“And I know her, we’re together. It’s like we always have been and always will be. Feeling this love, and just as I’m about to be englulfed by it… I open my eyes and this sodding idiot is just standing there, asking me if I’m okay. But I saw it. Just for a moment I saw what it looked like.”
I think both Sawyer and Juliet needed someone to believe that there was more to them than the sum of their past mistakes. They each needed someone who could look at all the terrible things they had done and still believe in the good that they possessed. Together, perhaps for the first time, they were allowed to believe in themselves and with that, find redemption and love.