LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 21: “?”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 21: “?”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) have a few questions, and they want them answered immediately.

In their discussion of “?,” Josh and Mike talk about the episode with the shortest episode title of any other LOST outing. Ana-Lucia is dead, but Mister Eko has other problems on the mind. Josh and Mike ask questions about the island’s intentions, the Smoke Monster’s role in the proceedings, and more.

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 eight sound clips from each episode.
  • The Others – Josh and Mike answer questions sent their way by listeners 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 rank every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points combine as the podcast’s official score on each episode.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

The 23 Points Character Tracker for Season Two

  • Eko: 14
  • Sayid: 10
  • Jack: 7
  • Ana-Lucia: 6
  • Jin: 4.5
  • Ben: 4
  • Libby: 4
  • Hurley: 4
  • Rose: 3
  • Monster (Horse): 2
  • Kate: 2
  • Shannon: 2
  • Claire: 2
  • Helen : 2
  • Sun: 1.5
  • Rousseau: 1.5
  • Mr. Friendly: 1
  • Sam Austen: 1
  • Yemi: 1
  • Cassidy: 1
  • Christian: 1
  • Alex: 0.5
  • Michael: 0
  • Bernard: 0
  • Sarah: 0
  • Desmond: 0
  • Goodwin: 0
  • Law & Order: 0
  • Locke: 0
  • Passport Douche: -1
  • Mr. Paik: -1
  • Inman: -1
  • The Frog: -1
  • Tariq: -1
  • Guy #1 + Guy #2: -1
  • Gordy: -1
  • Liam: -1
  • Angelo: -1
  • Ulu: -1
  • Goldie: -1
  • Donald: -1
  • Cindy: -1
  • Nathan: -1
  • Mr. Rutherford: -1
  • Johnny: -1
  • Jae-hyun Lee: -1
  • Jimmy Bane: -2
  • Ethan: -2
  • Randy Nations: -2
  • Susan: -2
  • Gawkers: -2
  • Sawyer: -2
  • Richard Malkin: -3
  • Dave: -3
  • The Others: -3
  • Fiancé Douche: -3
  • Heroin: -4
  • Mr. Kim (Jin’s boss): -4
  • Sabrina: -4
  • Anthony Cooper: -4
  • Wayne: -5
  • Jason McCormack: -6
  • Charlie: -7

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season Two

  1. Two For The Road – 4.11
  2. Man of Science, Man of Faith – 4.09
  3. Lockdown – 4.08
  4. The 23rd Psalm – 3.99
  5. One of Them – 3.98
  6. Orientation – 3.96
  7. The Long Con – 3.85
  8. The Other 48 Days – 3.79
  9. ? – 3.7
  10. S.O.S. – 3.63
  11. The Hunting Party – 3.6
  12. Collision – 3.48
  13. Maternity Leave – 3.41
  14. …And Found – 3.36
  15. The Whole Truth – 3.30
  16. What Kate Did – 3.29
  17. Everybody Hates Hugo – 3.21
  18. Dave – 3.18
  19. Abandoned – 3.06
  20. Adrift – 2.23
  21. Fire + Water – 1.85

Previous Down the Hatch Episodes:

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