- Wishing I had Photoshopped bigger pictures last year… Anyway, when we first see Kate in this episode, she’s up in a tree. We’ve seen her climb trees before in Walkabout and Whatever The Case May Be, and will see her in a tree again in LA X.
Kate: ”They listen to Patsy Cline everywhere.” (Tabula Rasa)
- Kate finds a Patsy Cline record inside the Swan. As previously discussed, Kate is Patsy’s biggest fan. She’s seen listening to one of her songs in six separate episodes. The song Walkin’ After Midnight, which plays in this episode, is also heard in Left Behind, and in a non-Kate scene in Two For The Road.
- Kate tells Sawyer he needs a haircut. She’ll cut his hair in the next episode: The 23rd Psalm.
- In an episode that directly references Bernard’s skin color, Bernard and Rose appear with no speaking lines… dressed in white and brown, respectively. We won’t actually see the couple speak to each other until The Whole Truth, and when we do, they’re bickering.
- For the rare occasion that is Shannon’s funeral, Sayid gets rid of his infamous tank top. Apparently, Scott, Boone, Ana-Lucia, Libby and Mr. Eko were never worth a change of clothes to him.
DOWN THE HATCH
- Michael introduces us to another part of the big Swan mystery: the blast doors. These doors will play a major part in Lockdown and Live Together, Die Alone.
- It’s clear that Eko has an interest in the hatch that goes beyond him having a piece of the Orientation video inside a Bible he found. Michael’s reaction to the video is very technical and rational, as you’d expect. Eko, however, remains silent. As you’d expect.
- Eko tells Locke a story about the Book of Law (the Old Testament). A part of Locke’s test in Cabin Fever involves an old book titled ”Book Of Laws”.
- ”Don’t mistake coincidence for fate”. The instantly classic line makes no grammatical sense to me. Is Eko saying that Locke is overthinking things? Because, in this case, it’s Locke who talks about odds. Clearly, when Locke repeats the line to Desmond in The Cost Of Living, he’s trying to convince him that the Beechcraft’s odd location is the work of fate. Shouldn’t it be ”Don’t mistake fate for coincidence”, then? I’ll admit, the line sounds a lot cooler as it is. Moving on…
- On to the important stuff: does the added piece of Marvin Candle really add anything to the story? Why is contact with the outside world forbidden? And why shouldn’t the computer be used for anything other than entering the code? Is it just because the temptation to go outside would grow stronger?
- Speaking of hard questions! Why did Walt suddenly appear on the computer? Did he use his ”special” powers? We know the Swan station is being monitored by
Harold FinchBen Linus. Is Michael really speaking to Walt, or is it someone else on the Other (ha) end of the monitor? Again, we’ll never know for sure.
- Michael’s Swan chats will continue in The 23rd Psalm and Three Minutes (in flashback).
- Locke finally frees Jin from his handcuff, which was used to restrain him in House of the Rising Sun. This is the first direct interaction between Locke and Jin on the show. They won’t speak to each other again until This Place Is Death, and never again after that!
- This is even more hilarious when you consider the fact that Jin was just about to move to Locke in Ji Yeon… when Sun told him she no longer wanted to go.
- Kate apologizes for this episode’s iconic kiss to Jack in S.O.S. Jack tells her he has no regrets.
- Jack shares his tequila — no tonic — with Ana-Lucia. It’s a reference to Ana-Lucia’s introduction scene in Exodus.
- The person speaking to Michael responds with “Dad?” upon learning his name. This word is said in a similarly dramatic way by Jack (White Rabbit), Locke (The Man From Tallahassee) and Claire (Something Nice Back Home).
- For some reason, the opening credits in this episode run before the title sequence instead of after.
- The title of the Season 6 episode What Kate Does is a reference to this episode’s title.
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