Question: Christmas is almost here, and Lost scoop is on my list this year. Can you help me, Santa Clausiello?

Answer: Don't be too sure about Kate's decision to choose Sawyer over Jack. A girl can change her mind.

And that, my friends, brings to a close the final Ask Ausiello of 2006. Sorry about taking next week off, but those presents aren't going to open themselves. Head over to the Ask Ausiello Discussion Thread in the Ausiello Report to compare notes on this week's column and/or make a last-minute donation to my annual holiday gift. I hear you guys are getting me something extra special this year. Just remember to include the gift receipt.

Happy holidays!