Who is Kate Austen?
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BEFORE THE CRASH
- Fugitive from justice for several years
- Crimes included armed robbery, assault, resisting arrest
- Caused the death of her childhood boyfriend while resisting arrest
- Extradited to the United States to stand trial
ON THE ISLAND
- Relies on Jack to give her strength and to be her friend
- Bravely led the first exploration into the jungle
- Chosen by the first exploration group to keep ahold of the gun Sawyer had in his possession
- Helps Sayid with the radio transmitters
- Broke the first transmitter put together by Sayid when up in a tree and startled by "the monster"
- Recovered the U.S. Marshal's Halliburton case from a pond that she found with Sawyer. The Halliburton contained five pistols, documents, and her most cherished possession, a metal toy plane that belonged to her childhood sweetheart
- Nicknamed "Freckles" by Sawyer
- Labelled "Sheriff" by Sawyer who gives her the U.S. Marshal's badge
- Helped try to rescue Claire and Charlie when they were kidnapped by the sinister Ethan Rom
- Delivered Claire's baby in the middle of the jungle
- Exposed to the group as a fugitive by Sawyer after trying to steal his place on the raft
- Part of the Black Rock expedition to get the TNT
- Helps blow the hatch open
- First to go inside the hatch
- Captured by Desmond and freed by Locke
- Ate an Apollo bar while exploring the hatch
- Has proven herself to be the most self centered female on the island.