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Lost Recap: “I Do”

November 9, 2006 by  

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I had big plans of getting settled in in my flight last night and watching Lost. Two things happened. One, my flight was canceled (long story) and two Jet Blue doesn’t offer ABC. Huh? 45 different variations on ESPN but no ABC? Bizarre.

Needless to say, I wasn’t able to watch Lost. I plan on catching it online later this week. Because I have absolutely no self control, I had to read Michelle’s kick ass recap. I tried to resist, but I couldn’t. It’s a doozy…so much went down, and I don’t just mean Kate. (D’oh)

Title: “I Do”
Original Airdate: 10/8/2006

Open to a scene of a thin woman walking down a hotel corridor. Groovy music is playing as her hair flips back and forth; she looks happy and carefree. We see its Kate, and she opens the door to a room, puts a box on the bed, and opens the lid. Inside is…a head. OK, just kidding, it’s a wedding veil. She looks a little wistful. Suddenly, there’s a knock on the door from a cop who says they’re doing a room check because there may be someone dangerous in the hotel. Oh no! Is this the U.S. Marshal, coming to get Kate? Nope – those crazy young kids and their sexual role playing games! The cop gets it on with Kate as soon as she opens the door. I’m assuming they know each other, but who knows?

PRESENT: Kate and Sawyer are still in their cages. He’s throwing rocks, and they’re both looking despondent and bored, and there’s an air of apprehension. Go figure.

Jack is examining X-rays. He tells Ben his tumor is “borderline inoperable” and that within a week or so, the “borderline” part of that description will be gone. He needs surgery ASAP. However, Jack isn’t committed to doing the surgery, as he can’t be sure that Ben will hold up his end of the bargain and let him go once he’s done. Is Jack serious about not doing the surgery? Is this part of a plan to help Juliet? Does he trust Juliet OR Ben?

FLASHBACK: Kate and her cop friend are sharing in post-coital bliss. Apparently, he’s the fiancé in question. “I love you, Monica,” he tells her. “I love you, too, Kevin,” she responds. Huh?

PRESENT: Rise and shine, Kate, cause Danny, that crazy Other who is so fond of weapons, has come for you and says that Sawyer is staying behind because he has the day off. But wait – Kate is being stubborn and won’t go along without Sawyer. I think she’s suspicious that they have other, more violent plans in store for Sawyer. But Kate wins, and off they both go to their rock-hauling duties.

The Away Team from last week (Desmond, Locke, Sayid & the two new “regular” castaways) are in the jungle, burying Mr. Eko. They decide not to take him back to the beach because everyone there has been through enough trauma and even a few funerals lately (ya think? Maybe the “trauma” all started with their plane crashing…). Locke and Sayid head back to the beach under the pretense of getting a shovel, but Locke says they have to make a detour first. Sayid questions him about the Black Monster and Mr. Eko’s death. Locke is characteristically cryptic (perhaps not wanting to bear the brunt of Sayid’s cynicism) and reveals little.

Rousseau’s daughter, Alex, ambushes Kate and Sawyer’s work camp with a slingshot (I’m not kidding. The guards there have guns – big ones – and she busts in like a little David ready to take on Goliath. I admire her spunk). She tells Kate not the believe anything they tell her, that they’ll kill her boyfriend just like they killed Alex’s. I don’t know if she means they’ll kill Sawyer or Jack here, but we’ll find out soon enough. In a big way, and one that can’t be argued. Juliet asks Kate to put on a burlap hood and come with her. Even though Juliet says “Please,” Kate gives her lip and asks her why she should come with her. Juliet explains that they plan to kill Sawyer, but if Kate comes with her then there may be something she can do to help save his life. ‘Nuff said. Kate goes.

FLASHBACK: “Monica” (Kate) is standing before a mirror in her wedding dress. In walks her soon-to-be mother-in-law, Suzanne, who gives Kate a necklace to wear during the ceremony. She seems like a sweetheart. Too bad Kate is apparently scamming everyone, since they don’t seem to know her real name or the fact that she’s a fugitive.

PRESENT: Juliet leads Kate to Jack. Their reunion is sweet, but the Plexiglas wall between them takes away a bit from the moment. Juliet tells them she’ll give them some privacy (believing, I guess, that the camera that constantly monitoring Jack’s aquarium doesn’t constitute an invasion of privacy). Jack is obviously emotional over seeing Kate, and I SO want them to be able to touch. He’s concerned that the Others did something to her, which she repeatedly denies. She finally gets down to why she’s been brought there: she needs to convince Jack to do the surgery on Ben or they’ll kill Sawyer. Jack gets angry; I think he can sense that there’s more to Kate’s feelings for Sawyer than just simply wanting to save the life of a “friend,” and he’s confused. He asks her to leave.

FLASHBACK: Kate is grocery shopping. She tells her husband they’re doing “taco night” for dinner and will be home soon. On her way home, she stops at a pay phone and calls the U.S. Marshals’ office to speak with Agent Morris – the same agent who was on Oceanic Flight 815 with her. She asks him to stop chasing her; he says he will if she can just stay put and settle down, but he knows she won’t [commentary: why is Kate’s case of such high status that a U.S. Marshal is hunting her down? I know she blew up her father’s house with him in it, but the guy was a creepy sexual predator. I’m not saying she should have killed him – or that she shouldn’t have – but surely they don’t use U.S. Marshals for cases like this, do they? Is there more to this story? Would you be surprised if you found out there is more to it? I don’t know that there is…we’ll see. Or not].

PRESENT: Kate is in her cage, and Sawyer is thrown in there by Danny. Danny tells Sawyer that he better say whatever he needs to say to his girlfriend tonight, the implication being that he won’t have another chance.

The Away Team is finishing their burial of Mr. Eko, complete with his scripture stick, which Locke thought should be buried with him. A specific piece of writing on the stick catches Eko’s eye: “Lift up your eyes and look north.”

Sawyer is angry with Kate for going to Jack and trying to bargain for his life because, to paraphrase him, his life ain’t worth savin’. She breaks out of her cage and into his cage, opening his door and begging him to run for his life. He tells her there’s nowhere to go, that they’re not on their island, but are on an adjoining island, like Alcatraz, so they’re stuck there. She’s angry he didn’t tell her before, but he says he wanted her to maintain hope. She kisses him…and more. It’s hot. Clothes are removed. It gets hotter. Oh, yeah, they do it. And did I mention it’s hot…but a little part of me keeps thinking, “Wait, she’s cheating on Jack!” And another part of me is thinking, “This is a little kinky, because the Others are watching this whole thing on their bank of TV screens, like a live porno shot from six different angles.” Clearly I’m not in the moment. But it’s a good moment.

FLASHBACK: “Monica” and Kevin are at home in Miami, where he surprises her with Oceanic Air tickets to…Costa Rica. A delayed honeymoon. So how does she get to Australia? Still don’t know.

Kate and Sawyer are cuddling on the floor of their cage (that sentence seems so wrong, on so many levels). Sawyer wants to know if she was just trying to get Danny to stop beating him when she said she loved him; in response, she simply kisses him. “I love you, too,” he tells her. I tear up a little, seriously.

Over the crackly intercom in the aquarium, Jack hears a voice say, “Try the door.” He does and, surprise, it’s unlocked. He finds guns and takes one; he also sees the bank of TVs and one of them shows a naked Kate and Sawyer together in Sawyer’s cage. Jack looks stunned. Ben, who is behind him and probably planned Jack “accidentally” seeing Kate and Sawyer, is confronted by Jack’s gun. But, surprisingly, Jack tells Ben he’s ready to do the surgery. He wants off the damn island.

FLASHBACK: “Monica” takes a pregnancy test; the result is apparently negative, and she cries in relief. She walks out to her husband and suddenly spills the beans about being a fugitive, how she had to tell him because she “almost” had a baby (thus the negative pregnancy test). “I don’t do taco night,” she sobs (I love this line – I’m seriously going to make it into a bumper sticker) by way of explaining why this isn’t really her life and she has to leave. She drugs him (so he’ll be able to tell the authorities that she overpowered him and escaped, I’m assuming), leaves his mother’s necklace, and leaves.

PRESENT: Jack and Juliet prep for surgery. Jack says he used to get nervous before surgery, but not anymore. “Did Alex ask about me?” he wants to know. No, says Juliet. As surgery begins, Danny, that vengeful Other, immediately heads out to get Sawyer (I’m really baffled by his grudge against Sawyer – it was Sun, not Sawyer, who killed his wife, so what’s his beef?). He has Sawyer on the ground, kneeling, firing-squad style, while Kate begs for his life, and for a minute I really think this is the end of the “Lost” road for Sawyer. But wait! Jack has a plan. He has cut into Ben’s kidney sack and stopped surgery; if he doesn’t repair it within an hour, Ben will die. He wants to talk to Kate on a walkie talkie. One of the Others communicates this to Danny right before he’s set to pull the trigger on Sawyer, and Jack talks to Kate. He tells her to run, and that she’ll have about an hour head start before anyone will come after her. When she gets one hour away, she’s to call him on that walkie talkie and tell him the story he told her that first day on the beach while she was sewing up his wound; that way, he’ll know she’s all right.


Thoughts thus far:

  • I am liking the season so far; lots of suspense, action and, of course, romance.
  • They need to utilize Desmond’s character more; he’s the most compelling one who’s not a part of the Jack/Kate/Sawyer triangle, and we need to know more about him.
  • I hope the other castaways will have significant airtime later, too. We’ve barely seen Hurley, Claire and Charlie; we haven’t seen Rose and Bernard at all. Share the wealth!

Michelle is the frazzled mother of two very young kids.  In lieu of taking a shower every day, she writes TV recaps for GMMR to keep the remaining shred of her sanity intact.  This also helps her justify her insanely intense TV-watching habit, which was spawned in her early childhood because she was allowed to watch an unlimited number of”Sesame Street” episodes when she herself was a preschooler.

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21 Responses to “Lost Recap: “I Do””

  1. Carrie on November 9th, 2006 10:45 am

    Great recap! Didn’t Kate also rob a bank or something too? I think they are after her for more than just the murder of her father.

  2. Michelle on November 9th, 2006 11:07 am

    Thanks, Carrie! Yeah, she fake “robbed” a bank to get that airplane out of the safety deposit box, but pursuit by a Federal Marshal still seems extreme to me. Maybe I just don’t know how the law really works 😉 I’ll check with Michael Scofield. He’s well-versed on that whole bank-robbing thing and knows exactly what kind of action will be taken by law enforcement :-).

  3. Janet on November 9th, 2006 11:53 am

    Just wanted to comment on the amount of commericals we now have to endure – it was almost too many –

  4. Whirl on November 9th, 2006 12:12 pm

    Great recap Michelle, and now we settle in for a long winter break. I have always wanted Jack and Kate together, but I think I might have changed my mind. Still the look on Jack’s face when he realizes that Kate was there and alive, I got seriously choked up.

    I wonder what the Away Team will discover by looking up and North. The other Island?

  5. Michelle on November 9th, 2006 12:15 pm

    “I have always wanted Jack and Kate together, but I think I might have changed my mind. Still the look on Jack’s face when he realizes that Kate was there and alive, I got seriously choked up.”

    That’s exactly how I felt, Whirl. Exactly. I thought I was always a Kate and Jack kind of gal…funny how one night changes everything, though. I still feel bad for Jack.

  6. Melissa on November 9th, 2006 12:25 pm

    Great Recap!
    What a choice for Kate!
    Anyway, I don’t buy this 2nd island thing for 2 seconds! Its just another con on Sawyer to keep him in his place.

  7. Jane on November 9th, 2006 12:31 pm

    That ep was SO GOOD. It seriously bums me out that we have to wait a whole three months for more Lost. I am currently mad at ABC.

    And I have always been a Jack girl, but last night made so much sense…and made the whole thing better somehow. It’s not just bad boy versus good guy anymore. I love how complex the characters are. Although I do agree that the other castaways have been neglected for too long.

  8. mg714 on November 9th, 2006 12:43 pm

    Wonderful recap, Michelle – thanks! I cannot wait for February to be here.

    I’m definitely a Kate/Jack fan, so I still want to hold out hope for them. I love Sawyer, but he just doesn’t seem like a “relationship” guy – though I’m sure he’s changed since he’s been on the island.

    I’m also missing the other Losties as well and hope to see more of them when the show returns. Also, whatever happened to Penny and those Brazillian guys in the snow?

  9. Clare on November 9th, 2006 1:25 pm

    Whaaaaat??? February??!! I can’t wait that long! Great episode!

  10. Sy on November 9th, 2006 2:17 pm

    Also, whatever happened to Penny and those Brazillian guys in the snow?

    My thoughts exactly! i was thinking that penny turning up was going to be the ‘amazin’ moment people was talking about.

  11. duckyxdale on November 9th, 2006 2:57 pm

    A couple people died in the bank robbery, also her original boyfriend (and the need for the toy plane) died while they were chasing after her. Add in blowing up dad’s house and I think that’s why the Feds are after her instead of locals.

    As for Penny and the snowboys, the interview ausiello had with Carlton and Damon said that we would see the outside world again next spring. So I guess, we’ll find out come the last 16. Can’t wait!

    I’m neither a Jack/Kate or Sawyer/Kate guy because I think in reality Kate’s the one who can’t commit. Sure she was married to nathan fillion (who better be back or on that island somewhere come spring) but that was behind the disguise of another character, someone she’s so not!

    I’m so all about Jack and Juliet! LOVE THEM TOGETHER. Their scenes are electric!

  12. jenny on November 9th, 2006 3:06 pm

    There are still so many questions that don’t get answered and yet I keep coming back. How can I wait until February?

    Oh, and it’s a shame that Nathan Fillion was only on the show in flashbacks. It was quite easy on the eyes — hope he shows up again [although that probably won’t happen, right?].

  13. Amy on November 9th, 2006 4:05 pm

    I really look forward to your recaps, Michelle…thanks so much! I have to say that I am so impressed with Matthew Fox’s acting…the scene when he first sees Kate was amazing. Has he ever been nominated for an emmy?

    Also, does anyone know the story that he is wants Kate to tell him when she gets to the beach?

  14. carly on November 9th, 2006 4:34 pm

    I wanted Kate and Jack to be able to touch to! That was *such* a “hug” moment.

    Poor Jack, not knowing that they’re on a different island. I’m really hoping that when Sawyer and Kate are running, they’ll bump into Alex.

    And I completely agree that we need some more Desmond! To be honest I’d rather that he wasn’t with the Sayid, Eko, stupid n00bs group right now. It seems lame to have him seeing the future then just doing nothing. It would almost be better to not show him and have us assume he’s back at the beach trying to figure out his new “gift”.

    February had better come quick =]

  15. Marie on November 9th, 2006 5:44 pm

    Amy –
    A couple of people have posted the story Jack told Kate on the “Watch with Kristin” message board at E Online. One of them is on this page: http://www.eonline.com/Insider/Boards/thread.jspa?threadID=37324&start=105&tstart=45.

    It looks like Matthew Fox was nominated for a Golden Globe, but not for an Emmy.

    Have you ever seen the “Party of Five” season 1 episode called “Thanksgiving” from November 1994? Matthew Fox has ALWAYS been this amazing!

  16. Amy on November 9th, 2006 7:03 pm

    Marie…Thanks for all the great info!

    I know, I loved Party of Five! …so weird to see Charlie and Bailey back on TV on the same night

  17. dada300 on November 9th, 2006 8:15 pm

    I like the name “Away Team” … “A-Team” for short? 🙂 Who will play the part of Mr. T? Give Locke a mohawk …?

    Great recap! Loved the ep, but February is too far away!!

  18. Leslie on November 10th, 2006 6:44 pm

    Michelle – I enjoy your recaps! You do not write like a “frazzled mom”…I cannot tell you’re frazzled in the least. Hope you stick around and write more in Feb 2007 🙂

  19. Michelle on November 10th, 2006 11:01 pm

    Thanks Leslie! Your comment made my day. I will be back in February – I’m looking forward to it!

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