Season 2 Episode 9

What Kate Did

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 30, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Numbers: Kate used $42 to buy a ticket to Tallahassee.

    • Goof: Kate's father's desk nameplate reads the rank of Sergeant, but his rank according to his uniform is Sergeant Major.

    • This is the second episode that an injured person has woken up and started strangling Kate. The first one was the US Marshal Edward Mars in the season one episode entitled Tabula Rasa.

    • When Charlie is talking to Kate about her possibly seeing a ghost (the horse), he says, "I've seen polar bears, I've seen monsters - well, heard monsters..." It is interesting to note that in the very next episode he does get to see the monster on the Island close up.

    • Numbers: 23

      After Kate is attacked by Sawyer, Jack and Locke run into the hatch, and Locke runs to the computer. When he gets there the clock is at 23 seconds.

    • When Micheal is down in the hatch near the end of the episode, the timer is on 51 minutes. Reverse 51 and you get 15.

    • Island events in this episode take place on November 9th 2004.

    • Numbers: 4

      Kate's father returned from Korea four months before she was born.

    • Numbers: 23

      When Michael asks Locke why they can't enter the numbers at any time, the countdown timer is at 23 minutes.

    • The Kickstart motorcycle that Kate rode away on just as her house blows up was not actually a Kickstart motorcycle. Evangeline Lilly, who plays Kate, decided to add that into the scene for effect.

    • Sawyer's dialogue and actions while lying in the hatch bed mirror those of the Marshal in early season one. Sawyer asks Jack "Where is she?" just as the Marshal did. He also tries to strangle Kate when she is alone, similar to the Marshal.

    • Goof: In the scene with Sawyer, Kate and the Black horse, the horse trainer's hand can be seen on camera on the right side of the screen.

    • When Kate walks into the recruiting station to talk with her step-father, whom she has believed to be her real father, on the TV in the background you can see Sayid being escorted by American soldiers.

    • Another reference to Korea was mentioned in this episode, as it was revealed that Sergeant Sam Austen was in Korea during the war.

    • Goof: Edward Mars, the U.S. Marshal, crashes into a telephone pole and damages the car. When Kate drives off in it, however, the car appears undamaged.

  • Quotes

    • Marvin Candle: From the moment the alarm sounds you will have 4 minutes to enter the code into the microcomputer processor induction into the program. When the alarm sounds, either you or your partner must input the code. It is highly recommended that you and your partner take alternating shifts. In this manner you will stay as fresh and alert utmost importance that when the alarm sounds the code be entered correctly, and in a timely fashion. Do not attempt to use the computer for anything .Congratulations, until your replacements arrive, the future of the project is in your hands. On behalf of the DeGroots, Alvar Hanso and all of us at the Dharma Initiative, thank you. Namaste and good luck.

    • Jack: Kate, what the hell are you doing out here? What happened in the hatch, Kate? Why'd you leave? I come back, I find Sawyer just lying on the ground. You just took off.
      Kate: Is he okay?
      Jack: Yes, Kate, he's fine.
      Kate: I'm sorry.
      Jack: Are you?
      Kate: Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I am not as perfect as you. I'm sorry that I'm not as good.

    • Kate: (to her mother after she blew up the house) Well your bed's gone, Ma.

    • Jack: Tequila and tonic, that's your drink, right?
      Ana: Where's the tonic?
      Jack: We're running a little low on mixers.

    • Michael: You mind if I check out some of this hardware?
      Locke: Sure. Just don't break it.

    • Kate: Sounds like you've got it all figured out.
      Marshal: I do have you all figured out.
      Kate: You don't know anything about me.

    • Marshal: Don't run, Kate. (She punches him a couple of times and he cuffs her. The other agents run up.) I've got her. Kate Austen, you're under arrest for murder.
      Kate: I didn't do anything.
      Marshal: Uh-huh, yeah you did. Your mama gave you up, Kate.

    • Charlie: (about the funeral) Oh, right. A few of them came, the new people. Not her, the one who killed Shannon, that would have been a bit awkward. They seem to have had a rough time of it. It looks like they went bloody Lord of the Flies out there.

    • 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: I love her. I love her.

    • Sawyer: I'm in a bunk-bed?
      Kate: Yeah, you're in a bunk-bed.
      Sawyer: Are we saved?
      Kate: No, Sawyer. Not yet.

    • Hurley: Who's taking care of Sawyer?
      Jack: Sun is.
      Hurley: So, you're like, mad at him?
      Jack: Why would I be mad at Sawyer?
      Hurley: Maybe because he's the one that always comes down here and chops wood, and now you are? It's like, transference.
      Jack: What are you a shrink now?
      Hurley: Well, that's what they call it in the mental hospital.

    • Kate: Do you think there are horses here?
      Charlie: What?
      Kate: I think I saw a horse in the jungle.
      Charlie: I've seen polar bears, I've seen monsters, well, heard monsters, but no horses.

    • Diane: Coffee, pie, both?
      Kate: How about a beer?
      Diane: I'd like to see some I.D.
      Kate: I'm 24, Ma.
      Diane: You want to ride around on that on that deathtrap of yours without a helmet. I'm not going to help your cause by getting you drunk.

    • Kate: Do you... Do you see that?
      Sawyer: What? (stalls for a second) You mean the big-ass horse standing in the middle of the jungle?

    • Kate: Can you hear me? Sawyer? Wayne? I'm probably crazy and this doesn't matter, but maybe you're in there somehow. But you asked me a question. You asked me why I did it? It wasn't because you drove my father away, or the way you looked at me, or because you beat her. It's because I hated that you were a part of me, that I would never be good. That I would never have anything good. And every time that I look at Sawyer, every time I feel something for him I see you, Wayne. It makes me sick.
      Sawyer: That's about the sweetest thing I've ever heard.
      Kate: Sawyer?
      Sawyer: Who the hell is Wayne?

    • Kate: Why didn't you tell me that Wayne was my father?
      Sgt. Austen: I didn't tell you because I knew you'd kill him...and your mother loved him. You were five years old…I wanted to take you along with me, she wouldn't let me.
      Kate: So why didn't you kill him?
      Sgt. Austen: Because I don't have murder in my heart.

    • Eko: I have something I think you should see...If you don't mind, I will begin at the beginning. Long before Christ, the king of Judah was a man named Josiah.
      Locke: Boy, when you say beginning, you mean beginning.

    • Michael: Hey Locke…what's up with the blast doors?
      Locke: Blast doors?
      Michael: Yeah, Like in case of an explosion, they come from the ceiling. That guy down here, ah..
      Locke: Desmond?
      Michael: Yeah, Desmond…he didn't tell you what they were for?
      Locke: No, no, he didn't. But he did leave a movie.
      Micheal: A movie?
      Locke: Yeah. You want to see it?
      Mr Eko: (entering the room) I would like to see it too, if you don't mind.
      Locke: Why not? The more the merrier.

    • Kate: (putting on music and talking to a still unconscious Sawyer) You hungry? I'm just gonna mash you up some fruit here. When you wake up you're gonna get a kick out of me feeding you like a baby.

    • Kate: Just remember that you were here and didn't see me. OK?
      Diane: What did you do?
      Kate: I took care of you, Ma. (hugs mom) I gotta go, you're not gonna see me for a while.
      Diane: Katherine, what did you do? Katherine!

    • Ana Lucia: Are you going to try to convince me that everyone here doesn't hate me?
      Jack: Only if you're going to try to convince me that every woman in the world is not crazy.

    • (Kate and Sawyer are walking through the hatch)
      Sawyer: You've got to be kidding me.
      Kate: Air lock's over this way.
      Sawyer: Come on, admit it, we've been rescued.
      Kate: (opens the hatch door) You got it. Sorry, watch yourself.
      Sawyer: (seeing the jungle) Son of a bitch!

    • Mr. Eko: (to Locke about film) Don't mistake coincidence for fate.

    • Hurley: (to Jack) So, Rose's husband's white. Didn't see that one coming.

    • Kate: I'm sorry I missed it; her funeral. I had to be with Sawyer, so...
      Sayid: Why aren't you with him now?
      Kate: Because I'm going crazy. Do you believe in ghosts, Sayid?
      Sayid: I saw Walt in the jungle just before Shannon was shot. Does that make me crazy?

    • Sayid: Shannon and I were strangers. We would never have met if ... We wouldn't even have spoken if ... But we did meet; we did speak. At least, I loved her.

    • Dr. Marvin Candle: And do not attempt to use the computer for any outside communication.

  • Notes

    • In the missing footage from the orientation film, Marvin Candle has a different hair style, the lab coat is slightly different and the lighting is much brighter.

    • The currency used in the ticket transaction includes the colorful U.S. twenty-dollar bill introduced October 9, 2003. However, the flashback takes place in 2001.

    • A deleted scene shows Libby first introducing herself to Claire. Libby compliments Aaron and then surprises Claire by informing her that she is wearing her shirt. Libby tells Claire that it looks good on her and that she should keep it.

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: March 15, 2006 on Kanal 5

    • Evangeline Lilly (Kate) had to learn how to open a Zippo with one hand for the flashback scene where Kate is sitting on her porch stairs waiting for her father to come home.

    • The Polish premiere was on October 5, 2006 on TVP1.

    • Music: The song that Kate plays on the record player in the bunker is "Walking after Midnight," sung by Patsy Cline. Also, when Kate goes to the diner where her mother works, Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World" is playing.

    • A Kate-centric episode.

  • Allusions

    • At the cafe, the 1962 song The End Of The World by Skeeter Davis, is played.

    • On the shelf near the bed with Sawyer, there are 2 books:
      -Hindsight by Peter Wright.
      -After All These Years by Susan Isaacs.

    • Book: Lord of the Flies

      Charlie mentions that the Tailies had gone "all Lord of the Flies", this is an allusion to the book by William Golding where a group of school boys crash land on a remote island and quickly descend into barbarism.

    • Many Biblical scholars believe that the book of the Law found by King Josiah was in fact the the book of Deuteronomy (the 5th book of the Bible). This extends the allusions to books of the Bible within the series, such as the episode titles "Numbers", "Exodus", etc.

    • Episode Title: "What Kate Did" - The title of this episode may be a reference to What Katy Did, the classic children's book written by Susan Coolidge and published in 1872. However, the November 28, 2005 Official Lost Podcast states that creators Lindelof and Cuse were simply responding to the question, "What did Kate do?"