Lost: Season 6, Episode 9

Ab Aeterno (23 Mar. 2010)

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The mysteries behind Richard Alpert's arrival to the island, his immortality, and his alliance with Jacob are revealed--plus more details about the purpose of the island and the relationship between Jacob and the smoke monster.

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Ilana recalls when Jacob asked her to protect the six candidates to replace him. Ilana asks Richard what to do next and he leaves the group telling that he has no idea. In flashback, in 1867, in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Richard, a.k.a. Ricardo travels in a stormy night to bring a doctor to help his beloved wife Isabella that is dying. However, the doctor does not accept the little money that he has and does not give the medicine for Isabella. They struggle and Ricardo accidentally kills the doctor. When he returns home, Isabella is dead and Ricardo is sent to prison to be hanged. However he is sold as slave and travels to the New World chained aboard of the Black Rock. There is a tsunami and the ship knocks in the statue in the island and stops in the woods. The smoke monster kills the survivors and the Man in Black releases Ricardo. Soon he learns that there is a fight between the Man in Black, who believes that mankind is evil, and Jacob, who believes that mankind is good. Jacon ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Aside the season finales and the season 6 premiere (double episodes), this is the longest episode of the series. See more »

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Ilana's head bandage is different around her eyes in the last scene. See more »

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[Hurley has just helped Richard make peace with his long deceased wife]
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: She kinda said something else. Something you have to do.
Richard Alpert: What?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: She said you have to stop The Man in Black. You have to stop him from leaving the Island. And she said that if you don't... we'll all go to hell.
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References The Omen (1976) See more »

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14 August 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The accents of Ricardo and Isabella are American. This is a fact. I don't think they could tell they are Canary Islands citizens. But I don't see any problem with this: Nestor Carbonell is not from there, so he does not speak as they do. Period.

The only people who can notice this is Spanish speaking people, or even only Spaniards, because I don't know if Spanish speaking American (south and central America) can distinguish among accents from Spanish regions.

The point that is hard to believe, as noticed by another fellow before me, is how he can learn English by reading a Bible. But, after all, this is fiction it is not the real world.

Coming back to the episode.... superb !!. I love it.


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