February 18, 2009
Jack Shephard
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Stephen Williams
Guest starring
Fionnula Flanagan as Eloise Hawking
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Said Taghmaoui as Caesar
Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana Verdansky
Mary Mara as Jill
Raymond J. Barry as Ray Shephard
Kavita Patil as Rupa Krishnavani
P.D. Mani as Nabil
Rebecca Hazlewood as Nalini
Patti Hastie as barfly
Glen Bailey as magician
Ned Van Zandt as Mr. Dorsey

316 is the sixth episode of season 5 of Lost. Jack Shephard is featured in the episode's continuous flashback, which shows events before the Oceanic 6 return to the island.

ABC press release

The way back to the island is revealed to members of the Oceanic 6, but there's trouble ahead when not all of them wish to return.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Hawking gives Jack something that must return to the island with Locke's body. She also gives him a paired item that is related to his grandfather.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): Jack's grandfather appears in this episode. He may be Hal.
    • TRUE, his name is Ray.
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): A handsome man named Hal, Czech scientist Mike, attractive Vicki, fun-loving Rupa, and kind but firm Nandi are being cast.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Two new characters accompany the Oceanic Six to the island. We will see another crash.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): The reason behind Christian Shephard's white tennis shoes will be explained in season 5.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): Said Taghmaoui will play Caesar in season 5.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): Zuleikha Robinson will play Ilanna in season 5.
    • TRUE
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