I thought it was a pretty good episode, but felt there were a few inconsistencies with things that have gone before.
The most glaring was Kate's Carte Blanche, which she had extracted from Sawyer in the first season. When she said, "I need a gun and you don't get to ask why," and Sawyer says, "Yes I do" and Kate says, "No, you don't" why didn't the writers have her finish that with "I have carte blanche, remember?"
And was anyone else troubled by the sudden reversal of Jack and Locke's attitude towards their prisoner at the beginning of the episode? Didn't Jack just two Island days ago ask Locke, "What if he's telling the truth"? And now he's arguing for a Guantanamo Base sentence for Henry?
I understand that Locke would have to seem to take Henry's side in this, in order for the end to work, but it felt too disjointed from their previous attitudes towards their prisoner.
I was disappointed by the carte blanche thing too. When she said "I need a gun, and you don't get to ask why," I yelled out "CARTE BLANCHE, BABY!" When it didn't go that way, my family just gave me a weird look, as apparently they too had forgotten about their deal. Way to go, Lost. You made me look like an idiot. Again.
I think maybe Sawyer doesn't consider the guns to be consistent with the rest of his stash and neither does Kate. After all, he didn't use to have the guns. Plus they're already on shaky ground as it is after The Long Con, Kate probably didn't want to upset it anymore by reminding him of the carte blanche.
Did she honestly think Sawyer would honor the carte blanch after 'the Long Con'? She's more street smart than that!
For some reason she still expects him to honor the deal they made. Well, in the end I guess he did, didn't he? He gave her a gun - even gave her her choice of guns. The "WHY?" was just Sawyer being Sawyer ......
Why wouldn't Sawyer be expected to go back on his word? He has the upper hand and he's used Kate to get what he wants before. Why would he honor that agreement? He's proven he's in it for himself and no one else really.