Lost
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Previously on Lost: Plane crash, drug stash, Marshal Shrap sustains a gash. Polar bears in tropic climes, Kate's committed nameless crimes. The Iron Giant kills and maims! Backgammon's a better game! Jack the Hero saves the day! Pleas for rescue en français!

Midsection Beach. Castaways are sorting through luggage, and this is our first chance to see a number of the extraneous survivors whom we won't meet until they serve as Iron Giant Chow. There's a pretty woman foolishly wearing big hoop earrings, and a handsome dude staring at a photograph, and several pale, shirtless men who should be burnt to a crisp by now, and at least one couple, and what could be either a girl about Walt's age or maybe a smallish woman or maybe a regular-sized woman who's just far away. (Our TV isn't the greatest.) Marshal Shrap merrily bleeds away while Jack tries to stitch him up. "Don't trust her," Shrap gasps. "She's dangerous. She committed...an unspecified crime!" Jack humors him until Shrap mentions the handcuffs, and then tells Jack to look in his jacket pocket. There Jack finds Kate's mug shot, from "Harrison Valley," wherever that is. Kate Beckinsale's no Nick Nolte, but it's still a pretty good Smoking Gun-style mug. I notice the shot wasn't taken at an angle greater than 45 degrees.

Up on the mountain. The expedition team who went signal-hunting last episode is trudging along. The timeframe appears to be later the same day they heard the SOS of Dooooooom. Kate looks sad and pensive. Sayid suggests they should make camp before they reach the jungle, and Sawyer insists he's going to make it back to the beach. "Afraid the trees are going to get us?" Sawyer asks. "No," Sayid says. "What is knocking down the trees will get you." Sawyer says if they're so worried about him, they could give him the handgun's clip back. "Put your gun back in your pants, Sawyer," Kate says, which is a metaphor. She means he should put away his "attitude," and his "penis." "Sayid's right: if you keep walking, you're not going to make it to the beach." Sawyer asks why, and there's a cut to Kate, and then one to Charlie looking guilty, and then to Kate again, who says, "Trust me." Wait a goddamn minute! So now the show's trying to telegraph that they haven't told anyone about the fate that befell the pilot? Then how did Boone, God's Friggin' Gift to Humanity know?

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