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Everybody Hates Hugo 

Hurley struggles with a task inside the hatch as he flashes back to disturbing memories. Sawyer and the others learn their captors' identities.

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Mr. Eko
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Maggie Grace ... Shannon Rutherford
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Harold Perrineau ... Michael Dawson
Michelle Rodriguez ... Ana Lucia Cortez
Cynthia Watros ... Libby Smith
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

12 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First and only episode in the series to be directed by Alan Taylor. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback plot, Hugo is shown with his winning lottery ticket still in hand and has yet to cash it in when he decides to quit his job at Mr. Cluck's and hang out with his best friend one more time "before" everything changes. Yet, when they stop by the convenience store where Hugo purchased the winning ticket and find the local TV crew filming a news segment about the lottery winner, the clerk identifies Hugo as the winner. Even if he had already claimed the prize, the convenience store clerks would have no way of knowing who purchased the winning ticket. Lottery winners remain anonymous when claiming the winning prizes until they choose to go public. See more »

Quotes

Ana Lucia Cortez: When I tell you to do something you do it. I say move, you move. I say stop, you stop. I say jump, what do you say?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: You first.
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Connections

Referenced in Lost: Everybody Loves Hugo (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

My Conversation
Performed by Slim Smith and The Uniques
Single 1968
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"Have a cluckity-cluck-cluck-day, Hugo."
1 December 2010 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

Everybondy Hates Hugo (an obvious pun on a famous sitcom) comes at just the right time in the outline for Lost's second year: it's a confident mixture of comedy, adventure, mystery and the right amount of weirdness that makes Lost the program it is. Plus, it's all about Hurley, which is always a good thing.

Poor Hugo is involved first-hand in the ongoing events when he's asked to take care of the food inventory inside the Swan station (the hatch's proper name, as established in the previous episode). Despite help from Rose (L. Scott Caldwell), he doesn't think he's up to the task, especially after a weird dream containing the message "Everything is going to change." While he struggles with these problems, Jin, Michael and Sawyer keep dealing with the "Others", who are revealed to be the last remaining survivors from the tail section of Oceanic 815: Ana Lucia, the big and menacing Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, now part of the regular cast like Michelle Rodriguez), Rose's long lost husband Bernard (Sam Anderson, best known for playing less sympathetic roles on ER and Angel), and Libby Smith (Cynthia Watros).

Flashback-wise, the story revolves around Hurley's lottery win and his decision to keep it a secret, partly because of his superstition and partly because he doesn't want anything to change. He quits his job and mentions this to a friend, who promises everything will stay the same. Needless to say, it doesn't...

Having made their debut with the slightly less compelling Born to Run, writing duo Edward Kitsis-Adam Horowitz have a much more assured touch this time, effortlessly exploiting Hurley's comic relief function to make it fit inside the big picture. To do so, they openly acknowledge the show's debt to Twin Peaks with a delightfully twisted dream sequence (with Daniel Dae Kim finally allowed to speak English) and a main plot that really allows Jorge Garcia to make his part a solid element in the main ensemble. Other plot strands are equally well handled, with some fun banter between Sawyer and Ana Lucia (nice M*A*S*H joke) and a fan-pleasing nod to the sexual tension between Jack and Kate. Four words: Evangeline Lilly, shower, towel.


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