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Everybody Loves Hugo 

Michael appears to Hurley and gives him a new mission, and Sayid captures Desmond and sends him to Locke. In Los Angeles, Desmond sets up a meeting between Libby and Hurley to further his assignment.

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Daniel Attias

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Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Nestor Carbonell ... Richard Alpert
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus
Jeff Fahey ... Frank Lapidus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke / Man in Black
Zuleikha Robinson ... Ilana Verdansky
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In the island, Hugo grieves at Libby's grave; out of the blue, Michael appears and advises that many people will die if they go to the other island. Ilana brings four dynamites from the Black Rock, but has an accident and blows up. The group follows Richard through the woods until the Black Rock that is blown up by Hugo. He tells that Jacob is there and asked them to talk to Locke. Richard doe not believe and tells that he will destroy the plane and Ben and Miles follow him. Later, Hugo tells to Jack that he had not seen Jacob and to talk to Locke was his idea. Meanwhile Sayid arrives at Locke's camp and shows Desmond tied up to a tree; John Locke asks why Charles Widmore brought him to the island. While they are walking through the woods, they see a boy and Locke asks Desmond to ignore him. They reach a deep well and Locke throws Desmond into the well. Then Hurley brings his group to meet Locke. In the parallel reality, Hugo is elected The Man of the Year of Los Angeles due to his ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

Hugo's mention of the upcoming charity event for "The Human Fund" is a nod to the Seinfeld episode Seinfeld: The Strike (1997), in which George Costanza invents the fake charity. See more »

Goofs

When Locke gets up, holding his hand out to Desmond, you can see that he says a few words before the last phrase, i.e. "Something I'd like to show you," but these words are muted. See more »

Quotes

Jack Shephard: You asked me to trust you, Hurley. This is me trusting you.
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Connections

References Lost: Everybody Hates Hugo (2005) See more »

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End Title
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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In love with Hurley
15 October 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

When 'Lost' was in its prime, it was must-watch television. Remember first watching it, found it remarkably easy to get into, was hooked from the start and was on Season 3 by the end of one week. The general consensus is that the final season is a disappointment and cannot disagree.

It, Season 6 that is, started promisingly enough with "LA X", both parts, but the season since up to this point was variable, mostly somewhere in between of being decent and great. There were disappointments like "Lighthouse", "The Package" and particularly "What Kate Does", but there were excellent episodes such "Sundown", "Dr Linus" and the season's high point "Ab Aeterno" too.

"Everybody Loves Hugo" is a very good episode. Not quite one of the season's very finest like "Ab Aeterno", "Happily Ever After", "Sundown" and "Dr Linus", but in the better half on the whole.

Occasionally, the flash-sideways story is slightly muddled and the non-Hurley centric scenes intrigued me a little bit more.

Pace is tight and none of the writing is taut and not soapy. There is more story clarity than some of the previous episodes and character motivations are not as vague as some of the previous Season 6 episodes. Although it doesn't quite link the timelines and themes in a way that is all-the-way-through as successfully as "Dr Linus" and "Ab Aeterno", it is still cohesive and harmonious rather with clashing or an episode of two or more halves.

Hurley is written very well and empathetically, it is easy to feel for him and predicament. "Everybody Loves Hugo" is a perfect example of Hurley being just as effective being more than just comic relief and working very well when written with a more dramatic approach.

The story is utterly gripping, full of suspense and has emotion, especially with the ending (with a cliffhanger that will blow the mind) and Hurley and Jack (in some of his most sympathetic writing in a long time). The story and character development feels advanced rather than going backwards, being reiterated or ground to a halt. After a while of being underused or completely neglected until his meatiest material in a long time in "Happily Ever After", Desmond's role here is very compelling and his scenes showing things moving forward. Locke's scenes also intrigue and it's with them where there is a sense of things starting to come together.

Acting can't be faulted, Jorge Garcia gives a really quite poignant performance, while Terry O'Quinn and Henry Ian Cusick bring many nuances to Locke and Desmond and Matthew Fox matches Garcia beautifully when they're together. The visuals are slick and stylish, the music chilling and understated, the writing tightly structured and the direction showing ferocity and control.

Altogether, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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13 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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