Monday, July 6, 2009

Skate Still Going Strong Five Seasons On

I've noticed that a lot of people think that not much has happened Sawyer/Kate-wise in the past two seasons. I can understand their frustration at our favorite couple being purposefully separated for so long and then reunited only to have Sawyer unavailable while engaged in an interim insta-romance.

But what about the big picture? Where is this story heading into the final season?

Gathial23 posted a vid on youtube which reminds us just how the writers have taken care to keep Sawyer/Kate romantically linked to each other over the past few years.

Posted below are the canon quotes used in the vid.

Thanks Gathial23 for giving us a stellar tribute to enjoy.


Cassidy: Why didn't he come back with the rest of you?
Kate: The helicopter that we were on was running out of gas, so... he jumped... so that we could make it to the boat.
Cassidy: He was trying to get away from you.

Kate: have you ever been in love John?

Sawyer: I ain't looking to leave.

Kate: I think about how desperate you were to stay on that island. And then I was all because you didn't love anybody.

Kate: I lost him.
Cassidy: You needed him. Sawyer broke your heart. How else were you supposed to fix it?

Kate: He says we have a connection.
Jack: Do you?

Pickett: You let go, or I do her too.
Kate: I'll do anything you want.

Claire's Mom: Why did you lie?
Kate: Because I needed him.

Juliet: Why did you jump off that helicopter?
Sawyer: I wanted to make sure she...I wanted to make sure they got back to the boat.

Sawyer: Everybody I care about just blew up on your damn boat. I know what I can't change.

Sawyer: I was close enough to touch her. If I wanted to, I could've...stood right up and talked to her.
Juliet: Why didn't you?
Sawyer: What's done is done.

Sawyer: I had a thing for a girl once. - She's just gone - and she ain't ever coming back.

Jin: How long do we look James?
Sawyer: As long as it takes.

OTH quote: He knew in his heart that someday it would return to him, and his world would be whole again.

Pickett: You love this guy?
Kate: Yes, I love him.

Sawyer: Cause I wanted you to believe we had a goddamn chance.

Ben: You work so hard to make her think you don't care, that you don't need her.

Hurley: Because they're together.
Kate: What do you mean they're together?
Hurley: Together. They live together.

Kate: She thought you were worried about what would happen if you didn't.

Cassidy: You have the same look on your face I did, when he ditched me.

Radzinsky: Where is she now?
You tell me where she is or I swear to god I'll kill you.

Sawyer: Close your eyes Freckles.
Kate: Stand up!
Sawyer: Close your eyes.

Sawyer: Don't.

Bernard: So we die. We just care about being together.

Sawyer: I love you too.

Sawyer: Every now and again there's you name dumb stars with.

Bernard: (...) that's all that matters in the end.

And if that's not enough to sway your disillusioned Skate loving heart. Why not also revisit what The Powers That Be said about these two in the most recent clip show before the penultimate season finale (credit and heartfelt thanks to Luanne for splicing it together for us). Usually it's a total CrapJateFest, but it wasn't this year. Gee, I wonder why that is...

Yeah, I'm sure it's just to throw us S/K fans one final bone to keep on watching before they move onto the tasty four course meal of J/K in the final season. Or better yet, it's another one of their genius advertizing chess moves.


Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, that was so amazing, fish!
Thanks for reminding us how epic our couple was this season even tho they didn't interact with each other a lot.
It's alaso amazing how S/K lives paralled each other! BRING ON S6!

Anonymous said...

Love Gathial's vid, it really demonstrates how much we've had for our pairing. Plus, there are many voice-overs taken from S5 in it too. Skate didn't do too badly overall considering they weren't together this season.

First time to hear the Skatey comments from TPTB during the clip show too. So good to know the writers see what we see too. Thanks for the reminders of what we've been given Fish. And Gathial. And Damon and Carlton!

- Midnight

Seabiscuit said...

Sulieters and Jaters can keep their silly, pointless polls. I'll take my gorgeous canon ship in all its angsty, sexy glory.

Anonymous said...

I hope Sawyer kills Jack before the end of season 6, damn stupid son of a bitch with his reset the future plans, cost the show the only credible female character, and by that I mean Juliet! The Kate character is overrated anyway, I mean, storyline-wise, Jack has been hitting that for 3 years, god knows how much pounding took place. Why would Sawyer could running back to her? It's got to be like ground zero down there. Oh you delusional fangirls, you'll always give me a good laugh :)

Anonymous said...

God knows how much "pounding" took place? EW. Has to be one of this icky male Suliet shippers. I've never followed shipping before this show. Are these nutcase Suliet & Jate male shippers typical?

It's so weird how when Juliet really WAS cool, they all hated her. But the minute she became a generic stepford bot and a prop in Sawyer's story they all fell madly in love with her and started calling her the "strongest" female character on Lost. What a weird, sick fanbase this is.

Anonymous said...

Nice Fish! I think ALL Skaters need to remind TPTB we are still here despite the noise from the Jaters in Suliet clothing and the Kate haters dressed at Juliet fans. I love both Sawyer and Juliet but as a romantic pairing they were boring and an obvious roadblock to Skate.

Anonymous said...

To the weird Juliet fan who posted at 5:05 - hate to break this to you, but exactly NO pounding took place. They're actors, you nimrod. They don't actually do it. I'm pretty sure the writers aren't taking their cues on what's permissible based on the fantasy lives of the creepiest fans.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know how Juliet is more "credible" tham any other woman on the show. :/ She's certainly no innocent, quite the contrary she's committed adultery, participated in kidnapping and false imprisonment, conspired to murder, committed assault and murder, and the list goes on and on.

Strange how the fans have convinced themselves that she's a saint. The fact that she, Kate, Sun, and other Lost characters aren't saints is what makes them all so interesting and compelling.

Anne said...

It also might pay that anon poster to actually watch the show. Since Jack and Kate most definitely were not together romantically for about 90% of those three years off the island. Did he/she miss the part where he shunned both Kate and Aaron from when he was a baby to when he was three-ish?

At most they had a few months of fake bliss until it all fell down like the house of cards it was.

Did he/she also miss the part where they were estranged because of his alcohol and drug abuse which he refused to clean up for for the sake of her and Aaron.

And sorry but that was a vulgar thing to say. Such a double standard regarding different genders having sexual relations.

Thanks Fish for getting me excited again for this upcoming season. The writers of the show may have their faults but they are certainly keeping the Skate flame burning bright IMO.

- Zoriah

Anonymous said...

Excellent video!! It just goes to show that Sawyer's and Kate's story has been unfolding on our screens for the entire run of the show.


Anonymous said...

and all of this is important because?????

Anonymous said...

Why, do you think the three years' worth of Suliet that Darlton couldn't be bothered with showing us are more important?

goheels83 said...

I love this post - I have been pretty heavy on the Kate hate lately - but this post made me remember all of the sweet Sawyer/Kate moments from the older seasons.

Anonymous said...

At most they had a few months of fake bliss until it all fell down like the house of cards it was.

Mm-hm. Rather like another pairing that popped up this season.

Amazing that Sulieters and Jaters just don't see the parallels between their ships.

Anonymous said...

I think a big part of it is the brain dead media that latches on to the latest thing and forgets the whole four years that came before. That has really given these Suliet freaks, who seem to be even stupider than Jaters, the idea that they're on a winning side.

But seriously, come on, Sawyer and Juliet had ONE KISS. And every scene was about Kate until Juliet's death scene. Every single one. It was an empty relationship, a device. I'd love to have one person tell me what made it entertaining. The only rule would be they couldn't use the words "mature" or "healthy" even once. Those words belong in a pamphlet for a nursing home, not in a description of romance as entertainment.

Anonymous said...

wasn't there a petition thingy? where did it go? surely you're not that shallow and petty to just delete the whole post because people couldn't care less, are you? anyway, shipping is overrated, if i had to choose it'd be Smock!! (smokey + black rock)

Anonymous said...

Smock shipper, I think the petition reached the number of posts they were aiming for (500), so I'm guessing that is why Fishbiscuit changed the entry to private.

The video is still up on the web in a lot of places, though, with the link I believe.


Anonymous said...

P.S. I forgot to say, lovely post, fishbiscuit, and a beautiful vid summary.