We have to go back… WE HAVE TO GO BACK. If you get that reference then, obviously, you were a fan of the hugely successful series ‘Lost.’ Well, listen up, because today happens to be an important day for all of us who still miss that ill-fated island.
4 8 15 16 23 42. If you’re reading this, chances are those numbers consistently tormented you from 2005-2010 and, likely, still do so today. Don’t worry though, because you are not alone in your continued fascination with those mysterious numbers and Lost in general. In fact, some fans are still so obsessed with Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and his omnipresent digits, as well as all the rest of the island dwellers, that they have anticipated a singular moment of a singular day for nearly a decade. Somehow I think Jacob is responsible for this.
‘Lost’ Day: Hurley’s Numbers Align
Every Lost fan remembers those six numbers, which permeated the entire series. They were inscribed on the hatch, they needed to be entered every 108 minutes inside said hatch, and they crept into pretty much all numeric details of the series (flight 815, anyone?).
It’s no surprise, then, that fans are excited for a certain moment on April 8. At precisely 4:23:42 p.m. on April 8, 2015, the date and time will be– drumroll please– 4 8 15 16 23 42.
I’ll give you a moment to gather yourself before encouraging you to speak out on behalf of the movement: April 8 should forever be known as Lost day! Star Wars has May 4, let us have our day, dammit.
The ‘Lost’ Numbers Live On
It’s hard to believe (especially since you can still binge watch the entire series on Netflix), but Lost actually ended its series run nearly five years ago. Throughout its six seasons, the show posed countless mysteries, some of which were answered while others never will be.
The numbers, though, were an inarguable high point of contention and question. Showing up in the episode called, obviously, “Numbers,” we first saw them prominently as the numbers which Hurley won the lottery with. Of course, the fortune was ultimately “cursed” and might have lead to Hurley’s eventual psychotic break.
Standard Lost. I miss it so.
Do you think April 8 should be Lost day?
— Casey Mink