Season: 3–5, Episodes: 3, Faction: N/A
David Reyes is Hurley’s father, and husband of Carmen Reyes.
3×10 – Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
When Hurley was young, they worked on fixing up a Camaro together, with David promising his son that if they fixed it, they’d drive to the Grand Canyon.
But David then left the family for 17 years, only to be brought back by Carmen after Hurley had won the Lotto.
David was given the task of convincing Hurley he was not cursed by the numbers and shouldn’t go to Australia. He took Hurley to a fortune teller, whom David had paid off to “get rid” of the curse. Despite his best efforts, David was unsuccessful in this task, and Hurley left for Australia. (“Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”)
1×04 – Walkabout
Hurley told Charlie that he learned to fish on the Santa Monica Pier with his “old man.” It is unclear when the two spent time fishing together. (“Walkabout”)
After Hurley’s return
After the rescue of the Oceanic 6, David was present when Hurley arrived on the mainland, and greeted Hurley along with Carmen. After Hurley returned home one day, David and Carmen surprised him with a birthday party.
During this party, David took Hurley outside to show him the Camaro he had fixed as a “tribute to Hurley,” because it “felt like Hurley was with him.”
Hurley eagerly gets into the car, but is startled to see the numbers in the odometer. David waves this off as a coincidence, but Hurley disagrees and runs away, much to his father’s chagrin. (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 1”)
5×02 – The Lie
Years later, after his son was re-admitted to Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, David watches an episode of Exposé when he hears a knock on the front door. It is his son, carrying an unconscious Sayid. Hurley tells his father that Sayid was shot with some darts, but David believes he’s lying. The LAPD arrive at the mansion, and David tells them that he hasn’t seen Hurley. Hurley doesn’t give much away when questioned by his father, but tells him they can’t go to a hospital, but that he has an idea. Hurley notes that the police are staking out the mansion, and David asks his son if he is, in fact, crazy. Hurley tells him he has a good reason to lie.
After Carmen returns home, David leaves the house in his car, nervously waving at the police as he drives past. David meets up with Jack and asks if he can trust him. David shows Jack that he has Sayid in the back of his jeep. Jack wants to know who is with Hurley at the mansion, and takes Sayid to a hospital. David tells Jack to stay away from Hurley. (“The Lie”)
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Ha personifies the western desert, both in a literal, geographical sense, and as the land of the setting sun and hence of spiritualization. Ha is depicted anthropomorphically, wearing the hieroglyphic sign for ‘desert’ or ‘foreign lands’ on his head (three hills) and carrying a knife or bow, at once reflecting the harshness of the land and the warlike nature Egyptians attributed to its people and representing the defense of Egypt from its enemies to the west. In utterance 610 of the Pyramid Texts, however, Ha is already associated with the west in a more symbolic sense: “O earth, hear this which the Gods have said, which Horus said when he made a spirit of his father as Ha, as Min, and as Sokar.” Here Horus represents the ritual operator who ‘spiritualizes’ the deceased into the forms of the deities named. Ha is frequently invoked in contexts where the cardinal points are being secured, or wherever the direction of the west needs to be indicated; hence in CT spell 162, the West Wind is the brother of Ha. In CT 313, a spell for being transformed into a falcon, Thoth affirms to the operator that “Those who shall come against you from the West shall be doomed to Ha, Lord of the West.” CT 636, “Ha in the west” is invoked, along with “Soped in the east” and “Dedwen in Zety-land” (i.e. the south), in order to bring to the operator his/her ka or double in the netherworld. The netherworld ferry-boat in CT spell 398 has for its bow-piece the brow of Ha (possibly because it is paradigmatically headed west). On the other hand, the fisher boat from which the deceased requires protection has for its adze, chisel and saw “what is on the mouth of Ha” (CT spell 479). In CT spell 545 Hathor is invoked to protect one from the “constriction” or “deprivation” of Ha. When Ha is hostile, it is presumably as a personification of the desert as such. By contrast, the operator affirms in CT spell 695, a spell for “burial in the West as a blessed one, <and for> quelling strife in order that he may go down to his possessions which belong to the West [i.e., to the land of the dead],” that “I am the child of Ha in his desert … My seat is his desert, the western desert is my horizon, and I am among those who are in it, the kings of Egypt.” Here the geography of the west, as the site of desert nomads as well as the rich royal tombs, converges with its spiritual function as the netherworld. In CT spell 36, it is said of the deceased that “He knows those two sentences which Ha spoke to Him on whom is the ram’s head,” in which the ram-headed God to whom Ha speaks is not identified, although the same term which is – not without some uncertainty – translated by Faulkner as “ram’s head” here occurs again in spell 163, where it is said that the West Wind is the offspring of “him who is in the ram’s head, who came forth from between the thighs of the West, who makes a butchery of the herds reserved for offering.”
In Egyptian mythology, Ha was a god of the deserts to the west of Egypt. He was associated with the underworld, Duat and pictured as a man wearing the symbol for desert hills on his head.
As Lord of the Desert Ha fought off enemies from the west, probably referring to invading tribes from Libya. He was also thought be responsible for the creation of oases.
The dinosaur Hagryphus “Ha’s Griffin” was named after Ha; it was discovered in Utah and Ha’s association with “the Western Desert” was carried over to the New World.