Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 15: ‘Follow the Leader’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 15: ‘Follow the Leader’

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are following the leader, wherever he may go.

In “Follow the Leader,” Richard Alpert does exactly that: follows the leader, albeit two different individuals across two different points in time. In the past, Richard helps Eloise Hawking and a time-traveling Jack Shephard honor Daniel Faraday’s final mission. In the present, Richard unwittingly plays into the hand of an ancient foe. It all sets the stage for the climactic season five finale, “The Incident,” coming next week.

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

Smokey: 9
Sawyer: 9
Locke: 8
Juliet: 6
Hurley: 4
Kate: 3
Faraday: 3
Desmond: 3
David Reyes: 2
Carmen Reyes: 2
Jin: 2
Frank: 2
Sayid: 2
Penny: 1
Danielle Rousseau: 1
Naomi: 1
Miles: 1
Saul the Drillman: 1
Eloise: 1
Pierre Chang: 1
Alpert: 0
Ilana: 0
Richard Alpert: 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: -1
CGI Submarine: -1
Bram: -2
The Hostiles/Others: -2
Roger Linus: -2
Phil: -2
Dan Norton: -3
Caesar: -4
Montand: -4
Frogurt: -4
Horace: -4
Ben: -6
Widmore: -7
Radzinsky: -10

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 5:

    1. The Variable – 4.12

    2. LaFleur – 4.11

    3. Because You Left – 3.99

    4. Dead is Dead – 3.98

    5. He’s Our You – 3.97

    6. Whatever Happened, Happened – 3.86

    7. 316 – 3.85

    8. Jughead – 3.8

    9. Some Like It Hoth – 3.68

    10. Follow the Leader – 3.65

    11. This Place is Death – 3.64

    12. The Little Prince – 3.64

    13. The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham – 3.61

    14. The Lie – 3.58

    15. Namaste – 3.35

 

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