Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Get Lost!

So if you haven't actually been watching Lost you have a chance to see one of the best episodes to date on Wednesday night - 8pm. It's a repeat of the "23 Psalm". Yes, a network television episode is named after a Scripture. Not only that, the entire verse is spoken at the end of the episode.

But that's not even really the best part. I seriously have to wonder who the writers for this show are - because there is an awful lot about faith,
redemption and forgiveness. The Bible shows up regularly.

We got to see the backstory of Mr. Eko - played by (I had to look this up) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. It brilliantly tied together the Boone-killing plane of last season to this season. (Plus the radio broadcast that the "tailies" and Boone heard when they checked out the radio.)

Spoiler Warning.

There are so many amazing things about Mr. Eko's story that would take me several posts to explore. But Eko's life is a picture of what Christ does for us. Eko gave up his life to protect his brother, then later, when his brother is killed, Eko is given a chance to be born-again, to become someone new. We don't know how he ended up on the LA bound 815 flight but Eko assumed the identity of his brother the priest and claims to be one. It is what Christians are - we have assumed the identity (Christ) of one who is better than we. His death gives us the chance of new life. Eko became a murderer because he had to - his soul was dead. But when given the chance to put it behind him (at the cost of his brother's life), he didn't hesitate. Eko doesn't "deserve" the second chance, and neither do we, but by all his interactions in the island we can see his choice to not be the man he once was.

It's brilliant, really. And I'll probably watch it again because there was so much more going on than just that.

So get lost - you can always catch up through I-tunes:-)