Even Hummels love Hurley.
Like a lot of Lost eppies, the show was a bit of a bummer until the last five minutes. Yes I love Hurley too, but there's no real mystery about him.
Ilana is hell bent on blowing up the plane. The dumb ass gets really careless with the dynamite totally disregarding Hurley's warning, then KABOOM! She's gone. I have to say, I laughed my ass off when she died, like I did when Dr. Arzt went kaboom in season 1. Ilana was useless. She was honest enough to admit she didn't know what the hell she was doing. The team that was supposed to save Jacob and protect the candidates are all dead. Some team Jacob assembled huh? Ilana was cocky, and thought she couldn't be killed off. They should have let Jack handle the dynamite since the dynamite refused to blow him up a few episodes ago. The candidate camp has been meandering and leaderless since they first assembled. Jack doesn't know what to do. Ben doesn't know what to do. Richard's faithless. Hurley is mostly faking it. Yikes. NuLocke shouldn't have any problems with these morons.
In the sideways world, Hurley is a franchised restaurant owner/philanthropist. Don't you wish more lottery winners were like him? His mom is mad that he can't get a girl. She sets him up on a blind date the next day with Rosalita. Instead, Hurley meets Libby who declares them to be soulmates before her doctor whisks her away in the St. Rosa's mental hospital van. The next day, Hurley compulsively starts eating chicken when Des appears to encourage him to seek out Libby.
Hurley bribes the doctor into letting him see Libby. We see the familiar St. Rosa's game of Connect 4 being played. Hurley asks Libby out on a date. Hurley takes her to the beach picnic they were denied in season 2 when Michael shot her twice in the stomach when Libby went to fetch blankets. Libby kisses Hurley which brings on the island flashbacks. Hurley tells Libby she is not crazy since he is having these memories too. Des watches the couple from his car. He happily drives off.
Team Candidates decide to go back to Black Rock to get more dynamite. Ben tells everyone that Ilana's death proves that once the island is done with you, it's really done with you. Ben wonders what is going to happen to them when the island is done. Hurley somehow raced off ahead and blows up the ship. It reminded me of Locke blowing things up to prevent escape from the island. He blew up Mikhail's station and the sub. Richard decides to go get dynamite from Dharmvaville. Hurley lies that Jacob tells them to go to Locke and chat with him. Ben and Miles leave with Richard. Jack, Sun, and Frank leave with Hurley. Jack knows that Hurley is lying. They hear the whispers. Hurley runs off to find ghost Michael again. Michael said it was the ghosts of the dead who are trapped like he is. He wants Hurley to tell Libby he's sorry for killing her. Funny how no one thinks Michael killing Ana Lucia is as bad as him killing Libby. The Michael scenes were a total waste. He tells Hurley not to get killed.
Back at Camp nuLocke, Sayid takes nuLocke to a tied up Desmond. Locke asks Des who he is, Des says he's John Locke. nuLocke seemed really surprised by that answer. I don't know if that means that Des sees the real Locke in nuLocke or if Des fried a few brain cells in the electromagnetic cabin. Des knows that Locke is dead. NuLocke and Des take a stroll through the jungle. The jungle boy shows up to unspeakably remind nuLocke that he can't kill Des. Des sees the boy. nuLocke is super irritated. lol nuLocke takes Des to a well. He tells Des that it was dug by hand by some people who were looking for answers, not water. Soon as you saw the well, who didn't know Des would find the bottom of it? Apparently Des didn't know. Des seems to have lost his fear factor. He has no fear of Locke and says so. Locke of course throws him down the well. I think that's the issue with Des. He lost his sense of fear, which is a bad thing. Of course Des will survive because we see Sayid holding a gun on him in the previews.
In the most shocking bit at the end of course, Desmond runs over Locke in the wheelchair. After some silly chit chat with Ben over having his son "Charlie" attend Ben's school, Desmond hits Locke with his car on purpose. There's multiple scenarios for this violence. Des is getting revenge on Locke for Locke throwing him down the well, or Des is trying to wake Locke up to his island life, or Des thinks that the MIB is living as Locke in the sideways world and is trying to kill him, or Des is trying to reunite Locke with Jack via back surgery. Des seems to enjoy the act of violence.
On the island, Hurley approaches nuLocke and asks for peace to talk. Locke agrees of course. Frank, Sun, and Jack walk into the camp. Jack is scared shitless. Locke is very pleased, but only acknowledges Jack. He says Locke's familiar greeting to Jack, "Hello Jack" with a grin.
Other than the end, the show definitely wasn't as good as the Des episode. But finally we got almost everyone in the same place. Next week should be good.
Spoilers: Ana Lucia is supposed to be back. Rumor has it she's Miles' sideways girlfriend. Ben gets a love interest. There's rumors of a lot of deaths coming up, real tearjerkers.