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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1 Feedback

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1 Feedback

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) go down the hatch and close the book on season one of LOST, with a jam-packed feedback-filled retrospective. The special podcast shuts the door on the first season of the series, and sets the stage for the next wave of episodes: season two, and all the button-pushing it brings.

In their sprawling recap of the three-part “Exodus,” Josh and Mike break down what both hosts believe is among the finest episodes in all of Lost, if not right at the very top. They enumerate the reasons why, from the moving Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Jack (Matthew Fox) scene in the jungle, to the raft launch, to the raft explosion, and beyond. It’s a massive recap of a massive episode, to say the least.

“Exodus” was directed by Jack Bender and written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. It first aired across two nights: May 18, 2005 and May 25, 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 Season One …

  • Sayid: 9
  • Kate: 8
  • Hurley: 7
  • Jack: 6
  • Sun: 6
  • Claire: 5
  • Jin: 4
  • Charlie: 3
  • Michael: 3
  • Walt: 2
  • Locke: 2
  • Bpo Bpo the Dog: 2
  • Monster: 1
  • Danielle Rousseau: 1
  • Desmond: 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
  • Hawaiian Shirt: -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
  • 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
  • The Others: -1
  • The Marshal: -2
  • Arzt: -2
  • 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
  • Shannon: -4
  • Anthony Cooper: -4

The Final 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season One …

  1. Exodus – 4.178
  2. Walkabout – 4.160
  3. Pilot – 4.158
  4. Deus Ex Machina – 4.113
  5. Do No Harm – 4.096
  6. All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues – 3.976
  7. White Rabbit – 3.971
  8. Solitary – 3.938
  9. Numbers – 3.918
  10. Outlaws – 3.729
  11. House of the Rising Sun – 3.629
  12. …In Translation – 3.591
  13. Confidence Man – 3.589
  14. Raised by Another – 3.511
  15. Tabula Rasa – 3.415
  16. Hearts and Minds – 3.180
  17. The Moth – 3.094
  18. The Greater Good – 3.088
  19. Homecoming – 3.069
  20. Special – 2.791
  21. Born to Run – 2.634
  22. Whatever the Case May Be – 2.178

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