February 2, 2010
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler
L. Scott Caldwell as Rose Nadler
John Hawkes as Lennon
Brad William Henke as Bram
Kimberley Joseph as Cindy Chandler
Fredric Lane as Edward Mars
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet Burke
Dominic Monaghan as Charlie Pace
Mark Pellegrino as Jacob
Daniel Roebuck as Leslie Arzt
Hiroyuki Sanada as Dogen
Ian Somerhalder as Boone Carlyle
Sean Whalen as Neil "Frogurt"
Mark Ahsing as customs officer
David Coennen as Agent Smalley
Kesha Diodato as Agent Anne
Kelly Kraynek as woman in bathroom
Shawn Lathrop as flight attendant
David H. Lawrence XVII as cab driver
Percival Scott III as Ganson
Troy Vincent as Oceanic rep

LA X is the first and second episodes and two-hour season premiere of season 6 of Lost. No specific character is the focus of the episode's alternate timeline.

ABC press release

The aftermath from Juliet's detonation of the hydrogen bomb is revealed.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Miles and Kate find a hidden hatch.
    • TRUE, though it is the destroyed Swan hatch.
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant), DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Six of these things are true - Juliet survives the bomb, Juliet does not survive the bomb, Kate and Sawyer flirt, Kate and Sawyer kiss, Juliet and Sawyer kiss, Jack and Sayid touch lips, and there is a sad Sawyer scene (Juliet dying).
    • TRUE, the untrue item is Kate and Sawyer kissing.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): In the alternate timeline, Charlie is the one who asks "am I alive?" Boone and Locke have a discussion. Sawyer is back to being a con man. Arzt and Hurley discuss Mr. Cluck's. Jin has money issues. Christian's coffin never made it on the plane. Kate steals something from Jack. Jack and Locke discuss Locke's knives.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Much of the premiere takes place on flight 815. Desmond is onboard. The statue is "seen" from the plane. Jack meets Kate and saves Charlie. Kate beats up Edward Mars. Juliet dies after a final kiss. Jacob will appear to Hurley. Sawyer and Jack fight again.
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): We will see Desmond again very early in the season. He has a surprising scene with another character.
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): In the premiere, either Sayid "dies," or Sayid kills Jack. Note numerous earlier spoilers stating Sayid's wounds are healed at the Temple.
    • TRUE, Sayid "dies."
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): One of the following is true: Locke is related by blood to Widmore and Jack, or Locke (or Jacob's nemesis) does something insane with a character from the first episode, then says "I'm sorry you had to see me like that."
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): The phrases "Am I alive?", "It turned out she did not want out", "I wanted you to be able to go home", "I was killed by an *** ******", and "I was supposed to die" will be spoken in the first six hours of the season. Three different characters will be apprehended by the authorities.
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): Shannon will be absent from the beginning of the season in the alternate timeline because of a significant change to Boone and Shannon's backstory. Sawyer will kiss someone in the first four hours of the season.
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): Miles will relate a message from a dead character. One of the following about the Ajira group is true: they were sent by Widmore to kill Ben, they were sent by Jacob's nemesis to destroy the island's time travel mechanism, they were sent to protect Jacob, or they were sent to revive Locke.
    • TRUE, they were sent to protect Jacob.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Sayid is kidnapped, healed, and tortured by the Others at the Temple. Jacob is involved. Richard smoothes things over between the two sides.
    • TRUE, though things occur slightly differently.
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant), DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A "dark, handsome, and mysterious someone" will die in the first four hours of the season (probably Sayid, who is then brought back to life by the Temple). Another beloved season 1 character will almost kill himself but will be stopped by Jack (Charlie, according to DarkUFO).
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Dos Santos (E! Online correspondant): A new villain who is even more frightening than Ben will be appearing. The villain killed "**h*" (Echo[sic] or John) and "***o*" (the pilot or Jacob), is actually the Monster, and wants to "go home."
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Flight 815 lands at LAX. Arzt asks Hurley if he's the guy from the Mr. Cluck's commercials. Jack gets angry because something happened to Christian's coffin. Boone and Locke have a conversation. Kate escapes from Edward Mars and carjacks a taxi which contains Claire. They drive to Hurley's former house, except now the couple who wanted to adopt Aaron live there. They refuse to adopt Aaron, and then Claire goes into labor.
    • TRUE, though the Kate-Claire scenes are presumably from "What Kate Does."
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Charlie was spotted at LAX along with Cindy. Ian Somerhalder (Boone) is in Hawaii for the premiere.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Jin, wearing DHARMA suits, interacted with Cindy and the Others at the Temple.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Edward Mars was seen at LAX. Kate pushed past Neil "Frogurt" in a line.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Scenes were filmed at LAX involving Kate and Hurley. However, scenes involving the 1977 characters at the Swan site were also filmed. Arzt was spotted at LAX.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Throughout the first few episodes: Someone unexpected sits next to Jack, someone needs Sayid's help in the bathroom, Kate "jumps" someone who isn't Sawyer, the numbers will return in a significant and shocking way, Hurley communicates with someone special on the island, Sayid's injuries are healed by something "watery," someone shoots at Fake Locke and a battle ensues, there are two burials, and Jack and Kate take Sayid somewhere "shiny."
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): We will see inside flight 815 again in the premiere.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): The continuation of the 2007 timeline from the season 5 finale was filmed. "Fake Locke" and Ben exited the statue. Fake Locke says to Richard "it's good to see you haven't changed" and then knees him in the gut after the Others raise their weapons. He then says "I'm very disappointed in all of you." Additionally, everyone looked up at the sky, as if something was occuring.
    • TRUE, though Locke says a different line.
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Locke, Ben, and Bram were filming near the four-toed statue where that timeline left off in season 5.
    • TRUE
  • Dominic Monaghan (Charlie): Charlie may appear in season 6. Monaghan appeared on the panel with Lindelof and Cuse.
    • TRUE
  • Ian Somerhalder (Boone): Boone will appear in season 6.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): On the first day of filming, DHARMA vans were spotted.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Jeff, a public relations rep for a high-profile company who has to deliver bad news, is being cast.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): Hiroyuki Shimosawa has been cast as a significant recurring character.
    • TRUE
  • Michael Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly columnist): John Hawkes will play Lennon, a wily negotiator and translator for a major foreign corporation.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): The space between "LA" and "X" is intentional and relevant to the title.
    • TRUE, numerous interpretations have been presented.

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