View Full Version : Why did Libby dodge Hurley's question?
01-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Why did Libby dodge Hurley's question when he said he recognizes her from somewhere.
The poll in the other thread isn't working. Here's a new one.... a little different question though.
01-26-2006, 04:20 PM
I voted for #1,
but i wish it was She Knows about the numbers. That would have been sooo exciting.
01-26-2006, 04:30 PM
I believe she knows him from the mental hospital. But, I am not certain that she was a clinical psychologist. She would have been more recognizable to Hurley if she had been IMHO. I am leaning towards the thought that Libby was also a patient there.~Moonchime
01-26-2006, 04:52 PM
I vote for mental hospital. However, if she was there, isn't it possible that she heard about the numbers the same way he did?
01-26-2006, 06:57 PM
My guess is she probably knows him from the mental hospital. But who knows?
01-26-2006, 07:30 PM
I think she was a patient in the mental hospital. however, I still don't buy that Hurley was, in fact, a patient there.
01-26-2006, 07:36 PM
It seems a bit to obvious to be the mental hospital, but that's still my vote. Does the rest of the group know that she says she's a clinical psychologist? If so, why didn't they send Charlie to her? Why didn't she approach Charlie? Okay, she may not be that familiar with people...
01-27-2006, 05:02 AM
I voted #3. Hugo has a lot of corporations one of which could be Libby in payroll. I was tempted to vote #1, because is Libby is a psychlogist and Hurley has friends int several mental institutions. But who knows?
01-27-2006, 05:50 AM
Isn't strange that Hurley stepped on her foot on the plane when he was arriving? Well, she was there first, and her seat was on the back of the plane, while Hurley's was on the front part of the plane.
01-27-2006, 07:05 AM
I am not sure if it is from the hospital after alll that has happened with distrust I think she is afraid that she will be caught in the lie.
01-27-2006, 07:17 AM
Here's what I think. She clearly recognizes Hurley too because her description of him getting on the plane last all sweaty with the headphones was spot on. So she had to see him come on the plane from her place in the back and avoided being seen by him.
The reason? She was a patient in the mental hospital who managed to escape and did not want Hurley to see her. I think she knows him very well from the hospital because his is a face you don't forget. She may have looked more anonymous and Hurley may have seen her in a common room or a hallway but isn't sure now where.
I think when Libby escaped, she took the identity of her therapist and now claims to be a clinical psychologist, but she is a compulsive lair and a bit looney tunes. My questions are, does she require medication and is she potentially dangerous?
01-27-2006, 07:21 AM
You will see a Libby flashback this season.
01-27-2006, 01:19 PM
Maybe Libby was on the plane because she's been secretly tracking Hurley ever since he won the lottery with the numbers. Once those numbers popped up, Dharma let her go find out everything she could about the person who used the numbers. So, she followed him to Australia and was following him back. I have no source of anything, just shooting from the hip like the rest of you. Hahah.
01-28-2006, 11:09 AM
I voted 1, he knows her from the mental hospital, and there goes a little theory of mine with that choice which I already posted elsewhere but that might still interest the people in this discussion I hope. So, here goes...
How about this theory:
Libby truly is/was a doctor in the psych ward Hurley was in and that's where he knows her from. But he wasn't HER patient but somebody else's and that's why she only seems vaguely familiar to him. On the plane, her original seat was somewhere closer to the front where Hurley could've easily stepped on her foot (not necessarily while boarding, could've been later) when going to the loo, and from where she could easily see him boarding the plane, which is why she knows he was the last one and all sweaty. Upon noticing him, she thought, "Hey, cute guy!" and kept glancing at him every once in a while during the flight and that's how she noticed his headphones (Remember that Libby probably hasn't seen x reruns of "Exodus" and so might easily confuse if he already had the headphones on while boarding or not.) Then, shortly before the crash, she went to the tail end for whatever reason (maybe also the loo). Now on the island, when the tailies came to the Fusies' camp, she was happy to see her cute guy had also survived, but then she suddenly remembered that he had been a patient at her workplace. But maybe she just thought (along the lines of Locke) "That Hurley guy is just too cute. Everybody gets a new life here so why shouldn't I?" and discarded her professional principles about not having intimate relationships with patients. Then, when the two were having their little conversation while doing the laundry and he suddenly began to remember her, she was in danger of his memory of her being a doc at his ward getting in the way of her amorous motives towards him and that's why she quickly changed the subject, maybe even inserted a little white lie (I'm refering to the foot stepping incident here) and was a little nervous doing so because she sensed he was interested in her and didn`t want her chances ruined (because I think for Hurley there could be quite a reasonable difference between telling Jack he was in a psych ward and having somebody on the island who might have looked through his patient file once or twice). And to divert him a little more, she then quickly pulled a little trick on the suggestive side - changing her top.
Isn't that plausible? As you can see, I'm desperately trying to make this work because I REALLY want to see Hurley and Libby together! C'mon, he deserves it! :biggrin:
And for all I know, I don't see why a psychiatrist couldn't at the same time be a pathological liar... But then I have quite limited knowledge of these things.