The 23rd Psalm

LostFlashback: In Nigeria, a gang demands that a young boy shoot an old man. The boy’s older brother, Eko, takes the gun and fires instead, sparing his brother Yemi from having to commit the sin. The gang takes Eko away, and years later he becomes a feared figure. He agrees to help smuggle heroin out of the country, but in order to do so he will have to find a way to get the drugs onto either a United Nations or Catholic charities plane. He tries to enlist the aid of his brother, who is now a priest; Yemi refuses. Eko’s colleagues threaten to burn down the church unless Yemi complies with their request, and he finally does. But as Eko prepares to leave on the plane, his brother drives up, with the military not far behind. Yemi begs Eko not to get on the plane while the smugglers and military shoot at each other. Yemi is caught in the crossfire. Eko is forced from the plane, and the military mistakes him for the priest that called them.

The Island: Michael tries to contact Walt again via the terminal and gets some firearms training from Locke. Walt lets his father know that he is all right, but he has to hide their contact from some others. Eko learns of the Mary statue from Claire; he breaks the statue, shows her the contents, and demands that Charlie take him to where he found it. Charlie tries to claim that he didn’t know what was in the statue, and that he simply found it in a field, but neither Claire nor Eko believe him. En route to the plane, the creature – a mass of black smoke – charges Eko and stops right in front of him, but does not attack him. When they find the plane, Eko offers his last respects to his brother, and a replacement statue to Charlie, leaving the addict with another decision to make.

Order the DVDswritten by Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof
directed by Matt Earl Beesley
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Adetokumboh McCormack (Yemi), Ronald Revels (Goldie), Pierre Olivier (Olu), Kolawolfe Obileye, Jr. (Young Eko), Cynthia Charles (Nigerian Woman), John Bryan (Thug Captain), Ellis St. Rose (Priest), Moumen El Hajji (Tough Moroccan), Lawrence Jones (Lead Soldier), Olekan Obileye (Young Yemi) and Achraf Marzouki (Moroccan No. 2.)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

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