The Constant

February 28, 2008
Desmond Hume (time-travel)
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Alan Dale as Charles Widmore
Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore
Graham McTavish as sergeant
Darren Keefe as Billy
Edward Conery as auctioneer
Marc Vann as Ray
Fisher Stevens as George Minkowski
Kevin Durand as Martin Keamy
Anthony Azizi as Omar

The Constant is the fifth episode of season 4 of Lost. Desmond Hume is featured in the episode's flashbacks, although the flashbacks are actually Desmond's conscience switching between time periods.

ABC press release

Sayid and Desmond hit a bit of turbulence on the way to the freighter, which causes Desmond to experience some unexpected side effects.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Kristin Veitch (E! Online correspondant): Desmond has another time travel incident in which he meets a past Daniel Faraday.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): Frank will explain why the phone cannot call the outside world, this episode deals with time travel.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): A character named Omar appears in both this episode and "Meet Kevin Johnson", but it is unknown what his significance is.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): "At an auction place Mr. Widmore bids on a prize item from the personal collection of Alvar Hanso: a journal from the Black Rock ship."
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Daniel Faraday appears as an Oxford professor in this episode's flashbacks.
    • TRUE
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): Will feature many British military characters, including Ray, Alfred, Bannerman, Billy, Foley, Larson, and Keamy. Some of these characters may recur.
    • TRUE
Season 4 episodes covered by the Lost Spoilers Wiki
The Beginning of the EndConfirmed DeadThe EconomistEggtownThe ConstantThe Other WomanJi YeonMeet Kevin JohnsonThe Shape of Things to ComeSomething Nice Back HomeCabin FeverThere's No Place Like Home, Part 1There's No Place Like Home, Part 2 (Finale)
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