Previously On LOST 53: The Cost of Living

by Previously On Lost

The cost of living can sometimes be heavy on people. Eko had to wrestle with the choice to ask forgiveness from “Yemi”. In the end, the choice was made, but what was it? Elsewhere, Jack watches a very interesting version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Flashbacks focus on Eko and the aftermath of the death of his brother, Yemi. Join Mike, Kory and Steven as they take a look at Season 3, Episode 5 of LOST and discuss the implications of stealing graham crackers from a food shed!

On the 53rd episode, Mike, Kory and Steven review and discuss the season 3 episode, The Cost of Living! Eko is on a mission to find Yemi’s body on the island so a return trip to the Pearl is on the list. Eko must pay the ultimate price for not asking forgiveness, but is the cost too high. On Hydra Island, Jack receives a very cryptic message from Juliet after attending a funeral for one of the Others. Flashbacks focus on Eko and how the impact of Yemi’s death affected him and his dealings with criminals. Mike, Kory and Steven also take a look at the pop culture references and give a glimpse into the next episode!

Show Notes

  • Introductions
    • Social Media
  • Summary of “The Cost of Living”
  • Interesting Episode Facts
  • Days on the Island
  • Previously on LOST
  • Discussion of “The Cost of Living”
    • Tracking the Story
      • Eko Flashbacks
      • Losties Camp
      • Hydra Island
    • In Memorium
    • 23 Rating System of the Episode
    • Ending Discussion
      • Unanswered Questions
      • Sawyer’s Name Dictionary
      • Pop Culture References for “The Cost of Living”
  • The Next Episode to be Discussed
    • “I Do”


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LOST made a huge cultural impact in television back in 2004, defining and solidifying the golden age of television and elevating serial dramas to a status not seen in more than a century. For six years, LOST stretched the viewers’ imaginations, while also inspiring a generation of storytellers. Previously On Lost is a deep-dive rewatch podcast, analyzing and enjoying every episode of the series as well as ancillary material. Your hosts Mike, Kory and Steven, three series experts who share a deep love for the Island, will take you on a journey filled with flashbacks, flashforwards, and even flash-sideways all designed to take you deeper into a story where anything is possible. Whether this is your first time watching the series or an old adventurer, we have to go back!

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