Flashback: Eko, posing as a priest after Yemi’s death, is preparing to travel to the United States. But before he can go, his monsignor assigns him to investigate a potential miracle. A woman, pronounced dead from drowning, was woken up the next day by the beginning of her autopsy. The doctor who performed the autopsy is certain that the girl was dead, but her father believes that nothing happened but a case of hypothermia and medical malpractice. He has reason to doubt miracles, after all . . . he is a charlatan psychic who fakes them all the time. The same psychic, in fact, who once insisted that Claire must raise her own child. Eko decides to end the investigation and make his trip to Los Angeles. But the drowning victim meets him there, and she has a message.
The Island: Eko has a dream where Ana Lucia and his brother both urge him to help John. He joins Jack, Sawyer, Locke, and Kate, who are heading back to the hatch after finding out that Ana Lucia had Sawyer’s gun. They find Michael, shot in the shoulder, who tells them that Gale escaped and shot him, along with Ana Lucia and Libby. Inside the hatch they find Ana Lucia already dead, but Libby is still alive. Jack rushes to treat her, while Michael is obviously concerned – although not for the reason everyone else might think, since he was the shooter and allowed Gale to escape. Jack asks Sawyer to bring the heroin so he cam make Libby more comfortable, and asks Kate to go with him so that she can see where Sawyer has been stashing the heroin – and the guns. On the way back, Hurley asks if they’ve seen Libby, and Kate breaks the news to him. Hurley arrives at the hatch in time to see Libby pass away.
Eko offers to try and track Gale, and asks Locke to come with him. But instead of tracking, Eko follows his dream and asks Locke to take him to the question mark. Locke shows Eko the map he has tried to reconstruct from the display he saw during the lockdown, and they find the Nigerian drug plane at the location suggested. Another dream – this one by Locke – instructs Eko to climb up an almost vertical incline. From his vantage point he sees that someone has sown the ground with salt so as to create a question mark. Its point is right under the plane – and it conceals another hatch. Inside, the pair finds monitors, logs, notebooks, and an orientation tape. This tape reveals that the purpose of this bunker, called the Pearl, is to be an observation point for a psychological experiment being conducted in another hatch. The film raises new doubts in Locke about the purpose he thought he had found, but it only makes Eko that much more certain.
written by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
directed by Deran Sarafian
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: Adetokumboh McCormack (Yemi), Peter Lavin (Caldwell), Oliver Muirhead (Monsignor), Melissa Bickerton (Joyce), Felix Williamson (Dr. Ian McVay), Nick Jameson (Richard Malkin), Brooke Mikey Anderson (Charlotte Malkin)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer