The action is getting fast and furious as Lost aired its next to last episode until winter. What is the cost of living? Well, it seems death is the cost of living, at least on the island.
Oh, and I really think there's only one island, despite what we saw last week. I believe Ben showed Sawyer some sort of illusion. Had there been another island so close, how could they have not seen it?
Back to the island and the latest about those kooky fun-loving castaways and their demons.
This episode mainly centered around Eko, in flashbacks and on the island in the present. Last season, we saw a bit of Eko's backstory. Remember, his brother Yemi apparently died in a plane crash of some drug smugglers. When he found the plane on the island, Eko kept the cross that caused the smugglers to think Yemi had been Eko. Oh, perhaps you had to be there. Anyway, the flashbacks told more of the story of Yemi, Eko, a bit of their childhood, and the violence which ultimately would be the cost of living.
Cut back to the "now" on the island, Eko's still in grave condition from the hatch blast, and Charlie, Hurley, and Sayid are concerned about him. Drifting in and out of consciousness, he has his own flashbacks to the drug running and his brother Yemi appears onto him. Yemi tells him it's time to confess, time to be judged. Uh-oh. That doesn't sound so good and I don't think a Jesus stick is going to help him.
Eko came to only briefly enough to mention his brother to Charlie, then he vanished without a trace from the camp. Locke, meanwhile, wanted to gather a group to head to the Pearl Station (hatch) in hopes of finding a clue to help them find Jack, Sawyer, and Kate, who are still in the clutches of the Others. Desmond thought the computers there could communicate with other computers. While others (not The Others) wanted to find Eko, Locke said he'd be going to the same place. Locke knew Eko would head to where the drug plane crashed right near the Pearl Station. So, two birds, one stone, and all that. "Don't mistake coincidence for fate," warned Locke.