LOST – Everyone Loves Hugo – Theories and Observations

Spoilers ahead

Another great episode, full of surprises!

First some of the things I saw:

  • Pierre Chang (aka. Dr. Marvin Candle) – the guy from the films that were first seen in the Hatch, was the announcer for Hugo’s award presentation. …And it sure seemed like that might have been a memorial service.

  • Good to see Michael again. And glad to finally get an official explanation for what those whispers were. I know most everyone knew the whispering was a precursor for someone dead appearing, but it was good to find out that they are “the ones that can’t move on”. Perhaps when this all resolves, they’ll be able to move on. I think it’s also likely they’ll eventually all help take down the man in black.

  • GREAT to see Libby. No real explanation for how the “real” Libby (as opposed to the “sideways” Libby) go into the mental hospital, and come to think of it no real explanation of how Libby started seeing the “other” universe. I really liked how they put that together.

  • Ilana blowing up was a shocker. If we go by the LOST mythos for when people die on the island (and Ben’s observation later) was “done” with what she had to do there. Perhaps she’ll be back to help as a ghost?

  • That spear Locke is carving… what is he planning on using that for? Anything? Maybe the stick is just a stick.

  • I thought it was interesting that Sayid admitted he didn’t kill Widmore’s people… I didn’t say this last episode when it happened, but maybe there could some good left in him?

  • Anyone know what that red book was that Hurley found in Ilana’s belongings?

  • I thought it was interesting to see that the Jacob’s ashes are now in Hurley’s possession. We’re going to be seeing more of that bag.

  • Wasn’t the guy behind the counter at Mr. Clucks a former actor on “Freaks and Geeks”? Sure looked like it.

  • Desmond meets with Hurley, and gives him a little push in the right direction to find out what’s was going on with Libby. Desmond’s order number “42” was a nice touch.

  • Does Desmond really think UnLocke is really John Locke?

  • Ben’s observation about Ilana and wondering what the island will do with everyone else is interesting too. Will they be killed? Let go, free to leave? Will they pull a Klinger and stay even though they’ve been desperate to leave?

  • The Black Rock blowing up… Sure didn’t see that coming.

  • I liked Hurley’s observation: “Dead people more reliable than the live people”.

  • There was an island on the chalk board at the mental institution.

  • A different kid shows up, and freaks out UnLocke. Are these kids that were originally on the island?

  • Why in the world does Hurley want to take everyone to see Locke?

  • Nice move by Richard trying to get Hurley to tell him that the island is a bottle. Speaking of Richard, now that Ilana blew up, Richard’s about the only one that knows what’s going on. Richard, Ben and Miles leaving…. I think it’s a mistake that they went off by themselves. It’ll probably end up getting them killed.

  • Jack’s observation that he’s supposed to “let go” was interesting. But, in true LOST fashion, they plant that seed of doubt when Hurley says, “unless you letting go gets us killed.”

  • Michael wants Hurley to tell Libby that he’s “very sorry”. Why haven’t we seen Libby yet? Has she been able to move on?

  • Good to see that Hurley and Libby got that date on the beach. When they kissed, all those memories came flooding back to Hurley. That’s probably the key thing to people remembering: Love.

  • When UnLocke and Desmond made it to that well, it was a foregone conclusion that Locke was going to dump Desmond into it. And if you saw the previews, you know that it didn’t kill Desmond. UnLocke also said that it wasn’t the only well on the island.

    Also good to see that UnLocke is a little unnerved that Desmond isn’t afraid.

  • Jack sure looked surprised when he saw UnLocke, didn’t he? And Sun was disappointed not to see Jin.

  • And what about Desmond slamming into Locke in that wheelchair? Wow! The ramifications of that…geesh. My very first thought after seeing that was, will that accident get Locke to walk again? Second, maybe that was Desmond’s way of getting Locke to have a near death experience so he could see himself on the island. Harsh. Third, maybe the Locke we’ve been seeing in the “sideways” world isn’t Locke at all. Maybe that’s really the Man in Black, who’s taken over as Locke in this world and Desmond really was trying to kill him?

  • The preview for next week looked great too. I loved they used the Gene Wilder chant from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. Sure looked like Sayid was headed out to shoot Desmond, didn’t it?

  • Finally, did anyone notice Hurley looking into a mirror in this episode, as so many others did in their episodes?
  • So, what did you think of this episode?

10 thoughts on “LOST – Everyone Loves Hugo – Theories and Observations”

  1. Did not expect such a bombastic episode out of a Hurley story. Ilana was shocking, wheareas Artz was really funny (to me, and I do know I’m a little twisted). Hurley blowing up the Black Rock was gutsy and nothing I ever expected from him.

    I too thought it was interesting that Desmond was not afraid of unLocke, but then Des does not know that John was dead (does he?) and that he is the Smoke Monster. Des and Locke had a relatively cordial relationship.

    I thought that boy in the woods was the same boy who warned Smokey he couldn’t kill candidates…

    Am I the only one who thought the Locke spear was a callback to Eko? Am I reading to much into it?

    After Des, er, “bumps” into lock in Alt-World, I thought of 2 specific scenes: 1. the first time we saw Locke on the island (but more specifically “Walkabout”) and 2. the scene immediately after Locke’s father defenestrates him. But did Des do that to awaken Locke to his island reality? Did he do it to kill him off island? Did he do it because Alt-World Locke is not Locke at all?

  2. The Willy Wonka music in the preview freaked me out. Just mind blowing…wouldn’t have had the same effect in an earlier season. Being this close to the end…wow. Gave me chills.

  3. Kali: “I thought that boy in the woods was the same boy who warned Smokey he couldn’t kill candidates…”

    It was. IMDB confirms it; his hair color was slightly different, but it is the same actor.

    My only gripe with the ep (it was a good ep) was the portrayal of Hurley’s character in the sideways timeline. For such a successful businessman, he sure was a wuss and indecisive. He’s much more decisive on the Island. No way there’s anyone that successful without being more rigid/businesslike. I don’t care how ‘lucky’ he is…just ain’t gonna happen. Made it not entirely believable for me.

  4. Well, I dunno, Andy. I know awfully successful people in business you have a hot mess of a personal life. I think (part of) the point is that everyone on the island is decidedly flawed because there is a huge gap in their lives.

  5. Did anyone else think it was interesting that Island Locke said “nobody on Earth knows you’re here” to Desmond before pushing him into the well? Widmore and his posse know he’s there and so does Sayid. Maybe the island isn’t on Earth?

  6. “Made it not entirely believable for me.” And, like all the rest is believable? (Ha ha…yes, I know what you meant 🙂

    This may be way off base, but this occurred to me this afternoon. what if the parallel people in the two different worlds could (potentially) serve as sort of a doorway between the two worlds. Desmond has already demonstrated that it’s at least possible to have some consciousness of both worlds (if not fully understood).

    So, what if it is POSSIBLE for the two Locke’s to serve as sort of opposite ends of a “worm hole”-like path way between the island and the other world? If LAX Desmond is aware that Island Locke is really the smoke monster, and evil, and must not escape the island, is it possible that Desmond tried to kill LAX-Locke in an effort to slam shut that end of such a worm hole?

  7. That’s as valid as any other theory, but I thought that when asked, Desmond said, “You are John Locke.” I’m not sure Des is aware of Smokey’s effect on a dead Locke.

  8. Locke getting hit is going to have something to do with his fate being in the hands of Jack. This will be in direct contrast with what’s going on on the island, IE Jacks fate having something to do with SmokeyLocke (notice the looks exchanged between Jack and Locke right at the end)… Looking forward to next week!

  9. Hmm, but the whispers explanation doesn’t fit, as whispers often came when Walt appeared, who wasn’t actually dead, and he also cannot have been imitated by the smoke monster either (as the smoke monster can only imitate dead people). I don’t know what to make of that, but thought I’d point it out.

  10. Just had another thought – Remember last season when normal Locke flashed through time to find a very worried Richard, who then gave him the (compass?) before Locke flashed back again? I wonder what effect normal Locke appearing in the same time as smoke-Locke – however briefly. The smoke monster can only imitate dead people, but if normal Locke flashed to their time then he would technically be alive. But now that Jacob is dead, Smoke-Locke is in fixed form! So here comes the question again – What would happen if normal Locke did in fact appear in the same time as Smoke-Locke?
    An interesting thought.

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