LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 6: “Abandoned”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 6: “Abandoned”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are thirsty dog, and the only cure is an ill-fated trek through the rainy jungle.

In their recap of “Abandoned,” Josh and Mike take one last opportunity to say goodbye to a series regular: Shannon Rutherford (Maggie Grace), killed off in her first and only flashback episode. Does the episode succeed in its mission to show new sides of Shannon, or is it too little too late? Josh and Mike weigh in on all of that and more.

“Abandoned” was directed by Adam Davidson and written by Elizabeth Sarnoff. It originally aired on October 19, 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: 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 for Season Two

  • Eko: 4
  • Kate: 3
  • Sayid: 3
  • Locke: 2
  • Jin: 2
  • Jack: 1
  • Shannon: 2
  • Sarah: 1
  • Sun: 1
  • Hurley: 1
  • Rose: 1
  • Bernard: 1
  • Ana-Lucia: 1
  • Michael: 1
  • Desmond: 0
  • Sawyer: -1
  • Law & Order: -1
  • Mr. Rutherford: -1
  • Johnny: -1
  • Jae-hyun Lee: -1
  • Charlie: -3
  • Randy Nations: -2
  • Susan: -2
  • Anthony Cooper: -2
  • Fiancé Douche: -3
  • Mr. Kim (Jin’s boss): -4
  • Sabrina: -4

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season Two

  1. Man of Science, Man of Faith – 4.09
  2. Orientation – 3.95
  3. And Found – 3.32
  4. Everybody Hates Hugo – 3.28
  5. Abandoned – 3.04
  6. Adrift – 2.24

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