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LOST: Down the Hatch | Survivor: The End (of Extinction)

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Survivor: The End (of Extinction)

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) mark the 10 year anniversary of the LOST series finale the only way they know how: full tilt ridiculousness.

In a very special (and highly skippable) episode of Down the Hatch, Josh and Mike pit “The End” against 19 other episode endings from LOST lore, thanks to Google’s random number generator tool, as well as the Survivor simulation service known as BrantSteele. Which randomly selected episode of LOST has the very best ending of all time? Find out the answer thanks to Survivor Lost: The End (of Extinction), the most mathematical way of determining which ending is the best humanly possible.

Or don’t listen to the podcast. Again, highly skippable shenanigans. If you are going to listen, strong recommendation to watch the video version of this podcast. Your regularly scheduled programming will resume on May 29 with the recap of season two’s “Dave.”

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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]postshowrecaps.com.
  • 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:

The 23 Points Character Tracker for Season Two

  • Eko: 12
  • Sayid: 9
  • Ana-Lucia: 5
  • Kate: 4
  • Jack: 4
  • Ben: 4
  • Jin: 3.5
  • Shannon: 2
  • Monster (Horse): 2
  • Hurley: 2
  • Claire: 2
  • Helen : 2
  • Sun: 1.5
  • Libby: 1
  • Mr. Friendly: 1
  • Michael: 1
  • Rose: 1
  • Sam Austen: 1
  • Yemi: 1
  • Christian: 1
  • Cassidy: 1
  • Rousseau: 1.5
  • Alex: 0.5
  • Locke: 0
  • Bernard: 0
  • Sarah: 0
  • Desmond: 0
  • Goodwin: 0
  • Law & Order: 0
  • Sawyer: -1
  • Mr. Paik: -1
  • Inman: -1
  • The Frog: -1
  • Tariq: -1
  • Guy #1 + Guy #2: -1
  • Gordy: -1
  • Liam: -1
  • Angelo: -1
  • Ulu: -1
  • Goldie: -1
  • Donald: -1
  • Cindy: -1
  • Nathan: -1
  • Mr. Rutherford: -1
  • Johnny: -1
  • Jae-hyun Lee: -1
  • Jimmy Bane: -2
  • Ethan: -2
  • Randy Nations: -2
  • Susan: -2
  • The Others: -3
  • Fiancé Douche: -3
  • Heroin: -4
  • Mr. Kim (Jin’s boss): -4
  • Sabrina: -4
  • Jason McCormack: -4
  • Anthony Cooper: -4
  • Wayne: -5
  • Charlie: -7

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season Two

  1. Man of Science, Man of Faith – 4.09
  2. Lockdown – 4.08
  3. The 23rd Psalm – 3.99
  4. One of Them – 3.98
  5. Orientation – 3.96
  6. The Long Con – 3.85
  7. The Other 48 Days – 3.79
  8. The Hunting Party – 3.6
  9. Collision – 3.48
  10. Maternity Leave – 3.41
  11. …And Found – 3.36
  12. The Whole Truth – 3.30
  13. What Kate Did – 3.29
  14. Everybody Hates Hugo – 3.21
  15. Abandoned – 3.06
  16. Adrift – 2.23
  17. Fire + Water – 1.85

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