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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 13: “Hearts and Minds”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 13: “Hearts and Minds”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) apply some strange sesame paste to their open wounds in order to properly trip on through “Hearts and Minds.”

The first (and only!) flashback focused squarely on Ian Somerhalder’s Boone, “Hearts and Minds” focuses on the wedding empire prince’s journey down to Sydney in order to save his sister Shannon (Maggie Grace) from an abusive boyfriend — except that’s not the full story, on a few fronts. On the island, Boone once again finds himself tasked with rescuing Shannon — but again, not the full story.

“Hearts and Minds” is often remembered as the episode where Boone and Shannon’s sibling rivalry becomes something else entirely, but is that a fair place in history, or is there more to the story here? Josh and Mike investigate that question as they dig into the Boone of it all, as well as the breakout storylines for so many of the other characters: Jack (Matthew Fox), Locke (Terry O’Quinn), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and more.

“Hearts and Minds” was directed by Rod Holcomb and co-written by Carlton Cuse and Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on January 12, 2005.

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: [email protected]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 “Hearts and Minds” …

  • Kate: 8
  • Sayid: 4
  • Locke: 4
  • Charlie: 4
  • Sun: 4
  • Jack: 3
  • Monster: 2
  • Claire: 2
  • Hurley: 2
  • Jin: 2
  • Walt: 1
  • Rose: 1
  • Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1
  • Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1
  • The Moth: 1
  • Danielle Rousseau: 1
  • Nadia: 1
  • The Stewart family: 1
  • Trucker: 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
  • WTCMB Bank Robbers: -1
  • Mr. Manager: -1
  • Bryan (Hearts & Minds): -1
  • Da Boars: -2
  • Gawkers: -2
  • Sullivan AKA Rashole: -2
  • Shannon: -3
  • Boone: -3
  • Randy Nations: -3
  • Michael: -3
  • Thomas: -3
  • Sawyer: -4
  • Christian Shepard: -4

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings, as of “Hearts and Minds” …

  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. “Hearts and Minds” (Season 1, Episode 13)
  11. “The Moth” (Season 1, Episode 7)
  12. “Whatever the Case May Be” (Season 1, Episode 12)

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