Lost

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HUGO: Let me get this straight. All this already happened.

MILES: Yes.

HUGO: So this conversation we're having right now -- we already had it?

MILES: Yes!

HUGO: Then what am I gonna say next?

MILES: I don't know.

HUGO: Then your theory is wrong!

THE AUDIENCE: See, it's not just us!

MILES: For the thousandth time, you dingbat, the conversation already happened, but not for you and me.

THE RECAPPER: You're contradicting yourself, because you just said, "Yes," when Hurley said of your conversation, "We already had it?"

HUGO: Okay, answer me this. If all this already happened to me, then why don't I remember any of it?

MILES: Because once Ben turned that wheel, time isn't a straight line for us anymore. Our experiences in the past and the future occurred before these experiences right now.

THE RECAPPER: Okay, I remember Daniel saying something about this. And what have you done with Daniel, by the way?

HUGO: Say that again.

THE RECAPPER: Okay, I remember Daniel saying something about this. And what have you done with Daniel, by the way?

THE WEE HUGO WHO'S HANGING OUT ON MY SPEAKERS: Pssst. I think he's talking to Miles, not you.

MILES: [Shooting me a look while handing Hugo his gun]: Shoot me. Please. Please?

HUGO: Aha! I can't shoot you, because if you die in 1977, then you'll never come back to the island on the freighter 30 years from now.

MILES: I can die because I've already come to the island on the freighter. Any of us can die, because this is our present.

HUGO: But you said Ben couldn't die because he still has to grow up and become the leader of the Others.

MILES: Because this is his past.

HUGO: But when we first captured Ben, and Sayid... like... tortured him, then why wouldn't he remember getting shot by that same guy when he was a kid?

THE SILENCE: I shall deafen you all! Muahahahahahahaha.

MILES: Huh. Hadn't thought of that.

THE RECAPPER: pwnd!!!!!!!!!!!!11

HUGO: Ha!

[Okay, now Hurley has a point at the end there, which will of course be explained away in a minute, but everything else he argues? Makes no sense. Why would he remember a conversation that took place before he was born, especially one that included an older version of himself? Even if you can't bring yourself to add the necessary corollaries to the time travel rules of Back to the Future and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, I cannot imagine a scenario where that would work. In this reality, time is linear and unchanging, and while the characters' lives may jump around on that timeline, their paths are predetermined. That's it. End of story. Rant over. - Z]

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