Hurley pushes it too far when he reminds Miles that dad isn't gone at all; they just dropped him off. Miles loses it, grabs Hurley's composition notebook and says he's going to get all up in his business. Hurley demands it back, but Miles hops out of the van, I guess to read it by the light of the moon. Or maybe one of the ghosts he definitely never speaks to is whispering the words in his ears. I don't know. At any rate, Miles reads:
A little spy robot-thingy zips through the atmosphere and crashes into the snowy planet below. That's when Chewbacca shows up and blasts it away with his crossbow laser. He shakes his fury fist in the sky in triumph.
Hurley corrects that it's, "furry -- furry fist. I need a spell check." That wouldn't help with that typo, Hurls. Miles says, "What the hell is this?" Oh come on, Miles. It's fan-fic! And a word to the wise, don't Google to see if there's any about you. Dean Winchester tried that a few weeks ago, and he's still taking anti-emetics.
Hurley explains that he's writing The Empire Strikes Back, hence our episode title (which is also a play on the title of this film, from whence I grabbed this week's theme song link). If it's 1977, Star Wars has just come out, and "George Lucas is going to be looking for a sequel." I'm not sure that's correct. I mean, the '77 is, but I thought Lucas had not 3, not 6, but 9 episodes all plotted out before the first, real Star Wars was released. Feel free to correct me in e-mail, Space Geeks.