Previously On LOST 68: The Man Behind The Curtain

by Previously On Lost

Do you need a fresh start? Looking for a new career path? Join the Dharma Initiative and you too can become an island janitor! At least that’s what Roger Linus did as we learn about who Ben Linus really is and how he came to be the leader of the Others. Join Mike, Kory and Steven as they take a look at Season 3, Episode 20 of LOST and hope to be the chosen ones able to hear Jacob’s voice in the cabin in the woods!

On the 68th episode, Mike, Kory and Steven review and discuss the season 3 episode, “Man Behind The Curtain”! Picking up from where Locke arrives back at the Others’ camp, Locke has requested to be taken immediately to Jacob. Ben obliges and the two head toward Jacob’s cabin. But when only Locke hears Jacob, Ben does the unthinkable. Meanwhile, back at the beach, the tape of Juliet’s “treacherous plan” is played for all to hear. Flashbacks show Ben’s birth and how he came to be the leader of the Others. 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 “Man Behind The Curtain”
  • Interesting Episode Facts
  • Days on the Island
  • Previously on LOST
  • Discussion of “Man Behind The Curtain”
    • Tracking the Story
      • Ben Linus Flashbacks
      • The Beach
      • The Others
    • In Memorium
      • Roger Linus
      • The Dharma Crew
    • 23 Rating System of the Episode
    • Ending Discussion
      • Unanswered Questions
      • Sawyer’s Name Dictionary
      • Pop Culture References for “Man Behind The Curtain”
  • The Next Episode to be Discussed
    • “Greatest Hits” (Charlie)


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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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