The upcoming Feb. 28 episode of ABC's Lost will revisit the backstory of Hurley, played by Jorge Garcia, co-executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis told SCI FI Wire. "What's exciting about the next one is it's really in the tradition of some Hurley episodes, like 'Everybody Hates Hugo,'" said Kitsis, who co-wrote the episode with Horowitz. "It's kind of a lighter episode. It's emotional, but what also, I think, people will really be excited about is we're back on the beach. You'll definitely get another piece of Hurley backstory."
"And I would say, make sure you watch 'til the very last second," Horowitz added.
As Lost fans know, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes is a reluctant lottery-winning millionaire who spent time in a mental institution and believes his special lottery winning numbers are cursed.
"Adam and I are lucky enough that this is our third Hurley story," Kitsis said. He and Horowitz also wrote 'Dave' and 'Everybody Hates Hugo.' They say that they've become the Hurley specialists on the show.
"We fell in love with him, and we tell everyone to back off," Horowitz said with a laugh. "We love writing for Hurley. ... It's a challenge coming up with any story, but the truth is, actually, the story this week was something that was conceived a really long time ago. So it was one of those stories we've been waiting to tell."
The writers added that there is more story coming for Locke, the troubled character played by Terry O'Quinn, who was in a wheelchair when he crashed onto the series' mysterious island. Why? "I don't want to give away anything, and I can't give away anything," Horowitz said with a laugh. "I value my job. But I will say that that episode, it's been a long time coming. It will create some new story paths for the audience to be interested in Locke. And we fully hope the question in everyone's head is answered, and they're all very happy with the answer and excited by it. But we're excited, because it has opened up some new things with that character that we hope you guys will like."
Kitsis and Horowitz confirmed that the rest of the season will also explore the backstories of Claire (Emilie de Ravin), Sayid (Naveen Andrews) and two characters new to this season, Paulo (Rodrigo Santoro) and Nikki (Kiele Sanchez). Lost airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesdays. —Kathie Huddleston
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoWe really needed this episode.
This was SUCH a nice break from all the Others/Island Mysteries/Jack-centric stuff of the last few weeks. Even though Sawyer was so prominently featured, it was nice to see him interacting with everyone. Especially Hurley trying (and failing) to give Sawyer a nickname.
I also liked how they wrote out Hurley's friend and girlfriend in one line.
It looks like next week we get back to ACTION ACTION ACTION! But for one week, this was a nice throwback to some of the slower episodes.
You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
This episode was a lot of fun, culminating in that instantly classic scene with the guys and Vincent riding around in the van hooting and hollering, looking like a car commercial. It will get even better if we eventually see Hurley drive that van right through Ben's front door in Otherville.
I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes.
Loved the episode, and man did that meteor look neato in Hi-Def. Sawyer was especially awesome in this episode - when he found Roger's head, and when he taught Jin all the things a woman wants to hear.
Could there have been a more perfect song to be playing in a hippy mobile ?
International House of Pancakes.
$10,000. Your father put me up to it.
It really is about time that someone put 2 & 2 together that Alex is Rousseau's daughter. Nice to see Rousseau come back too. At least now the action will be unpredictable with her around. I hear a Sayid flashback is coming very soon too.
Cheech could have been played by anybody.
And I can't believe that there is an uproar about Charlie dying. After last night, I wish they would just hurry up and kill him.
is it Wednesday yet ?
I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
God I loved this episode. Looks like eyepatch man is in the next one, which rocks. Crazy Russian anarchist marooned among the warring idiots.
"How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: 'The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.' This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001." - Stanley Kubrick
Pissed Mommy off - wouldn't take his Ritalin. 'Course, kid's a bit of a baby for 13, but not too bad. It's fun to see one of the older guys kind of push him along. Our favorite thing from the show already: Phantom Duker. Yes.