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Lost: Ab Aeterno

Richard Alpert faces a difficult choice, and remembers how he came to the island... over a hundred years ago.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x9
Airdate: Tuesday March 23rd, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 23, 2010
NL (Net 5) Mar 26, 2010
UK (sky 1) Mar 26, 2010

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (56 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Mark Pellegrino
As Jacob
Titus Welliver
As Man in Black
Steven Elder
As Jonas Whitfield
Mirelly Taylor
As Isabella

Co-Guest Stars
Juan Carlos Cantu
As Father Suarez
Davo Coria
As Servant
Izzy Diaz
As Ignacio
Santiago Montone
As Prisoner
Jose Yenque
As Doctor
Main Cast
Matthew Fox
As Dr. Jack Shephard
Terry O'Quinn
As John Locke
Jorge Garcia
As Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Yunjin Kim
As Sun Hwa Kwon
Michael Emerson
As Ben Linus
Nestor Carbonell
As Richard Alpert
Jeff Fahey
As Frank Lapidus
Ken Leung
As Miles Straume
Zuleikha Robinson
As Ilana Verdansky


A brief dialogue between an injured Ilana and Jacob is presented, it appears to be in the past. Jacob tells Ilana to protect the remaining candidates...

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Episode Notes
In this episode we learn that Richard Alpert was one of the slaves on the Black Rock.

In this episode we learn that the name of the captain of the Black Rock was Magnus Hanso. According to the Lost Experience, this man was Alvar Hanso's great grandfather. Alvar Hanso was the founder of the Hanso Foundation, that funded the DHARMA.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Damon Lindelof  |  Jeffrey Lieber
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Damon Lindelof  |  Bryan Burk  |  Carlton Cuse  |  Jack Bender
ProducerRa'uf Glasgow
EditorDavid Eisenberg
CastingApril Webster
Warning: Lost season 6 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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