Is anyone else as irritated with the general degenerative spiral that Abrams et al. are putting every character through? I'm not talking about killings; I didn't complain when they killed off Ana Lucia and Libby, and I'm sure Mr. Eko's death will takt the plot somewhere. I'm taking about this apparent concept that people can only become less sympathetic - seldom, if ever, more.
Opportunities matter. If there was one character whose rehabilitation, if not redemption, I would like to have seen, it was Eko's. And so, to have him die, "unshriven" as it were, was a bit of a blow to those of us returning watchers, IMO.