[tps_title]FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD[/tps_title]
- Ironic as the island likes to be, the food magically reappears in Hurley’s life right after he’s gotten rid of it. Worse than that, if Dave is a representation of the Island, it even encourages Hurley to sweat by making him run after him twice in this episode!
- Hurley running scenes are a running (sorry) joke in Hurley-centric episodes like Numbers, Dave, Tricia Tanaka Is Dead, The Beginning Of The End, The Lie and Everybody Loves Hugo. I like to add that Hurley trips in half of these scenes.
- The whole scenario feels similar to the Nigerian Beechcraft filled with heroin that crashed on the island. Not many episodes before this one, the Beechcraft provided Charlie with a challenge to overcome his addiction for a second time (Fire + Water). The plane didn’t necessarily crash on the island because of Charlie, nor is the food drop directly tied to Hurley, but the timing of certain events certainly is suspicious. Oh, that Island…
- Sun and Jin are seen running towards the pallet of food, saying “They found something!”. They certainly didn’t get their intel from Jack and Kate, who are still busy hiding Other things from the survivors.
- Charlie answers the main question from the previous episode: the Lockdown inside the hatch likely occurred to prevent anyone from witnessing the food drop.
- Sawyer attempts to take charge of a chaotic situation once again, but can’t because (according to Charlie) he’s not trusted by the survivors. Hurley, however, is. Hurley’s kindheartedness will be one of his defining qualities as a leader in The End, but, at this point, he’s still too afraid to take responsibility. That all changes when Jack, the “ideal leader”, tells Hurley he believes in him.
- It seems the survivors went with Libby’s idea that no one needs to be in charge. In future episodes, the survivors will build themselves a kitchen and take whatever food they need, whenever they need it.