Lost

Season 6 Episode 12

Everybody Loves Hugo

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 13, 2010 on ABC
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Hurley worries over what the group should do next, and Locke is curious about the new arrival to his camp.

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  • Dude ! .

    10
    Huge , what a character that can make set on you edge of the seat .



    when he saw Libby for the first time i know there is something that will happened between the two and when i saw Des i know foe sure that he is up to something , now he is trying to get them all together . and when Locke met Des and Des sat hello there brother , i just opened my mouth . how the hell he so cool about it but afterwords he said " What's the point of being afraid " . so many things happened in this episode : Hugo takes control , the group divided . jack just let it go , Ellina died , Ben still strange , Locke killed Des so far . Des run over Locke , etc . Can't wait to see the next . 10/10moreless
  • That little boy sure is giving MIB a run for his money!

    10
    Great Hurley-centric episode as always. Too many things happened this epsiode so lets break it down. Desmond is not scared. I knew that right off the bat when I saw the countenance on his face when he first saw MIB. He was just like... hey whats up man?!! And soon enough we have MIB asking him why he isn't afraid. Desmond asks him what the point is in being afraid. So he gets thrown into the well and I knew he wasn't going to die because the island simply isn't through with him yet and to die in a well was not the reason! The tension of this episode was so great between Desmond and MIB because Desmond told him off and all I could do was laugh, as well as Jack seeing flocke for the first time. The animosity is HUGE. The chances for them listening to MIB are slim to none and so who knows what MIB is going to try to do to them. The war is brewing everyone, so brace yourselves!moreless
  • Ever wonder what the hell were you watching, and why? Well that's how felt after I watched this one

    7.5
    So it seems that people in the alt verse are starting to get their memories back of their lives on the Island. Libby and Hugo go on a date, kiss and remember as did Desmond and Charlie. It's like the only interesting thing happening on Lost so far.



    On the other side, Jacob's followers have decided to blow up the plane but that doesn't quite work out. First Ilana blows herself up, and they head to the Black rock for more Hugo turns the ship into charred rock because the ghost of Michael (turns out him and the ghosts of many of the others are stuck in limbo on the island for some reason) told him not to. Hugo instead leads Jack, Sun, and the pilot to Smokey's camp of all places. Normally Jack puts a hell of an argument anytime he's told to do something but as crazy it sounds he opted to put his faith in Hugo instead.



    Sayeed brings Desmond to see Smokey who after taking him on a moonlight stroll through the woods throws Desmond in an electromagnetic well. Puff….just like that, and that is all that happened of consequence on the Island. For a cliff hanger, alt Desmond runs over wheelchair bound Locke with his car. I have one word for that, retarded!



    For a show that has built itself on mysteries suspense, and now that it's coming to end, you would think they would start answering all those questions you know? One obvious answer divulged (if you haven't figured it out yet) is that leaving the island will only be possible if it's done by everybody, together. They came together, they leave together.moreless
  • Yes - we do love Hugo.

    7.5
    Another enjoyable episode here where Hurley is brought to the core of the show. I liked the flash sideways with Hurley meeting with Libby and them having that date they never had, that was sweet. Plus we see the connection between the island this universe again. I really like Hugo - he's a funny and quite light-hearted character.



    The island stuff wasn't as interesting but I enjoyed it all the same. I was surprised to see that woman killed by the dynamite...and then Hurley destroying the rest of it. Desmond runs over Locke in the sideways universe and is pushed down a well by him on the island...crazy stuff.



    The end made things interesting as the camps merge. Enjoyable episode which still leaves me totally baffled as to hat this show is (now) about.moreless
  • A Vintage Episode of LOST

    9.5
    Man the writers are really honkering down now on what has been, to me, the only uneven thing of the season: plot. What ensues in this episode is a full bag of good writing, questions, answers, character-development, and several shocking moments.



    Those reasons above are the main reasons I really love this show and for the 4th or 5th episode this season (including The Substitute, Lighthouse, Ab Aeterno, and Happily Ever After), we got all of them in one hour. I don't know about most LOST fans, but this has been a really successful season to me thus far and it will only get better. The only thing I would have had to toughly critique the writers on is the uneveness of the plot. There have been moments where the plot seemed like it would be in full gear and others where it felt like it was totally slowing down and I believe the main reason for this is the intricate handling of the flash sideways stories. The writers have taken greater care of these stories than most people think and the main sign of this is that the overall plot development and flow has had to be compromised at times so the relevence of the flash sideways could be fully realized. Now I hope everyone has their seatbelts on because starting last night, LOST is in full throttle toward the end game. Expect answers, plot development, and great character moments in the next four weeks as we prepare for the mega finale event that I believe will be awesome!!



    Now a few more thoughts on last night's episode: "Everybody Loves Hugo". This had to be the best sideways story yet besides last week's "Happily Ever After" becuase it not only had a good story, nostalgic moments, and plot development, but also because of the intrigue. Desmond's mission is now in full swing and it started with making sure that Hugo received his revelatory moment with old island timeline girlfriend Libby (who I was so glad to see return to the show last night!). It ended with Desmond knocking flash sideways Locke to high heaven with his car, which it is my thought that he did this either to jolt Locke's island timeline memory or to make sure that Locke isn't used for bad again. But I really think it is more the former than the latter. I have seen some reveiews where people are pondering if Desmond, now fully conscious of both timelines was seeking revenge of Locke and I would have to disagree. Desmond is at a point in his character arc where he is beyond all petty things such as anger, fear, and revenge. He now only wants to fufill his purpose. Also, great job by the writers who smoothly yet quickly moved the island plot foward as we saw the shocking Ilana death moment, the blowing up of the Black Rock by Hurley who I cant believe that no one saw through his lies before Richard did at the destroyed Black Rock, and now we have both sides, besides Widemore's group all in one setting. We also saw a very important and fascinating moment last night when the MIB takes Desmond to the well and tries to persuade him to come over to his side and he uses answers as his angle. This is the first time I have ever seen the MIB at a loss for angles. With every other character if he had not persuaded them to join them, he at least instilled fear in them, but with Desmond he could do neither. This ultimately scared him, and had to use his trump card which was to get rid of Desmond for the time being by throwing him into the well. Overall, great episode with a major answer of the whispers in the jungle, even though it may have been a little sloppily handled. And prepare for what I believe will be a monumentous episode of LOST next week (why else would we have a two week break after that episode; LOST just loves leaving us dangling for more) and I've heard it might be a Jack-Centric episode.moreless
Naveen Andrews

Naveen Andrews

Sayid Jarrah

Nestor Carbonell

Nestor Carbonell

Richard Alpert (Season 6, recurring previously)

Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

Claire Littleton (Seasons 1-4 & 6)

Michael Emerson (I)

Michael Emerson (I)

Benjamin Linus (Seasons 3+, recurring Season 2)

Jeff Fahey

Jeff Fahey

Frank Lapidus (Season 6, recurring in Seasons 4 & 5)

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Dr. Jack Shephard

Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

Dr. Douglas Brooks

Guest Star

Kenton Duty

Kenton Duty

Teenage Boy

Guest Star

Samm Levine

Samm Levine

clerk

Guest Star

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Michael

Recurring Role

Cynthia Watros

Cynthia Watros

Libby

Recurring Role

Francois Chau

Francois Chau

Pierre Chang

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Although Libby isn't the first character to be shown as a passenger of Oceanic 815 in the original timeline but not in the alternate timeline (Shannon was), she's the first one to appear.

    • The Mexican restaurant where Hugo is meeting his blind date is called Spanish Johnny's, and the name of the girl he is supposed to meet there is Rosalita. Both names are references to characters in songs by Bruce Springsteen, from his 1973 album The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (Incident on 57 Street and Rosalita). Writer Adam Horowitz is a well-known Springsteen fan.

    • When Hurley is eating tortilla chips in the Mexican restaurant the chip in his hand changes size.

    • Similar to Desmond's experience in "Happily Ever After", Hugo is recalling future events from the original timeline. While it is unclear how many days have passed since the landing of Flight 815 on Wednesday, 22 September 2004 Hurley did not meet Libby before Day 48 on the Island in the original timeline and their planned first date was to take place on Day 64 - Wednesday, 24 November 2004.

    • According to Jorge Garcia, the baby photo shown in the montage was actually him as a baby.

    • Desmond's license plate reads 4PCI264 while pulling into the school, but reads 2FAN321 when he speeds to run down Locke.

    • The boy in the jungle in this episode has dark hair as opposed to the blond in "The Substitute".

    • Jorge Garcia's real life dog "Nunu", appears in one of the pictures with Hugo during the montage at the beginning of the episode.

    • Dr Chang appears almost identical to his 1977 incarnation, despite the story being set in 2004.

    • When Hurley is laying out the blanket for his date with Libby, the sun is directly overhead. However, when the blanket falls on the ground, Hurley and Libby are no longer in direct sunlight.

    • The Numbers:

      Desmond has the order number 42 at Mr. Cluck's.
      When Hugo and Libby are talking at Santa Rosa, in the background a patient is playing Connect Four.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (6)

    • This is director Daniel Attias's first episode since Season 1's "Numbers", which was also Hurley-centric.

    • Michael appears for the first time since "There's No Place Like Home, Part 3", a gap of 28 Episodes.

    • Despite being credited in the press release, Archie Ahuna (Tito) does not appear.

    • Though credited, Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) does not appear in this episode.
      Emilie de Ravin (Claire) appears but without speaking lines.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 13, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: April 16, 2010 on Sky1
      Spain: April 20, 2010 on FOX
      Australia: April 21, 2010 on 7TWO
      Portugal: April 21, 2010 on FOX/FOX HD
      Latin America: April 27, 2010 on Canal AXN
      Finland: May 6, 2010 on Nelonen
      Norway: May 19, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: June 2, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: June 16, 2010 on TV4
      Czech Republic: June 21, 2010 on AXN

    • A Hurley-centric episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • DC Comics: Hugo asks Libby about this "bizarro alternate universe" she talks about. "Bizzaro World" is an alternate version of Earth in the DC comics (Superman) universe. It has all the same people as the original Earth, but everyone acts opposite of how they act on the original Earth.

    • Seinfeld: As Hurley exits the award ceremony with his mother, he notes that the next award ceremony he will attend is that of the Human Fund, a reference to a fake charity that George Costanza creates in order to "donate" holiday presents in lieu of giving gifts to his colleagues.

    • Notes from Underground (Записки из подполья): After Ilana's death, Hurley picks up a Russian-language copy of this 1864 novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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