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Offline MichiganFan

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What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« on: November 09, 2006, 12:28:14 AM »
I don't have time to pop in my Season 1 DVD. What was the story?

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2006, 12:37:41 AM »
I don't know, I was hoping someone here would have it.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2006, 12:39:30 AM »
Kate: I might throw up on you.

Jack: You're doing fine.

Kate: You don't seem afraid at all. I don't understand that.

Jack: Well...fear's sort of an odd thing. When I was in residency my first solo procedure was a spinal surgery on a sixteen-year-old kid. A girl. And at the end after thirteen hours I was closing her up and I...I accidentally ripped her dural sac. Shredded the base of the spine where all her nerves come together. Membrane as thin as tissue. So it ripped open. Nerves just spilled out of her like angel hair pasta, spinal fluid flowing out of her and I...the terror was just so crazy. So real. And I knew I had to deal with it. So I just made a choice. I'd let the fear in, let it take over, let it do its thing. But only for five seconds. That's all I was gonna give it. So I started to count. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. And it was gone. I went back to work, sewed her up, and she was fine.

Kate: If that'd been me, I would have run for the door.

Jack: No, I don't think that's true. You're not running now.


Those last two lines are pretty interesting in this new context, eh?

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2006, 12:41:39 AM »
Thank you so much. That was the story. The last lines are very insightful after tonight.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2006, 12:43:30 AM »
yes   they are  Thanks dcnole

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2006, 12:49:42 AM »
Thanks. I remembered the pushing fear aside for 5 seconds part, but I wasn't sure if this was THE story. Thanks for the transcript.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2006, 12:12:34 PM »
Yep, that's the one  ;D

Later in the Epi (or maybe the second part of Pilot) Kate counts to 5 while waiting to see if Charlie and Jack survived their cockpit encounter with Smokie.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2006, 12:14:45 PM »
Yep, that's the one  ;D

Later in the Epi (or maybe the second part of Pilot) Kate counts to 5 while waiting to see if Charlie and Jack survived their cockpit encounter with Smokie.

And she looked hot doing it.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2006, 07:05:41 AM »
Fear aside, I think that Kate would still run... that was pretty much the point of her backstory...

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006, 09:56:47 PM »
As far as what he means, I believe he's saying to her that he can fix Ben like he fixed that girl and that she should not let fear overcome her.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2006, 03:56:48 AM »
I thought it was simply a "secret password."  Jack & Kate are the only 2 that should know about that story, so if she's safe, she'll let him know by telling him the story, but if she's not safe & has to fake a story, he'll know that she's not safe.  Did anyone else get this impression?

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2006, 02:39:01 AM »
it is a " safe word " of sorts 

like Princess said  if she is not safe and they make her tell a story she makes one up and jack lets Ben die

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006, 11:55:44 PM »
i agree that its a secret password but I think Kate will always run, its who she is.

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 01:49:52 AM »
what do you mean by Kate will also run 

i am very tired tonight so forgive me if it is obvious and i am being dense

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Re: What was the story that Jack told Kate?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 11:09:54 AM »
In her phone call with the Marshall in I Do, he says to her basically that she cannot stay in one place, that she will always run.