Great Episode. Probably my favorite Hurley episode.
It began with Pierre Chang presenting a moving speech about Hurley and his charity. Hurley paid for a paleontology wing of the Golden State Natural History Museum. He says the episode title and so does Hugo’s mom after the ceremony. Mrs. Reyes complains to Hurley about how he doesn’t have a lady friend, just as she did in the Hurley episode “Numbers” right before he wins the lottery. She tells him that he has a date with Grandpa Tito’s neighbor’s daughter, Roselitta tomorrow.
On the island, Hurley talks to Libby (not the way he usually talks to dead people, she isn’t there) and tells her that he want to talk to her the way that he talks to other dead people. Someone comes….But it’s just Ilana. Boo!
She says that they are going to go get dynamite at the Black Rock to blow up the Ajira plane. She asks who’s grave Hurley was visiting, because I guess she can’t read. Hurley spills his heart out to her about Libby and she just says, “I’m sorry,” and walks away. Hurley hears the whispers before Michael arrives and says that he’s going to stop him from getting everyone killed.
Hurley says what everyone’s is thinking when he asks why he should listen to him seeing as he killed Libby and Ana Lucia. And Michael says that’s not important. Then Jack comes and tells Hurley that they are leaving.
Back in the flash world, it’s clear that Hurley has been waiting on his date for a while; he is down to the last tortilla chip at Spanish Johnny’s. Someone comes to his table and it’s Libby!!!!!
She tells him that she is not his blind date, she just saw him from across the room. He asks how she knew his name. And then she says, “If I tell you, you’re gonna think I’m crazy.” And I got goosebumps. The reason Libby was in Santa Rosa was because she though she was from an other dimension! Brilliant! But I remember reading in an interview with Damon and Carlton that they believed that the Libby storyline was done and that there was nothing of significance in her past. This leads me to think that they either made this up as the went along, or that they lied, I don’t care what the case is, it’s cool. She asks if Hurley believes in soul mates and she asks if he remembers her. Dr. Brooks then comes and takes Libby away, back to Santa Rosa.
On the island Hurley and Ilana are fighting about blowing up the plane and then Ilana pulls an Arzt and blows up!
Cool! I didn’t care too much for Ilana anyway. She annoyed me a bit in fact.
At Camp Locke, Locke is carving a long stick and Sawyer asks what he is making and he says that he doesn’t know yet. This reminds me of when Claire is helping Locke build a cradle for Aaron and she doesn’t find out until they are done. Sawyer and Kate ask why they aren’t doing anything and Locke says that they are waiting for Hugo, Sun, and Jack so that they can get off of the island.
Demon Sayid returns to camp and shows Locke the package.
Back at Camp Hurley/Richard Hurley looks at a book that I will have to find a translation of. I’ll update that in this post when I do have it. Hurley then finds the bag of Jacob ashes.
Richard says that they should go get more dynamite and Jack says that it’s probably not such a good idea since Ilana just blew up. They seem too used to this kind of stuff happening. Hurley says that they should got get dynamite and he tells Jack to trust him and he does.
Sideways Hurley is depressed so he goes to one of his Mr. Cluck’s and gets a big tub o’ chicken. Desmond happens to be in the restaurant too. Nope, not a coincidence. He asks Hurley where he knows him from and he says probably from the Mr. Cluck’s commercials. Hurley is silly. He says they were both on the plane. Hurley says he is depressed. Desmond asks who she is and Hurley says that she is mentally insane and that they already knew each other. Desmond asks if he believed her and Hurley says yes. Desmond says that he should go with his gut and try to figure out how he knew her. And then Desmond’s number is called. Order 42.
Locke Monster lets Desmond go when he says that he has nowhere to run to. Locke asks why Widmore brought him to the island. He tells him that Widmore blasted him with electromagnetism. Locke asks him how he can be sure. Desmond says, “Experience.” Locke Monster asks Desmond if he know who he is and he says “Of course, you’re John Locke. Then Locke tells Sayid that he and Desmond need some alone time.
On their trek to the Black Rock, Ben says that Ilana was hand-picked by Jacob and the island was done with her so she got exploded. “Makes me wonder what’s gonna happen when it’s done with us.” Soon after team Hurley/Richard get to the Black Rock, Hurley comes running towards the others and yells to run. Then the Black Rock explodes!
Hurley tells Miles that Michael told him to do it and that “Dead people are more reliable then alive people.”
In sidewaysworld Hurley tries to get Dr. Brooks to let him see Libby, but he says that she can’t in her condition. Hurley asks why she can go on a “Fajita field trip”, but can’t visit him. Dr. Brooks says that he misjudged her condition. I wonder if Mr. Brook’s knows more then he lets on and just doesn’t want Hurley and Libby to make the connection, but I doubt it. Hurley then bribes his way in by donating 100 k to fix up the rec room at Santa Rosa.
The visiting room still has those paper butterflies. Hurley talks Libby into telling him where she think they met each other. She said that she say him in a commercial and then she got memories from an other life with a plane crash on an island. She says that she remembers herself and Hurley being in Santa Rosa before. Then Hurley macks it up with Libby. I like the writers on this show. Libby says that she is in the institution voluntarily. And Hurley asks her on a date.
Locke asks how long Desmond hit the button in the hatch and asked him why he came back for more. He says that the island must have it in for him and Desmond says that the island must have it in for all of the survivors. Then another kid in old others clothes pops out of nowhere. Locke tells Desmond to ignore him.
Richard wants to go to get explosives from the Dharma Barracks. There are an insane amount of explosives on this island. Hurley says that Jacob told him that they have to talk to Locke. Alpert says to ask him what the island is. Hurley say that he doesn’t have to follow him. Alpert says that he is not changing his mind and the team splits. So, now Team Richard consists of Ricard, Ben, and Miles and Team Hurley is Hurley, Lapidus, Jack, and Sun the mute.
Hurley tells Jack that he didn’t see Jacob. Jack said that he knew and that he didn’t want people to tell him what to do and that he thins he should let go. Hurley isn’t so sure about his idea to join Locke and Jack says that he believes in him. Then we hear the whispers again. Hurley says, “I think I know what these things are.” Then he goes off alone and calls for Michael.
He finds him and he says, “You’re stuck on the island aren’t you.” And Michael says, “‘Cuz of what i did.” Hurley says “There are others out here, like you aren’t there? And that’s what the whispers are.” He says yeah. He asks Michael where Locke is and he points him out. Michael tells Hurley to tell Libby he is sorry if he ever sees her again.
Libby and Hurley finally have their first date on the beach! Libby says that it feels like a date that they have never had. Hurley asks Libby why she wants to be with her and he says it is because she is delusional. This is just like in season two’s “Dave”, except backwards. In “Dave” Hurley could not believe that Libby liked him because he though he was delusional and made her up. But here, Hurley thinks that she only likes him because she is delusional. After both of these discussions, Libby kisses Hurley.
And Hurley has flashes of the other reality. He tells Libby that he remembers stuff and she rejoices because she is not crazy. We see that Desmond has been creeping on them from a far in his car. He slides his sunglasses up because he wants so look cool, and then he drives away.
Locke brings Desmond to an old well, likely the one from last season.
He tells Desmond that the well was constructed a very long time ago by people that were looking for the answer to why their compass needles turned in circles on the island. Locke says that Widmore isn’t interested in answers like the people that dug the well, he just wants power. He tells Desmond that this isn’t the only well. Desmond asks why he wants him to see the well. Locke asks why he isn’t afraid. Desmond says, “What is the point in being afraid?” Locke pushes Desmond down the well.
He then returns to camp where Hurley soon arrives as well. Hurley says that they have to talk to Locke.
Flash sideways. Desmond is creeping on Locke in his car now and Ben comes over because he looks creeperish. Desmond says that he has a child name Charlie and that he is looking for a school for him. I bet that this Desmond know that he has a son Charlie in the other dimension and that he is not just saying the name of that rock star for a lie he made up. After his chat with Ben he quickly runs over Locke and drives on his way to check some more names of the list.
The reason Desmond did this, I thought, was quite obvious, but my brother and cousin disagreed. Desmond is like the new Jacob now. When people have near death experiences, they have flashes from the other timeline and it is Desmond’s job to make this other reality known to them. Flashes also occur when “soulmates” get together to kiss or shake hands. but it’s quicker to just try to kill them. I think Desmond knows that his fellow passengers will be safe if he tries to kill them.
Desmond and the Well
I think that Locke killed Desmond because he knows too much. When he asked Desmond if he knew who he was, he said that he was John Locke. Locke then says that he wants to talk to Desmond alone so that he can kill him. I think that we may find out that Locke was always evil. Here is my back up.
Exhibit A: Season 4 Episode 11 “Cabin Fever”. In Richard Alpert’s visit to Lil’ Locke he finds pictures that he drew of the smoke monster killing people.
Exhibit B: In the same scene Richard preforms a test on Locke. In “Ab Atearno”, two episodes ago, we learned that he was working for Jacob trying to prove that people were good and would not kill. It is likely that Alpert was looking for a possible candidate for Jacob in this scene in Cabin Fever. He sets out objects on the table and tells Locke to pick which ones had already belonged to him. He does well until he picks the knife. Knives seem to be the only way to kill Jacob and the Man in Black and this knife symbolizes the violence that Jacob is trying to prove is not programmed in humans.
Exhibit C: Locke is known for his hog hunting skills and the new Locke kills one in “Ab Atearno”
Exhibit D: The new Locke said the classic old Locke line, “Don’t tell me what I can’t do,” in “The Substitute”.