On the Island
Well, she came to the Island to do one thing, and she never lost sight of her goal… well maybe she did, but at least she got it done. She came to bring Claire back to the real world to be with Aaron, and she actually managed to do it. I had my doubts. It was looking like Claire was actually crazy. But Kate didn’t give up.
I think it was very self-sacrificing of her to leave the Island. As with Sawyer I believe Kate should have stayed on the Island, she has nothing waiting for her back home except a broken parole. But she still went back to help Claire. I have no idea how they’re going to explain Claire to the authorities. But apparently everything went okay.
So Kate ended up with Jack, kinda. I wonder if that was the plan all along. I’ll bet the writers flip-flopped on that for a long time. I’m glad they didn’t pretend that they could live happily ever after. And I’m also thrilled that the writers didn’t take the easy way out and match up Kate and Sawyer again.
Kate deserves to be the person who kills “Locke”. Mostly because most of you underestimate/hate her.
-”I saved you a bullet.” Meh, not a terrible line, but not the best.
-Same with Kate and Jack’s ‘I love you’ thing. I can’t help but feel like someone should always say ‘I know’ instead of ‘I love you’. I wonder if that would be plagiarism or a pop-culture reference.
-I was pretty surprised by the kiss and the ‘I love you’ thing. I still believe that Jack loved Kate more that Kate loved Jack, hence the flashes. She flashed on Aaron, he flashed on her… well almost.
Off the Island
Kate had it pretty easy in the Afterlife. Sure there were some obstacles, but it was clear that the only thing that mattered to Kate was Aaron. All she needed to do was keep him safe. I would have thought that she might have to reconcile with her mom or something, but apparently the Oceanic 6 storyline covered that sufficiently.
I think it would have been better if Kate and Jack didn’t kiss on the Island and instead kissed in the Afterlife. They don’t actually work in reality, I think having them get together beyond the grave would have made sense in a weird way. But I’ll bet the writers considered that, and it didn’t work for one reason or another.
-The funniest part of the episode: when it looked like Kate flashed on Claire’s… situation. They could have just waited until she had Aaron in her arms, but instead it was when she glanced down.
-That dress is Sluuuutyyyy.
-I laughed when during Jack’s flash he remembered the time when they snuck up on Kate by the river and she pulled that gun. The next shot is hilarious and she suddenly laughs and it looks like that was just a joke. “a-haha, I almost killed you.’