Tell me I'm not alone here, folks. Starting the fresh new season of Lost, it sure isn't Rose's caucaisan spouse that has us quivering with anticipation, is it? Mr. Eko (played by actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, probably better known as Adebisi on HBO's Oz) is the new flashpoint of interest (along with the spools of 8mm film he seems to find/carry around), mostly because, along with just what the heck is actually going on, he's one of the rew mysteries left on the island.
I think of him as the anti-Horatio Caine (Caruso on CSI:Miami), never talking when its most likely to talk, never explaining when it seems most timely to explain. And he's black (always cool). And he seems to have a Mcgyuverish talent for fashioning lethal-looking weapons out of paperclips and six-inch lengths of string.
Personally, I hope they wait until the end of the season before doing any flashbacks on this guy. Or maybe none at all. Locke, Kate, and Sawyer, early hopefuls for the Cryptic Mystique awards have been mined pretty heavily. Anna's already had her beans spilled, and even Hurley (WE LOVE YOU HURLEY!) has had a couple of episodes (including one with DJ Qualls, the deckest skinny guy in entertainment history), so its tough to see where they could get more from the Big Guy's history.
So give it up for the non-whiny black man on the island: for all the things he thinks and knows, yet sagely keeps to himself, the most interestingly underplayed character I've seen this season.
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