1. Departure - The Refusal

    "Often when the call is given, the future hero first refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any of a range of reasons that work to hold the person in his or her current circumstances." (link)

    The Numbers are part of “the call,” as are the whispers.

    Hugo’s been trying to live a “normal” life at home with his parents, but it all starts to fray around the edges. When he “refuses the call” of the Numbers at the birthday party, the supernatural ups the ante.

    Most of Hugo’s story in Season 4 revolves around his refusal to heed his shamanic call, and how the forces which call him keep upping the ante to get him to pay attention.

     
  2. The Numbers on the Camaro’s odometer are another expression of “the call,” which Hugo refuses.

    (I think you can interpret the Numbers as representing the insertion of the supernatural into everyone’s lives - but focused most acutely on Hugo.)

     
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  4. "Jesus Christ is not a weapon." (4x12)

     
  5. Departure - The Call to Adventure

    "This first stage of the mythological journey—which we have designated the ‘call to adventure’—signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of his society to a zone unknown.

    This fateful region of both treasure and danger may be variously represented: as a distant land, a forest, a kingdom underground, beneath the waves, or above the sky, a secret island, lofty mountaintop, or profound dream state; but it is always a place of strangely fluid and polymorphous beings, unimaginable torments, superhuman deeds, and impossible delight." (link, emphases mine)

    People quite rightly talk about Jack in LOST as “the hero,” but Hugo also has several hero cycles of his own. Instead of outward, action-oriented heroics, Hugo experiences a “lunar hero cycle,” where he goes literally into the darkness to confront his own heroic call, his refusal to heed that call, and his eventual surrender to the call.

     
  6. Hugo is being “called” back to the Island, especially by the “whispers.” He perceives this as a breakdown. (4x12)

     
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  8. Hugo’s kind of starting to break down here, as we would expect to happen after he leaves the Island.

    The beater he’s driving has busted shocks. (ETA: He’s driving a 1974 or 1975 Ford Pinto, which was a death-trap vehicle in its day.)

    On a Los Angeles midsummer day, he’s hiding inside an oversized hoodie.

    He’s dipping into the family-sized buckets of chicken again (self-medication.)

    And as he enters the house, he hears the whispers.(4x12)

     
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