This episode was a display of the many ways Kate was left behind. Although Kate is not my favorite character, because I just can’t empathize with her, I found that in this episode, I actually felt sorry for her.
Most of the time, I find Kate to be an annoying character that always makes the worst choices ever. However, watching this episode I learned that Kate is loyal to those she loves and will do anything for them, even murder.
Meanwhile at the beach, Sawyer is being threatened that he might be kicked out the clan if he doesn’t mend his ways. I guess, that’s another form of being left behind. Sawyer tries his best to mend his ways and then he finds out that it was a cute con made up by Hurley, who felt that the only one left to lead the castaways with all the other leaders gone was Sawyer. I question what will happen once Jack, Kate, and Sayid come back with Juliet. Will Sawyer still be the leader or will Jack reclaim his post?
In this episode we learn that the Others left their little village with John Locke, leaving Jack, Sayid, Kate, and Juliet to fend for themselves. My question is as follows: Was Juliet really left behind? Why wasn’t she in the compound with Jack and Sayid? Why was she handcuffed to Kate in the middle of the jungle?
When Kate asked the same question, Juliet replied that Ben loved mind games. Was this Ben’s idea? Juliet certainly did make it sound that she was left behind and Ben was playing with her and Kate’s mind. However, I think that the only mind Ben was playing with was Kate’s.
What the Episode Had to Offer
We got to meet Cassidy (Sawyer's girlfriend who gave birth to his daughter Clementine). Cassidy and Kate crossed paths. Kate helped Cassidy in a con that was going bad, and, in turn, Cassidy helped Kate meet with her mother for the last time. The male audience got to have girl fights, girl mud wrestling. We learned why Kate's mother yelled for help when she was dying in the hospital of cancer. All in all it was an OK episode.
Next week, we will be shown “One of Us,” which will be a Julietcentric episode. Hopefully, we will learn whether Juliet is a plant or was actually left behind by her people.Source for the screen captures: lost-media.com