LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 11: “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 11: “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) sprint off into the jungle in search of the dangerous man at the heart of “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues.” Good thing they’re not wearing red shirts!

In “All the Best Cowboys,” Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) takes it upon himself to track down Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the sinister Other who abducted Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Claire (Emilie de Ravin). Mission accomplished on the Charlie front, but not without some significant obstacles, including administering jungle CPR to a hanged man and weathering the most vicious beatdown of the series thus far. All the while, Jack contends with memories of his dead father Christian (John Terry), and the circumstances that led to his fatal trip to Sydney.

Elsewhere, John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) makes a new friend in Boone (Ian Somerhalder) as the two of them team together to find Charlie and Claire. They find something else instead: a mysterious hatch embedded in the earth of the island — and while it may be a while before they crack it, the door is now wide open for the rest of the climactic season.

“All the Best Cowboys” was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on December 8, 2004.

About Down the Hatch …

LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide:

  • We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of…
  • 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story;
  • 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com
  • 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon.
  • 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode.

Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” …

  • Kate: 7
  • Sayid: 4
  • Locke: 4
  • Jack: 3
  • Sun: 3
  • Charlie: 3
  • Monster: 2
  • Claire: 2
  • Hurley: 2
  • Jin: 1
  • Walt: 1
  • Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1
  • Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1
  • The Moth: 1
  • Danielle Rousseau: 1
  • Nadia: 1
  • The Stewart family: 1
  • Ethan Rom: 0
  • Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1
  • The Marshal: -1
  • Margo Shepard: -1
  • Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1
  • Allison Janney: -1
  • Liam Pace: -1
  • Driveshaft: -1
  • Anthony Cooper: -1
  • The Family Sawyer Conned: -1
  • Omar: -1
  • The French crew AKA the Blowfish: -1
  • Richard Malkin: -1
  • Da Boars: -2
  • Shannon: -2
  • Gawkers: -2
  • Boone: -2
  • Sullivan AKA Rashole: -2
  • Randy Nations: -3
  • Sawyer: -3
  • Michael: -3
  • Thomas: -3
  • Christian Shepard: -4

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings, as of “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” …

  1. “Walkabout” (Season 1, Episode 4)
  2. “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1 + 2)
  3. “White Rabbit” (Season 1, Episode 5)
  4. “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” (Season 1, Episode 11)
  5. “Solitary” (Season 1, Episode 9)
  6. “House of the Rising Sun” (Season 1, Episode 6)
  7. “Confidence Man” (Season 1, Episode 8)
  8. “Raised By Another” (Season 1, Episode 10)
  9. “Tabula Rasa” (Season 1, Episode 3)
  10. “The Moth” (Season 1, Episode 7)

Previous Down the Hatch Episodes:

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