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Lost Lives | Season Three 10 Year Anniversary

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As an eventually wise man said: “We hafta go back!!!”

It’s the ten year anniversary of the LOST season three finale, “Through the Looking Glass,” an episode that many people have described as the show’s very best episode. With that in mind, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) joined forces to reflect on the milestone moment in the Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse series, a full decade later. The reasons to celebrate the episode are many: the flash-forward, Jack’s fake beard (which honestly we didn’t even talk about but man it’s bad), Charlie’s death, Hurley plowing through some Others with the Tricia Tanaka van, and more. Also, don’t sleep on “Greatest Hits.” Oof, what an episode.

It’s one hour and eight minutes — aka a time stamp of 1:08 (!!!) — of podcasting about one of the most impactful moments in recent television history. And who knows? Maybe it’s not the last LOST LIVES podcast. But it probably is. At least until the next time!

Make sure to check out Jo Garfein’s work over at Cancer Gets Lost. Also, here’s the link to the beautiful Bentham Blog, and a link to THE LOST CON.

  • GeekFurious

    First, WOOOOHOOO!!!! Second, I haven’t listened yet but will soon. Third, appropriately enough, I started LOST with season 3. I watched the recap episode of seasons 1 and 2 and jumped right in so, unlike many of those who were turned off by elements of season 3, it is one of my favorites because it is why I fell in love with the show. I later watched seasons 1 and 2 (I actually only watched all of season 1 in order when you all did your first rewatch podcasts, prior to that I watched the season 1 episodes out of order).

  • Brendan Fitzpatrick

    Thank you, I needed this today.

    https://youtu.be/JDtrzdOUP_8

  • GeekFurious

    Just listened. The season 3 finale was so exciting. So sad. It was also the episode that started my podcasting “career,” though I didn’t start it for LOST, it was this episode that made me want to start talking about TV shows on a podcast (BSG as well). Josh’s description of how he absorbed those final moments mirror mine. And as I said earlier, this was my first season and yet I was fully enveloped in the world. What an amazing episode, season, and series. I think LOST and BSG were two of the most special shows ever and we got them both around the same time. There was something in the water… and I know some argue they were both products of the shock of & reaction to 9/11.

    • Brendan Fitzpatrick

      Just finished too, litererally 10 secs ago and sequed right in to the Leftovers pod. Not sure I’m ready for this, thought i would be.
      Through the Looking Glass was also my first episode of Lost ever. I didn’t know what I was watching, was in with a friend,. Had no idea what I was getting myself in to.

  • TP222

    Now I must re-watch the series again. Great job. Still the best show ever.

  • Valeri Valirian

    It’s actually the 7 year anniversary of the Sudden Departure. You could do a podcast about the LOST connections in the Leftovers, like for example:
    – the submerged volcano with the “7-headed” monster in the South Pacific, nuked by the french dude (the alternative ending of LOST with the volcano revealed before the season)
    – Australia, airport, numbers in Kevin’s episode
    – the DHARMA library
    – Resurrection, Jesus, doubting Thomas, missing shoes
    ..forget it

  • TrentC

    Another good job by J&J. I mistakenly remember the Jack comment as being the beginning of season four. I watched Lost from the beginning as it aired. Week by tortuous week, and hung in there until the final episode.

    Like Josh, I wasn’t enthralled with the final season. And conversely, like Jo, the series conclusion left me with more of a certain type of good feeling(?) than any sort of resolution.

    This episode epitomizes how good Lost can be and recalls a feeling where the show was just brimming with potential regarding the mysteries of the island.

    When Charlie died, it reminded me of a certain character from Battlestar Galactica re-imagined when they left the show. It was a gut punch and an indelible moment.

  • Matthew Murphy

    The awful Jasper arc in the 100 made me appreciate the Charlie character so much more, not that I already didn’t.