Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 9: ‘Namaste’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 5 Episode 9: ‘Namaste’

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) identify themselves as “hostiles,” as they dig deep into LOST season 5 episode 9, “Namaste.”

In “Namaste,” Sawyer and Juliet figure out a way to get the Oceanic 6 indoctrinated in the DHARMA Initiative. Meanwhile, in the future, Sun returns to the island. It’s a classic chess-pieces episode, but do we have the tolerance for chess-pieces episodes this late in the game? Also, why on Earth can’t Wigler figure out what “curling” is?

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
Sawyer: 7
Juliet: 5
Smokey: 3
David Reyes: 2
Carmen Reyes: 2
Hurley: 2
Jin: 2
Desmond: 2
Frank: 2
Kate: 1
Faraday: 1
Sayid: 1
Penny: 1
Danielle Rousseau: 1
Eloise: 1
Jack: 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: -2
The Hostiles/Others: -2
Horace: -3
Radzinsky: -3
Dan Norton: -3
Montand: -4
Widmore: -4
Frogurt: -4
Ben: -7

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 5:

  1. LaFleur – 4.11
  2. Because You Left – 3.99
  3. 316 – 3.86
  4. Jughead – 3.8
  5. This Place is Death – 3.65
  6. The Little Prince – 3.64
  7. The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham – 3.61
  8. The Lie – 3.59
  9. Namaste – 3.36
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