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 58-We Have To Go Back Episode 58-Happily Ever After and Everybody Loves Hugo

WHTGB 58-We Have To Go Back Episode 58-Happily Ever After and Everybody Loves Hugo

In episode 58 we take a look at LOST season 6 episode 11, “Happily Ever After” and season 6 episode 12, “Everybody Loves Hugo.” For those of us who can’t get enough Desmond and Penny (or Charlie), “Happily Ever After” gives us all the stuff we love. Desmond’s life in the flash sideways is dramatically different from the life we’ve seen until Charlie takes control and helps wake Desmond up. Along the way Desmond encounters Charles Widmore, Eloise Hawking, and Daniel Faraday. On island, Desmond is subjected to an electromagnetic experiment by Charles Widmore.

In “Everybody Loves Hugo,” Hurley takes the lead after Ilana’s death. He leads the beach team to the Black Rock and then to an encounter with the Man in Black. In the flash sideways, Hurley is a wealthy business owner and philanthropist, known the world over for his generosity. When a blind date fails to show up, he has a chance encounter with Libby. Intrigued by their encounter, he asks her out on a date and is awakened when they kiss. Read More…

WHTGB 57-We Have To Go Back Episode 57-Ab Aeterno and The Package

WHTGB 57-We Have To Go Back Episode 57-Ab Aeterno and The Package

In episode 57 we take a look at LOST season 6 episode 9, “Ab Aeterno” and season 6 episode 10, “The Package.” In “Ab Aeterno” we finally discover the mysterious back story of Richard Alpert. Through flashback we see how he got to be on the Black Rock, how he was manipulated by Man in Black and Jacob, and why he doesn’t age.

In “The Package” we learn more of Jin and Sun’s flash sideways story the reveals how Jin wound up in the refrigerator at the restaurant. On the island, Sun loses her ability to speak English and finds it difficult to communicate with the rest of her group. Locke encounters Charles Widmore and declares that a war is coming. Read More…

WHTGB 56-We Have To Go Back Episode 56-Dr. Linus and Recon

WHTGB 56-We Have To Go Back Episode 56-Dr. Linus and Recon

In episode 56 we journey back to episodes 7 and 8 of LOST season 6, “Dr. Linus” and “Recon.” In the Ben Linus centric episode, “Dr. Linus,” we see Ben in a new light. He’s a high school history teacher and he’s a mentor to a promising young student, Alex Rousseau. On the island, Ben deals with the remorse of his actions and inactions that have led to the deaths of many people including Alex and Jacob.

In “Recon,” Sawyer is sent on a recon mission to Hydra island by the man in black. He meets Zoe and Charles Widmore. In the flash sideways, we see Sawyer as a police detective partnered with Miles Straume. Sawyer is still looking for Anthony Cooper and intends to kill him when he finds him. Sawyer also has a date with one of our Losties, Charlotte Staples Lewis. Read More…

WHTGB 55-We Have To Go Back Episode 55-Lighthouse and Sundown

WHTGB 55-We Have To Go Back Episode 55-Lighthouse and Sundown

In episode 55 we take a look back at two action-filled and mythology-filled episodes from season 6 of LOST, “Lighthouse” and “Sundown.”

In our conversation about “Lighthouse” we discuss our first impressions when it is revealed that Jack has a son named David and his flash sideways story mirrors his on-island comments to Hurley about being a bad father. We discuss Jacob’s messages to Hurley and how this episode will be a turning point for Jack. We also talk about the new information we learned about the temple people and very interesting scenes we had of Claire and her squirrel baby.

In our discussion of “Sundown” we talk about the great themes involving Sayid and his desire to prove that he is not the bad man that people think he is. We talk about the great fight scenes of Sayid vs. Dogan and Sayid vs. Keamy. We share some of our opinions that have changed since the first time we saw this episode, the great dialogue and manipulation by the man in black, and the resurgence of Ilana’s team. Read More…

WHTGB 54-We Have To Go Back Episode 54-What Kate Does and The Substitute

WHTGB 54-We Have To Go Back Episode 54-What Kate Does and The Substitute

In episode 54 we dig deeper into the final season of LOST by taking a look back at season 6 episode 3 & 4, “What Kate Does” and “The Substitute.”

As we discuss “What Kate Does” we point out some of the ways that the writers and producers tied in characters from the previous stories into the flash sideways world. We also discuss similarities in how Kate found herself once again with Claire as Claire goes into labor. We share our favorite moments from the flash sideways stories as well as the on-island story that is following team Jack. We discuss the strange developments surrounding Sayid, and the mystery of Dogan. We also talk about Sawyer’s decision to leave the temple, and his brokenness as he continues to mourn the loss of Juliet.

In our discussion about “The Substitute” we cover the flash sideways story of John Locke. We talk about the differences and similarities of this world and the previous stories and we take a few minutes to take some verbal punches and Locke’s boss, Randy. We also discuss the on-island story of Man in Black and he begins to try and recruit those on the island to his side. We talk about what the recruitment means, throw out some questions to the listeners, and talk about Sawyer’s decision to leave the island with the Man in Black. Read More…

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…

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