Lost/Everybody Hates Hugo
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Everybody Hates Hugo is the fourth episode of the second season, and the twenty-ninth episode overall
Disturbing memories from Hurley's past cause him to struggle with a task he's assigned inside the hatch. Meanwhile Sawyer, Michael and Jin discover the identities of their captors, and Claire uncovers a shocking piece of information about the fate of the raft.
Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko), Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Matthew Fox (Jack), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Maggie Grace (Shannon), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), Terry O'Quinn (John), Harold Perrineau, Jr. (Michael), Michelle Rodriguez (Ana-Lucia), Cynthia Watros (Libby).
- At the pit, Ana-Lucia and a man appear, lifting the pit's cover and dropping a rope in. The man asks Michael, Sawyer, and Jin to grab the rope. Jin goes first and then Michael, but Sawyer refuses and the pit is shut, leaving him in there by himself. Sometime later, the man reappears at the pit and drops a rope in for Sawyer. After discovering his friends are okay, Sawyer takes the rope and is pulled out of the pit. Michael tells him everything is cool and, after talking, they believe they were also on the plane. The group ventures into the jungle and Libby introduces herself to Michael, asking him how many survived on the other side of the island. Michael tells her around 40 and Libby tells her 23 survived here. The group arrives at a bunker door and goes inside. The interior is filthy and very much abandoned, but a DHARMA logo is on the wall. There are only a few other people inside and Michael asks Libby about there being 23 of them, but Libby replies that there were 23 of them. Later, a man approaches Michael, Sawyer and Jin. He asks the group if a woman named Rose is where they came from and if she's okay. Michael tells him that Rose is okay. The man introduces himself as Bernard.
- At the beach, Charlie approaches Hurley and demands to know what's inside the hatch. Hurley tells him it's like a bunker from WWII, only more new, but refuses to say anything more about what's inside. Angered that Hurley won't tell him what's inside the hatch and believing Hurley lied to him about being worth $150 million, Charlie storms off. Hurley finds Rose doing laundry. He asks her if she wants to know what's inside the hatch, since everyone has been asking him, but Rose tells him it's his business and not hers. Rose tells him that, whatever it is, it's not going to help get the laundry done. As the hatch does have a washer and dryer, Hurley decides to take her down into the hatch where they come across Jack. Hurley tells Jack that Rose won't tell anyone. The group walks into the pantry and Jack tells Hurley it's his responsibility to inventory all of the food, figure out how to make it last, and make sure nobody gets anything. Hurley and Rose begin to catalog the contents of the pantry when Kate appears and asks if they found any shampoo. Rose points out the shampoo and, much to the chagrin of Hurley, Kate takes it and leaves. Out in the jungle, Charlie tries to secretly follow Locke back to the hatch, but Locke tells him he can come out and that he's been walking in a giant circle. Charlie tells Locke that he deserves some answers and Locke asks him what he wants to know. He tells Charlie about the button that needs to be pushed and that Hurley is in charge of the food. After his conversation with Locke, Charlie approaches Hurley and tells him he knows about the food and wants to know if there's any peanut butter inside. When Hurley tells him there are a couple jars, Charlie asks for a jar for Claire. Hurley refuses and Charlie tells him he's changed. Inside the hatch, Hurley confronts Locke and asks him why he told Charlie, that he doesn't want to do this. Locke tells him he doesn't get to quit, so Hurley walks off into the jungle and gets the remaining dynamite from the Black Rock. Inside the hatch, Rose discovers Hurley place a fuse in the dynamite and asks him what he's doing. Hurley tells her they were all fine before this, that everyone is going to ask him why they didn't get something out of the pantry when another person did, that everyone will get really mad and start asking why he gets to decide, that they'll all hate him. That night, on the beach, Hurley tells Jack the inventory is done and that there's only enough food to feed one guy for another three months. Jack agrees to Hurley's plan, and Hurley gives all the pantry food to all the survivors.
- Inside the hatch, Sayid tries to break through a doorway blocked off in cement. Jack asks him how it's going and Sayid tells him there's more concrete on the other side of the door -- probably eight to ten feet thick, at least. Using the key around his neck, Jack shows Sayid that it's being magnetically attracted by something behind the door. The two descend into the crawlspace underneath the flooring to try to find a way in underneath, but discover that more concrete has been poured down there, too. Sayid suggests that there's a geothermal generator behind the wall and that's the power source for the bunker. After hearing a noise coming from the pipes, Jack decides to check it out and climbs out from a grate in the floor to find Kate taking a shower.
- At Sun's garden, Claire and Shannon appear with the raft's bottle of messages. Claire tells Sun that she found something in the water and told Shannon about it, and they decided Sun should know. She gives Sun the bottle of messages and tells her they thought she should decide what to do. That night, Sun buries the bottle on the beach near the camp.
- Flashback: Hurley
Inside his home, Hurley is watching the television. The lotto girl announces the winning numbers for the Mega Lotto Jackpot's near record jackpot and, realizing he has the winning numbers, Hurley faints. His mother, Carmen, comes into the room and slaps Hurley to wake him up. She asks him what happened, but Hurley hides the lottery ticket and lies. Carmen tells him he has to change his life, that he can't just go to work and eat chicken, but Hurley tells her that maybe he doesn't want to change his life.
At Hurley's place of work, Mr. Cluck's, Hurley is engrossed in looking at his winning lottery ticket. His friend, Johnny, asks him if he's okay and Hurley hides the lottery ticket in his pocket and tells Johnny he's fine. Randy, Hurley's boss, calls Hurley into his office and shows him a surveillance tape from the previous night showing Hurley eating chicken he didn't pay for. After berating Hurley with other on-the-job offenses, Hurley tells Randy that he's quitting. Johnny finds Hurley in the Mr. Cluck's parking lot, telling Hurley that he also quit and they've got themselves a day off.
Hurley and Johnny stop by a record store and look through the $2 sale bin, picking up a Drive Shaft CD from the One Hit Wonders section while singing mostly the chorus from "You All Everybody." Hurley decides to check out the headphones and the girl behind the counter, Starla, smiles when Hurley approaches. She asks him why the two of them aren't at work and they tell her they quit. She tells him he's her rock and he's messing with her worldview by quitting. Hurley asks Starla if maybe she'd like to go see a band play on Friday and she tells him she could probably go on Saturday. Leaving the record store, Johnny tells Hurley he's been crushing on Starla for months and doing nothing, wondering what has gotten into Hurley to finally ask her out.
That night, Johnny and Hurley are stealing garden gnomes from people's lawns. At another person's house, the two are arranging the garden gnomes went Randy appears from the doorway and yells at them. The two run to Johnny's van and take off, revealing that the garden gnomes are arranged to spell out "Cluck You" on Randy's lawn. In Johnny's van, Hurley makes Johnny promise that, no matter what happens, they'll never change. The two pull into a gas station and see news crews interviewing the gas station clerk. Hurley tries to get Johnny to leave, but he gets out of his van to see what's going on. The clerk points at Hurley in the van and tells everyone that he's the guy who bought the winning lottery ticket.
- What happened to the other eighteen survivors from the tail section?
- The tail section crashed on the other side of the island with 23 survivors. (Pilot, Part 1)
- The group that captured Michael, Sawyer, and Jin are the tail-section survivors. (Orientation)
The Cursed Numbers
- Hurley attempts to blow up the pantry using the remaining dynamite obtained from the Black Rock in Exodus, Part 2.
- Got Walt?: During Hurley's dream sequence, the milk carton he's drinking out of has a picture of Walt on it with the text "Missing".
- Where's Randy?: Randy, Hurley's boss at Mr. Cluck's, is the same man as Locke's boss at the cardboard manufacturer in Walkabout.
Behind the Scenes
- Location, Location, Location: Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack, Hurley and Johnny's former place of employment, is actually a Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits in Honolulu. The gas station in which Hurley purchased the winning lottery ticket is an Aloha Gasoline station next to the Popeye's.
Allusions and References
- The L-Team: While talking to Locke, Charlie mentions how he would have gone "off to the Black Rock on the bloody A-Team mission" if someone had asked him. The A-Team was a show centering around the adventures of four ex-Army men who were accused of having committed a crime during the Vietnam War. The A-Team, composed of Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock, Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck, and Sergeant B.A. Baracus, traveled the United States (and occasionally other countries) on the run from the military police. The show ran from 1983 to 1987.
- Hurley Bear: Johnny refers to Hurley as "Huggy Bear". "Huggy Bear" Brown was a police informant on Starsky and Hutch.
- Easy Money: When Hurley and Johnny are driving around town, they listen to the Billy Joel's Easy Money.
- Jin: Hi there, Hurley.
Hurley: Jin, you're here.
Jin: I sure am.
Hurley: Dude, you speak English.
Jin: No, you're speaking Korean.
Hurley: (in Korean) I am?
(a man in a chicken suit appears next to Jin)
Hurley: (in Korean) What's he doing here?
Jin: Everything's going to change.
Hurley: (in Korean) What?
Jin: Everything's going to change. Have a cluckity cluck-cluck day, Hugo.
(Hurley is awakened by the countdown beeper)
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