Sunday, March 6, 2005


In the last, fresh episode of 'Lost' until mid-April, we finally got Hurley's flashback to learn something of his past.

Hugo Reyes may have been a patient or an orderly in a sanitarium where he learned of a particular sequence of numbers - 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. He played these numbers in the Mega Jackpot lottery and won the grand prize, ultimately bringing him a net worth of 156 million dollars.

But it also brought him a string of bad luck htat may have culminated with the plane's crash on the island.

His grandfather died; his mother broke her ankle; his aunt was struck by lightning; his brother's wife left him for another woman; his new house burned; as did the shoe company he owned. And then he was arrested by the L.A.P.D. because they mistook him for a drug dealer.

In a way, this worked out to his benefit - the settlement of his lawsuit against the police force netted him even more money, nearly doubling his initial windfall.

The police cuffed and booked Hurley because of a case of mistaken identity. And it's easy to figure out whom they mistook him for. By an "amazing coincidence", Hurley is the identical twin to a drug dealer whom Larry David encountered while caught up in the rules over a car pool lane.

For you people who insist on remaining tethered to the Real World, the actor Jorge Garcia plays both Hugo "Hurley" Reyes on 'Lost' and the drug dealer on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.

This could be looked upon as an in-joke by anybody else. But for Toobworld, it's an unofficial crossover. Hurley and his evil twin both exist in the same universe and the cops couldn't tell them apart.

Now if only the squad car answered to the radio call letters of "1 Adam 12".....!


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