Okay, I'm not going to lie, this episode didn't really impress me, so I'm not going to spend too much time on it. There were a lot of things in it that I'm sure we'll be thankful for later (like Faraday having trouble remembering three playing cards), but overall a bit on the slow side.
The big reveal was that Kate is now raising Aaron. I started to anticipate that this would be the case when Claire told Kate to pick Aaron up while they were doing laundry, so I was a little disappointed by this since I saw it coming from so far away. For a second I got excited about this episode. When Kate and Dr. Jack spoke outside the Courthouse, I began to think that maybe I was wrong and Aaron wasn't Kate's "son", but that somehow Dr. Jack was going to be the father. That would have been a bit of a stunner considering for some reason he didn't want to see the baby.
But then it turns out I was right all along and that her "son" was in fact Aaron.
So why doesn't Dr. Jack want to see the baby?
Well, this is where the whole thing gets sad. My theory is that at some point soon, Dr. Jack and Claire will realize that they are in fact brother and sister, most likely through a shared Christian sighting (or now that I think about it, a sighting between Sawyer and Claire where Claire exclaims "That's my father" and Sawyer looks shocked. She asks why and he says that it is also Dr. Jack's father.) Then, their relationship will firm as they realize they are the only family either of them has left that's worth anything. Then tragedy will strike and Claire won't make it. Dr. Jack will lose his sister just as they were getting close and seeing Aaron will be too much for him to handle.
Anyway, that's all I can figure, and Claire has to die, because I don't see her giving up Aaron otherwise.
So, the question is do we now know five of the six or does Aaron not count as one of the Oceanic 6 since he's a baby and was just counted as part of Kate?
The more important question raised by this episode is why haven't Frank, Sayid, Desmond and Naomi's body made it to the freighter yet?
Until Next Time, Overall, I wasn't thrilled by the episode, but I believe that it will set us up for more exciting episodes in the future.