LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 3, Episode 2: “The Glass Ballerina”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 3, Episode 2: “The Glass Ballerina”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are going to need you to bring them that boat.

Josh and Mike knock over “The Glass Ballerina,” the second episode of season three — an episode that might be altogether forgotten if not for a few truly tremendous scenes. Do those scenes help elevate an episode that’s otherwise spinning its wheels (or spinning its sails; clearly no one here knows how boats work)? Find out in the podcast!

Josh and Mike Bloom will return for “Further Instructions” on August 8, 2020.

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: 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 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.

Schedule for the next few weeks:

  • Further Instructions feedback due 8/6, podcast drops 8/8
  • Every Man For Himself feedback due 8/9, podcast drops 8/12
  • One Year Anniversary feedback due 8/10, podcast drops 8/15

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

Every 2/3 MVP/LVP Points For Season 3:

  • Juliet: 4
  • Sawyer: 4
  • Ben: 1
  • Christian: 1
  • Karl: -1
  • Sarah: -1
  • Picket: -1
  • Sayid: -1
  • Jack: -3
  • Paik: -3

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings For Season 3:

  1. A Tale of Two Cities – 3.82
  2. The Glass Ballerina – 3.05

Mike Bloom’s 4.2 Star Episode Ranking Rubrik:

  • 4.2 – Perfect episode of LOST. Firing on all cylinders, no real weak points
  • 4.0-4.1 – Near-perfect episode of LOST. Has one or two minor things that are meh or weak.
  • 3.7-3.9 – Awesome episode of LOST. Has one or two major things that are meh or weak.
  • 3.3-3.6 – Great episode of LOST. Many great elements, but not enough to put it in the top tier
  • 3.0-3.2 – Good episode of LOST. More good than bad, but not a lot of outstanding moments
  • 2.5-2.9 – Below average episode of LOST. Has a few redeeming moments, but a lot of misses as well
  • 2.0-2.4 – Dud episode of LOST. The good stuff is few and far between
  • < 2.0 – Bad episode of LOST. Nearly all of it doesn’t work

Josh Wigler’s 4.2 Star Episode Ranking Rubrik:

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