[tps_title]JACK OF ALL TRADES[/tps_title]
- Two episodes ago we learned that Jack is quite the poker player; apparently, he’s even better at lying than Sawyer. In this episode, we see that Jack has a better aim than Kate. He manages to shoot a rope from a good distance, wasting just one bullet. What else don’t we know about the good Shephard?
- It’s ironic that Jack and Kate get caught in a net on their way to trade Henry Gale, since that’s how Henry was captured in the first place.
- The doll Rousseau used to set her trap returns in Live Together, Die Alone. Kate warns Sawyer about it, and it’s not until that moment that Sawyer realizes that “getting caught in a net” with someone is not a euphemism for, well, having wild jungle sex.
- Dolls appeared at the caves in White Rabbit, although they were of a different kind.
- Jack tells Kate that he asked Sayid to join him on his mission before he asked her. This scene was deleted from the episode and released on the Season 2 DVD box-set. In the scene, Sayid turns Jack down because he doesn’t agree that Henry should be released – even if it means getting Walt back – because Henry knows too much about the survivors.
- Jack might be making a good point when he says the Others don’t want Kate; she was the only person present at “the line” who was not a Candidate (The Hunting Party). Then again, Kate wasn’t a mother at a time, so she might still have been a Candidate at the time. Plus, the Others would eventually kidnap her and Jack anyway. Fine, you can scratch that bit about Jack making a good point.
- As revealed in Three Minutes, the Others already had Michael, so they already had a way to let Henry escape and capture the survivors when necessary.
- For the first time ever, Jack doesn’t return Kate’s “I’m sorry” with “I’m sorry too”, as he did in White Rabbit and The Hunting Party. This time, when Kate tells Jack she’s sorry for kissing him (What Kate Did), he responds “I’m not”. Kate and Jack have resolved their issues, at least for a while.