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Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Jorge Garcia. For most of the time, Reyes has served as the show's comic relief, but throughout the run of the series, most notably in the final season, the show has shown him in a more serious light. He takes over as the Island's protector from Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) then takes Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson) as his adviser as Jacob (Mark Pellegrino) took Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell).
His storylines mostly involve his mental illness, his run of what he calls 'bad luck' with his lottery win, his relationship to The Numbers, and his short-lived relationship with Libby Smith (Cynthia Watros).
Hurley is involved in an accident in which a deck collapses as he steps onto it, killing two people. Even though there were too many people on the deck prior to his arrival, Hurley feels great guilt. He sinks into a depressive state, so his mother (Lillian Hurst) enters him into a psychiatric institution. There he creates an imaginary friend called Dave (Evan Handler), and meets Leonard Simms (Ron Bottitta), a patient who keeps mumbling the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42. Hurley's condition...