Lynx, I have to say your unwavering support of all things Kes frankly, to me, borders on the creepy. Things like getting your hackles up because of one emoticon...I mean really, is that such a huge deal?
Anyway, instead of us comparing what we've heard, how about providing sources that we can actually check against?
It seems likely to me that she must have known well prior to filming "The Gift" given that her credit had already been changed in the previous episode, unless "The Gift" was actually filmed first. But that strikes me as unlikely.