is off and running, and whenever you hear the word "running," you know it's a Kate-centric episode. Whatever the case may be, Kate was born to run, so say "I do" and don't get left behind because whatever happened, happened and Lost
is starting fresh with a tabula rasa.
In the Altverse
getting into Claire's cab, the taxi driver (aka Doyle, the Puppet
Master from Heroes
) almost runs over Leslie Arzt before running away.
Kate steals Claire's purse then tosses her out onto the side of the
road before driving away.
She finds an auto body shop and gets
the guy to cut off her handcuffs. She starts to change but then finds
a photo of pregnant Claire in the stolen purse. Aw, Kate's a softie.
She goes back to pick up the pregnant Australian and give her a ride to
the home of her unborn baby's new adoptive parents.
arrive, the sad news is that the woman's husband left her and she
doesn't want to raise a kid on her own. Well that sucks for Claire.
Even suckier is that her water immediately breaks.
her to the hospital and finds the doctor...ETHAN! That would be a lot
more shocking if William Mapother weren't listed in the opening
credits. Ethan Goodspeed is a lot nicer than Ethan Rom, helping Claire
with her pregnancy. After things calm down, the cops stop by the ask
questions, but Claire covers for her new fugitive friend.
guess no matter what universe they're in, Kate will always be present
at Aaron's birth. But once again, the altverse is mildly interesting,
but entirely irrelevant to the awesome stuff that happens on the actual
Island.On the Island
is alive and well, which has the Temple Master and his Translator
wanting to talk to him in private. Jack is still angry that no one
will tell them what's going on, and Sawyer is just plain angry. Sawyer
leaves, but Kate, Jin and Aldo go off to find him.
Who the heck
is Aldo? Surely you remember the random Other standing guard outside
Room 23 at the start of season 3, right? If not, it's the dude who
plays Mac on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
. It all makes sense
now: Jacob is the Dayman and his nemesis is the Nightman!
trip, Aldo is an awesomely snarky ass, angry that Kate doesn't remember
this random Other from three years ago. Kate eventually betrays the
two Others, knocking them out to escape. I guess Kate's doing what she
does best: running.
After splitting up with Jin, who's more
concerned with finding his wife, Kate tracks Sawyer to the Barracks,
where apparently the con man buried a Juliet time capsule under the
floorboards of his old DHARMA house.
The two then share a weepy
scene on the dock where Sawyer confesses that he blames himself for
forcing Juliet to stay on the Island and that he was going to propose
to her. He tosses the ring into the water and it's emotional, but Josh
Holloway makes a ton of very odd facial expressions during this scene
trying to act sad.
Meanwhile, Sayid gets tortured by the Temple
Master as a "test" and he passed it, or at least that's what he's
told. When Jack seeks answers, he finds out it was an Island Medical
Exam and Sayid failed, because he's "infected," I'm assuming just like
Rousseau's husband was. But there's a cure in the form of a giant
Sayid is willing to take the pill if Jack tells him
to, but Hurley is convinced Sayid is now a zombie. It's actually one
of the more plausible theories. Instead, Jack confronts the Temple
Master and learns his name is Dogan and he was brought to the Island
like everyone else. I'm going to assume all the Others are Black Rock
slaves like Richard Alpert.
Jack tests Dogan by taking the pill
himself, but the Temple Master attacks him and gets him to spit it out,
because it's actually poison. Finally Dogan reveals the truth, that
Sayid has been "claimed" and a darkness will eat away at him until he's
gone. How does he know? Because the same thing happened to Jack's
In case you momentarily forgot, that would be Claire.
And she's apparently still on the Island, because after the two Others
track down Jin and try to kill him, they get shot by a rifle-toting
Claire. That image makes me flash on one of Jay's t-shirts from Modern Family
with the slogan "Claire and Present Danger." Thank you Lost
, for reminding us how an episode should end,
because I definitely lifted up my hands in excitement over the return
of Island Claire.
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