Previously on Rewatching Lost:
The First 20 Episodes
Season 2, Episode 3
Stuff That I Don't Want to Forget to Notice
It's hard to say exactly what the original plans were for Analucia and Mr. Eko. Michelle Rodriguez is apparently not fun to work with and got fired. Adewale long last name apparently hated being in Hawaii (what?) and didn't want to be on the show any more, so both characters were written out. I recall Carlton Cuse saying that Mr. Eko was originally going to figure very prominently into the story line, except then they had to write him out. Analucia, who knows. I think she probably served her purpose. Libby, I didn't really get to her storyline, but she was probably pretty useless. The thing where she was in the mental institution with Hurley never really went anywhere.
Some other stuff:
* After Analucia kills Shannon and she's talking to Sayid, they're both going on about how their lives sucked up to that point and you get the sense that neither one of them is really happy with themselves. Analucia says, "I feel dead." and Sayid in the same conversation says, "What good would it be to kill you if we're both already dead?" So they're feeding into the purgatory idea after most likely having decided that they weren't going to go that way.
* Mr. Eko has some gems: "Don't mistake a coincidence for fate." and another one, "You live in a world where righteousness and evil are very far apart. But that is not the real world." I think both of these lines are pretty important to the story they're trying to tell.
* I want to talk about the books they've referenced, but I don't have time right now. Specifically Watership Down, Turn of the Screw, and Lord of the Flies. Later for that. Turn of the Screw is most important of those. Ok, later.
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