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96 Responses to “L O S T: “What Kate Does” Discussion Thread”
favorite season: Season 1 – just because it was so refreshingly new and exciting
Favorite character – Sawyer (Locke real close second)
favorite episodes: dont know my episodes that well.
least favorite character: Kate (if we are talking main characters)
least favorite season: Season 4
I’m starting to wonder if the Locke who crashed on the island and was suddenly able to walk, the one we’ve been waching the whole series, has ever been the real Locke at all. With all this body inhabiting, I wouldn’t be surprised if something is revealed along these lines.
hey so I liked the episode a lot, not an A+ but a real good one
I think the Kate angles are more interesting than they first appear
A big problem with her character recently has been: why is she doing these things? And now we see why a little, and it makes sense.
But more importantly, we see that in alt-world, the desires that motivate her in the “original world” are being fulfilled, through Kate’s actions, but along a different pathway.
I think this is a clue re: the karmic relationship between the two timelines.
And it also plays into the free will/destiny dynamic which I agree is more relevant than a classic “good v. evil” conflict. If karmically joined timelines converge on similar outcomes, then destiny comes to the fore…for now. I suspect the ending in that regard will be ambiguous.
The medium of TV is problematic; however the ability to tell long stories with multiple overlapping plot and character arcs is essentially a new art form – the episodic/extended structure has been well developed in graphic novels but it’s only really in the post-Whedon years we see it taking full effect in the video medium.
I am basically a TV hater, a pretty serious one actually.
But this is high level art, and when you rant against it, it honestly just seems like you’re not smart enough to understand it. To speak bluntly. Since you started it.
we (including I) have been talking about free will vs. destiny or fate as the final theme
but what if the answer is…not ambiguous, but not black and white either? what if it’s a mix of both? what if your actions influence your fate? you have a track, but you can change tracks? is there a name for that?
yes, and it’s “karma.” and that’s what I think the show is about: karma. how we create our own destinies, but then can become trapped in them, or escape, and start over again.
Everyone talked about the best line of the season premier being “I’m sorry you had to see me like that” but I think it was “It only ends once, everything before that is just progress.” It’s the most crucial line of dialog in the whole series, IMO: the thesis statement, the crux of the biscuit, as we say.
there is no truer statement than the last paragraph of your last post.
there is a reason they closed season 5 and opened season 6 with it.
This is the central focus of everything the survivors have been doing..
they have been cycling sense season 1
the main focus of each season has inevitably blown up at the end of the season.
Season 1: The Hatch Door, The Raft
Season 2: The Hatch
Season 3: The Others
Season 4: The Freighter
Season 5: The Swan
Season 6: The Island?
They are repeating things over and over through out the series.
Oceanic 815 and Ajira 316
Claire and Russo
John being used
the cycle has been ongoing and yet are they tryin to show us the concept of achieving nirvana. Or that their souls are living their lives major decisions over and over until they live the life that is perfection (the ALT timeline perhaps?)
Its late and I fear I will digress into further foolishness… so I stop for now.
how many times have we seen Locke lose the use of his legs?
how many times have we seen Sayid watch the woman he loved die in his arms?
how many times have we seen Sawyer run the long con?
how many times have we seen Jin and Sun separated?
great points mrC. I am a true believer in karmic fate. You keep returning to the same cycle until you get it right. Each time (hopefully) is progress. Then it ends when you get it right and move to the next cycle and start again. Each cycle you get right you get closer to nirvana/true enlightenment.
I’m starting to think that smokey the monster taking human form and this new “infection” concept has been going on from the very beginning of the show, and will, when revealed, change the way we experienced all of the previous shows. It’s just like Charlie and Drive Shaft sang…”you are everybody!”