Claire looks from her BFF Kate to Dr. Goodspeed, and decides she's not ready. Just then, the fetal monitor alarm sounds. Claire starts to panic again. "What's happening to my baby? Is my baby okay? Is Aaron okay?" At the mention of his name, Kate's eyes flicker. Ethan calms Claire and begins an ultrasound which shows the baby is perfectly fine with a heart rate of 140 bpm. He just slipped out of position, which is what set off the alarm. Ethan says the boy just likes to move around. "I have a feeling Aaron is going to be a handful." You don't know the half of it, you still-creepy bastard, ya. He also tells Claire he'll now see about stalling her labor and that she's done great. Kate watches Claire and when their eyes meet, they smile and continue to hold hands. I am not making that up.
Island Reality; New Otherton: Kate finds Sawyer sitting on the dock and sits beside him. He is thrilled, as you might imagine. Kate just starts talking. She reveals she really came back to find Claire. She'd hoped to bring Claire back to Aaron, so that all of this wouldn't be for nothing. Sawyer just sighs. Kate adds, "I'm sorry. I never should have followed you." Sawyer, also taking one for the fans, says, "Which time?" She changes tacts and asks him if the house she found him in was the house he shared with Juliet. He confirms that. Kate says, "I'm sorry." When Sawyer points out she's repeating herself, she clarifies. She is sorry for Juliet's death -- feels responsible for it, because she got Sawyer and Juliet to get off the sub.
Sawyer tells Kate it's not her fault Juliet's dead. It's his. "She was sitting right there, right where you are now, trying to leave this place, and I convinced her to stay. I made her stay on this island because I didn't want to be alone. You understand that, right? But uh... I think some of us are meant to be alone." He looks down at the engagement ring he's holding. "I was going to ask her to marry me." The tears flow from his eyes. They flow from mine too, but only because I'm laughing so hard. He had that ring under floor boards over which he had placed a bureau. It took a crowbar to get the boards loose. He can keep telling himself he was going to ask Juliet to marry him, but I think the truth is probably more that he wanted to ask her to marry him, and then panicked and buried the ring, hoping that someday he'd be able to man up. I'm probably being too harsh, but has the man never heard of a sock drawer? At any rate, he rises, groans and plays with the ring for a moment before tossing it in the water. When he's done, he tells Kate she can probably make it back to the Temple by nightfall. No Southern hospitality for you, Kate. After Sawyer walks off, Kate cries and cries -- for Sawyer, for Juliet, for Aaron, for Claire and probably mostly for herself.