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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 21: “The Greater Good”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 21: “The Greater Good”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) did not know Boone, but they are going to eulogize him anyway — and my, are they inappropriately dressed for a funeral!

In “The Greater Good,” Jack (Matthew Fox) and John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) begin their famous rivalry with a blow-out fight at Boone’s funeral. In the middle of it all: Sayid (Naveen Andrews), who Shannon (Maggie Grace) enlists to interrogate Locke and punish the man — a directive Shannon takes into her own hands when Sayid’s results are significantly less than satisfying.

“The Greater Good” was directed by David Grossman and written by Leonard Dick. It first aired May 4, 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 “The Greater Good” …

  • Kate: 9
  • Sayid: 7
  • Hurley: 6
  • Sun: 6
  • Claire: 5
  • Jack: 4
  • Jin: 4
  • Charlie: 4
  • Locke: 3
  • Monster: 2
  • Bpo Bpo the Dog: 2
  • Danielle Rousseau: 2
  • Desmond: 1
  • Walt: 1
  • Jin’s Dad: 1
  • Rose: 1
  • Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1
  • Lucy: 1
  • The Moth: 1
  • Nadia: 1
  • The Stewart family: 1
  • Trucker: 1
  • Hassad: -1
  • Law and Order: -1
  • Marc Silverman: -1
  • Grandpa Tito: -1
  • Sam Toomey: -1
  • The Falling Accountant: -1
  • Mr. Paik: -1
  • Scott: -1
  • The Polar Bears: -1
  • Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1
  • The Marshal: -1
  • Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1
  • Allison Janney: -1
  • Liam Pace: -1
  • Driveshaft: -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
  • Emily Locke: -1
  • Bernard: -1
  • Margo Shepard: -2
  • Frank Duckett: -2
  • Hibbs: -2
  • Ethan: -2
  • Brian (Special): -2
  • Susan: -2
  • Da Boars: -2
  • Sullivan AKA Rashole: -2
  • Boone: -2
  • Gawkers: -3
  • Randy Nations: -3
  • Thomas: -3
  • Christian Shepard: -3
  • Sawyer: -3
  • Shannon: -3
  • Anthony Cooper: -4

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings, as of “The Greater Good” …

  1. “Walkabout” (Season 1, Episode 4)
  2. “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1 + 2)
  3. “Deus Ex Machina” (Season 1, Episode 19)
  4. “Do No Harm” (Season 1, Episode 20)
  5. (TIED) “White Rabbit” (Season 1, Episode 5)
  6. (TIED) “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” (Season 1, Episode 11)
  7. “Solitary” (Season 1, Episode 9)
  8. “Numbers” (Season 1, Episode 18)
  9. “Outlaws” (Season 1, Episode 16)
  10. “House of the Rising Sun” (Season 1, Episode 6)
  11. (TIED) “Confidence Man” (Season 1, Episode 8)
  12. (TIED) “…In Translation” (Season 1, Episode 17)
  13. “Raised By Another” (Season 1, Episode 10)
  14. “Tabula Rasa” (Season 1, Episode 3)
  15. “Hearts and Minds” (Season 1, Episode 13)
  16. “The Moth” (Season 1, Episode 7)
  17. “The Greater Good” (Season 1, Episode 21)
  18. “Homecoming” (Season 1, Episode 15)
  19. “Special” (Season 1, Episode 14)
  20. “Whatever the Case May Be” (Season 1, Episode 12)

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