Update 2: Another gracefully splendid FNL, with the Eric-Tami and Tyra-Landry exchanges the highlights, though the plots with Jason, Smash, Tim and Julie-Matt were not far behind. Can't believe the season finale is next week. I will truly miss this show being on the air.
Update 3:Lost: A strong episode, even with the almost gratuitous girl-girl fight between Juliet and Kate. I still love the impact of John's defection to the Others.
One thing that occurs to me is that we haven't really seen the emotional depths of Kate's anger from her pre-island life manifest themselves on the island. She's gotten angry, but in reaction to events, not as much to her pre-existing pain. Whereas, for example, Sawyer's pre-island life inhabits his every move, which is what made his brief moment of happiness - and then the dashing of it as Sun looked at him - rewarding.