Lost Everybody Loves Hugo S06E12 (ABC)

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Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This is the start of the final season of Lost. It looks like the narrative is initially split up into three different timelines, but two of them rapidly merge. Ilana and her pals quickly die at the hands of Fake-Locke. It’s pretty self-explanatory that Fake-Locke is Jacob’s nemesis. There are a bunch of new Others at the Temple, including their Japanese leader.

Juliet dies, but what does that mean exactly. They buried her body, but I’m sure that we’ll see her again. So the narrative is split between what’s going on right now on the Island and what happened after the bomb was detonated. Oceanic Flight 815 never crashed. Strangely enough, there are some links between the timelines, meaning that exploding the bomb did significantly change things. Jin is also speaking English right now, which takes a while to get used to.

Sayid does indeed die and naturally comes back from the dead thanks to the Spring at the Temple. The guitar case that Jacob gave Hurley contained a giant wooden ankh. Inside, there is a message that said that if Sayid died, they’d all be in terrible danger.

I don’t know what it is, but this season is probably going to be the best of all seasons of this show. I’m really enjoying how the past is getting redacted since they are in a new timeline. There is so much going on that I’m wondering if they will be able to answer all questions.

There’s one thing that doesn’t make sense. Since apparently none of the chosen few can die, why could Sayid die? I thought that he was chosen as well? Well, he died and was infected by the Monster. Shouldn’t Jacob’s ‘gift’ have saved him from this?

Ab Aeterno means from the beginning of time in Latin. I was actually wondering if we’d ever get to Richard’s story. In the end, we did, but naturally, it poses even more questions, like exactly what are Jacob and his nemesis. One thing’s for sure, the nemesis is evil.

For one thing, why does Hurley now speak to the dead?

The struggle between Jacob and his nemesis definitely has a religious connotation. His touch granted Richard eternal life. His replacement candidates also cannot die. There is something divine about him, or maybe Jacob is the Island manifested.

The Nemesis could be a part of Jacob, though he says that Jacob stole his body and he was left with only this.

Desmond continues to act as Widmore’s fixer. It looks like he’s manipulating events. It’s actually in this episode that we see that he killed Locke. I don’t understand exactly why. Is he trying to free the Monster as well?

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In the redacted timeline, Hurley is an entrepreneur. He franchised his fast food business. He’s getting an award. The host is Miles’ father, from the Dharma Initiative videos. His mom is trying to find him a wife. He goes on a date. He meets up with Libby. She says that they are connected, like soulmates. He doesn’t remember her. She remembers him. Dr. Brooks comes to get her. She looks like a mental patient. She is led away. Hugo sees them leave in a van heading for a loony bin. Hurley meets Desmond. He talks about Libby. He tells him to go for it.

Hugo tries to see Libby in the loony bin. He donates $100K to get to see her. The loony bin definitely lives up to loony bin standards. Libby tells her about the plane crash and the Island. She remembers him being in the loony bin as well. He doesn’t remember her. He asks her out on a date. She says that she is here voluntarily.

Desmond is watching Locke. Ben catches him creeping around and warns him off school grounds. Desmond drives over Locke. More creepy music.

They go on a picnic on the beach. She kisses him. When she does, he sees flashes of their life in the other timeline. Desmond is watching them. He drives off.

On the Island, Hugo is putting flowers on his girlfriend Libby’s grave. He tells Ilana about Libby. How pathetic! While he is there, he hears the whispers of the dead. Michael appears. He tells him that he is here to stop him. Jack comes by. It was just a ghost. Michael killed Libby and Ana Lucia.

Ilana is arguing with Hugo about blowing up the plane. She says that Richard is right. Ilana doesn’t realize that she’s got unstable dynamite in her bag. Hugo mentions this, but she doesn’t listen. She puts water in her bag. She puts it down and it blows up. She is blown to smithereens. Holy crap, I didn’t expect this. They decide to get some more dynamite. Ben says that the Island was done with Ilana. They are heading back to the Black Rock. Hugo has gone missing. They see him running away from the ship. The ship explodes. There is no more dynamite. He tells Miles that Michael told him to do this.

Richard wants to go to the Dharma barracks to salvage some explosives. Hurley says that they should go talk to False Locke. That’s what Jacob says. Richard asks Hurley to ask Jacob what the Island is. Richard doesn’t believe him. Richard is still hell bent on destroying the plane. Ben and Miles go with Richard. Lapidus, Sun, and Jack go with Hugo. Later, Hurley admits to Jack that he didn’t see Jacob back there. Jack knows he didn’t. Jack decided that he is letting go of making decisions. Jack trusts Hurley. They hear the whispering in the forest. Hurley says that he knows what these things are. He goes off in the jungle by himself. He calls for Michael. Michael is stuck on the Island because of what he did. The whispers are others like him stuck here. They can’t move on. Michael tells him where False Locke is.

Dead people are more reliable than live people
Hurley

The Monster tells Kate and Sawyer that the only way that they are leaving is together. They are waiting for Hugo, Jack and Sun. Sayid appears. He wants a word with Fake Locke. He shows him Desmond, who’s all tied up. Desmond is acting strange. False Locke frees him. He says that he was kidnapped. Desmond thinks that False Locke is John Locke. False Locke sends Sayid away.

Desmond and False Locke see a kid following them. He’s got a creepy smile. False Locked is pissed and ignores him.

False Locke brings Desmond to a well. The well is very old. The people who dug it used only their hands. They were looking for answers, not water. He says that Widmore is interested in power, not answers. False Locke throws him down the well. This was kind of predictable.

Hurley and the others arrive at False Locke’s camp. Sun, Lapidus and Jack join them after the initial parley. False Locke says hello to Jack in a creepy manner.

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