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’
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
The 100th episode of LOST provides the long awaited flashback episode for one Daniel Faraday, where we witness how Eloise Hawking had a hand in guiding Daniel to the Island, why she did so, and that maybe his “whatever happened, happened” mantra has some exceptions.
In the next episode, Locke exposes Ben as a fraud while stating a shocking mission, Jack feels he found his purpose as to why he returned to the Island, and Sawyer and Juliet look to leave as they’re finally exposed in 1977. The table is set for next week’s Season 5 finale in this historic podcast episode! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 52: ‘The Variable’ & ‘Follow The Leader’
As we learn this week, the history between Ben Linus and Charles Widmore is tumultuous and complex. We learn about their past, as well as witness Ben go on a journey to be judged by the Island for forgiveness now that he has returned in a performance so well done it earned Michael Emerson an Emmy.
We finally get our first flashback of our Freighter folks with Miles, learning about his connection to the Island, his gift of “communicating” with the Dead, and his own set of Daddy issues. We also discover there may be more to the other Ajira 316 passengers than we thought. Two great episodes this week as we get closer to the Season 5 finale! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 51: ‘Dead is Dead’ & ‘Some Like It Hoth’