What a cliffhanger from last week – show of hands from everyone who thinks Ben is dead or is going to die (no hands, crickets chirping, etc.)? There are two lines of thought here – one that Sayid did manage to kill Ben as a child and therefore this spins off into an alternate timeline (far-fetched IMO) and then those that think somehow little Ben survives this mishap and goes on to become the evil genius we have grown to know and love. Ultimately, I fall into the camp that subscribes to the latter of those two scenarios, and further believe that these events have already taken place in Ben’s life, but are now just being realized in the life of the survivors of Flight 815 – hence last week’s episode where big Ben cryptically called Sayid a killer, and then ultimately Sayid delivered that line to little Ben when he shot him.
ABC’s Official Show Description
“Kate goes to extreme measures to save Ben’s life when Jack refuses to help. Meanwhile, Kate begins to tell the truth about the lie in order to protect Aaron”
So, based on the show description this looks to be an episode focused around Kate and she is instrumental in saving Ben’s life. Hopefully we’ll find out what she did with Aaron prior to jumping on Flight 316 and quite possibly what Sawyer whispered to her at the end of Season 5 before he jumped out of the helicopter. This should prove to be quite an intense episode with little Ben’s life hanging in the balance!