En un sueño, su hermano muerto y la también fallecida Ana Lucía le dicen a Eko que debe ayudar a Locke a buscar el signo de interrogación. Eko no sabe qué es, pero Locke sí: el símbolo en el centro del mapa que vio cuando la puerta de la escotilla le aplastó las piernas. Otro sueño les guía a ambos al lugar donde se estrelló la avioneta, en torno a la que está marcado un enorme signo de interrogación. El punto es otra escotilla que da a una nueva estación de Dharma, la Perla, que viene con su respectivo vídeo de orientación.
EKO: The reason to do it — push the button — is not because we are told to do so in a film.
LOCKE: Oh — well, then what is the reason, Mr. Eko?
EKO: We do it because we believe we are meant to. Isn’t that the reason you pushed it, John?
LOCKE: I was never meant to do anything! Every single second of my pathetic little life is as useless as that button! You think it’s important? You think it’s necessary? It’s nothing. It’s nothing. It’s meaningless. And who are you to tell me that it’s not?
EKO: This cross was worn by my brother, Yemi. Yemi was a great man, a priest, a man of God. And because I betrayed him he was shot and died. He was placed on a plane which took off from an airstrip in Nigeria half a world from here. Then, the plane that I was on crashed on this island. And somehow, here, I found my brother again. I found him in the same plane that took off from Nigeria. In the same plane that lies above us now — that has concealed this place. And I took this cross from around Yemi’s neck and put it back on mine, just as it was on the day I first took another man’s life. So let me ask you — how can you say this is meaningless? I believe the work being done in the Hatch is more important than anything. If you will not continue to push the button, John, I will.