Well forgive me, but in rereading my post, I didn't intend to come off as such a smartass. My apologies.
Chalk it up to my frustrations with the writers who do this thing with the characters where they talk to each other but yet THEY DON'T SAY ANYTHING. That's why I called that scene between Sawyer and Kate "typical LOST bullshit."
As for the "dramatic underpinnings of her story" I guess that will rely a lot upon what she does going forward, i.e. searching for Claire or just mooning over Sawyer.