'Lost': My recap of 'What Kate Does' is live
In short: a solid, if unremarkable, episode of "Lost." Which is to say that it swept the floor with nearly everything else in the television landscape, but the show has set the bar so high that it's impossible to hit it out of the park every time.
What the show's getting right: the small scenes between characters that have spent years developing the relationships, shortcuts, mistrusts, and adventures that lead them organically to the places they are now. When the show goes small, the results are huge. The Claire/Kate/Ethan scene was TREMENDOUS, as was the Kate/Sawyer scene on the dock. Those two scenes alone, coupled with a nice Jack/Sayid scene, lifted the episode on its back and carried the lesser parts.
What the show's currently not getting right: at this point, half-talk and evasive answers don't really cut it. Talk of "infection" lasted twice as long as it should have, delivered by characters we just met and don't particularly have any affinity for either way at this point.
But, as always, read my full recap for the rundown top to bottom of this episode. And, as always, leave your burning questions below with this week's word preceding them: AAAAAARRRRROOOONNNN! Only questions that start with that will be answered. Thanks!
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