Last week on Lost, a flash forward revealed that Sayid is one of the Oceanic Six, and also showed us that he’s a globetrotting assassin taking orders from Ben (Michael Emerson). On the island, Kate and Miles ended up in Locke’s group in exchange for Charlotte, while Sayid and Desmond finally jumped in the helicopter and headed toward the freighter. Tonight we take a trip to “Eggtown,” where we learn the identity of another member of the Oceanic Six while Kate and Sawyer play a little house.
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The episode opens with that wonderful Lost obsession — a close up of an eyeball. Locke is waking up and making Ben some eggs for breakfast. He takes the food to Ben’s cell in the basement and immediately begins questioning him about the man on the boat. Ben does nothing but mock John for his inability to find any answers, and for that he gets his breakfast taken away and smashed against a wall.
Sawyer and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) share a nice domestic moment on the porch. Sawyer wants her to move in with him, but of course Kate refuses. She says she doesn’t trust him, and Sawyer wonders if it’s because of the pregnancy thing. Kate flash forwards to her time off the island. She’s being swarmed by photographers on her way inside a courthouse, where a bailiff goes over a list of all of her crimes. Kate pleads not guilty. The judge decides she has to stay in custody due to the fact that she’s a flight risk, and Kate is led away in handcuffs.
Back on the island, Sun (Yunjin Kim) and Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) are deciding where they want to live when they get off the island. Jin says that he’s willing to learn English for her so they can live in America, but Sun wants to return to Korea and raise the baby there. Jack shows up and introduces Faraday and Charlotte, catching everyone else up on the events of the past couple episodes.
Kate wants to see Miles and goes to Locke for permission, but of course he’s not up for that. She sees Hurley (Jorge Garcia) taking a tray of food to the captive and quickly cons him into letting her do it. The first thing she asks Miles is if he knows who she is and what she did. He’ll tell her what she wants to know, but he wants one minute with someone first. He doesn’t say who, but he does mention that getting captured was part of his plan.
In the flash forward, Kate is trying to figure out what to do about her incarceration. Her lawyer tells her she can make a deal and maybe get 15 years, otherwise it’s life in prison. The lawyer tells her he can bring “him” in and use him as a character witness. That’s when Kate tells him that he is not going to use her son in this trial.
Back at the barracks, Claire (Emilie De Ravin) asks Kate if she can rock Aaron to calm him down. Kate says that she’s not very good with babies, but Claire tells her she should trying being a mom sometime. Ah, foreshadowing. Back in the future, the defense calls Jack to the stand to testify as a character witness in Kate’s trial. Jack tells the courtroom how he met Kate on Flight 815. He says that only eight people survived the crash and starts going on about Kate’s various heroics, but she asks him to stop. The prosecution walks up and asks Jack if he’s in love with Kate. He says that he used to be, but he’s not anymore.
In what may be my favorite scene ever, Hurley and Sawyer randomly start watching Xanadu together. Unfortunately, it’s not long before Kate shows up to break up the Olivia Newton-John lovefest. She goes into the kitchen with Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and tells him that she wants his help to break Ben out of the basement. I guess he must be the man Miles wants to talk to.
Sawyer goes to see Locke, offering to play a friendly game of backgammon. Ah, the old black versus white metaphor again. Locke wants reassurance that Sawyer trusts him as a leader, and Sawyer appeases him. He also tells Locke about Kate’s plan to break Ben out. This is either a clever con or Sawyer selling Kate out. Knowing Lost, it’s a con job all the way.
Locke (Terry O’Quinn) and Sawyer run to find Miles in the boathouse, but he’s escaped and is hanging out with Kate. They break into the basement together to see Ben. Miles asks Ben if he knows who he works for, and Ben admits that he does. Miles says that “he” has put a lot of time and energy into finding him. He also says that, for 3.2 million dollars, he’ll tell the man in charge that Ben is dead. Somehow Miles knows that Ben can get his hands on that much cash. After he’s done with his blackmail scheme, Kate forces Miles to admit that he knows who she is. He knows all about her criminal past and tells her she’d probably be better off staying on the island. Just as they’re trying to escape, Locke bursts in and tells Kate to go back to her house.
After Kate gets back home, Locke comes in and is understandably angry over the entire incident. She tells John about the blackmail scheme, but Locke still wants her to leave by morning. Now it’s flash forward time again. Kate’s wheelchair bound mother comes to visit her and wants to know if she was truly a hero on the island. Her mom tells her that she had a change of heart after she thought Kate was dead, and she now has no desire to testify against her. However, she has one stipulation: she wants to meet her grandson. Kate refuses.
Back in the sexy part of the barracks, Sawyer is reading a book in his underwear. Kate comes in and they quickly get to sexing each other, driving a stake through the heart of Jaters everywhere. On the beach, Jack (Matthew Fox) wants to know why he can’t get in touch with the freighter. Charlotte reveals that there’s an emergency number they could try calling. She calls and Regina answers, revealing that she had no idea the helicopter ever took off. It’s been over a day, and they’ve still had no contact with it. Oh, crap.
Miles is back to being tied up in the boathouse. Locke shoves a grenade in his mouth and pulls out the pin. He introduces himself to Miles, telling him that he’s responsible for the well being of the island, and then he leaves, telling Miles to enjoy his breakfast. It’s fairly awesome, I must say. John Locke is totally badass.
In the den of debauchery, Kate tells Sawyer that she’s positive she isn’t pregnant. They also didn’t go all the way this time, so if Kate is telling the truth I guess Sawyer is not the father. When Sawyer calls her out on the fact that she’s probably going to run back to Jack, she backhands him and takes off.
In the flash forward, Kate’s mom is unwilling to testify. The prosecution decides to make a deal with the defense. Kate will get ten years probation and won’t be allowed to leave the state, but otherwise she’s a free woman. As she’s leaving the courthouse, Jack stops her and tells her he didn’t mean what he said about not being in love with her. Kate invites Jack to her place, but he’s reluctant to go because he doesn’t want to see the baby. Maybe Sawyer is the father after all. Where’s Maury Povich to sort this stuff out when you need him?
Kate goes home and is greeted by the nanny. She goes upstairs to visit her son. Oh my God, it’s Aaron! Yes, Claire’s Aaron! The episode cuts to black as I scream at my television in confusion. I love this show.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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