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"I Do"

8 November 2006
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"I Do" is the sixth episode of Season 3 of Lost, the 55th episode of the series as a whole, and was the last episode before a 13 week hiatus. As Jack considers whether or not to treat Ben, he is motivated by Kate's claims that if he does not comply, Pickett will kill Sawyer.




Kate puts on the locket given to her by Suzanne Callis, Kevin's mother (promotional still)

Kate walks into a hotel room and opens a box containing a veil. She is soon interrupted by a policeman at the door. However, instead of a confrontation, the two begin to kiss and have sex as they move inside the room. The man is Kevin Callis, and tomorrow Kate and he will get married. He calls her Monica, indicating she is a fugitive at this time.

Later, as Kate dresses for the wedding ceremony, Suzanne Callis, Kevin's mom gives her a locket passed down through the family. She explains that her own mother had given it to her on her wedding day, saying that one day she could give it to her daughter when she married. Since she produced only sons, she now chooses to give the locket to her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. Kate comments that it's "perfect." Kevin and Kate then marry.

Settling into a life of idyllic domestic bliss, Kate calls Edward Mars to plead for the US Marshal to stop chasing her. Mars guesses that Kate has got involved with a man, and tells her that he will stop chasing when she stops running. But then Mars tells Kate they "both know that isn't going to happen". Kate hangs up to avoid a phone trace.

Kate realizes that she cannot possibly live the daydream of a happy-ever-after marriage: her past will catch up with her, and she is doomed to a life on the run. When Kevin surprises her with honeymoon tickets, and she believes that she might be pregnant (though the test turns out to be negative), she panics about constantly living a life of secrecy with her husband. Kevin is doing a paper on a certain "Tampa Job" that happened previously. She confesses the whole truth about herself, having first drugged Kevin to prevent other people suspecting he knew her real identity. As soon as her husband passes out, Kate puts in his hand the locket that his mother had given her, then runs once more.

On the Island

Eko's stick's hidden message to John

Locke tells Nikki and Paulo that Eko must have been killed by an animal, probably the polar bear, therefore lying to the two. He decides they will bury Eko where he died, instead of taking him back to the beach because the other survivors have seen too many funerals recently (i.e. Libby and Ana). When Locke sets off to fetch shovels from the beach camp, Sayid insists on going with him.

Along the way, Sayid asks Locke what really killed Eko. Locke says he does not have a name for the "Monster", and that he believes Eko died for a reason, but he does not know it yet. Because Sayid realises they are not heading to the beach, Locke explains that they are making a detour - presumably to pick up Eko's stick.

While speaking during Eko's funeral at the place of his death, Locke's attention is seized by the words on Eko's stick. GEN 13:14 "LIFT UP YOUR EYES AND LOOK NORTH", with JOHN 3:05 carved directly below.

On the Hydra Island

Jack talking to Ben about his tumor

Kate is awakened by the "Warning!" alarm from Sawyer's cage. Sawyer, who is throwing rocks, does not seem in a good mood.

Jack is shown Ben's medical tests. Jack's prognosis is that Ben's death is certain without surgery done "yesterday". Ben assents to immediate surgery, but Jack scoffs and explains that he's not going to do it - because he doesn't trust the Others to keep their end of the bargain (freeing Jack, Kate and Sawyer). He shouts angrily at Juliet. Ben says he is disappointed in Jack's decision but with a big smile on his face, Jack replies "At least you won't have to be disappointed for very long".

Meanwhile, Danny explains to Kate that it is time for work, and Sawyer is "getting a day off." Kate says that she and Sawyer are a team, and that she won't work without him. Danny and Sawyer reluctantly agree, and they go to the runway quarry.

Alex wants to find Karl.

During their shift at the quarry an (apparently automated) alarm announces a 'compound breach'. Pickett orders guards to immobilize Sawyer and Kate, then exchanges information by walkie-talkie just as Alex charges in, using a slingshot to fire stones at the guards, and urging Kate and Sawyer to flee. Danny Pickett and Alex standoff, Danny pointing his gun at Alex, and Alex aiming her slingshot. Alex dares Danny to shoot her, shouting "Where is he? What did you do to him?" and demands to speak to Ben. Danny stalls, and Alex is grabbed by another guard. As Alex is dragged away she warns Kate, "Whatever they tell you, don't believe them! They're going to kill your boyfriend, just like they killed mine!"

Later, Juliet confers with Pickett before politely asking Kate to put on a burlap sack hood. At this time, there is some important background chatter that Juliet tells Pickett. She tells him that "our (the Others') schedule has been moved up 2 weeks" while Pickett replies "that's stupid" and Juliet confirms that "they (unknown) called, it's just the way it is, Danny". Then, Kate refuses until Juliet says it's the only way to prevent Pickett from killing Sawyer. Kate is brought to see Jack, albeit separated by the glass wall inside the Hydra. Juliet leaves them in privacy, though Jack is conscious of the cameras. Unbeknown to them, Juliet and Ben are watching Kate and Jack on the monitors.

Kate and Jack are reunited.

Jack and Kate ask if each other are OK, and Jack asks about Sawyer's welfare. Kate explains that they're being kept in outdoor cages and made to haul rocks for "something big." When Jack asks if Kate has been hurt, Kate starts to cry. Jack begins to reassure her that things will be OK, but Kate blurts out that he has to do the operation.

Startled, Jack glances at the spy camera, and then asks how the Others have persuaded Kate to urge him to do the surgery - what they offered her, what they did to her to manipulate her into asking this of him. When Kate replies, "Nothing," Jack demands, "Then what are you doing here?" Unable to contain her emotions, Kate answers that they've threatened to kill Sawyer.

Jack looks up at the camera before turning away in apparent frustration and anger. Kate apologizes and insists that "she" (Juliet) promised that they would let them go if Jack did the operation soon. Jack asks Kate, rhetorically, "And you believe them?" to which Kate answers, "I have to."

Kate tries to plead with Jack, but he tells her, "We're done here." Kate pursues the point, but Jack looks up at the camera and says (to Ben), "Hey! We're done here!" then turns away from Kate. In the monitoring room, Ben, troubled, tells Juliet angrily to take Kate away.

Kate is returned to her cage opposite Sawyer's, which is empty, by Juliet. Sawyer is then violently returned to his cage by Danny. Kate then tells Sawyer that she saw Jack, and that he is being ordered to perform an operation on Ben. Sawyer asks, "Who's Ben?" to which Kate explains, "Henry - the man who brought us here." She becomes increasingly desperate at the idea of Pickett killing Sawyer - pointing out that he's been looking for a reason to do so - and climbs out of her cage. As Sawyer pleads with her to climb back in, she breaks off the lock to his cage and tells him to run. When Sawyer refuses to escape, Kate demands to know why, and he tells her they are on a separate island, about two miles off shore from their island, "so unless you're a mermaid, or you've got a boat," there is nowhere for them to go. She is angry that he hasn't told her this sooner, to which he explains he wanted her to have some hope, that they would "have a damn chance."
Kate and Sawyer finally express their feelings for each other.

At this, she kisses him passionately, and the two are soon begin removing each other's clothes, and have sex (off-screen). Later that night, as Sawyer strokes her hair, Sawyer asks if she only said she loved him to get Pickett to stop beating him. She sits up, kisses Sawyer, and cuddles back into his arms. He smiles and says, "I love you too".

Meanwhile, Jack is lying on the table in his room when he hears static from the intercom. He approaches it and speaks into it, trying to get a response. A female voice says, "Try it. The door." He finds that it's unlocked and begins exploring the hallways and rooms, where he finds some closed circuit TV monitors, and then a room full of guns.
"If I were a betting man..."
He takes one of the handguns, checks to see that it is loaded, and returns to the monitors, where he sees Sawyer and Kate having a tender moment in each other's arms. Ben walks in on him, causing Jack to hold him at gunpoint. Ben expresses his surprise about Kate and Sawyer, stating that "If I were a betting man, I would have picked her and you." Jack becomes angrier, but Ben instead convinces Jack to do the surgery tomorrow morning, hurt after seeing Kate and Sawyer together. He tells Ben that when he's done, he needs to get "the hell off this island."
Ben on the operating table
Ben is then put to sleep whilst Jack begins the incision. Danny, on the other side of the glass of the operating table, leaves Tom, and goes with another man to Sawyer's cage. "Shephard wasn't on Jacob's list" he says. It is raining, and Kate wakes Sawyer up. He orders Sawyer to come with him, although Kate, knowing that Danny is going to kill him, refuses.

During the operation, Jack purposely cuts a small incision in Ben's kidney sac, and then knocks out the other man in the room, leaving Juliet, Jack and Ben in the operating room. He orders Juliet to back away from the table. Tom is shocked at this. Jack tells him that Ben has an estimated one hour to live, and demands the walkie-talkie so he can speak to Kate.

"Kate, dammit, run!"

Sawyer hits the man accompanying Danny and tries to steal Danny's gun, but the other man holds Kate at gunpoint, Sawyer is forced to let go. Pickett brings Sawyer outside the cage, in front of Kate, and puts him on his knees. But just as he is about to kill him, Danny has to respond to Tom's call on the walkie, who orders him to give the walkie to Kate or else the "doctor's gonna kill Ben". Danny reluctantly gives Kate the walkie-talkie. Jack tells Kate she has an hour head start, and asks her if she remembers the story he told her on the beach the day of the crash. Kate says she remembers. Jack directs her to call him on the radio when she is safe and to tell him the story from the beach as a way for her to prove she is safe. Kate is distressed and hesitates, looking from Sawyer to the walkie and says, "I can't leave without you!" Jack responds by yelling "Kate, dammit, RUN!"



  • Kate reveals in "Outlaws" that she was married but "it didn't last very long".
  • Kate mentioned in "The Whole Truth" that she once took a pregnancy test.
  • Kevin mentions doing Tampa incident reports. This could possibly be related to the Tampa job.
  • The two-way radios (walkies) used by the Others are Motorola CP100s. These are 2W power UHF or VHF radios. The power is allowing speaking distance of about three to four miles in open terrain. However, the jungle and the concrete building of the Hydra station will shorten the range significantly.
  • The handgun Jack selects from the Hydra armory is a Walther P-38.
  • Jacob's name is mentioned for the first time in the show during this episode.

Production notes

  • This is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's last main cast credit as Mr. Eko, though his face is not shown when covered with a blanket, so Eko was likely portrayed by a body double.
  • Charlie, Claire, Hurley, Jin, and Sun do not appear in this episode.
  • Ben's quip towards Jack that "If I were a betting man, I would have picked her and you" is a catchphrase used by executive producers Lindelof and Cuse in their Official Lost Podcasts. In fact, during the October 17, 2006 Podcast, Kate's upcoming choice is teased and Damon Lindelof, somewhat in jest, states that "If I were a betting man, I would bet you five dollars that she chooses Jack", echoing (or previewing) the actual words used in the episode.
  • An audio commentary by Carlton Cuse, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Holloway for this episode is available on the Season 3 DVD.

Bloopers and continuity errors

  • When Kate says she and Sawyer are a team, explaining that he breaks the rocks and she hauls them, that's actually the reverse of the jobs they were given in "The Glass Ballerina".
  • When Kate is talking to Agent Mars in the telephone booth, her clothes and hair repeatedly switch from being soaking wet to perfectly dry.

Recurring themes

Recurring themes in Lost
Black and whiteCar accidentsCharacter connectionsDeceptions and consDreamsEyesFate versus free willGood and bad peopleImprisonmentIsolationLife and deathMissing body partsNicknamesThe NumbersParent issuesPregnanciesRainRebirthRedemptionRelationshipsRevengeSacrificeSecretsTime
  • According to the side of Kevin's police car, and the patch on his uniform, he and Kate lived in Dade County, Miami, FL. In the following episode, "Not In Portland", Juliet's flashbacks also take place in Miami. (Character connections)
  • Eko is buried. (Life and death)
  • Alex says that her boyfriend was killed by the Others. (Life and death)
  • Pickett readies to kill Sawyer. (Life and death)
  • Jack threatens Ben with death. (Life and death)
  • Jack conned the Others by making them think he was helping Ben when he was really after Kate's escape. (Deceptions and cons)
  • Jack risks his life by jeopardizing Ben's surgery to enable Kate and Sawyer to escape. (Sacrifice)
  • Jack helps Kate escape with Sawyer, even though he seems hurt when he witnesses her sleeping with him. This is different from his behavior in the flashback of "A Tale of Two Cities", when he contested his divorce, and responded with jealousy and anger to his wife having an affair with another man. (Relationships) (Redemption)
  • Kevin's mother says she had 4 boys. (The Numbers)
  • Kate marries Kevin under the false alias "Monica", but then drugs him and leaves out of shame for lying to him. (Deceptions and cons)
  • Pickett says "Shephard wasn't even on Jacob's list." (Good and bad people)
  • The flashbacks suggest Kate refused to leave Sawyer behind because she felt guilty about leaving her past love, Kevin. (Redemption)
  • Sawyer tells Kate that he loves her. This is the first time Sawyer has told anyone directly that he loved them since he tricked Cassidy into thinking he loved her. Sawyer's actions imply he is telling the truth about his love for Kate. (Redemption)
  • It rains while Pickett holds Sawyer at gunpoint, and when Kate calls Edward Mars. (Rain)
  • Moments before surgery, Ben addresses the room that he'll "see [them] on the other side," just like Anthony Cooper said before kidney transplant surgery and Dave before he jumps off the cliff. (Life and death)
  • Kate and Sawyer have sex. (Sex)  (Relationships)

Cultural references

Cultural references in Lost
(direct references only)
ArtBooksCarsGamesMovies and TVMusicPhilosophyReligion and ideologiesScience

Literary techniques

Literary techniques in Lost
ComparativeIronyJuxtapositionForeshadowing PlottingCliffhangerPlot twist Stock Characters:  ArchetypeRedshirtUnseen character
Story:  FlashbacksFlash-forwardsFlash-sidewaysRegularly spoken phrasesSymbolismUnreliable narrator 
  • When Kevin surprises Kate with the plane tickets to Costa Rica, they are for a flight on Oceanic Airlines, the same Airline that brought her to the Island. (Foreshadowing)
  • Kate had her face covered by the veil at her wedding as she is led down the aisle in the flashback and then it is lifted to see her lover. On the island she has a bag covering her face as she is led to see Jack and it is taken off her head in the same manner as the veil. (Juxtaposition)

Episode references

  • Jack tells Kate to repeat the story he told her on the first day of the crash. ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • Kate had previously stated she had been married. ("Outlaws")
  • Kate previously told Sun that she had taken a pregnancy test before. ("The Whole Truth")
  • When Kate drugs Kevin and leaves his mother's necklace (representing Kate) in his left hand, this is reminiscent of Sun's lover Jae's death, as he clutches the pearl necklace (representing Sun) in his left hand. ("The Glass Ballerina")
  • Her drugging of Kevin's drink in order to run away mirrors how she helped Sun drug Jin's drink so he couldn't run away on the raft, and also when Kate drugged Jack to make sure he got enough rest after trying to save Boone. ("Born to Run")  ("The Greater Good")
  • Kate mentions "Taco Night," which was also an important theme dinner at the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute. ("Dave")
  • Jack tells Kate that she has an hour head start to run, which is the same amount of time given to her by Sam Austen at the recruitment office. ("What Kate Did")

Unanswered questions

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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: I Do/Theories

External links

  • Press Release
  • Sneak Peek
  • Wizard Entertainment 'TV QB' - Lost: Season 3, Episode 6: “I Do”

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