Great episode of Lost tonight.
To be honest, I didn’t really care too much about what went on in the hatch (or, since more than one was featured, the Swan).
I’ve made no secret of my being an Eko fan- and he delivered this episode. The finding of the Pearl was great, and his continual metaphysical clashes with Locke were great. Locke, who was Mr. Faith last season is straying, and it’s up to Eko to bring him back.
The new hatch is interesting- and it’s possible that the button exercise meant nothing. But then why was there a camera inside the observation hatch? Dr. Candle/Wickman said the purpose of the experiment was important in their minds, but wouldn’t go into details for the observation team. I’d like to think there’s some meaning to it. But then again, when it comes to Lost, I’ve always favored the faith point of view.
The other red herring they threw at us was the return of Claire’s psychic (formerly President of Russia on 24). He kind of admitted to being a fraud, but I think there’s more to it than that. How do you explain everything that went on between him and Claire (him being freaked out about the baby, saying no one else must raise it, changing his mind, and then telling her she must be on 815)? I think he was just telling Eko what he wanted to hear.
Yet another reason this episode ruled: the pneumatic tubes.