If you haven't yet watched the third episode of LOST, read no further!!
Oh my goodness! Ever so much to talk about, as always, with LOST.
Let's start with Kate since this was a Kate centric episode. Back in "the castaways really landed in LA" reality, Kate is the tough girl we only got to see hints of on the island in the middle of all her lovesickness and confusion over two men. She's busy threatening to shoot people if they don't help her and throwing pregnant girls out of taxis. But lo and behold, the soft girl underneath the rough exterior comes to the surface when she realizes that all the stuff she stole was in fact baby stuff. She goes to help Claire, who out of nowhere decides to suddenly trust Kate and ask her to come with her to the adoptive parents home. Of course these people didn't show up at the airport to claim their baby and Claire is giving them a pass. (is it just me or is this whole scenario the most sci-fi thing of the whole show? Aren't there lawyers involved?) Well, apparently the adoptive couple has split up and now don't want this child I'm sure they've already spent good money on. At this precise moment, Claire goes into labor and Kate takes her to the hospital and stays with her. Guess who's at the hospital? Ethan! He's a doctor and he DOESN'T want to shoot Claire up with drugs if he doesn't have to. He seems like a nice guy and not like someone who's out to steal anyone's baby or kill anybody. Claire names Aaron, Kate continues to be deeply touched, and they part well when Claire lies to the police and gives Kate her credit card.
Kate on the Island.
Kate on the island is annoying the ever living daylights out of me. First of all, how come she started calling Sawyer James? Secondly, does she really think they're going to just pick up where they left off THREE YEARS AGO like Sawyer didn't just lose the woman he was in a long term relationship with? Anyway, after Sawyer shoots things up and leaves the temple, Kate chases after him. She effectively tracks him, beats up the Others following her, ditches Jin who realizes she doesn't care about anyone but herself, and finds Sawyer digging up the ring he planned to give Juliet. They share a few moments, in which Sawyer blames himself for asking her to stay (making me cry) and he throws the ring out into the water, claiming he's meant to be alone. (in other words, LEAVE KATE)
Last week, a lot of people felt Sayid was a resurrected Jacob, however, this week would seem to indicate otherwise. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the test the others performed on him. Apparently, he's infected. There's a darkness that's growing in him that when it reaches his heart will basically kill all that was good of him. HUH? This just gives me so many questions. I really didn't understand this at all.
1) Why would Jacob want them to save Sayid if he was only going to be evil?
2) Unless Jacob's evil but don't the others serve Jacob?
3) Does this all point back to the Spanish ad of the chessboard? Are the players more important than what side they are on?
Jack is very defeated and self-pitying at the moment. He blames himself for everything that's gone wrong, but this does prove useful when he manages to find out that the pill they wanted Sayid to take was poison.
But perhaps the most interesting revelation is Claire on the island! Claire is the new Rousseau! Setting traps! Shooting people! Stolen baby! Apparently, she's infected, though. And Rousseau wasn't, right? oh the confusion! But HOW APPROPRIATE that the first person she sees is Jin. (Jin met Rousseau when he traveled back in time)
Alright, I've got to get some sleep and try to sort this out, but as always I'm eager to hear your thoughts! And let me know what important stuff I missed! ;)