IMO - this episode was a total waste. It didn't clear anything up. We already knew what a loser Charlie's brother was, we knew about the drug addictions, we knew they were desperate one hit wonders. ENOUGH ALREADY!! Give us something else!! To many backstories we could have seen without repeating the same old same old. This whole show was just weird to me, they didn't seem to really dig into anything with substance.
As far as Locke and Claire hooking up, YUCK!!! He seems old enough to be her father. I like them both, but I don't want them together. Locke did seem out of character to me, maybe the island is taking his body over.
As for the references to religion and Jesus, that just goes along with the whole good/bad theme for the show. It must be done, and it doesn't bother me.
Kate did go in through the ceiling, but into the supply closet. Locke has stated that he nailed shut the air vent going into the gun room last week when they got LOCKED (tee hee) in.
I know most people don't seem to agree with me, but I like Ana Lucia on the show. Not sure I did at first, but I do now. I don't see much chemistry between her and Jack though, maybe that will change after Monday when we see if she goes to jail or not.
The whole Locke and Charlie thing, I am not sure Charlie needed punching. I think someone should have stood up for him. Offered to "babysit" or whatever you want to call it with Charlie. Keep him from doing something crazy while dreaming. Where was Jack?? He seemed to have stuck it out in the cave with Charlie when he was detoxing. I guess he was too busy trying to figure out if the could HIT THAT with Ana Lucia!
And I have to say, that EKO does steal the scene. I would rather watch him than listen to the same old story about Charlie and his drugs.
Also, I don't mind Sawyer and his nicknames. In fact they just crack me up.