Season: 1-4 & 6, Episodes: 5, Faction: N/A
Randy Nations was a middle management boss for whom both Hurley and Locke have worked.
Working with Hurley
2×04 – Everybody Hates Hugo
While managing Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack, Randy reprimanded Hurley foreating an 8-piece dark meat chicken combo without paying and giving more than two napkins per client.
Hurley and Johnny then quit and, later that night, vandalized Randy’s property by spelling “CLUCK YOU“ on his lawn with garden gnomes. (“Everybody Hates Hugo”)
3×10 – Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
At an unspecified point in time, Mr. Cluck’s closed down, and then was bought and reopened by Hurley, using the money from his lottery winnings. He hired back Randy to work there, but the day before the grand opening, the building was hit by a meteorite and totally destroyed. (“Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”)
Working with Locke
1×04 – Walkabout
A short time later, Randy took a job at Hurley’s box company in Tustin, California working as Locke’s boss. He taunted and belittled Locke, questioning him about Helen and whether he was really a Colonel, and telling him he wouldn’t be able to go on a walkabout due to his condition and lack of destiny. (“Walkabout”)
On the mainland
4×01 – The Beginning of the End
Almost two years later, after the Oceanic Six (including his former boss Hurley) returned to the mainland, Randy was now an employee of Circuit House. He can be briefly seen video taping the end of Hurley’s car chase with a hand-held video camera, albeit with the lens cap still on. It is unknown if he was aware that the driver of the car was Hurley. (“The Beginning of the End”)
In the flash sideways world, Randy still worked at the box company owned by Hugo Reyes. Randy and Locke seemed to again have an unpleasant work history.
6×04 – The Substitute
Randy sent Locke to a corporate seminar in Sydney in September 2004, but after finding out that Locke had cancelled a meeting with Ken Fisher and had never picked up his credentials for the seminar, Randy investigated and discovered that Locke hadn’t attended any part of the conference. Angry with Locke for taking a “personal” vacation in Sydney “on the company’s dime,” he fired Locke on his first day back to work. (“The Substitute”)
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(Kebehsenuef, Qeb-) One of the four ‘sons of Horus‘, Kebehsenuf, whose name is interpreted as “he who refreshes,” is depicted as a falcon-headed mummy on the jar containing the intestines of the deceased and in the assignment of the sons of Horus to the cardinal points he is at the west. Kebehsenuf, together with Horus and Duamutef, is said in CT spell 158/BD spell 112 to be among the “Souls [Bau] of Nekhen,” or Hierakonpolis, a town in Upper Egypt. An occurrence of Kebehsenuf alone occurs in BD spell 161, “for smashing an opening in the sky,” in order to “gain access to the solar disk” but also that the four winds may enter the nose of the deceased and return respiration to him/her. In the spell the litany “Re lives, the turtle dies” recurs four times once for each of the four winds; the third time, presumably corresponding to the west wind, it says “Re lives, the turtle dies, strangled by the flesh of Kebehsenuf” (for the ambivalent symbolism of the turtle in Egyptian theology, see Gutbub 1979).
Qebehsenuef (His name is variously transliterated as Kebehsennuf, Kebechsenef, Qebshenuf, Qebehsenuf or Kabexnuf. It means ‘He who refreshes his brothers’) was one of the sons of Horus in Egyptian mythology, the god of protection and of the West. In the preparation of mummies, his canopic jar was used for the intestines. He is seen as a mummy with a falcon head. He was said to be protected by the goddess Serket.
- [Qebhsennuf saith:] “I am thy son, O Osiris Ani, triumphant. I have come to protect thee. I have collected thy bones, and I have gathered together thy members. I have brought thy heart and I have placed it upon its throne within thy body. I have made thy house to flourish after thee, O thou who livest for ever.”
Together with Maa-atef-f, Kheri-beq-f, and Horus-Khenti-maa, the four sons of Horus (the other three were Imset, Hapi and Duamutef) were known as the Seven Shining Ones, protectors of the body of Osiris.
Four ‘Sons of Horus’
Qebehsenuef was the hawk-headed son of Horus, and protected the intestines of the deceased. He was in turn protected by the goddess Serket. It appears that his role was to refresh the dead person, and his name means literally ‘he who libates his siblings’. Horus tells him to:
Libation or showering with cool water was a traditional form of worship in Ancient Egypt. There are many images of the pharaoh presenting libation to the gods. There is a sense of a dual function of cleansing and refreshing them.
In Spell 151 of the Book of the Dead Qebehsenuef was given the following words to say:
“I join your bones together for you, I collect your members for you, I bring your heart to you, I set it in its place in your body for you …”
After Set murdered the king Osiris in order to hide his body he cut it into pieces and scattered them around the Delta. This was an anathema to the Egyptians and the service that Qebehsenuef gives to the dead is to reassemble their parts so they can be properly preserved.
He was the god associated with the West.