Lost Cubicle Chatter: Everybody Loves Hurley

Check in on Wednesday of every week during Season 6 of Lost to share your thoughts, theories, complaints and assessments of the previous night’s episode. Big time SPOILER alert for anyone didn‘t watch yet.

Synopsis: As always, we teamed up with the Joker from Coventry for this week’s setlist and recap. Side note: Joker ran a reprint of his epic LOST/Phish Tees if anyone missed out the first time around. Check ’em out.

Geronimo Jackson, April 13, 2010

Set one (On Island): TNT (1), Heal the World (2), Is There Anybody Out There (3), Excitable Boy (4), Wishing Well (5)

Set Two (Off Island): Rosalita > Incident on 57th St. (6), Back at the Chicken Shack (7), Cuckoo’s Nest (8) > Day Tripper (9) > Elizabeth, I Love You (10)

Encore: Concrete Schoolyard (11) > Pancake (12)

(1) AC/DC; Ilana
(2) Michael Jackson; Hurley with special guest Michael
(3) Pink Floyd; Hurley
(4) Warren Zevon; Random Smiling Boy (possibly a young Jacob)
(5) Terence Trent D’Arby; Locke and Desmond
(6) Bruce Springsteen; Hurley and his mom, Hurley eats at Spanish Johnny’s restaurant
(7) Jimmy Smith; Hurley and Des
(8) Yonder Mountain String Band; Libby and Hurley
(9) The Beatles; Libby and Hurley
(10) Michael Jackson; Libby and Hurley
(11) Jurassic 5; Desmond and Ben Linus
(12) Tori Amos; Desmond, Ben, and Locke

Epic One Liner of the Week: “Dead people are much more reliable than alive people.” – Hurley

Lost My Mind Just a Couple of Times: 1) I loved how Hurley rolls up to Locke demanding that he doesn’t try anything, and that he has other people with him hiding in the woods, yet the minute Hurley gives the “A-OK” to come out, Lapidus literally takes one step from behind a tree carrying a torch. Torches always make the best camo. 2) Also, I thought it was quite bizarre that after Hurley’s initial interaction with Michael, that Hurley immediately believed everything he said and changed his plans. I guess he truly trusts the dead, but keep in mind this is the same guy who killed his true love. 3) Finally, if you’re trying to tell me that a guy with pockets as fat as Hurley needs his mom to get him a date, you’re out of your mind.

Overall: After the mind-bending Desmond and Richard episodes, this week’s Lost didn’t pack nearly the same punch and frankly came across pretty weak, but it did also move things along. The two special guests in the form of Michael and Libby provided quality surprises and the revelation about the whispers being the voices of dead people who are unable to move on account of the bad things they’ve done lends itself  to the “purgatory” idea. Finally, Ilana’s exit from the show was right up there with the car crash from Meet Joe Black, an instant classic.

Discussion Points: 1) In the sideways time-line, if most characters in the alternate reality like Desmond and Hurley seem to come back on account of their true loves, why does Ben seem to do the trick for John Locke after Desmond flattens him in the Benz? 2) Is Lapidus making a run at becoming the most pointless character in the history of the show this season or is he a dark-horse to come up big in the final days? 3) Think we’ll ever figure out who was in Geronimo Jackson or get to hear them play live?

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  1. I am of the opinion that Desmond ran over Locke to give him a near death experience and make him remember the island. Some people are chatting about Desmond wanting revenge, but with Desmond’s experiences last week I just don’t see revenge as a part of his character now. With Ben there too we could have a situation set up were Locke is rushed to the Hospital, Dr. Linus by his side, and guess who operates on Locke and remembers everything? Jack.

    I also think that Desmond can see what happens/is happening/happened in both timelines, brotha. Flocke pushed him into the well, but I think it is Desmond who is outplaying Flocke in the chess match of the island. Desmond is right over a pocket of electromagnetic energy- exactly where he is supposed to be.

    Did anyone else catch the Seinfeld reference at the awards ceremony? Costanza is proud.

    I’m also with Eric- Loved the “eat when I’m depressed” line.

    Can’t wait for next week’s episode, but I am sad I will miss it live. I will be at the 4/20 premier of the Phish 3D movie in Denver.

  2. Yeah, the Human Fund award! Plus two Springsteen references and the trip out music from Willy Wonka’s riverboat.

  3. I agree it wasn’t the strongest but it did firm some things up and bring back Libby which was waiting to happen. Loved the dynamite death, especially because they reference how unstable it was. I have to rewatch the last few to take it all in again.

  4. Keep a lookout for a PHiSH cameo as Geronimo Jackson in the finale 😉 Cactus will be the frontman in sideways world.

  5. Agreed on Desmond providing a near-death experience and the Desmond/Jacob transformation.. Desmond is steadily approaching omnipotence.. But will Desmond want to get back to his family and not want to be the custodian of the island – probably setting up to destroy ‘Locke’ for ever..

    I didn’t like Hurley’s on-island story line very much, his actions seemed like a departure from his character.. I guess that’s the best they could come up with to get everyone together..

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