Season 2 | Episode 221 | Aired 05/09/2006
As Libby clings to life, Michael must deal with the awful truth of what he has done. While Jack treats his gunshot wound, Michael knows that she is the only person who can say what really happened in the Hatch. This has him on edge more than ever. And while his guilt is profound, his desire to rescue his son is much, much stronger.
But what to do about Henry? It looks like he shot three of our people on his way out of the Hatch and two of them are likely to die. He's on the run and Jack wants some payback, but is once again handcuffed by his value to the group as a doctor and therefore must pass the responsibility of going after him to someone else.
Eko finds himself drawn to Locke like never before and the two form an uneasy alliance as they set off in pursuit of the man who has wrought so much havoc in the camp. But as they make their way into the jungle, we get the sense this journey is about much more than revenge.
In FLASHBACK we see Eko as he once was, resplendent in his robes and taking confession in an Australian church. But when one of his "customers" makes a reference to Eko's past we learn that he still trying to free himself of the man he once was. It seems Eko is trying to make his way to the USA and he's finally got the papers to get him there, but his Monsignor informs him that his trip will have to wait at least long enough for him to investigate something. It seems one of the parishioners has reported a miracle.
Back on the island, Libby continues to hold on as Michael sweats it out in the background and Kate has the unenviable job of informing Hurley the terrible news. Despondent, Hurley races to the Hatch to sit at Libby's side in a desperate attempt to save her life.
Meanwhile, in the jungle, Locke and Eko share a haunting connection in their dreams that leads them to the discovery of a new Hatch. And the information they discover within is enough to shake all of us to the core. It seems that, for these two men, their feelings and beliefs about the island have switched places. Whereas Locke was the believer for so long, this new discovery has convinced him he was being a fool. But Eko's belief in the importance of what they are doing has never ever been stronger. And on this island, the stakes are as high as they get.
People see what they want to. And while one person sees nothing but smoke and mirrors, the next believes he has been witness to an honest to goodness miracle. Thing is, who among us is in a position to decide which one is correct?