April 13, 2010 at 10:03 PM EST
Here are my “I just ate custard and got a new messenger bag so I’m somewhat happy” notes on the Lost episode “Everybody Loves Hugo”. Spoilers abound, naturally.
- Hugo Reyes is man of the year. Well, that can’t be an entirely sucky life you’ve got going on there in your flash sideways, Hugo. Of course, Hugo doesn’t have a lady friend. And he’s got a very overbearing Mom. Hey, I think we discovered who doesn’t love Hurley.
- Mournful of Libby on the island? Check. It tugged on my stupid heart strings to hear Hugo questioning Libby’s grave about why she’s one of the only ghosts who never went to visit him.
- Michael (even Ghost!Michael) is kind of annoying to me, and I don’t know why that is or when it happened. But the instant I saw him on screen on wanted to take a cheese grater to his face to make him shut up and go away. Is that over-reacting? Wait – it’s because he killed Libby and Ana Lucia. My reaction is totally appropriate.
- Jack knows that Hugo talks to dead people, all sixth-sensy, so when he sees Hugo talking to himself isn’t he smart enough not to believe that Hugo was talking to “no one”?
- In Libby’s flash-sideways her life didn’t improve at all. It’s the same. Do you think this is because she died already?
- The entire time the girl (totally forgot her name / update: llana) had dynamite in her bag I kept thinking of what happened to that teacher who got all explodey from dynamite. If she’d been training, didn’t she learn not to play fast and loose with incredibly old and volatile explosives?
- Poor Desmond was tied up in the jungle. You know, being tied up in the jungle has to be absolute torture – because it’s all hot and you can’t get water, and salty sweat is dripping down your face, and the bugs are flying around…and who knows what else is going on in THAT particular jungle.
- Desmond’s order number was 42. That’s one of the numbers.
- When Hurley ran away from the boat, with his hair how it is, it reminded me of two big floppy dog ears as a cocker spaniel runs. I almost forgot to notice the explosion behind him. It would have been more exciting if they hadn’t lead up to that with “where’s Hurley?” rather than just do it. That little set up explains Hurley is gone, but it also takes away the surprise. Because as soon as you heard that, you’re prepped for something to happen. I don’t want the show to coddle me, I just want it to do what it needs to do and stop explaining the small things.
- I don’t think Locke knew that Desmond was what Widmore had on the boat. Which is cool. Even ultimate evil forces sometimes can’t predict everything. My math teacher’s never could predict a fire drill during a pop quiz ;p
- I love the sound of “fajita fieldtrips” even though I hate fajita’s. I am complex like that.
- I really believed in Hurley’s intentions, but I thought he was getting played by Michael this entire episode until I realized that Hurley was just speaking up for himself. Richard was right when he said that Jacob never tells you what to do, since God is all about freewill. Of course, Jacob did say what to do to save Sayid…
- The whispers were revealed to be dead people stuck on the island who can’t move on for the bad things they’ve done.
- Only one L’Oreal commercial with Evangeline Lilly this episode, really? Way too many promos for Flashforward and V.
- DID NOT SEE THAT COMING! re: Desmond and Locke and the pushing down the well thing. That was cool. I’m sure Desmond is still fine. He’s like Ironman, if Ironman is unkillable. I may think Robert Downey Jr. is cool but I still never saw that movie.
- Hurley, I love you – but appealing to Evil by trying to talk to it, never works.