends up running away after confessing to her husband about her past. Wow - I love Kate's back story. I love Jacks scene talking about Ben's back. I love the way John is in change of the camp now there is no Jack, he is the best leader though. Mr Eko gets burried in the jungle - love it. I love the girl Alex she is awesome. Wow I love the way Kate gets to see Jack - one of the best scenes so far. Danny wants to kill Sawyer so Kate has to convince Jack to save Ben to do this. Oh my god I love the scene with Kate and Sawyer, but I feel so sorry for Jack when he sees what they are up too. What an amazing episode - loved the way it finished so emotional.moreless
  • More about the past, and a shocking end to the first leg

    Whenever we get a flashback of Kate, we always seem to get more information about her, which just goes to show how close to the vest she plays things. Furthermore, this episode actually refers to something we learned in passing about her way back in season 1. In that memorable game of 'I Never' Kate and Sawyer played on their boar hunt, Kate admitted that she was married, "but it didn't last." She also admitted she'd been in love once. In 'I Do' we finally learn about 'her marriage, and how she tried to stop running. In one of the biggest ironies of all, the man she fell in love was a man whose normal job would have been to catch her--- she fell in love with a cop in Miami, who never knew he was in love with a fugitive.

    For once, it seemed that the Gods were smiling on her (this was obviously very early in her run) She found a group of people who loved her (and a warm maternal figure as well; which continues to hint at how horrible her home life must have been). But even then, she couldn't stop running. She wanted to, and we see a clear delineation of when it is--- she takes a pregnancy test, and intended to stay if it was positive. It wasn't, so she drugged her husband (who only knew her as Monica) and ran again.

    Now, back on the island, she is part of a triangle, and is being torn between them. A couple episodes back, she said she loved Sawyer, but later told him that she'd been lying to keep him alive. Now, once again Sawyer's fate is doubtful, and she has to make another play. The tumor on Ben's back is getting progressively worse, and Jack reuses to operate. In an attempt to force his hand, they bring Kate in, and have her essentially beg for Sawyer's life. Jack doesn't give an inch, which is probably wise. But Kate has figured out how to get out of her cage (she doesn't know about the cameras) and tries to get Sawyer to run. He then tells her that they are on a different island, and that there's nowhere to go. This then turns into a scene right out of have the fan's shows fanfiction, in which Kate has sex with Sawyer. (Sawyer was in the only other love scene with Ana less than a week ago; chicks must dig the rugged, hostile type.)

    Some fans, however, suspected that there might have been a scene we didn't see because of what happens next. Jack is released from his cage in the Hydra (we don't know by who, but from what I gathered it might have been Alex, who we will get to) leaves, sees the wall of screens including the one trained on Sawyer's cage. Ben surprises him, and Jack has the option to kill him, but instead tells Ben he will perform the surgery as long as he gets taken off the island. Ben instantly replies done--- which poor Jack doesn't know means that he could be being lied to--- they could just take him off this island, not home.

    Jack agrees to do the surgery, but there's no saving Sawyer. Pickett ahs developed a particular hatred for Sawyer (we never find out why) and no seems determined to execute him, even though Jack has agreed to do what he wants. (Almost as a throwaway, Danny mentions 'Shepherd isn't even on 'Jacob's list'. Little do we know how critical what we've heard is) What he doesn't know is that Jack has just made an incision in Ben's kidney, and informed the assembled masses that if he doesn't stitch it up in an hour, Ben will be dead. (Notice how everybody does what he says; does that mean Juliet was acting alone when she told Jack in her cue card show that people wanted a change) So Tom (looking panicky for the first time since we've met him) follows orders, and gives Kate his walkie-talkie. Jack then immediately tells her to run, Kate says she can't, but Jack doesn't know that she's being literal, and the episode (which was the end of the first group that came in Season 3) ends with this cliffhanger.

    Once again, we get almost no interaction with the castaways on the other island, where Locke , in the aftermath of the last episode, has decided unilaterally that they will bury Eko near the plane rather than in public He then tells Sayid that he believes Eko was killed by the monster and that he died for a reason. Sayid, who was of a different kind of believer than Locke, humors him, and gets his prayer stick. Locke is saying the eulogy, when he sees like a final admonition, one last carving Eko made, "Lift your eyes and look north." It's hard to imagine what exactly Locke got from all this, and it's not clear exactly what it meant.'

    There is also one last key character who we see once again--- Alex. Again, Alex attacks Danny and the Others with a slingshot ( which Ethan used when he attacked the Others) and demands to know what happened to Karl (we'll find out in the next episode what the Others have done with him. This is a major disruption, but rather than punish her, they just take her away. Before the operation, Ben asks Juliet what has happened to Alex, and she tells him what happened and that they don't know where Alex is. What relationship is Alex to Ben? Why does he seem to care about her more than any of his other colleagues? The answers will be stunning, and have the most serious of ramifications.

    We're still having major problems with divided attention between one set of characters and the other. (we've seen nothing of Sun and Jin since 'The Glass Ballerina', and we see nothing of Claire, Charlie or Hurley) but the stories are certainly interesting. Evangeline Lilly continues to demonstrate what a diamond of an actress she is in both the past and the present. She seems to have decided between her two loves, but we will very quickly find out that she's not even close to making up her mind.

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  • The end of this Mini Season!!!!

    Logic/Details - » This mini Season 3 arc was considered by fans the darkest moment for Lost creators. And sending us off without anything big to speculate for 3 months is not like Lost producers were doing before. Make all logic sense to make Kate flashbacks, since she is the type of woman that was always running and again in this episode, she will have to run again if she wants to escape from the Others. Have she finally decided if she loves Jack and Sawyer? Even after what she did is difficult to say if her decision was not influenced for the actual situation.

    Progress -» This episode is about advancing in terms of emotions and not in terms of action, since our favorite survivor didn´t escaped yet.

    Emotions/Stimulation/Highlights -» Kate and Sawyer sleeping together, Jack saw this, this can make some fans very happy and others very sad. The Last five minutes is filled with good tension.

    Ending - » A weak cliffhanger for a mini season, could been better if this was a regular episode.

    Overall - » We had two greats moments and the last 5 minutes made this episode interesting enough, but it lacks what It needed to be a great episode overall.moreless
Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion


Guest Star

Eden-Lee Murray

Eden-Lee Murray


Guest Star

Ariston Green

Ariston Green


Guest Star

Michael Bowen

Michael Bowen

Danny Pickett

Recurring Role

M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey

Tom Friendly

Recurring Role

Tania Raymonde

Tania Raymonde

Alex Rousseau

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (21)

    • This is the first of many times in the series when Jacob is mentioned.

    • When Kate is talking to Agent Mars in the telephone booth, her clothes and hair repeatedly switch from being soaking wet to perfectly dry.

    • Kate calls Sawyer "James" for the first time.

    • The person that Jack heard on the intercom, and that told him to try to open the door to his cell, was Alex.

    • In the flashback of Kate's wedding, after she kisses Kevin concluding the ceremony, she does not carry any flowers with her down the aisle. Usually the bride carries her flowers back down the aisles after the ceremony.

    • Island events in this episode take place on December 2nd and December 3rd 2004.

    • Just above the twine on Eko's prayer stick are The Numbers "4:8:15".

    • When Kate says she and Sawyer are a team, explaining that he breaks the rocks and she hauls them, that's actually the reverse of the jobs they were given in "The Glass Ballerina".

    • The handgun Jack selects from the Hydra armory is a Walther P-38, the same model Tom holds to Kate in "The Hunting Party".

    • Unlike in "A Tale of Two Cities," the alarm is not activated when Sawyer's cage is broken into.

    • When Locke looks at Eko's Jesus stick, underneath the words is the inscription "John 3:05." While it may not be related, this is the episode that Eko died in: Season 3, Episode 05.

    • The verse on Eko's prayer stick is Genesis 13:14, which is inscribed just to the left of the verse.

    • Both Kate and Sawyer have spent some time in Florida. Sawyer in Tampa and Tallahassee and Kate in Palmetto and then heading for Tallahassee when the marshall caught up with her.

    • When Jack goes to the artillery closet, he whips out a Webley-Fosbery Recoil Revolver. When he opens the cylinder, though, it sounds like he is taking out the magazine of a 9mm glock.

    • At the end of the episode, Jack asks Kate if she remembers the story he told her on their first day on the beach. The story he is referring to is about his first solo spinal surgery, where he accidentally ripped his patient's dural sac, but eventually managed to sew her up and she lived.

    • About half-way into this episode, one of the plane crash survivors was wearing an orange shirt that said: CIELO AGUA. These are the words "sky" and "water" in Spanish.

    • In "The Whole Truth," Sun asks Kate if she'd ever taken a pregnancy test and she said she had. In this episode we get to see when and why.

    • Ben's last word before the gas kicked in was "eight", one of the numbers. Was supposed to be "eighteen", from counting down from twenty.

    • Kate is married to Kevin for at least 6 months--he refers to the honeymoon he's been promising her for that period of time when he gives her the tickets to Costa Rica. The tickets are on Oceanic Airlines.

    • Kate calls the marshall from a payphone owned by the company "Palmetto Telephones." Kevin's arm patch on his uniform (in the kitchen scene) says "City of Miami". Also, when Kevin is at the computer, he mentions sending reports to Tampa. His police car also says "Miami Dade County".
      Thus ,Kate and Kevin lived in Palmetto Bay, Florida which is in Miami-Dade County.

    • The people doing the surgery are wearing surgery robes with the Hydra Station logo on them.

  • QUOTES (36)

    • (Jack and Kate on the walkie talk right after Jack cut Ben's kidney sack)
      Jack: You remember what I told you on the beach, the day of the crash. You remember what story I told you when you were stitching me up. (screaming) Do you remember it?
      Kate: (in agony) Yes, yes, I remember!
      Jack: When you get safe, you radio me and you tell me that story.
      Kate: (crying) Jack, please!
      Jack: If I don't get a call from you in the next hour I'm gonna know that something went wrong and he dies!

    • Kate: (to Kevin) I love you, but I can't stay.

    • (Right after Jack has seen Kate in Sawyer's arms, Ben walks into the observation room and Jack holds him at gunpoint)
      Ben: If it helps, I was suprised, too. If I were a betting man I would have picked her and you.
      Jack: Shut up!
      Ben: Well, I suppose this would be the proverbial nail in my coffin.
      Jack: (lowering the gun) Tomorrow.
      Ben: Sorry?
      Jack: Tomorrow morning, first thing.

    • Jack: I'll get it out, your tumor. And I'll keep you alive. But I need your word. I need what you promised me before. I need to get the hell off this island.
      Ben: Done.

    • Kate: Taco night? I don't do taco night.

    • Kate: You want to die?! Because that's what's going to happen! Pickett is just waiting for his chance! I've seen him look at you! (Kate starts climbing up the bars of her cage to the top.)
      Sawyer: Dammit, Freckles, stay put.
      Kate: And you know what he's going to do! So don't pretend like you don't care!
      Sawyer: Get down, Freckles, we've already been through this.
      Kate: Shut up, James!

    • Sawyer: Why the hell would you do something so stupid?!
      Kate: To save your life!
      Sawyer: My life don't need saving!

    • Kate: I saw Jack. They brought me in to see him. They want him to do surgery on Ben.
      Sawyer: Who the hell is Ben?
      Kate: Henry. The guy who brought us in. He's sick. And they say that if he does it, they're gonna let us all go.
      Sawyer: And you and me are what, bait?
      Kate: Something like that.

    • Locke: When the hatch exploded, your prayer stick fell out of a tree right on top of me. So, Sayid and I came out to get it, because it didn't seem right to bury you without it. I'd like to think you died for a reason, Mr. Eko. I just hope that it's not too long before we find out what the heck it might be.

    • Kevin: Hey! What's for dinner, gorgeous?
      Kate: It's taco night.
      Kevin: You're making tacos?
      Kate: Yes, and you'd better like 'em.
      Kevin: Or what?
      Kate: Or no dessert.

    • (we see Kevin and Kate half-naked in bed together)
      Kate: You shouldn't have come here.
      Kevin: (Sarcastically) Yeah, you're right. I've made a huge mistake, and I'm just full of regret right now.

    • Kevin: Ma'am, we have reason to believe that someone extremely dangerous is in the motel. We're conducting a room-to-room search.
      Kate: I'm alone, officer.
      Kevin: The person could be holding you at gunpoint, forcing you to say that. Please open the door.
      Kate: I don't think I should.
      Kevin: Then you have three seconds before I break this door down. One... two... (Kate opens the door) Hey. Wanna get it on?
      Kate: (Laughing) Hell yeah!

    • Juliet: I would like for you to put this on and come with me, please.
      Kate: You think I'm gonna put a hood over my head 'cause you said please?

    • Sayid: So, what killed Eko?
      Locke: Folks back at the beach call it The Monster. I don't really have a name for it. You don't believe in monsters.
      Sayid: I believe in what I can see ... but obviously you have. So why don't you tell me what you think it is?
      Locke: Might be what brought us here.
      Sayid: So you believe that this monster decided that Eko was supposed to die?
      Locke: I believe Eko died for a reason. I just don't know what it is yet.

    • Kate: Well if he's not working, neither am I.
      Sawyer: Just go, Freckles. Man wants to give me a day off, let him give me a day off.

    • Ben: (to Jack after seeing Sawyer and Kate cuddling.) If it helps, I was surprised, too. If I were a betting man, I would've picked her and you.

    • Sawyer: Lemme ask you something, Freckles... day Blockhead was beating on me, and you said "I love you"... that was just... to get him to stop, right? (Kate kisses him) ... I love you too.

    • (Pickett has a gun to Sawyer's head)
      Kate: Please! I'll do anything you want!
      Pickett: I want you to watch!
      Sawyer: Close your eyes, Freckles.
      Kate: Stand up!
      Sawyer: Close your eyes!
      Kate: Don't you give up!(Crying) No! No!
      Pickett: This is for Colleen, you son of a bitch!

    • (Kate kisses Sawyer)
      Sawyer: What was that for?
      Kate: I don't know. (She starts crying) I don't know!

    • Sawyer: (To Kate) We ain't on our island. We're on another island, like Alcatraz! A couple of miles off shore ... So unless you're a mermaid or you got a boat, there ain't no point.

    • Kate: I can't leave without you!
      Jack: Yes, you can! Go!
      Kate: Jack, I can't!
      Jack: Go! Now!
      Kate: Jack, I can't!
      Jack: Kate! Damn it run!

    • Kate: Please, I love this guy, just let me go.
      Marshall: If you can really stay put. You really settle down. Then I stop chasing you. But you and I both know that's not gonna happen.

    • Kate: No, Sawyer. We're a team. You break the rocks, I haul them away.
      Pickett: (opening Sawyer's cage) All right. Fine. Lord knows I wouldn't want to break up the team.

    • Kate: What are you doing?
      Sawyer: Throwing rocks.
      Kate: I thought you had to pull the lever.
      Sawyer: I know how to get a damn fish biscuit.
      Kate: Then get me one.
      Sawyer: What, you trying to keep me feeling productive?

    • Juliet: No. I think you'll do this because of the man behind me... the man who's burning a hole in my back... That man's going to kill Sawyer.

    • Kate: (referring to Sawyer's keeping the second island a secret) When were you planning on telling me this?
      Sawyer: Never!
      Kate: Why not?!
      Sawyer: Because I wanted you to think we had a damn chance.

    • Other's doctor: He shouldn't be bleeding like that.
      Jack: You're right, he shouldn't. (Jack knocks out Other's doctor)

    • Kate: I thought it was bad luck to see the bride before the wedding.
      Kevin: No, it's bad luck to see the bride in her dress before the wedding. You, my friend, are naked.

    • Ben: Well, Jack I'm very disappointed in your decision.
      Jack: Well, Ben, at least you won't have to be disappointed for very long!

    • Alex: (Screaming this to Kate) Whatever they say don't believe them! They're gonna kill your boyfriend just like they killed mine!

    • Sawyer: (Gets thrown in his cage. To Kate) So how was your day, honey?

    • Locke: There have been one too many funerals lately.

    • Jack: You just think I'll do the surgery, and hope you let me go?

    • Jack: The tumor is borderline inoperable, and at the rate it's growing, that borderline goes away in about ... one week.
      Ben: All right then, whatever you need, it's yours, I'm ready.
      Jack: No, I think you misunderstood me. I didn't say I was gonna do it. I just wanted you to understand how you are going to die.

    • Jack: I need to get the hell off this island.

    • Kate: (crying) Jack, you have to do it, this thing they told you to do, the operation...
      Jack: What did they do to you?
      Kate: Jack-
      Jack: What did they do to you?
      Kate: Nothing-
      Kate: How did they get you to ask me? What did they offer you?
      Kate: Nothing.
      Jack: (screaming) Then what are you doing here?
      Kate: They're going to kill Sawyer!

  • NOTES (11)

    • Evangeline Lilly submitted this episode for consideration on her behalf in the category of "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" at the 2007 Emmy Awards.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2007 C.A.S. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series.

    • Although they are credited, Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Eko), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) and Jorge Garcia (Hurley) don't appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 29, 2007 on Seven
      The Netherlands: April 6, 2007 on Net 5
      The Czech Republic: October 7, 2007 on TV Nova
      Spain: Monday September 24, 2007 on FOX TV Spain
      Germany: Monday November 19, 2007 on Pro7
      Macedonia: Thursday October 25, 2007 on A1
      Denmark: January 10, 2007 on Kanal 5

    • This is the last episode that lists Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the credits as a star.

    • The scene in this episode where Kate and Sawyer finally get together was named the 8th Most Memorable TV Moment of the Year.

    • Featured Music:
      "Slowly" by Ann-Margret, from the album Let Me Entertain You, heard at Kate's hotel room.
      "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn, played during Kate's weeding.
      "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees, heard when Kate is in the grocery store.

    • This isn't the first time Nathan Fillion (Kate's husband Kevin) and Fredric Lehne (US Marshal Mars) have appeared in the same episode of a TV show. They previously appeared together in the Firefly episode "Heart of Gold."

    • This episode takes place on days 71 and 72 from the time of the Oceanic 815 crash.

    • After this episode, there will be a 13-week break. When the season continues in February, Lost will air new episodes for 16 consecutive weeks, with no repeat episodes.

    • A Kate-centric episode


    • The Feast of the Ascension: When Kate calls the Marshal he observes that it is Feast of the Ascension, and alludes to the fact that perhaps Kate only calls him on Holy Days. Ascension Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church and it occurs forty days after Easter Sunday. It commemorates Christ rising to Heaven after spending his post-resurrection period with his apostles.

    • Kate: Hey.
      Sawyer: Hey yourself.

      In "To Kill a Mockingbird", Scout says "Hey yourself" when Dill says "Hey". Possibly referring to the fact that Sawyer reads a lot.