Ab Aeterno

March 23, 2010
Richard Alpert
Alternate timeline
Written by
Melinda Hsu Taylor and Greggory Nations
Directed by
Tucker Gates
Guest starring
Mark Pellegrino as Jacob
Titus Welliver as the Man in Black
Mirelly Taylor as Isabella Alpert
Steven Elder as Jonas Whitfield
Juan Carlos Cantu as Father Suarez
Jose Yenque as doctor
Izzy Diaz as Ignacio
Davo Coria as servant
Santiago Montone as prisoner
Sonya Masinovsky as Russian nurse

Ab Aeterno is the ninth episode of season 6 of Lost. Richard Alpert is featured in the episode's continuous flashback, which shows island and off-island events.

ABC press release

Richard Alpert faces a difficult choice.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Kristin Dos Santos (Entertainment Weekly correspondant): Jacob will reveal what the island is. It is a "cork".
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Things do not end well for the prisoners on the Black Rock. Richard filmed a scene at the Russian hospital where Ilana was staying.
    • TRUE, except Richard was not seen at the hospital, it was Jacob.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Jacob and his nemesis are both connected to Richard, and he has met both of them. In a flashback in the 1800s, Richard and Jacob have a fight involving a special knife.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Hurley and Richard filmed a scene on the beach. Ben, Kate, Jack, Hurley, Sun, Miles, and Ilana filmed a scene at a rebuilt beach camp.
    • TRUE, except Kate was not present.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Black Rock props and sets were being constructed. Extras in baggy prisoner clothes were seen.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Richard and Jacob's nemesis filmed a scene on the Black Rock in the 1800s.
    • TRUE
  • Jorge Garcia (Hurley): We will see how the statue was destroyed.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A number of Latino Catholics and other Spanish characters are being cast.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Titus Welliver (the man in black) is filming scenes.
    • TRUE
  • Various spoiler sources: The title Ab Aeterno is a direct translation from the Spanish, derived from Latin, for "Since the beginning of time" and (figuratively) "Since a very long time ago."
    • TRUE
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