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LOST Recap, Season 6, Episode 3: “What Kate Does”

What follows is a recap of LOST Season 6, Episode 3: “What Kate Does.” Lots of spoilers ensue.

Each section of this recap is based on one of Katelyn Moy Lapham’s 42 unresolved questions for season 6; be sure to check out her blog at to read all 42 and see if they’re answered this season.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really loved Kate-centric episodes, so I wasn’t pumped for last night’s episode, but I was wrong. We were given some answers to many questions that remain.

2. Claire Littleton – Our favorite island mother has been missing since Season 4, Episode 10 (Something Nice Back Home). We know she saw her father, Christian Shephard, leaves Aaron behind, and wanders off in the jungle night with her dead dad but we don’t know why! What happened to Claire that could take her from doting mother to jungle wander? Why did she leave Aaron behind? We see her in Season 4, Episode 11 (Cabin Fever) seemingly relaxed and Aaron-free sitting in Jacob’s cabin with Christian, but again we receive no explanation of why she’s left her child behind. Let’s hope Season 6 gives us some Claire related clarity!

The information we learned about Claire last night was, in my opinion, the best part of this week’s episode.  First, we learned that off-island Claire is, in fact, pregnant and her doctor is none other than one of the most unpopular Others, Ethan Rom (though he introduced himself as Ethan Goodspeed).  Unfortunately, Claire is in a bind, as the adoptive parents of her baby no longer want him. What will Claire do now? Also, how strange was in when she yelled out Aaron’s name for the first time? On-island Claire was the best moment of last night’s episode.  She was looking all crazy-French-Danielle-like in the jungle! What happened to her out there? What “claimed” Claire’s heart as Dogen alluded to? Was it Smokey?

14. Love quadrangle – Who ends up with who? – Don’t pretend you don’t want to know. Are you a Jate (Jack and Kate), a Skate (Sawyer and Kate), a Suliet (Sawyer and Juliet), or a Jacket (Jack and Juliet)? Whoever you’re rooting for, let’s hope this complex love story gets wrapped up in Season 6.

Man, Sawyer’s pretty messed up over Juliet.  So what will this mean for Kate and Sawyer?  Kate must still care about Sawyer as she followed him into the jungle. But man, when Jack pulled Kate aside before she left the Temple, I thought he was going to lay a big, juicy, kiss on her or tell her sometime really meaningful. But, alas, Jack just doesn’t seem capable of expressing his emotions, which I think may keep Kate and Jack from ever being together.

When Sawyer and Kate were sitting on the dock outside the barracks, I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest. Josh Holloway did some of the most amazing, one-teared acting I’ve ever seen on the show.

I’m beginning to think the Love Quadrangle, minus one, is going to be a consistent part of this final season.

27. What happens in the Temple? – In Season 5, Episode 11 (Whatever Happened, Happened) Richard Alpert takes a dying young Ben Linus into The Temple to be healed. Richard tells Kate that Ben will lose his innocents and will always be “one of them”. The Temple also appears to be the home of the smoke monster. There are extensive walls built around The Temple to protect it and tunnels underground leading to it. So who build The Temple and what is it used for? What happens inside The Temple that caused young Ben to become the Ben we know today?

Sayid is “claimed”, yes or no? The murky water possessed him with something dark and strange, yes or no? I’ve got no idea if I’m supposed to believe the Temple Others or not. Anyone else confused?

Also, how long are we going to be held captive in the Temple?

So, only three questions were really addressed this episode, but getting to see Claire on the island again was explosive.  I’m already pumped for next week.

Katelyn is a graduate student at Michigan State University is East Lansing, MI. In her free time she loves to spend time watching and writing about LOST. Check out her LOST-themed blog at for daily LOST-related updates.

Other LOST Season 6 recaps:

Episodes 1 & 2: “LAX Parts 1 & 2”

Episode 4: “The Substitute”

Episode 5: “Lighthouse”

Episode 6: “Sundown”

Episode 7: “Dr. Linus”

Episode 8: “Recon”

Episode 9: “Ab Aeterno”

Episode 10: “The Package”

Episode 11: “Happily Ever After”

Episode 12: “Everybody Loves Hugo”

Episode 13: “The Last Recruit”

Episode 14: “The Candidate”

Episode 15: “Across the Sea”

Episode 16: “What They Died For”

Episode 17: “The End” (series finale)

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