March 18, 2009
Alternate timeline
Written by
Paul Zbyszewski and Brian K. Vaughan
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
John Terry as Christian Shephard
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Francois Chau as Pierre Chang
Said Taghmaoui as Caesar
Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana
Reiko Aylesworth as Amy
Sterling Beaumon as young Ben
Patrick Fischler as Phil
Molly McGivern as Rosie
Eric Lange as Stuart Radzinsky
Dan Gauthier as co-pilot
Sven Lindstrom as Jay

Namaste is the ninth episode of season 5 of Lost. There are no flashbacks in the episode.

ABC press release

When some old friends drop in unannounced, Sawyer is forced to further perpetuate his lie in order to protect them.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Ben, Sun, and Frank return, but things "go differently" for them. Christian shows the other Oceanic 6 and Jin in a 1970s DHARMA photo. Amy is Ethan's mother and possibly Amelia from the book club at the beginning of season 3.
    • TRUE, though her being Amelia is neither confirmed nor denied.
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): "Marty Jankowski" is actually none other than Radzinsky, Kelvin's Swan station partner who shot himself in the hatch.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A previously shown character will be revealed as Ethan's mother.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Jack, Kate, Sayid, Hurley, Jin, and Sawyer were seen in DHARMA jumpsuits.
    • TRUE
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): A fierce janitor named Marty Jankowski and a former air force bomber named Jack Ross are being cast.
    • TRUE, except for Jankowski being a janitor and for Jack Ross
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Sterling Beaumon, who played young Ben in "The Man Behind the Curtain," will return this season.
    • TRUE
Season 5 episodes covered by the Lost Spoilers Wiki
Because You LeftThe LieJugheadThe Little PrinceThis Place is Death316The Life and Death of Jeremy BenthamLaFleurNamasteHe's Our YouWhatever Happened, HappenedDead is DeadSome Like it HothThe VariableFollow the LeaderThe Incident (Finale)
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