I have to say, despite the lack of plot advancement etc. I thought this epi rocked!!! It was amazing; Hurley was brilliant; his FBs were very touching and funny; the slap his ma gave him was hilarious, and he mirrored it when he whacked Charlie to snap him out of his funk! His interaction with his dad was so sad, and I thought Jorge Garcia did a fabulous job in those scenes; Hurley's scenes with Sawyer were GREAT; from the hug to the 'red-neck-man'! I was laughing so hard!
Sawyer and Jin were great; I'm so glad Jin's started a little English, and it was nice to see a bit of male bonding. Charlie was FANTASTIC too; I absolutely loved the bit he and Hurley got into the van and he said, "victory or death'. Amazing!
The overall idea of making your own luck was a great fit into this, and relevant too, considering Hurley's history. As long as they don't have him backtrack, it seems the boy's finally broken his curse! I realize this doesn't guarantee Charlie's life, but the mere fact that they looked death in the eye and emerged triumphant is a good sign, if you ask me!
So, all in all, I loved this one. Keep 'em comin', TPTB!
Definitely the best episode in this season so far. Not so much concerning story-development maybe, but finally there were some long overdue character bonding moments.
Sawyer and Hurley, who ever did see that coming? That hug was just awesome, I could have laughed my head off about Sawyer's face when Hurley suddenly had him in this BEAR-hug. And the four of them driving around in that old VW? Okay, so it is completely off the rockers, but somehow it works out. They got beer, they got a car, they got a great guy afternoon. And I got to enjoy myself as a consequence.
Man, that episode really was a relief from all the previous tension, and it was so filled with whitty one-liners and gags. Just great.
And of course - Hurley flashbacks!
Can only repeat myself, that one is high on top of my favourite list.
So far. I think it's really got some superb acting from everyone, and although it's one of the lighter episodes in the series, the message it carries is really great. Hurley episodes are generally tied as my favorites, along with the Jin + Sun flashbacks. This ep. was no exception. Plus who can forget Roger? Roger owns! I wonder if he's going to turn up again sometime... Oh well. One can only hope...
I did love this episode. Hurley's pure joy at driving the van around and around was so beautiful. It was a 'feel good' ending. As much as I want them to give us some answers it was nice to have an episode with such a light-hearted scene.
I absolutely loved this episode. Thanks to the good folks at ABC.com for putting it back up. It was some much needed relief after how intense things had gotten for the characters- and for us! It really made us smile. Great Job to cast and creative folks and everyone involved! What a well rounded show LOST is.