Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 3 Episode 5: “The Cost of Living”

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 3 Episode 5: “The Cost of Living”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) weigh in on the life and death of one of the most beloved characters in all of LOST.
This week on Down the Hatch, the hosts are paying “The Cost of Living,” the third and final Mr. Eko flashback episode. Josh and Mike head-canon their way through the swan song for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s occasional holy man, plus wax poetic about the most excellent Juliet Burke content.
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: [email protected]

• 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.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

• The LOST: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page

• Josh’s LOST Episode Rankings on The Hollywood Reporter
• Javier Grillo Marxuach’s Lost Will and Testament

• Jim Fels music analysis


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

Juliet: 6

Sawyer: 4

Desmond: 2

Monster: 2

Eko: 1

Ben: 1

Christian: 1

Hurley: 1

Locke: 1

Boone: 1

Kate: 1

Jack: 0

Law + Order: -1

Jan: -1

Eddie: -1

Polar Bears: -1

Charlie: -1

Karl: -1

Sarah: -1

Sayid: -1

Marijuana: -1

Colleen: -1

Paulo: -2

Emeka: -2

Munson: -2

Pickett: -3

Paik: -3


The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings For Season 3:

  1. The Cost of Living – 3.92
  2. A Tale of Two Cities – 3.82
  3. Every Man For Himself – 3.16
  4. The Glass Ballerina – 3.05
  5. Further Instructions – 2.48


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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