Kate-Centric episode. At this point, the show is getting to it’s usual format with episodes devoted mostly on one person. This episode is mostly about Kate. My problem with this format is that there is very little story on the island, which is good for the writers but since I’m watching old episodes it really isn’t very much fun rewatching old character development. For example in this episode nothing really happens to do with the overall mythology of the island. I actually have very little to write about this episode.
Since I was bored with this flashback and nothing exciting happened to do with the island I’ll give this episode a 4.0/10.
-16.56 million viewers.
-Originally aired Oct. 6, 2004.
-There is nothing exciting about these ratings, except that there was no drop-off from the previous episode which was technically the pilot.
-What did Kate do?
-Does Walt make it stop Raining?
-Jack pretends to be open-minded and accepting of Kate, but he quickly turns on her and calls her a murderer without asking her about it.
-Jack kills The Marshall, I think we always forget that he killed a man.
-Kate is a really bad liar, her conscience is constantly bugging her when she is lying, and you can see it.
-The Marshall says to Jack, “she got to you too huh?” Do you think that her old husbands and boyfriends have still loved her even after she left.
-Charlie is desperately hitting on Claire.
-This is one time when I agree with Michael’s reaction, if I heard that a creepy old man is telling my young son secrets I too might have a problem with that.
-Michael sees Sun naked. I still think they were trying to hook these two up.
-Michael tells Walt he’ll find his dog as soon as it stops raining, Walt looks outside and it immediately stops raining. Hmm, potentially interesting.
-Jin tells Sun he loves her. That came out of left field.
-Sun as usual has a serious lack of reactions, she doesn’t even do anything when Michael stumbles upon her naked.
-I enjoy Charlie trying to brag to Locke about his band.
-Locke found Vincent. He almost seems normal at this point, but I remember watching this and thinking not a chance this guy is a freak, especially that last scene when he’s just staring at Michael and Walt.
-For some reason I always thought Locke was just a guest star and that he would die within the first few episodes.
-Sawyer seems absolutely content to be on the island.
-Sawyer works pretty fast, he quickly cons Kate out of her gun.
-I think Sawyer wanted to kill The Marshall because he thought it would be the right things, I think in his own way he was redeeming himself.
-Hurley is so helpful, all he ever does is help people.
-Sayid takes the lead, organizes the camp. Up until this point, and for a long time after Sayid is the only person who talks to the extras.
Flashbacks (what we knew then):
-What I remember from watching this episode is thinking that this format could get old really quick, I didn’t really care too much about everyone’s life before the island, that changed in the next episode though.
-At this point in the show it was fun to guess what Kate did. My guess was that she killed her husband.
Flashforwards (what we know now):
-A funny thing happen, when the group that go and hear Rousseau’s transmission come back down the mountain, they decide not to tell the others what happened. There are six of them Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Charlie, Shannon, & Boone. One of the lines was, “So we lie”. It doesn’t mean anything but it’s just funny to see history repeat itself, to a greater extent with the Oceanic 6.
-About Walt and the rain. I think this may be a clue as to what Walt is capable of. He just thinks about it and the rain immediately stops. At this point in the show we didn’t know Walt was special so maybe this was a hint for us early on. Does that mean he is Storm from X-Men? I personally think that it is less his own powers that make the rain stop and more his communication with the island. So it’s not that he’s terribly gifted he just happens to be able to communicate with the island better than most. We know that Locke has the same ability and that he did from an early age, which is why Richard was so interested in him. Ben also had the same ‘talent’. Some might say Aaron has the same abilities but I don’t think so, it might be possible for him to have some sort of power that is dangerous to the island. But Walt is special, that’s for sure.
-Kate’s fake name in Australia is Annie, I doubt it means anything, according to Lostpedia, Kate’s middle name is Anne. That does bring me to a new theory though. I won’t elaborate about it yet because it’s half baked (to say the least), what if Kate’s mom, Diane, is Annie. That wouldn’t be so hard to believe.