Season 6 Episode 3

What Kate Does

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 09, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Kate finds herself on the run, while Jack is tasked with something that could put a friend's life at risk.

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  • what an episode !

    one of the best episode in the study character Jack , Sayed , Kate , Sawyer , the new guy and of curse Clare , yea welcome back Clare . Jack he was welling to die for sayed that Jack that we always know but his friends before him , and sayed Trust jack in his life that's how we know Sayed . one of the best scene in the show . Sawyer i have never felt sorry him til now ! he was going to ask Juliet to marry her that's a new thing for Sawyer and how he grows up for the first season , Kate don't care about any one but her that's is a really new thing for Kate . Jack , Sayed . Kate , Sawyer they all deliver there best performances . hope the Emmys are waiting for them .moreless
  • Tabula Rasa 2

    Kate finds herself on the run, while Jack is tasked with something that could put a friend's life at risk. After the first episode was really satisfying you would have expected this episode to be just as god sadly it is a very dissapointing effort which sees Kate run from the law...AGAIN. The scenes on the island were also very average, I dont really care for the character Sayid anymore and now that I think that he is no longer the Sayid we knew I wasnt bothered if he took the pill. Dogen continues to be a wierd character that has potential but Lennon reminds me of an other Phil. Miles is underused once again. There were some good parts to the episode the return of the sickness which to be honest I totally forgot about, Claire returns I could see this coming after she featured heavily in the flash sideways and the scene were Sawyer cried was actually really emotional and well acted by Holloway. all this aside it was still one of Lost's worst hours. Not as bad ast Stranger in a Strange Land and SOS but still as pointless as them.moreless
  • Kate episode..

    So.. I do not know. It had good and it had bad parts. I loved the scene by the harbour between Kate ans Sawyer. Weird, I never liked anything with Sawyer but it was just heartbreaking.

    And even the storyline with Claire was not very bad either.. It had it's moments but..

    The whole thing on the jungle other hand.. It was quite.. I have no words and Jack in back in the ruins or temple, or how to call it.. that was even more confusing. I mean, I have never complained this show to be confusing, but what's the point of adding new mysteries when that is last season and they should solve old ones.moreless
  • I wasn't too impressed with this episode.

    I've watched Lost since it's first season and I've managed to get past all the confusion but this episode was completely far-fetched - on Island and off. The on-island stuff is just really strange...the temple, new characters and the Sayid death thing just isn't working for me. It doesn't make much sense and seems disconnected from the past seasons.

    I really don't like the new temple characters at all either. Kate going after Sawyer was probably the best part of the episode but even that wasn't that amazing.

    The off-island stuff with Kate had me really excited. I'm a big fan of Claire so I was looking forward to see more of her. My problem? It all seemed a bit unbelievable.

    Why would Claire go back with Kate? Why would she ask her to come up to the adoptive parents house? It felt fairly contrived if I'm honest. This was disappointing. I like Kate, I like Claire but I didn't particularly enjoy this storyline. The ending with Claire appearing on the island was good as I'm very intrigued to find out where she's been for the past two seasons but I'd read about that return anyway...

    For an episode in the final season this really wasn't at the quality you'd expect. Pick up please.moreless
  • One of the worst episodes of the entire programme

    It seems as if they have completely changed the director and writers for this one episode. I am a huge Lost fan but this episode is overacted, the dialogue is super obvious and cheesy and Kate's story after the flight was ridiculous. All the scenes in the temple were awful, the only good bit was Sawyer managed a bit of an emotional pull when breaking down to Kate about Juliet. There is a reason this is the lowest rated episode of the whole series as it really is the worst. Very strange after a great 2 part opener. Lets hope it picks back upmoreless
Naveen Andrews

Naveen Andrews

Sayid Jarrah

Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

Claire Littleton (Seasons 1-4 & 6)

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Jack Shephard

Jorge Garcia (I)

Jorge Garcia (I)

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes

Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway

James "Sawyer" Ford

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

Jin-Soo Kwon

John Hawkes

John Hawkes


Guest Star

Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney


Guest Star

Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada


Guest Star

William Mapother

William Mapother

Ethan Goodspeed

Recurring Role

Daniel Roebuck

Daniel Roebuck

Dr. Leslie Arzt

Recurring Role

Fredric Lehne

Fredric Lehne

Edward Mars

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

    • The numbers in the license plate (4DQ5554) of the taxi, besides beginning and ending in 4, add up to 23. 4 and 23 are two of the Numbers.

    • During the scene where Jack was inspecting Sayid's gunshot wound, The wound was on the left side of Sayid. During the scene where he was shot in "The Incident, Part 1", he was shot on the right side of his stomach.

    • This episode marks the fourth occasion in the entire series where Sawyer is seen crying.

    • When Hurley asks Sayid if he was a zombie, this is an-inside reference to the running joke on the Official Lost Podcast that (the non-existent) Season 7 will be called "The Zombie Season."

    • The date on the sonogram October 22, 2004 is two days before Ethan Goodspeed, aka Ethan Rom, of the original timeline dies being shot to death by Charlie Pace on October 24, 2004 for trying to recapture a still pregnant Claire.

    • According to Gregg Nations (Writer and Producer), the date in Claire's sonogram contains both an error and a clue.

    • During the scene when Sawyer was holding the others at gunpoint his pistol changed. He started out with a Sig Sauer and left with a Glock.

    • In "Meet Kevin Johnson", the Temple was far enough away from the Barracks that it required a map to get there and the journey took a day and a half (according to Ben). In this episode, people go from the Temple to the Barracks within a short time period.

    • Kate's dialog when she hijacks the taxi differs slightly from the dialog in "LA X (Part 2)".

    • In the scene where Sawyer and Kate are on the pier, Sawyer's hair quickly changes form when he throws the ring in the water.

    • In the scene were Kate gets the handcuffs cut off, one of the cars has the date on the windshield. The date is May 2009.

    • Dogen is seen spinning a baseball on his desk. A baseball has 108 double stitches. 108 is the result of the sum of The Numbers.

    • Before Claire covers for Kate saying that she was just a cab driver who helped her into the hospital, she is looking at the ultrasound of unborn Aaron. The ultrasound is labeled with the date and time October 22, 2004 at 9:29am, one month after the crash of flight 815 in the original timeline.

    • Kate was the first character to have an episode dedicated to both their own flashbacks and their own flash sideways.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (after Sayid is healed)
      Kate: How is that even possible? I mean, one minute he's gone and now he's fine?
      Sawyer: Of course he's fine.
      Kate: What does that mean?
      Sawyer: He's an Iraqi torturer who shoots kids. He definitely deserves another go-around.

    • Sawyer: It's not your fault she's dead. It's mine. She was sittin' right there, right where you are now, tryin' to leave this place. And I convinced her to stay. I made her stay on this island 'cause I didn't want to be alone.

    • Kate: I'm sorry. I never should have followed you.
      Sawyer: Which time?

    • Kate: A couple days ago, you asked me why I came back to the island. I need to find Claire. I thought ... maybe if I could catch up to you, you could help me, and then maybe if we could find her and bring her back to Aaron, then maybe all of this wouldn't be for nothing.

    • Lennon: Please. You don't have to do this. We won't hurt your friend...
      Sawyer: He ain't my friend. Do what you want with him. And anybody else. But me? I'm walkin' outta here.
      Kate: James...
      Sawyer: I'm gone! You understand?
      Dogen: Please... you have to stay.
      Sawyer: No. I don't.
      (Sawyer removes the barricade and steps through the door, Kate stares at him)
      Sawyer: Don't come after me.

    • Sayid: Who are these people? What do they want?
      Hurley: It's the Others, dude. They caught us. Again. I don't know, I think they're... trying to protect us.
      Miles: Yeah, and as you can see, Hugo here has assumed the... leadership position, so... that's pretty great.

  • NOTES (8)

    • The shot of Claire holding the gun was the first new footage of Season 6 to be released (eleven days before "LA X, Parts 1 & 2" premiered). It was shown briefly in a promo that was combined with footage from previous seasons.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 9, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: February 12, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      New Zealand: February 24, 2010 on TV2
      Finland: March 4, 2010 on Nelonen
      Norway: March 17, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: March 31, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: April 14, 2010 on TV4
      Czech Republic: April 19, 2010 on AXN

    • Tania Kahale, who played Veronica, Aaron's nanny, in "Eggtown", appears in this episode as the admitting nurse (possibly the same character but in the alternate timeline).

    • Emilie de Ravin is incorrectly listed before Henry Ian Cusick.

    • Rob McElhenney reprises his role as Aldo from "Not in Portland", after a 50-episode absence.

    • This is Claire's first on-island appearance in the original timeline since the dream sequence in "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3" and the first time as herself since "Cabin Fever".

    • Although credited, Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Michael Emerson (Ben), Jeff Fahey (Frank), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Terry O'Quinn (Locke) and Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana) do not appear in this episode.

    • A Kate-centric episode.


    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dogen has a baseball placed on his desk. In the TV series DS9, Benjamin Sisko, the commander of the station, used to have a baseball prominently placed on his desk throughout the entire run of the show. In the pilot episode, he used the baseball as a metaphor to explain the nature of linear time to the inhabitants of the wormhole, who experienced time all at once.

    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back: After being tortured, Sayid says, "They didn't ask me any questions." This is similar to the line spoken by Han Solo after being tortured.

    • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Kate uses the alias "Joan Hart" at Angel of Mercy Hospital. This name resembles that of Melissa Joan Hart, the star of this series. Incidentally, Beth Broderick, who plays Kate's mother was Joan Hart's co-star on that series.

    • Back to the Future Part II: The same Dustin Hoffman line that Arzt shouts was recreated in the 1989 science fiction film Back to the Future Part II delivered by Michael J. Fox's character, Marty McFly Jr. The Back to the Future (film series) also centered around time travel, paradoxes, changing history and the impact they have on family relations.

    • Midnight Cowboy: Arzt shouts, "I'm walking here. I'm walking here!" This line is from the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy where the same dialog is delivered word-for-word by Dustin Hoffman's character, Ratso Rizzo. The line ranked #27 on AFI's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.