The Beginning of the End

January 31, 2008
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau
Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler
L. Scott Caldwell as Rose Nadler
Tania Raymonde as Alexandra Rousseau
Blake Bashoff as Karl Martin
Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit
Michael Cudlitz as Mike Walton
Lance Reddick as Matthew Abaddon
Grisel Toledo as Susie Lazenby
Steven Neumeier as Lewis
Billy Ray Gallion as Randy Nations
John Terry as Christian Shephard

The Beginning of the End is the first episode of season 4 of Lost. Hugo "Hurley" Reyes is featured in the episode's flashforwards.

ABC press release

Feeling that their rescue is close at hand, the survivors don't know whether to believe Charlie’s final message that the people claiming to liberate them are not who they seem to be.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Sawyer, Sayid, Jin, Desmond, Juliet, and Hurley were spotted filming a scene on the beach.
    • TRUE
  • Aint' It Cool News (Spoiler source), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): There are going to be both flashbacks and flashforwards in season 4.
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online columnist), DarkUFO (Spoiler source): The "Oceanic 6" are six survivers-Jack, Kate, Jin, Sun, Sayid, and Hurley-who get off the island and become famous in the outside world.
    • TRUE, but Jin was not in the Oceanic 6 and Aaron was.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): The first scene is of Hurley in a car chase in the future.
    • TRUE
  • TV Guide (Spoiler source): Pictures show Sayid, Bernard, and Desmond standing, armed, in front of the plane cockpit.
    • TRUE
  • Various spoiler sources: The freighter member Miles, played by Ken Leung, first appears in this episode.
    • FALSE, he appears in the next episode.
  • Various spoiler sources: The tall and thin corporate recruiter Arthur Stevens will first appear in the premiere. He will be played by Lance Reddick.
    • TRUE, but his name is Matthew Abaddon.
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Hurley and Lance Reddick's character were seen filming at the Santa Rosa Mental Institute set.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A car chase involving Sawyer was seen being filmed.
    • TRUE, but the driver was Hurley.
  • Various spoiler sources: A mathemetician and member of the freighter crew named Daniel Faraday will first appear in this episode. He will be played by Jeremy Davies.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer): "Desmond will have to deal with the aftereffects and the guilt of it. He will question whether or not Charlie would have made this sacrifice had he not told him that it was what he was going to do. He will question the role he played in Charlie’s death."
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): The format of the show is changing, big time.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Emerson (Ben): "Whoever is on the boat that they just called mean them no good."
    • TRUE
  • Various spoiler sources: Fisher Stevens will play Minkowski.
    • TRUE
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