Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 6 Episode 14: ‘The Candidate’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 6 Episode 14: ‘The Candidate’

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) finally reach the episode we’ve all been dreading: “The Candidate,” the climactic season six episode in which three beloved characters lose their lives.

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 6

Jack: 8
Hurley: 5
Kate: 4
John Locke: 4
Sayid: 3
Sun: 3
Jin: 2
Miles: 2
Keamy: 2
Ilana: 2
Smokey: 2
Sawyer: 1
Michael: 1
Libby: 1
Richard: 1
Penny: 1
Charlie: 1
Minkowski: 1
Faraday: 1
Charlotte: 1
Ethan: 1
Claudia: 1
Helen: 1
Rose: 1
David Shepard: 1
Justin: 1
Claire: 1
Dogen’s Baseball: 1
Ben: 1
Isabella: 1
Desmond: -1
Eloise Hawking: -1
Mr. Paik: -1
Doctor: -1
Father Suarez: -1
Jin: -1
Bram: -1
Heroin: -1
Omer: -1
Widmore Goons: -2
Dr. Brooks: -2
Jacob: -2
Whitfield: -2
Marshal: -2
Aldo: -2
Lennon: -4
Randy Nations: -4
Seamus: -5
Zoe: -5
Principal Reynolds: -5
Charles Widmore: -5
Dogen: -6
Mother: -8

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 6:

    1. Ab Aeterno – 4.13

    2. The Candidate – 3.83

    3. The Substitute – 3.80

    4. LA X – 3.74

    5. Happily Ever After – 3.72

    6. Lighthouse – 3.6

    7. Dr. Linus – 3.49

    8. Everybody Loves Hugo – 3.41

    9. Sundown – 3.37

    10. The Last Recruit – 3.25

    11. The Package – 2.79

    12. Recon – 2.7

    13. Across the Sea – 2.43

    14. What Kate Does – 2.38

 

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