Trans 2008-05-03: “Something Nice Back Home”


This episode of “The Transmission” takes a look at “Something Nice Back Home,” the tenth episode of the fourth season of “LOST.” We recap the episode in eight minutes, then spend some time discussing it in greater detail. Then, we turn it over to You All Everybody, featuring our brilliant listeners and readers. In the Forward Cabin, we preview next week’s episode and discuss a major shoot in Wai’anae. For the curious, this is why the podcast was late this week.

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  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:01:18 “LOST” in 8 Minutes
  • 0:09:40 Discussion
  • 0:31:28 Feedback: You All Everybody
  • 0:54:53 News & Spoilers: The Forward Cabin
  • 0:59:01 Closing

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10 Responses to Trans 2008-05-03: “Something Nice Back Home”

  1. Of COURSE they are filming in Wai’anae – NOW! Because that would have been too easy for me while I was on Oahu staying in MAKAHA!!! But noooo I had to drive all over the North Shore trying to find them instead!(LOL that’s my luck!) Love your podcast, btw 🙂

  2. OMG – just watched you take that fall “bra”! That was awesome! And you are seriously the best sport EVER! I am proud and humbled by your stick-to-it-ive-ness! (And yes, I think that should be a word).
    Dude, if everyone could laugh at themselves a little more what a wonderful world this would (always) be! Mahalo for making my day!
    Jayne OGorman
    Northport, NY

  3. LostLou says:

    I can’t believe a little spilled jamba juice made the podcast a day late. I have gotten into a routine of watching Lost on Friday nights and listening to the podcast on Saturday. I tried a few other podcasts on saturday night but your podcast is so much better than all the others. I had to content myself to wait till you got it finished. And it was well worth the wait. Your commentary is crisp and clear. A real pleasure to listen to.

    I actually read all the comments in the previous entry – a first for me – andI just have a little to add. When my smoke alarm goes off, its a solid piercing shriek. When its battery needs changing it chirps. I think Jack’s smoke detector just needed a new battery.

    But yeah, that kind of smoke detector doesn’t really belong in an office building. I think the writers were just having some fun.

    And the prop guy making the mistake with the newspaper is very unlike Lost. Probably just an oversight though.

  4. Moriah says:

    Another great show!

    By the way, I never assumed that the sports article Jack was reading referred to a playoff series. Most fans who care enough about the outcome of a regular season game would watch playoff games, especially if their team was on the verge of ending their season. I think Jack falls into this category. If nothing else, he would have stayed up to watch SportsCenter to see highlights when he gets home from work. I think this must have been a regular season series sweep.

  5. Mike K says:

    Now if we subscribe to the theory that these visions of Christian Shepherd by Jack and Claire are actually the smoke monster taking the form that Jack and Claire actually saw him (with the different outfits) then we can’t apply the same idea to Charlie. The vision of Charlie that Hurley saw at the mental institute looked nothing like Charlie when Hurley last saw him alive, and in fact looked very different than Hurley ever saw him on the island. The smokey memory-scanning theory seems to break down at that point.

  6. Carrie says:

    I really think it is probable that the reason Bernard was in the operating room helping with Jack’s operation is because he has some medical training due to his background in dentistry. It also would not surprise me if he was once an army medic as he is about the right age, and he appeared to be more comfortable with shooting than your average pheasant hunter!

    In regards to smokey, I think the different rules that apply to different people are somehow related to kharma. I remember from the last Echo episode that just before the smoke monster got him there were flashes from his life visible in the smoke. They reminded me of camera flashes. I don’t know where this is going as it would seem Kimi’s kharma would be quite negative. Just my thoughts.

    Keep the podcasts coming!

  7. ClaireBug says:

    Ryan, saw the pratfall – hope all is well!

    Okay, the reason I am writing has to do with the smoke detector.

    I agree – why would indeed a medical building have a battery powered smoke detector when most buildings of that sort have a central alarm system etc. But what bugs me and I hope this is not too nitpicky, is that people keep saying that the smoke detector went off. I have 4 of those just like that in my house and every single time I use my broiler one of them goes off. It is a loud, piercing screech that requires finding ear protection before resetting it. On the other hand, it most meekly beeps at me when its battery is nearly drained, until I replace the battery.

    The sound heard at Jack’s office was the battery alert – NOT the smoke detector “going off”.

    Love your podcast, but you already know that. Thanks for all you do.

  8. If it makes anyone feel any better just think of the generic smoke detector as one added later to catch smokers or something.

    What bugs me is that Kate couldn’t be more open and honest about what she was up to. Given she knows about Jack’s history with his first wife, you’d think she’d know he might be sensitive about secrets. Granted that it would be nice if Jack would confide in Kate about why he’s hitting the pills.

    You’re telling me Kate isn’t smart enough to notice the substance abuse and not willing to put her foot down to make him stop.

    Great episode though… I’m waiting for Ms. Hawking to make another appearance.

  9. Adam from Blackpool in England says:

    Hi and thanks for your great podcasts.

    Only just discovered the lost transmission, but now i listen to it every Sunday night. (We dont get to see lost till 3 days after you fellows and i listen in as soon as ive viewed). Forgive my ignorance if i am going over old ground but when do the cast and crew find out about the storyline on each episode and what is the time difference between filming and airing of the shows.

    Many regards and thanks for the show.


  10. Carol Daley says:

    I just finished listening to your Podcast and I was thinking that since Desmond was not a passenger on Oceanic 815, he might not be considered one of the Oceanic Six.

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