Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 12: ‘Dead is Dead’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 12: ‘Dead is Dead’

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) seek judgment as they talk about LOST season five, episode 12, “Dead is Dead.”
In “Dead is Dead,” Benjamin Linus searches for the Smoke Monster. Little does he know, it’s already found him. The big season five twist looms large over this episode, making it one of the most enjoyable to revisit on a rewatch. Josh and Mike explain why, and also test the Down the Hatch censors in the process.

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:
• Support Post Show Recaps through Patreon
• 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 23 MVP/LVP Points for Season 5

Sawyer: 10
Locke: 8
Juliet: 6
Smokey: 6
Kate: 4
David Reyes: 2|
Carmen Reyes: 2
Hurley: 2
Jin: 2
Desmond: 2
Frank: 2
Sayid: 2
Faraday: 1
Penny: 1
Danielle Rousseau: 1
Eloise: 1
Alpert: 0
Ilana: 0
Amy Goodspeed: -1
Ray: -1
Sun: -1
Miles: -1
The Gawkers: -1
Gawkers 2 Electric Boogaloo: -1
Ethan: -1
Cunningham: -1
Robert Rousseau: -1
Cassidy: -1
Jack: -2
The Hostiles/Others: -2
Roger Linus: -2
Dan Norton: -3
Caesar: -4
Montand: -4
Frogurt: -4
Horace: -4
Radzinsky: -5
Widmore: -6
Ben: -6

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 5:

    1. LaFleur – 4.10

    2. Because You Left – 3.98

    3. Dead is Dead – 3.97

    4. He’s Our You – 3.96

    5. Whatever Happened, Happened – 3.855

    6. 316 – 3.85

    7. Jughead – 3.8

    8. This Place is Death – 3.64

    9. The Little Prince – 3.64

    10. The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham – 3.61

    11. The Lie – 3.58

    12. Namaste – 3.36

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