- While the previous episode’s flashbacks were all about Ana-Lucia’s search for help in Australia, Eko tells Locke in this episode “Ana wants me to help you”.
- Locke says to Eko that the Swan is not “his hatch”. Just five episodes ago, it was.
- Locke, once again, refers to Boone as “The sacrifice the island demanded” in this episode. Eko’s reaction (“Excuse me?”) is appropriate and hilarious.
- “The Pearl” was mentioned on the blast door map that depicted the large question mark.
- After the Orientation video ends, Eko asks Locke: “Would you like to watch that again?”. It’s a reference to Orientation, in which Locke says to Jack: “We’re gonna need to watch that again”.
- Locke refers to himself and the other survivors in the hatch as “rats in a maze with no cheese”. This brings back memories of the Mousetrap metaphor from Deus Ex Machina.
- The episode ends with a dramatic zoom in on Michael and the Swan computer: the two central plotlines in our endgame for the remainder of season 2. Hold onto your hats!
To be continued…