Lost: Season 2, Episode 4

Everybody Hates Hugo (12 Oct. 2005)

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Disturbing memories from Hurley's past cause him to struggle with a task he's assigned inside the hatch to watch over the food storage locker. Meanwhile Sawyer, Michael and Jin discover the... See full summary »

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Disturbing memories from Hurley's past cause him to struggle with a task he's assigned inside the hatch to watch over the food storage locker. Meanwhile Sawyer, Michael and Jin discover the identities of their captors whom are what's left of a group of two dozen Flight 815 survivors from the tail end of the plane led by the tough minded Ana-Lucia Cortez who insists they walk to a more secure location. Claire uncovers a shocking piece of information about the fate of the raft when the message bottled washes ashore. Written by Anonymous

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Jin is notable in that he is the only major character who was purportedly unable to speak English before arriving on the island. (He does, however, speak English in one of Hurley's dream sequences.) By contrast, Korean-born actor Daniel Dae Kim was raised in Pennsylvania, and speaks English fluently and Korean with an American accent. He is coached on set by a dialect coach and co-star Yunjin Kim to speak Korean without the American accent. See more »

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When Sun is burying the bottle of messages in the sand she digs a hole, picks up the bottle and has no wedding ring on her hand. After a cut to her face we see a close shot of the bottle in her hands again, and the ring is visible. She puts the bottle in the sand and buries it and her ring is once again missing. See more »

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Charlie Pace: [about the food in the hatch] Is there peanut butter?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: What?
Charlie Pace: Peanut butter. Nutty, creamy, staple of children everywhere?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Er, yeah. A couple jars.
Charlie Pace: Brilliant. How about you give us one. It's for Claire.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: No can do man.
Charlie Pace: You're saying no to a nursing mother?
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Solid episode, redundant flashback
28 August 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"Everybody Hates Hugo" features one of the more redundant and unnecessary flashbacks on "Lost" and rather silly handling of Hurley's character script-wise towards the end of the episode, but it's not a bad episode at all overall, as we meet the tailies properly for the first time, including Rose's husband Bernard, and we get to see more of the hatch. The flashbacks, while near completely unnecessary, were humorous enough to sustain interest and also served the purpose of being the first example of romance for Hurley, something that would play into season two later on.

The cast are all good here, and there's a solid guest turn from DJ Qualls as well. The episode is directed very well by Alan Taylor, whose work on "Mad Men" and "The Sopranos" attracted a lot of attention recently. He captures the emotional angle of the episode quite well.

"Everybody Hates Hugo" is a more or less inconsequential episode which I hated at the time of the broadcast (let's face it, you wait a whole week expecting "Lost" to do more than 'entertaining and watchable', so even the solid but unspectacular episodes disappoint on first viewing). Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz would go on to do much better later on, but this, like their first effort "Born to Run", isn't hard to sit through.

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