Posted by: lost42chap | 2009, 24 June (Wednesday)

Lost Rewatch, Lost 1×12, Whatever the Case May Be

WARNING: The content of this blog is based entirely on Seasons 1-5 of ABC’s LOST. If you have not watched all 103 episodes and don’t want your fun spoiled,then please do not read this blog until you’ve caught up!

A hidden lagoon with hidden bodies and treasure . . . Is it the same lagoon they flashed to after the Ajira 316 crash?

A hidden lagoon with hidden bodies and treasure . . . Is it the same lagoon they flashed to after the Ajira 316 crash?

Quick Summary

This episode focuses on Kate.

  • In flashbacks we discover that Kate was part of a armed bank robbery.
    Do NOT get between Maggie, I mean Kate, and her toys!

    Do NOT get between Maggie, I mean Kate, and her toys!

    She played a loan seeker, but was in fact part of the team.  When thing start getting violent towards the end of the job she shoots her teammates to save the bank manager’s life.  She wasn’t after the money in the end but an envelope from a safety deposit box.

  • Kate and Sawyer find a silver Haliburton case in the lagoon.  Kate says it’s hers, but Sawyer deduces that it’s not and takes it from her.

    Sawyer let's Kate have the case for a moment, but can't resist havng it for himself.

    Sawyer let's Kate have the case for a moment, but can't resist havng it for himself.

  • Eventually Kate enlists Jack’s help to get the case back as it contains 4 guns.  When asked if it contains anything else she lies.  Jack and Kate’s complicated relationship in it’s complicated infancy
  • When the case is finally opened there is also an envelope of personal effects which contains the envelope from the safety deposit box which
    Kate went to great lengths 2x to retrieve this plane.  We know who it represents to her, but is that its only importance?

    Kate went to great lengths 2x to retrieve this plane. We know who it represents to her, but is that its only importance?

    in turn contains a toy plane.  When questioned by Jack she says that it belonged to the man she loved.  Jack presses her and she says that it belonged to the man she killed.  Jack walks off in disgust.

In other action:

Boone and Locke - unusual comrades, as different as . . . night and day!

Boone and Locke - unusual comrades, as different as . . . night and day!

Boone lies to Claire about going into the jungle with Locke to look for Claire.  He takes the axe to Locke in the jungle.  When asked if anyone saw him Boone says “no.  I don’t think so.” To which John replies, “Well, which is it?”  We now that they are working on the hatch but at this point in the series it is not known what’s really going on – just that Boone and Locke are being super-secretive about what they’re doing.

Shannon and Sayid’s relationship begins in earnest as Sayid enlists her to translate Rousseau’s notations on the map.  He is expecting something informative, but all Shannon can giive him is childish nonsense.  Sayid is frustrated with her, but in the end it turns out that the words are from a children’s song.   Rousseau’s sanity is once again in question.

In one of the more touching exchanges of the series, Rose befriends Charlie and with gentle firmness gets him to stop wallowing in self-pity and regret over Claire’s kidnapping.  She talks about her faith that Bernard is still alive.  In the end when Charlie asks for help she prays for him, in what was a surprisingly genuine and non-hokey characterization of relgious faith in mainstream American television.

Rose prays for Charlie - maybe all the Losties could've used a little more prayer!

Rose prays for Charlie - maybe all the Losties could've used a little more prayer!

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Responses

  1. [“Kate and Sawyer find a silver Haliburton case in the lagoon. Kate says it’s hers, but Sawyer deduces that it’s not and takes it from her.”]

    That is NOT what happened. After Sawyer fetched the case, he gave it to Kate. He asked if it belonged to her. Instead of saying yes, Kate told that it didn’t and that he could keep it. Later that evening, she began the first of several attempts to steal the case from Sawyer. She finally got Jack to get the case for her.

  2. I have a few questions regarding the bank robbery featured in “Whatever the Case May Be”:

    1) Why didn’t Kate simply disguise herself as one of the robbers? If she wanted to convince the bank manager to open the safety deposit boxes, all she and her fellow convicts had to do was simply threaten one of the customers or bank employees. Why take the chance of exposing her identity to the manager?

    2) Was it Marshal Mars’ intention to set a trap for Kate, when he deposited the toy plane at that bank?

    3) If the above is so, where was he during the bank robbery? Why weren’t he or other members of the law enforcement observing the bank?

    4) Did Kate honestly believe that her fellow companions wouldn’t hurt anyone?

    5) If Kate had suspected a trap, why bother robbing the bank anyway? She didn’t seem to think much of the toy plane, during her escape from the hospital where her mother was staying at. Why take the chance of planning and conducting a robbery for the sake of a toy plane she had earlier forgotten about?

    And why didn’t Kate simply keep the case after Sawyer first offered it to her? Especially since she had asked him to fetch it for her. I realize that she did not want him to know that she was a fugitive from the law. But she didn’t have to tell him what was inside the case.


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