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"Mess It All Up" is an orchestral piece on the Season 2 soundtrack. This slow, dolorous theme initially highlights various things that have gone wrong in Hurley's past, but eventually plays over some of his happier emotional scenes as well.
Learning that Hurley plans to destroy the Swan's food, Rose demands an explanation. Hurley says he fears the survivors will resent him for his choices. In a flashback, we see how Johnny resented Hurley's newfound wealth when he won the lottery.
Full list of appearances
"Mess It All Up" and its variations play during the following scenes
- Hurley tells Rose why he wants to blow up the food supply. ("Everybody Hates Hugo")
- Dr. Brooks tells Hurley that Dave is not real. ("Dave")
- Michael reminds Hurley of Libby's death in an attempt to recruit him into rescuing Walt, but is stopped by by Kate. ("Three Minutes")
- Hurley reflects on Desmond's apparent premonition. ("Further Instructions")
- Hurley's father leaves him. ("Tricia Tanaka Is Dead")
- Amira tells Sayid about her tortured cat. ("Enter 77")
- Jack and Sawyer catch Hurley urinating. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
- Hurley attempts to explain to his mother the events that happened on the Island. ("The Lie")
- Hurley tells Jack about Jacob's idea to bring Sayid to the Temple. ("LA X, Part 1")
- Hurley leads a group to the temple, as Sawyer and Miles go to bury Juliet. ("LA X, Part 2")
- Hugo meets Libby at the restaurant. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
- Hurley comes to terms with his new role as protector of the Island. ("The End")
The piece takes its title from a Hurley quote. Hurley says the new food will "mess it all up"—it will ruin the survivors' dynamic with each other and with Hurley.