Box² is a box company based in Tustin, California. Hurley bought it out to increase his profits and Locke was an employee there.


Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes[]

After Hurley was released from the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, he got re-employed, working under Randy at Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack. He won the lottery using the Numbers that a former fellow psychiatric patient had constantly muttered, which allowed Hurley to quit his job.

People around him began being afflicted by misfortunes (Hurley believed this was because the Numbers were cursed), and his previous place of employment, Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack, was hit by a meteorite ("Numbers") ("Tricia Tanaka Is Dead"). Hurley, however, continued to experience incredibly good luck and his acquisitions continued to accumulate; he acquired ownership of the box company which Locke happened to work at. Hurley then gave the former manager of Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack a job at the box company. Hurley had a majority shareholding in the company according to his financial adviser, Ken Halperin. ("Numbers")

John Locke[]


Locke working in ("Walkabout").

John Locke held the position of Regional Collections Supervisor at the box company in Tustin, California before the crash. His boss was Randy from the Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack where Hurley had worked. He bullied Locke because he enjoyed playing Axis & Allies with a colleague, saying that Locke had no actual military experience. ("Walkabout")

Flash sideways[]

6x12 Box

Hurley's box company in the alternate timeline in ("Everybody Loves Hugo").

A box company was the place of employment for Randy Nations, as well as John Locke, until Randy fired him for skipping a conference in Sydney to try to go on a walkabout. The company was owned by multi-millionaire Hugo Reyes, who met John the day he was fired and gave him an interview at a temp agency that he owned. ("The Substitute")

Find 815[]

At Randy's suggestion, Sam Thomas invested in a box company. It later burned down and Sam received an insurance payout from it. (Find 815 clues/January 22)


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