Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I still don't quite get the ending with Sawyer on the smaller island. Firstly, the main crew never saw this island? Secondly, so what?
I guess I thought of it a couple ways. First, it totally demoralizes him and dashes any hopes he had of "running" and getting away, like he knows he and Kate are capable of. Second, if they had never "seen" this island, how is he supposed to expect the rest of his buddies to rescue him?
At the beginning of the episode he had hope that they were coming to rescue him, they shot an Other, and he felt escape or someone saving him was imminant. At the end, all hope had been drained from him. They truly are breaking him down and I didn't think even he (Sawyer) thought that could happen. He's now realizing that they are capable of it.
Knowing Sawyer, though, he's not done. He's going to come back harder than before to try to prove to them that they have not broken his spirits. That's what I'm interested in seeing.