Island Reality; Camp Faucke: Kate is lost in thought and idly poking at the fire with a stick when Sawyer joins her. After small talk about what's for dinner (probably rabbit), Kate asks Sawyer why he's running errands for Faucke. Kate explains that Faucke told her he sent Sawyer to Hydra Island. "Did you find the plane?" Sawyer: "Yeah, and that ain't the only thing over there. Guy named Widmore set up camp on the beach. Got a whole team with him -- guys with guns. They're here for Locke." Kate asks what he's going to do. Sawyer looks at her and growls. "I'm going to let them fight it out. And while they've got their hands full with each other, you and me are getting the hell off this island." Kate smiles and sighs with relief, but then shakes her head slightly as if to say, "Forget it. I like Jack, today." Then she actually says, "Even if we could get on that plane, who's going to fly it?" Sawyer says, "We ain't taking the plane, Freckles. We're taking the sub." DUN. Dun dun dun dun DUN. Dun. Title card. Bad robot!
Well, let's not quibble yet about who'll pilot the sub. Maybe the Dharma Initiative taught Submarine 101 to its Security Force. What? It's a thing. Let's talk about Faucke, instead. I just love how Faucke sends Sawyer away, in order to isolate Kate. And then Claire, whom he has been winding up for three years, vents her spleen, providing Faucke with the opportunity to play the hero and to assure Kate that he'll protect her. And then, with Sawyer still gone, and Claire subdued, Faucke gets to tempt Kate with her heart's desire -- Aaron. Oh yes, she came back to Craphole to get Aaron his real mommy, and this is a labor of love, to be sure, but it's one that is breaking her heart. How better to appeal to Kate than to plant the idea that Kate must keep mothering Aaron? Well played, you evil bastard. Well played.