We fade into Sawyer, back on the island, saying, "You want to tell us why you need to run so bad? You want to tell us the truth?" Kate takes about four hours, with everyone watching her, to admit that she was on the plane with the marshal, that she had been wanted and was caught, and being transported back to the States. "No matter what I say about what happened, what I supposedly did...I'm going to jail," she says. Charlie, the heroin junkie/vigilante, looks shocked. "But I didn't poison you," she tells Mercutio, who totally doesn't believe her. He gives the passport back to Sawyer. And the shunning begins, with everyone turning their back on Kate and walking off, like how much do I not buy this reaction from everyone, and Kate stands there looking all forlorn on the beach, before kneeling down and gazing at Tom's plane, all symbolically crashed in the sand. Commercials.
Late afternoon. The men on the beach look like they're putting the finishing touches on the raft. Sun's watching them, especially her husband. Jack strolls up, and I'm sure he just wants to shoot the breeze and doesn't have any sort of purpose to his visit. He watches her watch Jin. "Looks determined," he notes, and Sun says he is. "You don't want him to go, do you," says Jack. It's a statement, not a question, and Sun smiles, shakes her head, and says no. "Is that why you tried to make him sick?" he asks, and Sun's rather surprised. Jack points out that with Mercutio and Jin working so closely all the time, it'd be easy for the two of them to get their water bottles mixed up. Sun watches Jack for a moment, then looks at her husband, before finally saying, her voice close to breaking, "I didn't want him to die out there. I just didn't know what to do. I only used to enough to make him..." Jack nods. "I wasn't trying to hurt him," she says, displaying enough remorse to save her even from a Texas judge. She asks if Jack's going to tell the others, clearly worried that she's going to be cast out like Kate. Jack says he doesn't see any reason to tell them (using that discretion that he's so disdainful of when it's other people using it). But then he tells her that Jin's leaving: "If I were you, I'd say goodbye." He walks off.
Nightfall. Kate's standing by herself, by the fire reserved for those on the island who have fallen from grace. Sawyer strolls up, tells her (not with glee) that he's back on the raft. Mercutio's plan is to "cowboy up" (god, what an irritating turn of phrase) and set sail tomorrow. Kate just looks at him. "You here to say sorry, Sawyer?" He laughs and says that "sorry" doesn't suit him. "You cornered me, Freckles. I did what I had to do." Kate shakes her head at the idea that she cornered him. "You said if you wanted my spot, you were going to take it," he reminds her. "Guess I believed you." He pauses. "So that's that." This is what passes for an apology, for him. He turns to leave, but she asks him why it's so important for him to be on that raft. "'Cause there ain't anything on this island worth staying for," he says, looking right at/through her. I know this is supposed to be some kind of shot to the heart, and Kate's in pain, but if the writers could make up their minds as to whether Kate's supposed to be with Archie or with Reggie, I'd buy the emotion here. Kate struggles a little bit, before smirking and saying, "Be safe, Sawyer," and he just says yeah.