September 22, 2014 will be the 10-year anniversary of the Lost pilot!  We’ll be releasing one podcast per week leading up to the anniversary, with our final episode releasing one day before the 10-year anniversary on September 21, 2014.

WHTGB 53-We Have To Go Back Episode 53-LA X Part 1 and Part 2

WHTGB 53-We Have To Go Back Episode 53-LA X Part 1 and Part 2

In episode 53 we enter into the home stretch of our LOST rewatch podcast and begin LOST season 6 with the two-part season premiere, “LA X” Part 1 and “LA X” Part 2.

In our discuss of “LA X” we share some of the memories we had when we watched the episode for the first time and tried to figure out what was going on in the flash sideways stories. We discuss many of the plain and subtle differences in our characters in the flash sideways vs. the original story, and talk about how the story is different to us now that we know the ending.

In our discussion about the on island happenings, we talk about finally getting to see the temple and how we feel about the information that we were given and the new characters that were introduced. We also talk about Sayid and how he has been changed by the temple waters, what Jacob knew would happen and what is plan was with the Oceanic candidates.

We also talk about the story lines surrounding Man in Black, Ben, and Richard. We discuss insight that we gained from listening to the DVD commentary from Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and questions that we’re looking to answer as we rewatch LOST season 6. Read More…

WHTGB 52-We Have To Go Back Episode 52-The Incident Part 1 and Part 2

WHTGB 52-We Have To Go Back Episode 52-The Incident Part 1 and Part 2

In episode 52 we come to the end of LOST season 5 with our look back at “The Incident” part 1 and part 2. We see Jacob visit Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Ilana, Jack, and Hurley off the island, and we also learn more about Juliet via flashback. We also see Jacob on screen for the first time and are introduced to the mysterious “man in black.”

We discuss all of the flashbacks as well as the various twists and turns taken as Jack continues his drive to detonate the hydrogen bomb and reset the timeline. We also talk about the relationship dynamics between Jack and Sawyer, Jack and Kate, Kate and Sawyer, and Sawyer and Juliet.

Of course, we also discuss all of the great storyline surrounding Locke, Ben, Richard, and Jacob. We wonder what might have happened if Ilana would have arrived at the foot of the statue sooner, how Ben fell right into the same manipulations he’s used on many others, and what we thought about this episode when it first aired. Read More…

WHTGB 51-We Have To Go Back Episode 51-Follow the Leader

WHTGB 51-We Have To Go Back Episode 51-Follow the Leader

In episode 51 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we take a look back at LOST season 5 episode 15, “Follow the Leader.” In “Follow the Leader” we see Jack pursue what he believes to be his destiny to locate the hydrogen bomb and use it to blow up the Swan Station construction site. However, we also see the breaking point in his relationship with Kate and she leaves him. Meanwhile, Sawyer and Juliet are beaten and then put on the submarine and Miles, Hurley, and Jin prepare to head back to the beach.

In 2007, we see a different perspective of the moment when Richard takes a bullet out of John’s leg and tells him that he will have to die. We also see Locke take over as the leader of the Others and decides to lead the entire group to meet Jacob. He reveals to Ben that his plan is to kill Jacob. Read More…

WHTGB 50-We Have To Go Back Episode 50-Some Like it Hoth and The Variable

WHTGB 50-We Have To Go Back Episode 50-Some Like it Hoth and The Variable

In episode 50 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we take a look back at LOST season 5 episodes 13 & 14, “Some Like it Hoth” and “The Variable.” In “Some Like it Hoth” we discuss the comedic moments between Hurley, Miles, and Pierre Chang.  We also talk about the back story that was revealed about Miles and the answers the flashbacks provided.  We also talk about our opinions of the Ewoks, and the moment when Hurley saw the numbers stamped into the Swan Station hatch.

In “The Variable” we discuss the tragic story of Daniel and the heartbreak that Eloise experienced her entire adult life as she knew that she would eventually take the life of her son.  We discuss Daniel’s plan to use the hydrogen bomb, Jack’s willingness to face destiny, Daniel’s conversation with young Charlotte, and the new info revealed during Daniel’s flashbacks.  Read More…

WHTGB 49-We Have To Go Back Episode 49-Whatever Happened, Happened and Dead is Dead

WHTGB 49-We Have To Go Back Episode 49-Whatever Happened, Happened and Dead is Dead

In episode 49 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we take a look back at LOST season 5 episodes 11 & 12, “Whatever Happened, Happened” and “Dead is Dead.” In our look back at “Whatever Happened, Happened” we discuss the answers we were given about why Kate returned to the island and what she did after she left the marina. We discuss the character arc that Kate has been through since she first landed on the island on Oceanic 815, and how Kate, Jack, and Sawyer have all shown significant growth. We also talk about the time travel rules, whether or not Jack is responsible for making Ben into the Ben we all know and love to hate, and what we would have done if we were in Jack’s position.

In our discussion of “Dead is Dead” we discuss the great backstory that we were given about Widmore and Ben, the deceptive way that Man in Black is manipulating Sun and Ben, and we discuss the various clues that we can now see that reveal that Locke is really the Man in Black. Read More…

WHTGB 48-We Have To Go Back Episode 48-Namaste and He’s Our You

WHTGB 48-We Have To Go Back Episode 48-Namaste and He’s Our You

In episode 48 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we take a look back at LOST season 5 episodes 9 & 10, “Namaste” and “He’s Our You.” In “Namaste” we see Sawyer, Juliet, and Jin work to help Jack, Hurley, and Kate blend in to the DHARMA Initiative, while trying to keep Sayid safe. Sayid, however, does not have any interest in joining up with the DHARMA Initiative. Radzinski thinks that Sayid has seen too much, and pushes to have him killed. Meanwhile, in 2007 Sun and Lapidus meet up with Christian Shepard and he tells them that Jin and the others are in 1977.

In “He’s Our You,” we see the events that led to Sayid getting on Ajira flight 316, and how he struggles with the reality that he is good at killing things. They take Sayid to the DHARMA torturer and he tells them the truth, but it’s too outrageous for them to actually believe. When Sayid sees an opportunity to kill a young Ben Linus, he sees that as his purpose for being brought back to the island. Read More…

WHTGB 47-We Have To Go Back Episode 47-The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham and LaFleur

WHTGB 47-We Have To Go Back Episode 47-The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham and LaFleur

In episode 47 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we take a look back at LOST season 5 episodes 7, “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham,” and episode 8, “LaFleur.” As Locke leaves the island he is taken to a Tunisian hospital and met by Charles Widmore. Widmore gives Locke the resources he needs to round up the Oceanic 6 and return them all to the island, but Locke fails. Ben Linus saves Locke from a moment of despair, but finishes Locke off once Locke gives him the info he needs. We talk about all of the developments with the characters and some of the interesting death scenes in our discussion of, “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham.”

In our discussion of “LaFleur” we talk about the all the events that happened on the island after Locke left. We discuss the relationship that has developed between Sawyer and Juliet, the importance of Sawyer being able to move on after killing the real Sawyer, the birth of Ethan Rom, how LaFleur was able to calm the situation between the hostiles and the Dharma camp, and the arrival of Kate, Jack, and Hurley. Read More…

WHTGB 46-We Have To Go Back Episode 46-This Place is Death and 316

WHTGB 46-We Have To Go Back Episode 46-This Place is Death and 316

In episode 46 of We Have To Go Back we take a look back at LOST season 5 episode 5, “This Place is Death” and season 5 episode 6, “316.”  In our discussion about “This Place is Death” we talk about the time jumps that bring Jin back with Sawyer and Juliet, the death of Charlotte and the history she revealed that she had with the island, and Locke’s conversation with Christian Shepard.  We also talk about the info we gathered about the Lamp Post station, and Ben’s continuous deception and lies.

In our discussion about “316″ we talk about all of the final events that bring Jack, Kate, Sun, Hurley, Sayid, and Ben together for Ajirah Airways flight 316. We talk about the back story we learned about why Christian Shepard has always worn white shoes, the stories that are teased with Kate leaving Aaron and Ben injuries, the return of Lapidus, and John Locke’s suicide note.  Read More…

WHTGB 45-We Have To Go Back Episode 45-Jughead and The Little Prince

WHTGB 45-We Have To Go Back Episode 45-Jughead and The Little Prince

In episode 45 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we take a look back at season 5 episodes 3 and 4 entitled, “Jughead” and “The Little Prince.” In “Jughead” the island continues to skip through time, landing in 1954. Daniel tells the Others how to dispose of a hydrogen bomb left on the island by the US Army. Off the island, Desmond approaches Charles Widmore to get the location of Daniel’s mother.

In “The Little Prince” the Oceanic 6 continue to fall into Ben’s plan to get them back to the island. It is revealed that Ben’s lawyer is the one trying to get Kate on the run and bust Hurley out of jail. However, Sun still has plans to kill Ben. On the island, Juliet and Miles begin having nosebleeds and the team try to make their way to the Orchid station. Read More…

WHTGB 44-We Have To Go Back Episode 44-Because You Left and The Lie

WHTGB 44-We Have To Go Back Episode 44-Because You Left and The Lie

In episode 44 of We Have To Go Back Podcast we start our rewatch of LOST season 5 with, “Because You Left” and “The Lie.”  In Because You Left” we talk about the events happening on island after the Oceanic Six left.  We discuss the incorporation of time travel into the show and how people felt about it, we also talk about the opening scene with Pierre Chang, Daniel’s knowledge of what is going on, the involvement of Penny and Desmond, and the efforts of Ben to reunite the Oceanic Six and return to the island.

In our discussion about “The Lie” we talk about the lie and the effect it had on Hurley, the return of Ana Lucia and Ethan, the compass that Richard Alpert gave to Locke, and the revelation of The Lighthouse station.  We also talk about Locke reuniting with Sawyer and Juliet on the island, the Army members that Sawyer and Juliet encounter, and the death of Frogurt.  Read More…

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