Lost

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Thanks, But I'm Not Hungry

Inside, the bailiff announces the case against Katherine Anne Austen, the honourable Judge Arthur Galzethron presiding. I've run various versions of that name through an anagram generator, and I'm not coming up with anything better than Glaze North or Lazer Thong. Actually, "Lazer Thong" is kinda cool.

Anyway, the charges are fraud, arson, assault on a federal officer, assault with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, grand theft auto, and murder in the first degree. The DA (Melissa Dunbrook, played by Susan Gibney, recently seen as Michael Knight's mom in the Knight Rider remake) looks Kate up and down while the charges are being read. Kate pleads not guilty, which sets the gallery murmuring, the way galleries always do on television but not in real life. The DA asks Kate be remanded in custody for the duration of the trial. Kate's attorney does his best to fight that, but his best argument is that she has one of the most recognizable faces in the country. But the judge agrees with the DA that in the dictionary next to "flight risk" is a picture of Kate's face. "For God's sake, one of your episodes in the first season was even called 'Born to Run,'" says the judge, and orders the bailiffs to take her into custody. "Sorry," says her attorney, as Kate is handcuffed and led away.

On the beach, Jin is preparing for the Lostaways' obviously imminent rescue by trying to pick out just where in America he and Sun are going to settle down. But she dismisses Albuquerque as "too hot" and New York as having "too many people." "More than Seoul?" he asks, pointedly. Then he switches to English: "I learn English for you...to live in America," he says, making Sun smile. Still, she says, in Korean, "I want to raise my baby at home in Korea." You mean "our baby," says Jin. Sun makes a deer-in-the-headlights face, which she should try not to do whenever that subject is broached.

Fortunately for her, Jack and Juliet stroll onto the beach, Charlotte and the elegantly named Daniel in tow. "Their helicopter already took Desmond and Sayid back to their freighter," says Jack, adding that they can make arrangements for everybody to get off the island. Daniel looks uncomfortable. "Where's Kate?" asks Sun. "She stayed with Locke," says Jack.

Speak of the devil: Kate knocks on Locke's door. He opens it up, wiping his hands. "Is that blood?" she asks. "I just killed a chicken," he says. What a coincidence! Right at this moment, Sawyer's choking a chicken! She says she wants to talk to Miles, and wants to know where he is. Locke asks why, and she tells him it's personal, and he tells her no. Kate wants to know what gives him the right. "You may think this is a democracy, Kate, because of the way Jack ran things, but this is not a democracy," he says. So it's a dictatorship, points out Kate. "If I was a dictator I would just shoot you and go about my day," says Locke. Man, his motivational speeches leave a lot to be desired. He closes the door, telling her dinner's at six if she's hungry. Well, maybe if she's STILL ALIVE, Hair Trigger.

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