Dead is Dead

April 8, 2009
Ben Linus
Alternate timeline
Written by
Brian K. Vaughan and Elizabeth Sarnoff
Directed by
Stephen Williams
Guest starring
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
Tania Raymonde as Alexandra Rousseau
Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore
Alan Dale as Charles Widmore
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Sterling Beaumon as young Ben
Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana Verdansky
Said Taghmaoui as Caesar
Melissa Farman as young Danielle Rousseau
Brad William Henke as Bram
Matt Hoffman as Jed

Dead is Dead is the twelfth episode of season 5 of Lost. Ben Linus is featured in the episode's flashbacks, which show island and off-island events.

Press release

To atone for sins of the past, Ben must attempt to summon the smoke monster in order to be judged.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): Ben will explain why he killed Locke.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): The gaps in Ben's childhood and rise to leadership of the Others will be shown.
    • TRUE
  • Melissa Farman (Young Danielle Rousseau): She will appear in another episode this season.
    • TRUE
  • Jorge Garcia (Hurley): We will get more info about the Monster around this episode.
    • TRUE
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): Graham, a British man trying to become the CEO of a major company, is being cast.
    • TRUE, but it is actually young Charles Widmore.
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