LOST: Down the Hatch | Tales from the Island, Episode 2: “The Other Other 48 Days”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Tales from the Island, Episode 2: “The Other Other 48 Days”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) resume their roles of Billy Wallace and Rodney Cesteau, two background Oceanic 815 survivors (not to mention murderous narcissists) in the second episode of LOST Down the Hatch Presents: Tales From The Island, “The Other Other 48 Days.”

Over the course of Down the Hatch, Josh and Mike will periodically transform the podcast into a full-on tabletop roleplaying game, ala Dungeons and Dragons. The mystical and mysterious R Filly (@Wharfrat1625) joins them in the role of dungeon master, presiding over Josh and Mike’s myriad misadventures and playing the roles of various non-playable characters in this full-on fan-fiction flurry of events from LOST.

In “The Other Other 48 Days,” Rich guides Josh’s Billy and Mike’s Rodney through more than a month’s worth of events from the island, as the Bulk and Skull of LOST link up with new pals, make new enemies, play golf, and casually murder a couple of folks. Good times!It’s yet another fully ridiculous installment of Post Show Recaps Theater, which — it bears noting — is outright fan fiction, and probably not for everyone. If it’s not your cup of tea, move right along to the next recap episode! If you’re a fan, however, Josh, Mike and Rich will resume Tales from the Island at an unknown point in the future. As always, send feedback to downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com.

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…
  • 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story;
  • 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@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 will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode.

Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

The 23 Points Character Tracker for Season Two

  • Eko: 7
  • Sayid: 4
  • Kate: 3
  • Ana-Lucia: 3
  • Locke: 2
  • Jin: 2
  • Michael: 2
  • Shannon: 2
  • Jack: 1
  • Sarah: 1
  • Sun: 1
  • Hurley: 1
  • Rose: 1
  • Bernard: 1
  • Helen : 1
  • Desmond: 0
  • Goodwin: 0
  • Law & Order: 0
  • The Others: -1
  • Donald: -1
  • Cindy: -1
  • Nathan: -1
  • Sawyer: -1
  • Mr. Rutherford: -1
  • Johnny: -1
  • Jae-hyun Lee: -1
  • Charlie: -3
  • Randy Nations: -2
  • Susan: -2
  • Anthony Cooper: -2
  • Fiancé Douche: -3
  • Mr. Kim (Jin’s boss): -4
  • Sabrina: -4
  • Jason McCormack: -4

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings for Season Two

  1. Man of Science, Man of Faith – 4.09
  2. Orientation – 3.95
  3. The Other 48 Days – 3.80
  4. Collision – 3.48
  5. And Found – 3.32
  6. Everybody Hates Hugo – 3.28
  7. Abandoned – 3.04
  8. Adrift – 2.24

Previous Down the Hatch Episodes:

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