I have to say that Ecko's story is intense! It explains a lot - mind you at the end when he gives Charlie back one of the statues and then says he is a priest - kinda conflicting... then what a shock! Charlie has half a dozen of the things stashed away!!
I have to admit I was close to tears at Ecko finding his brothers skeleton and putting the crucifix back on...
As for Clair, She is just such a useless character...in fact why not get rid of her and Aaron all together there hasn't been any storyline development to do with either of them anyway - not anything important!