The Cost of Living

LostFlashback: Eko returns to Yemi’s church after his death, where he is soon confronted by militia members who want to take most of the vaccines supplied by the Red Cross. Eko has his own way of dealing with this threat, one that is not fully in keeping with the Scriptures.

The Island: Eko has a vision of his brother, telling him that he must confess his sins. Still somewhat delirious from his wounds, he nonetheless leaves camp to return to the plane by the Pearl Station. Locke is also organizing an expedition to the Pearl with Sayid and Desmond, looking for a way to contact the Others using the hatch’s equipment. He decides to offer an open invitation, so Charlie goes along, as do Nikki and Paulo, who have been feeling left out of much of the excitement. The catch up with Eko, who has another confrontation with the black cloud. Inside the Pearl, Nikki realizes that they should be checking to see if they can observe any other hatches – which they briefly manage to do.

In the Others’ camp, Jack deduces that Ben has the spinal tumor, which seems to unnerve Ben enough to admit that their plans to win Jack into their confidence have been derailed. And Juliet seems to have her own ideas about how the surgery should go. But as always, the question is whether any of the Others are to be trusted.

Order the DVDswritten by Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Kiele Sanchez (Nikki), Rodrigo Santoro (Paulo), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Adetokumboh MCormack (Yemi), Muna Otaru (Amina), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Emeka), Jermaine Scooter Smith (Daniel), Michael Robinson (Trader), Ariston Green (Guard), Lawrence Jones (Soldier), Alicia Young (Blind Woman)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer