03-06-2007, 12:52 PM
Now knowing what Kate did (pun intended), the flip-out seems unjust. She killed someone, sure, and she also blew up the house. But was that really something to flip out over so badly? I know her mom shouldn't be pleased at all with Kate, but not as frightened as she was.
I don't really have a cohesive theory yet, but this being a post-"Flashes Before Your Eyes" world... maybe there's soemthing psychic to this. Maybe Kate' mom has a premonition, something that truly does frighten her. After all, he eyes widened when Kate touched her mom's arm.
And Walt did tell Locke not to open... something after the hunter touched his...
03-06-2007, 03:15 PM
I know that the producers have kind of forcefully said "This is what kate did. . .": in some venue, can't remember though. I don't think there is much left to kate's story. But anyway even knowing how kate got in trouble with the law, I agree with you that kate's mom had a really extreme reation to kate visiting her in the hospital. It didn't seem quite right fitting the crime.
03-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Remember that it was Kate's mom who turned her daughter in.
Also remember that she left Kate's step-dad who seems to be a really loving, good-hearted man for Kate's abusive biological father.
Kate's mom is suffering from abused wife syndrome˛.
03-07-2007, 08:31 AM
Even so, I agree that Kate's mum's reaction was a bit harsh. I know she blew up her dad and everything, but he beat her mum up, so you'd think there would be even the smallest amout of gratitude? Or is that just me?
03-07-2007, 07:08 PM
I'm not sure many of us could say truthfully "well if I was in that situation. . ."
because how many of us have gone through all that crap. Even though I think her reaction was a bit extreme, I can't say its a wrong reaction. By that time man, your emotions and mind would be gone with the wind.
03-07-2007, 07:12 PM
Well, Kate has quite the history of doing something unexpected, violent and dark because she thinks it's "good for" her mother. Maybe Diane thought that Kate was there (for the first time since her disappearance) because a mercy killing would now be "good for" her.
03-08-2007, 06:29 AM
thats a good point. I dunno though, I just can't understand why she would be so terrified of seeing her daughter. I know Kate can be a bit of a loose cannon, but she thought she was doing the best thing for her and her mum. I mean, you could understand her being a bit wary, but to me Kate was trying to protect her mum. I suppose she couldn't see that though, and just saw the girl who blew up her house and killed her husband.
03-08-2007, 08:40 AM
I think her mom may thing her daughter went crazy. So maybe she thinks Kate just can't control herself and that Kate could do anything to her.
03-08-2007, 08:51 AM
Thats a good point. That would make sense, I guess. Poor Kate though, being rejected like that by her mum. :frown: