Read our Recap of Episode 5.1 “Because You Left”
The second hour of tonight's Lost
season 5 premiere begins shortly after the Oceanic 6 got picked up by Penny's boat. They call it “three years ago,” which implies the show's future is now it's present, and what used to be the present is now the past. If you're already confused, don't worry, so am I.
The Oceanic 6 are debating what they should tell people when they get back. Jack (Matthew Fox
) is pushing the lie about there being no other survivors to protect them from Charles Widmore. Lapidus is willing to go along with whatever the others decide. Hurley (Jorge Garcia
) doesn't want to lie, asking Penny if she can just call off her dad.
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Jack says everyone will think they're crazy if they tell the truth. Sayid (Naveen Andrews
) sides with Jack, and Hurley vows that he'll remember this and won't help him in the future.
Cut to the future, where Hurley is helping Sayid, driving like a mad man with the unconscious Sayid in the passenger seat. Hurley swerves and knocks down a newspaper stand, which causes him to get pulled over by a cop. He freaks out until the cop shows up, and it's...ANA LUCIA!
Crazy Hurley's imaginary friends are back, and Ana Lucia (Michelle Rodriguez) reads him the riot act about being safe and not getting caught. After her pep talk, she adds, “Libby says hi.” I would normally assume this was a manifestation of Hurley's subconscious, but since there's time travel and magic islands, I've decided these ghosts might be real in some manner.
Hurley stops off at a convenience store to pick up a shirt to hide the ketchup-stained one he's wearing. Unfortunately, the only one that will fit him says “I Heart My Shih-Tzu.” It's absurdly hilarious that such a big man and a big shirt have such a tiny dog. The checkout girl recognizes him from the lotto and the Oceanic 6, but thankfully not from the news report on her TV about him being a triple homicide suspect.
He leaves quickly, and at that same moment, Kate (Evangeline Lilly
) pulls into the same store with Aaron. She considers calling Jack, but doesn't, then she gets a call anyone from a surprising voice asking her to meet. She and Aaron go to a hotel to meet Sun (Yunjin Kim).
Kate tells her about the lawyers, and Sun theorizes the client is clearly less interested in exposing their lie than he is about getting Aaron, so Kate should take care of them. Kate is offended by the implication that she's capable of killing someone, and Sun is incredibly passive aggressive about how Kate promised to find Jin, then left him behind to die on the freighter. Sun says she doesn't blame Kate, but that sounds like a lie to me.
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