Sawyer is the murderer of an innocent shrimpdealer (which is not a word). In this episode, he can be also found in the form of a filler. -
This was a very solid, well-directed episode, but yet, this is not enough. In a show like Lost where plot twists and keeping the story flowing are the main factors that attract viewership, it is unfortunately very common that, in order to decelerate the pace of the plot, episodes like this are created. This is definately not a bad episode (in fact, it is a pretty good one) but it serve mostly as a filler, because almost nothing happens. This episode's strong point are of course the flashbacks, which are mostly exciting and really make the viewr feel for Sawyer. On the other hand, the action on the Island is terribly unspectacular and mostly boring (Sawyer hunting a boar and playing teenage games with Kate? Not a good idea to built an episode on). Consensus: a decent filler.