(Episode: Whatever Happened, Happened
. Spoilers ahead.)
Ben's gunshot wound will be lethal unless a real surgeon goes in after the bullet. The island's only real surgeon refuses; Jack is too bitter about Future Ben's many sins.
Kate comes up with a desperate plan, in which Sawyer assists: going to Richard Alpert for help. He can heal Ben, but the boy will always be "one of us" as a result of the experience.
Alpert takes Ben to Jacob's cabin. At that point the scene shifts to our present. Ben wakes up from his Sun-inflicted head injury and is shocked (to put it mildly) to see Locke alive.
I think that what power saved Ben in the past is the same power that resurrected Locke - which means that Locke is now irrevocably one of the Others, the full implications of which we have yet to see.
In "flashbacks" (from the viewer's time perspective) we see the errand Sawyer sent Kate on before he jumped from the helicopter: seeing to his old girlfriend Cassidy and his daughter Clementine and delivering a little financial help. She tells Cassidy the truth about the island. Through this new friendship Kate learns that she's adopted Aaron out of her own need, as a means of getting over Sawyer.
Kate finds Carole Littleton and tells her key portions of the real island story, including that Aaron is Claire's and that Kate last saw Claire alive on the island. She leaves the child with his grandmother and vows to find Claire back on the island.
Labels: Lost, Television