Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 5: ‘This Place is Death’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 5: ‘This Place is Death’

The Down the Hatch rules explicitly state we’re not supposed to have chocolate after dinner, but since when did LOST ever follow the rules?

In Season 5, Episode 5, “This Place is Death,” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are not supposed to have chocolate before dinner, but they’re eating it anyway as they follow John Locke’s lead to the Orchid Station. Also, they quote Grandpa Simpson a bunch.

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

Locke: 4
David Reyes: 2
Carmen Reyes: 2
Juliet: 2
Sawyer: 2
Jin: 2
Smokey: 2
Kate: 1
Hurley: 1
Faraday: 1
Sayid: 1
Desmond: 1
Penny: 1
Danielle Rousseau: 1
Alpert: 0
Sun: -1
Miles: -1
Ben: -1
The Gawkers: -1
Ethan: -1
Cunningham: -1
Eloise: -1
Robert Rousseau: -1
Dan Norton: -3
Montand: -4
Widmore: -4
Frogurt: -4

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 5:

  1. Because You Left – 3.99
  2. Jughead – 3.8
  3. This Place is Death – 3.68
  4. The Little Prince – 3.64
  5. The Lie – 3.58

Get lost in more LOST coverage: 

Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 4: “The Little Prince”
Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 3: “Jughead”
Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 2: “The Lie”
Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Premiere: “Because You Left”

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