we cut right to a twig cross marking a mound of dirt -- the marshal's grave, Kate and Jack staring at it. Kate asks why Jack didn't put the marshal with the other bodies when they burned the fuselage. "I needed to bury him," says Jack. There are, apparently, two schools of thought as to what he means by this. One is that this was to make up for not being able to bury his father. The other one, which I think is more likely, since Jack doesn't elaborate any further -- Kate would know what he meant -- is because Jack was the one who killed him. Anyway, they get to work
as do bank robber Kate and her boyfriend in a flashback. In this case, "getting to work" means beating up Kate in order to convince the manager to open the money cage. "Don't hold back," she says. "He won't talk if the details are off." "You and your details, Maggie," says her Bank-Robbin' Boyfriend, and he hauls off and whacks her across the face.
And back out in the bank proper, the boyfriend, mask back on, drags Kate, bruised and bloodied, across the floor. "Okay, Mr. Manager," says one of the robbers. "You want to be a hard-ass? Protect a vault that doesn't even belong to you? Okay. There's gonna be consequences." And Kate's sitting there, shaking her head, telling the manager that they're going to kill her anyway, so he shouldn't do it. Bank-Robbin' Boyfriend grabs her, tells her to shut up, and points his gun at her, telling the manager he has until the count of three. And finally, Stupidest Bank Manager Ever finally agrees to open up the vault.
Okay, none of this makes any sense to me. Why does Kate have to play this part? Her sit-down with the manager was clearly her first visit to the bank, or at least the first time she met with the manager, if we're supposed to believe she flirted with him enough that he already has a thing for her and is only doing this to protect her (which she didn't). I mean, if the holdup crew thought they might run into the Stupidest Bank Manager Ever, wouldn't they prefer to beat up a real customer instead of a member of their own team? All this does is let the police know what one of the gang -- Kate -- looks like. Because when the so-called Miss Ryan disappears, they'll know she was in on it. And if the point was that Kate set this up to get at the safe deposit box, as we'll learn later, could she not have done that just as easily -- and, more important, even more anonymously -- as a masked member of the holdup crew? And shouldn't Kate's telling the bank manager not to give in, as she's posing as a bank customer who's just been beaten up, arouse suspicion in him? Jesus, if I ever get beat up by a thug in the course of the bank robbery, I will be doing everything in my power to convince the bank manager that now might be a good time to OPEN UP THE DAMN VAULT ALREADY.