Lost: Season 3, Episode 5

The Cost of Living (1 Nov. 2006)

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After Mr. Eko has a vision of his dead brother, he sets out to return to the site of his plane crash.

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A delirious Eko wrestles with demons from his past, while Locke, Sayid, Desmond, and two other castaways, Nikki and Paolo, head back to The Pearl -- one of the Dharma Initiative's island stations -- hoping to find a computer that they can use to locate Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Meanwhile, Jack doesn't know whom to trust when two of "The Others" (Ben and Juliet) seem at odds with one another when Ben wants Jack to perform surgery on him to remove a potentially dangerous tumor whereas Juliet does not want Jack to do it. Written by patstar84

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When Mr. Eko is dead, his eye moves at the moment that John closes it. See more »

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Ben: Do you believe in God, Jack?
Jack: Do you?
Ben: Two days after I found out I had a fatal tumor on my spine, a spinal surgeon fell out of the sky... and if that's not proof of God, I don't know what is.
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I Wonder
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by Brenda Lee
From the album Definitive Collection
played over the loudspeakers at Colleen's funeral
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"The Cost Of Living" is notable for managing to juggle, and keep fairly equally gripping, no fewer than FOUR different story lines: Eko's visions and search for his dead brother, Eko's past after the death of his brother, Locke's plan to use one of the DHARMA station computers to communicate with the Others, and Jack's realization of the reasons he was brought to their camp. All parts have at least one great moment: Eko "meeting" his brother in a heaven-like field, Eko turning the tables on his attackers, a man with an eyepatch "looking" at Locke and company through a computer screen, and (the highlight IMO) Juliet communicating with Jack in two ways simultaneously, giving new meaning to the term "mixed signals". Perhaps the best episode of Season 3 up to this point, though they're all pretty close, apart from "The Glass Ballerina", which is the weakest. *** out of 4.


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