Wow. I think we just saw the best episode of the season, so far. And I love saying that!
No surprise that Kate's first priority was to find out what the freighter people knew about her to see if it was safe to leave the island. During the episode, I was convinced that the only reason why she would leave the island after finding out she'd still face a trial would be because she was pregnant. Of course the reveal that her son is actually Aaron stomped all over that idea.
Aaron?!?! WTH! What happened to Claire? Is Kate passing Aaron off as her own son or that he was the son of one of the eight that didn't make it? Did Claire willingly give Aaron to her? Or, did she take him for some reason?
This is why I love this show... you think that they've run out of questions and major storylines, then they shine their spotlight or turn a corner and it's a whole new plethora of possibilities. So I end up with so many more questions. And I know that is what drives a lot of people crazy about this show, but I think it makes it more exciting.
Clearly, Jack is still in love with Kate in the future. But there's too much guilt for him to face Aaron. Maybe this is part of the reason why he feels so guilty in his flash forward? Also, maybe why Hurley felt guilty?
At least we know the official story the Oceanic 6 has been telling everyone. Now I wonder why they had to say only 8 survived originally and who were the two that didn't (supposedly)? And I just had a thought... the funeral Jack went to at the end of Season 3... was that for one of the Oceanic 6? Seems like it's possible considering he was calling Kate about it. And if it was one of the Oceanic 6, why did that person not have a media frenzy at his/her funeral like Hurley, Kate and Jack seem to get every time the go out?
I agree with Ben...why $3.2 million? Why not 3.3 or 3.1? It seems such a random number. Although knowing the writers, I'm sure it's not random. So who exactly is Ben?
I loved the throwback to season 2 with Locke bringing Ben food while he was locked up. The show has come so far it feels like so long ago we thought his name was Henry Gale. Also, loved how Locke took charge at the end banishing Kate and shoving a grenade in Miles' mouth. He's in charge and he's finally starting to realize what that means I think.
I think that was the end of Sawyer/Kate. Sniff. Team Darlton...please please please don't kill Sawyer off just because Kate's getting off the island! There are so many more directions you can take him in.