This week, we question if Ben Linus is truly on a path of redemption and get a glimpse of his life (as well as his father and Alex’s) in a flash sideways where Ben serves a high school European History Teacher. After a three episode absence, Sawyer makes his return to the show, where we experience his life as a cop in our alternate timeline. Another character who has been searching for the Island for quite awhile finally finds it, and Sawyer uses their return as a plan to get himself home once and for all. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 57: ‘Dr. Linus’ & ‘Recon’
One of our cohosts loved this weeks flashbacks, the other did not, but they can at least agree some real cool stuff happened on the Island. Ben has a tinfoil hat theory on Claire, there’s discussion of the Lighthouse, some deaths we’re actually happy about, and more! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 56: ‘Lighthouse’ & ‘Sundown’
In the tradition of mirroring Season 1, episodes 3 and 4 of Season 6 are Kate and Locke centric. Kate’s episode features the return of a main cast member who was missing for an entire season, and how her life and Kate’s intersected in the alternate timeline. Locke’s episode shows how his life is similar and different from the main timeline, his interactions with several different characters, and the acceptance of his fate.
Meanwhile, Sawyer falls deeper into his sadness, making him the perfect susceptible target for Not Locke to manipulate. This leads to a discussion of how LOST fans’ expectations colored their viewpoint of Season 6 and a particular mythology point answered in this episode. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 55: ‘What Kate Does’ & ‘The Substitute’
The sixth and final season of LOST started with one major question – did the hydrogen bomb ‘work?’ The answer is yes – and no? Ben and Kevin dissect the two part season premiere in detail, with new characters and settings established, a MASSIVE reveal, their thoughts on the “flash sideways” concept, and some fun tidbits from the DVD commentary. Join us for the beginning of the end. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 54: ‘LA X’
In our final trip into the world of The Matrix we test Mike’s capacity for putting concepts out into the world and summoning them into being (aka Big Idea Energy), and just generally agree a surprising amount, likely signalling the end of days. Fitting! Continue reading The Sky Scorchers – Episode 4: The Animatrix
The Season 5 finale introduces us to Jacob, the man we’ve heard so much about, but have never seen until today. We learn how Jacob touched the lives of several Oceanic 815 survivors at crucial points in their life, leading to a discussion as to what Jacob’s purpose may be. In 2007, all things culminate at the four toed statue when “Locke” and Jacob have their showdown, and Richard learns that all may not be what it seems.
Our survivors are trying to correct the timeline in 1977 by using the hydrogen bomb to explode the Hatch. This time period give the hosts their chance to vent some frustrations with the character choices, and how some of what the characters stated expressed how the fans were feeling at the time. The episode ends of overall thoughts on Season 5. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 53: ‘The Incident’ Parts 1 & 2
In true Reel World tradition, Mike & Matt are here to trash a movie they enjoy for 30+ minutes. Why not turn it into a fun drinking game and do a shot every time they compliment The Matrix Revolutions? Good luck! Continue reading The Sky Scorchers – Episode 3: The Matrix Revolutions