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"Lost" Ab Aeterno (2010)

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Original Air Date:
23 March 2010 (Season 6, Episode 9)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)

Nestor Carbonell ... Richard Alpert

Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume (credit only)

Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton (credit only)

Michael Emerson ... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus

Jeff Fahey ... Frank Lapidus

Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard

Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes

Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)

Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)

Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon

Ken Leung ... Miles Straume

Evangeline Lilly ... Katherine 'Kate' Austen (credit only)

Terry O'Quinn ... Man in Black

Zuleikha Robinson ... Ilana Verdansky

Steven Elder ... Jonas Whitfield

Mark Pellegrino ... Jacob

Mirelly Taylor ... Isabella

Titus Welliver ... Man in Black

Juan Carlos Cantu ... Father Suarez
Davo Coria ... Servant

Izzy Diaz ... Ignacio
Santiago Montone ... Prisoner

Jose Yenque ... Doctor

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tucker Gates 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Lieber (created by) and
J.J. Abrams (created by) &
Damon Lindelof (created by)

Melinda Hsu Taylor (written by) &
Greggory Nations (written by)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer
Jack Bender .... executive producer
Bryan Burk .... executive producer
Carlton Cuse .... executive producer
Ra'uf Glasgow .... producer
Jean Higgins .... executive producer
Adam Horowitz .... executive producer
Melinda Hsu Taylor .... producer
Edward Kitsis .... executive producer
Damon Lindelof .... executive producer
Greggory Nations .... co-producer
Noreen O'Toole .... associate producer
Elizabeth Sarnoff .... executive producer
Richard Peter Schroer .... co-producer
Samantha Thomas .... co-producer
Jim Triplett .... associate producer
Paul Zbyszewski .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
Cinematography by
Stephen St. John (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Braun  (as Chris 'John' Braun)
David Eisenberg 
Christopher Nelson 
Lance Stubblefield 
Casting by
Veronica Collins Rooney  (as Veronica Collins)
April Webster 
Production Design by
Zack Grobler 
Art Direction by
Matthew C. Jacobs 
Scott Meehan 
Set Decoration by
Carol Bayne Kelley 
Costume Design by
Roland Sanchez 
Makeup Department
Chantal Boom'la .... makeup artist
Steve LaPorte .... makeup department head
Doreen F. Schultz .... department head hair stylist
Production Management
Mary Courtney .... unit production manager
Jamie Vega Wheeler .... post-production supervisor (as Jamie Kaye Wheeler)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noga Isackson .... first assistant director
Taylor Phillips .... second assistant director (as Benjamin Taylor Phillips)
Art Department
Troy Arakaki .... greens foreman
Derrick Kaupiko .... set dressing gang boss
Robert Scott Kyker .... property master (as Rob Kyker)
Russell Maki .... lead man
Karen Archibald .... painter (uncredited)
Chris Barnes .... lead painter (uncredited)
Guy Belegaud .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Don Bracken .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Michael Crowe .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Walter Fowler .... props (uncredited)
Matt Goldstein .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Jason Gregg .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sean Hallock .... set dresser (uncredited)
Craig Hoffmann .... assistant props (uncredited)
Craig K. Lewis .... set decorations shopper/buyer (uncredited)
Jacob Standley .... construction auditor (uncredited)
James Van Houten .... lead sculptor (uncredited)
Kelly Westmiller .... set dresser (uncredited)
Liloa Wong .... lead greensman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... production sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Adam DeCoster .... foley artist (as Adam De Coster)
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (as Thomas E. deGorter)
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Frank Morrone .... re-recording mixer
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Scott Weber .... re-recording mixer
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Adam DeCoster .... foley artist (uncredited)
Ken King .... production sound mixer: double up (uncredited)
Joseph Schultz .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Geordy Sincavage .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects supervisor (as Archie K. Ahuna)
Visual Effects by
Adam Avitabile .... visual effects supervisor
Melinka Thompson-Godoy .... visual effects producer
Seth Brower .... compositor: Look FX (uncredited)
Michael Capton .... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Degtjarewsky .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ivan DeWolf .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Ilan Gabai .... effects technical director (uncredited)
Joseph Hayden .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Guy Pere .... stunt performer
Michael Trisler .... stunt coordinator
Jonathan Arthur .... stunt double: Nestor Carbonell (uncredited)
Nito Larioza .... stunt double: Izzy Diaz (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator
Mark Kalaugher .... chief lighting technician (as Mark 'Kiwi' Kalaugher)
Kevin Kersting .... best boy rigging grip
Mike Schwake .... key grip (as Michael Schwake)
Torry Tukuafu .... camera operator
Norman Akau .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Michael Romano .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rachel Sutton .... casting: Hawaii (as Rachel W. Sutton)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aaron Millsap .... production staff (as Aaron E. Milsap)
Anthony J. Scarano .... costume supervisor (as Anthony Scarano)
Editorial Department
Brandon King .... post-production coordinator
Andrew Rinehart .... international editorial team
Johnny Kirkwood .... final colorist (uncredited)
Eric Levin-Hatz .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Alex Levy .... music editor
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bruce Hauer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Patrick Byrne .... production staff (as Patric Byrne)
Andrew Childers .... production assistant
Jessica Cole .... talent coordinator (as Jess Cole)
Diane Frauenholz .... script supervisor
Jim Galasso .... production staff
Gina Hendrick .... production accountant
Anne Hoss .... production staff (as Anne L. Hoss)
Bob Leatham .... production staff (as Robert 'Bob' Leatham)
Lizabeth Maggini .... production staff (as Lizabeth Maggini-Mackay)
Aaron Millsap .... production staff (as Aaron E. Milsap)
Kelly Nass .... production coordinator (as Kelly D. Nass)
Stockton David Porter .... production assistant
Andrew Rinehart .... international broadcast delivery
Graham Roland .... story editor
Steven Stitt-Bergh .... production staff
Michael Tereschuk .... production staff (as Michael Tereschuck)
Susan Zaguirre .... production staff
Cory Bird .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Brian Evans .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Brigid O'Connell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

48 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Ab aeterno means "from eternity" in Latin.See more »
Anachronisms: When Richard's dying wife takes off her cross necklace, you can see that it has spring ring clasp which was invented in the early 1900s. The scene takes place in the 1860s.See more »
Richard Alpert:There were other people here before me?
Jacob:Yes, many.
Richard Alpert:What happened to them?
Jacob:They're all dead.
Richard Alpert:If you brought them here, why didn't you help them?
Jacob:I wanted them to help themselves. To know the difference between right and wrong without me telling them. It's all useless if I have to make them do anything. Why should I have to step in?
Richard Alpert:If you don't he
[referring to the Man in Black]
Richard Alpert:will.
Jacob:[pauses, taken aback] Tell you what, would you like a job?
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Movie Connections:
References The Omen (1976)See more »
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