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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 22: “Born to Run”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 22: “Born to Run”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) unleash the latest Down the Hatch time capsule in their ongoing Lost rewatch, this week covering the third and final Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) episode of season one: “Born to Run.”

In “Born to Run,” Kate is desperate to get on the raft, launching imminently. Her clear desire to escape the island leads to a dramatic feud within the group, as Michael (Harold Perrineau) becomes sick, fingers are initially pointed at Sawyer (Josh Holloway), before they firmly land on a certain tropical fugitive.

“Born to Run” was directed by Tucker Gates, story by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, with teleplay by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It first aired May 11, 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 “Born to Run” …

  • Kate: 8
  • Sayid: 7
  • Hurley: 6
  • Jack: 6
  • Sun: 5
  • Claire: 5
  • Jin: 4
  • Charlie: 4
  • Locke: 2
  • Monster: 2
  • Bpo Bpo the Dog: 2
  • Danielle Rousseau: 2
  • Michael: 1
  • 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 “Born to Run” …

  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. “Born to Run” (Season 1, Episode 22)
  21. “Whatever the Case May Be” (Season 1, Episode 12)

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