Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 6 Episode 9: ‘Ab Aeterno’

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Lost: Down the Hatch | Season 6 Episode 9: ‘Ab Aeterno’

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) never want to die, which is why they’re headed to Hell and back in their recap of “Ab Aeterno,” the ninth episode of “Lost” season 6, centering on Richard Alpert.

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: 5
Smokey: 4
Hurley: 4
John Locke: 3
Sawyer: 3
Miles: 2
Sayid: 2
Ilana: 2
Kate: 2
Charlotte: 1
Ethan: 1
Claudia: 1
Helen: 1
Rose: 1
David Shepard: 1
Justin: 1
Claire: 1
Ilana: 1
Keamy: 1
Dogen’s Baseball: 1
Ben: 1
Isabella: 1
Richard: 1
Doctor: -1
Father Suarez: -1
Charles Widmore: -1
Zoe: -1
Jin: -1
Bram: -1
Heroin: -1
Omer: -1
Jacob: -2
Whitfield: -2
Seamus: -2
Marshal: -2
Aldo: -2
Lennon: -4
Randy Nations: -4
Principal Reynolds: -5
Dogen: -6
Mother: -8

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season 6:

    1. Ab Aeterno – 4.12

    2. The Substitute – 3.80

    3. LA X – 3.76

    4. Lighthouse – 3.62

    5. Dr. Linus – 3.47

    6. Sundown – 3.37

    7. Recon – 2.76

    8. Across the Sea – 2.40

    9. What Kate Does – 2.37

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