The final season of LOST on DVD and Blu-Ray was released on August 24, 2010, and with it came a nearly 12 minute epilogue to answer a few remaining burning questions. Kevin and Ben take one final trip down memory lane to explore this epilogue which includes the Hydra Station orientation video, an answer about the polar bears, and the fate of Walt. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 63: ‘The New Man In Charge’ & Podcast Wrap-Up
On Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, one of the best television shows of all time came to its conclusion. One the penultimate episode of From Broadcast Depth, Kevin and Ben cover the series finale of LOST. They discuss the nature of the flash sideways and its connection to the overall themes of the show, set the record straight on fan complaints, discuss the interpretation of the shows final image, and give their overall thoughts on Season 6 as a whole. Ben also reminisces on the finale party he threw and how ABC made it an all day event.
There is only one more episode of the podcast to do, but today, we put a bow on coverage of episodes. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 62: ‘The End’
With only four hours of LOST to go, the writers decided to provide an info dump fans had long awaited – and it turned out to be one of the most polarizing episodes in the shows history. Ben and Kevin discuss the answers given, the answers NOT given, what caused the polarization, some insight from the DVD commentary, and the casting of Allison Janney as Mother. Then they cover the penultimate episode of the series, settling an old score and setting the table for the grand series finale! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 61: ‘Across the Sea’ & ‘What They Died For’
Fate further intertwines our Oceanic 815 crew in the flash sideways, but the most memorable moments this week take place on the Island. Specifically, the iconic “bloodbath” that dwindles the number of our survivors down and forces us to say farewell to several main cast members (and not without some viewer backlash.) Ben and Kevin provide their own thoughts on that backlash and everything else going on as the end of the show draws close. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 60: ‘The Last Recruit’ & ‘The Candidate’
Unwillingly brought to the Island, Desmond is forced to be hit with yet another electromagnetic blast and his mind travels into our flash sideways where we see how his life with Widmore, Penny, Eloise, and others is very different than it is in the main timeleine. Speaking of different, we get a look into Hurley’s life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has no memory of Libby, although she certainly has memories of him, and the return of Michael.
The death of a character leads to criticism from Ben, a puzzling group split brings criticism from both hosts, and the answer of what the whispers are lead to a discussion on the pay off and if it was worthwhile. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 59: ‘Happily Ever After’ & ‘Everybody Loves Hugo’
Today we cover one of the most anticipated and one of the best LOST episodes: the first flashback of Richard Alpert. Ben and Kevin discuss why they love this episode, some of the show questions that are answered, and the state of the LOST fandom at this time. Ben also discusses the history of Richard Alpert to this point, and some of the Stephen King influence on the show. Following this, we discover just how Jin got in the clutches of Martin Keamy’s hands in the flash sideways, and the reveal of exactly what is Charles Widmore’s package. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 58: ‘Ab Aeterno’ & ‘The Package’
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’