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’
A further look into Sayid’s past reveals more about how he was shaped into the killer he has become, his association with Ben after leaving the Island, and what he feels his purpose is for returning to the Island. We also learn Kate’s purpose for returning and what happened to Aaron. These episode shed some light on how the DHARMA Initiative operates and Ben Linus’ past, with some mixed feelings from our hosts. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 50: ‘He’s Our You’ & ‘Whatever Happened, Happened’
This week’s episodes focuses on the DHARMA Initiative, and how Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, and Jin have made a brand new life for themselves in the seventies amongst them. Of course their new life is torn asunder with the arrival of Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid to the Island. In the present day, Sun and Lapidus go looking for Jin and make a harrowing discovery.
Ben and Kevin discuss their thoughts on the show focusing on the Dharma Initiative in its hay day, a production snafu that set the LOST fan community ablaze, a fairly major continuity error (possibly two?), and some surprisingly awesome team ups. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 49: ‘LaFleur’ & ‘Namaste’
This may be our most controversial episode to date, as our hosts take to task an almost universally beloved episode of LOST as an example of Season 5 showing some major cracks. There’s plenty to like, but also some serious inconsistencies, what Ben feels is a major cop out from the writers, and a small change that would have made a world of difference in how this episode was viewed.
This is one we’re hoping to hear a lot of feedback from listeners, so contact us on social media or email below to share your thoughts on our thoughts on The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 48: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’
Some big answers are given on this week’s episode, namely, how does Locke get off the Island and how do the Oceanic Six make it back to the Island? LOST delves into some fan service but showing us the halcyon days of Rousseau on the Island, including filling in the gaps on some of the stories she’s told in previous seasons, and another appearance from the Smoke Monster. To help you out, Ben has helped establish a small timeline of events to put things into context. One of these two episodes provides what the hosts feel is the best quote in the show’s history, and a Top 10 overall episode to boot. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 47: ‘This Place Is Death’ & ‘316’