Whatever Happened, Happened

April 1, 2009
Kate Austen
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Bobby Roth
Guest starring
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
Kim Dickens as Cassidy Phillips
Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed
Susan Duerden as Carole Littleton
Sterling Beaumon as young Ben
Patrick Fischler as Phil
Jon Gries as Roger Linus
William Blanchett as Aaron Littleton
Sebastian Siegel as Erik
Candace Scholz as Debra
Susan King as sweet young woman
Miko Franconi as grocery worker
Scott Moura as manager
Olivia Vickery as Clementine Phillips

Whatever Happened, Happened is the eleventh episode of season 5 of Lost. Kate Austen is featured in the episode's flashbacks.

Press release

Kate goes to extreme measures to save Ben's life when Jack refuses to help. Meanwhile, Kate begins to tell the truth about the lie in order to protect Aaron.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Various spoiler sources: Sawyer bursts into a room with Jack and Kate, yelling about someone bleeding profusely. Miles is fretting about "the collapse of the spacetime continuum."
    • TRUE
  • Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): We will learn what happened to Aaron in this episode.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Kate says to Cassidy "because your daughter deserves to know her father cared about her."
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Kate and Aaron visit Cassidy and Clementine.
    • TRUE
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): Smart military type Erik and field nurse Debra are being cast.
    • TRUE
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