Lost: Season 4, Episode 1

The Beginning of the End (31 Jan. 2008)

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Charlie's dying message casts doubt on the intentions of the people that Jack believes to be their rescuers. A power struggle ensues between Jack, who wants to leave the island, and Locke, who thinks that they're supposed to stay.

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Desmond returns to the castaways' camp on the beach where he relays Charlie's message which casts suspicion and doubt about the rescuers that are approaching the island on a freighter 80 miles away. Meanwhile, Jack and Locke argue about Jack wanting to leave the island, while Locke wants to stay and build a new life for them. Meanwhile, flash forward into three years in the future show a mentally disturbed Hurley having visions of the dead Charlie telling him to return to the island. Written by Anonymous

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The letters "H" and "O" come up several times in this episode. This is interesting because "H" is the 8th letter of the alphabet and "O" is the 15th (815). Charlie first appears to Hurley in this episode near the "Ho-Ho's." When Hurley is in the mental institution "H" and "O" can be seen in the background. Also, when Hurley and Jack play Horse in the gym they stop after Jack gets the first to letters, "H" and "O." See more »

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When the detective tells Hurley that he can put him in the nut house, Hurley respond by hugging him. Over the detective's right shoulder, during the over the shoulder shot of Hurley, you can clearly see the left hand of the camera operator, and most of the lens. See more »

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Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Did I ever tell you I won the lottery? I got, like, $150 million. Worst thing that ever happened to me.
Bernard Nadler: Oh, yeah, who needs $150 million, right?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Now it'll all be gone, cause they all think I'm dead. When we get rescued, and I go back... I'm gonna be free.
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The Oceanic Six
16 February 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the future, Hurley is scared and questioning his own sanity. After a police chase to his Mustang, the paranoid Hurley, who is a celebrity and called one of the Oceanic Six, is arrested and sent to an asylum, where he has a vision of Charlie and is visited by Jack. Meanwhile in the island, when Desmond informs that Charlie had advised that it was not Penny's boat and the rescue team has actually other intentions but rescuing the survivors, the group splits between the leaderships of Jack and Locke.

Eight months and eight days after the last episode, in a complete lack of respect of the producers with the fans and viewers of this series, the fourth season begins without any answer to the many questions in the previous seasons, and raises more questions showing the future of Hurley and Jack. I am really afraid that the writers are lost and expecting that the fans forget the countless questions left open along these three years. In my opinion, it would be better off resolving the mysteries instead of raising more. With regard to "The Beginning of the End", it is intriguing as usual, but I honestly would rather see the answers. My vote is six.

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Note: On 13 April 2013, I saw this episode again on DVD.


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