Trans 2009-02-21: “316”


This episode of “The Transmission” takes a look at the sixth episode of Season 5, “316.” We recap the story in eight minutes, then spend some time discussing it in greater depth. Then, we turn it over to You All Everybody, our brilliant listeners and readers. Then, in the Forward Cabin, we review what we know about “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” and talk about the last week of filming on The Island.

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  • 0:00:41 Introduction
  • 0:01:10 “LOST” in 8 Minutes
  • 0:07:29 Discussion
  • 0:28:36 You All Everybody
  • 1:02:27 The Forward Cabin
  • 1:10:35 Closing

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19 Responses to “Trans 2009-02-21: “316””

  1. Camille says:

    i’m still listening, but it occurred to me that maybe LIBBY showed up to Hurley. I think that would spook him and move him even more than Charlie showing up.

  2. Robert says:

    Great podcast as always. As far as Ben being able to go back to the island, Ben is the one who said if u turn the donkey wheel u can’t go back. Ben is known for lying, ALOT!! It is quite possible he told Locke that so Locke wouldn’t put up a fight to be able to turn the wheel because Locke feels he is supposed to be on the island. Also, Locke turned the donkey wheel and he is going back, albeit dead. So I would think that disproves Bens statement of the ramifications of turning the wheel.

  3. Glenn - Just curious says:

    With all this time travel going on, I imagine that many of us are going back to the older episodes to verify a few things. I’m doing this now and find that the episodes that focused Desmond were the most telling.

    I have a few issues/questions:

    In the “Catch 22” episode, Ms Hawkins says to Desmond, (I’m paraphrasing) “If you don’t give back the ring, walk out of the door, and go to the island to push the button for three years, every one of us is dead”. How is it that Desmond can remember Ms. Hawkins when he sees her later on in Los Angeles, but Charlie didn’t remember Desmond from that same time period – obviously they met in the past when he out on the London street playing his guitar. Shouldn’t he have remembered him on the island?

    Re: Richards watch being in many places/times at once: In “Catch 22”, Desmond finds the picture with him and Penny in Naomi’s backpack/book, before she is about to be found by Desmond, Hurley, Charlie and Jin. How does this second picture exist when Desmond has the only copy of he and Penny? The photographer only took one picture.

  4. soko says:

    HURLEY- Camille, I thought Libby would push Hurley over the top as well. He’s seen a lot of people but she would make him stop and listen.

    WALT – was not one of the O-6 – Also, does Giant Walt need a plane to get to the island?

    the island is a place where – you can find it… if you know where it is.- So that does not change people coming and going, or supplies being brought in. I also don’t think that the island WAS constantly moving. It has to stay in a place hidden out of sequence with time… at least for a good while. That is why it had to be “moved” and they didn’t just wait 5 minutes for the island to be gone on its own and hard to find again. After the “move” maybe the jumping in time and location happens FAST, making it a scientific/magical feat to track it down again.

    perhaps one of the island’s normal periodic moves or jumps is near another island. They can go to that island for a span of time then they have to be off it again before the main island jumps again.

    No one talks to each other because
    1. Many have just said ‘ I don’t want to be seen with you or near you or see you or go on that plane or do your bidding anymore ! ‘ and yet there they all are.
    2. They are going back to the island that they worked so hard to leave. and they are all going there with secrets that they don’t want to tell. Not talking is a great way to keep a secret.

    did Desmond expose his existence to Widmore as well as his knowledge of Faraday and his plans to find Faraday’s mother? All of those link him to the island, the freighter,and the fact that people can come and go to the place Widmore was trying to kill people to get control of. This would undo everything since Des didn’t know of Sun’s secret dealings

  5. Knives Monroe says:

    I would very much like to see Walt again on the island, but I know for a fact it is too soon. We will see him again on that island, but long after the losties are done with their journey.

  6. Hi Ryan and Jen!

    Just a few thoughts that I will try to keep brief:

    -In The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (excellent books, by the way! I would recommend reading them. My mom read them to us when we were kids and I’ve re-read them multiple times.) the witch only wants all the siblings in order to kill them and prevent the prophecy from coming true. Given that we don’t know Ben’s motives for helping the O6 return, or why the island wants them back, it’s possible that they could be in great danger.

    -Kate, pregnant? Probably impossible timing for being pregnant on the flight. Though we didn’t record this for our podcast, Denise and I were discussing how long it takes sperm to travel and also how long it takes for a fertilized egg to implant itself so that a woman could actually be considered pregnant, and it takes hours and hours if not a day or two. (Maybe the egg implanted the moment Jack read the note from Locke,