Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 7: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 7: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

This week on LOST: Down the Hatch, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) cover “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham,” the seventh episode of LOST season five.

Before diving into this week’s podcast, we want to deliver the following content warning. 

“The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” is a heavy episode of LOST, and therefore this is a heavy episode of the podcast. Topics of conversation include depression, anxiety, suicide, and more, drawing from the show as well as from personal examples. If these topics are triggering for you, you may want to skip this week’s episode.

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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: 8
Smokey: 3
David Reyes: 2
Carmen Reyes: 2
Hurley: 2
Juliet: 2
Sawyer: 2
Jin: 2
Desmond: 2
Kate: 1
Faraday: 1
Sayid: 1
Penny: 1
Danielle Rousseau: 1
Jack: 1
Eloise: 1
Alpert: 0
Ray: -1
Sun: -1
Miles: -1
The Gawkers: -1
Gawkers 2 Electric Boogaloo: -1
Ethan: -1
Cunningham: -1
Robert Rousseau: -1
Ilana: -1
Caesar: -1
Dan Norton: -3
Montand: -4
Widmore: -4
Frogurt: -4
Ben: -6

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 5:

  1. Because You Left – 3.99
  2. 316 – 3.84
  3. Jughead – 3.8
  4. This Place is Death – 3.68
  5. The Little Prince – 3.64
  6. The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham – 3.61
  7. The Lie – 3.58

 Josh’s Recommended “Nuclear Option” Season 5 Viewing Order:
• “Because You Left” through “This Place is Death”
• “LaFleur”
• “316”
• “Namaste,” “He’s Our You,” “Whatever Happened Happened”
• “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham”
• “Dead is Dead” through “The Incident”


Get lost in more LOST coverage: 

Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 6: “316”
Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 5: “This Place is Death”
Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 4: “The Little Prince”
Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 3: “Jughead”

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