Just re-thinking some things that might have already been solved…..
I know the whole point of the capture/con of Sawyer, Kate, and Jack – was so that Jack would do the surgery on Ben – but why?
What was the ultimate end result of that (Ben could have just left the island to have the surgery)?
Was there a “long con” that we didn’t/haven’t see/seen?
Was it more about the relationship between Juliet and the Losties than it was about the surgery?
That was really the only lasting effect of that whole situation, right?