In an earlier posting, I pointed to an article which stated that the producers had planned Mr. Eko’s departure.
What that article didn’t say, but an article at Contact Music says that TV Guide is reporting (did you follow that?) that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko) asked to be released from the show!
Apparently, it’s been a very bad year for him. Both his parents died earlier this year. He had a run-in with police for a traffic violation (the charges were dropped).
All in all, I’m still sorry he left.