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Ab Aeterno ()


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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... See more »

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Sayid Jarrah (creditOnly)
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Richard Alpert
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Desmond Hume (creditOnly)
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Claire Littleton (creditOnly)
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Benjamin 'Ben' Linus
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Frank Lapidus
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Dr. Jack Shephard
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Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
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James 'Sawyer' Ford (creditOnly)
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Jin-Soo Kwon (creditOnly)
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Sun-Hwa Kwon
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Miles Straume
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Katherine 'Kate' Austen (creditOnly)
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Man in Black
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Ilana Verdansky
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Jonas Whitfield
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Jacob
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Isabella
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Man in Black
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Father Suarez
Davo Coria ...
Servant
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Ignacio
Santiago Montone ...
Prisoner
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Doctor

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Tucker Gates

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Jeffrey Lieber ... (creator) (creator) and
J.J. Abrams ... (creator) (creator) &
Damon Lindelof ... (creator) (creator)
 
Melinda Hsu Taylor ... (written by) &
Greggory Nations ... (written by)

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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

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Michael Giacchino

Cinematography by

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Stephen St. John ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Chris Braun ... (as Chris 'John' Braun)
David Eisenberg
Christopher Nelson
Lance Stubblefield

Editorial Department

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Brandon King ... post-production coordinator
Andrew Rinehart ... international editorial team
Johnny Kirkwood ... final colorist (uncredited)
Eric Levin-Hatz ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Veronica Collins Rooney ... (as Veronica Collins)
April Webster

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Zack Grobler

Art Direction by

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Matthew C. Jacobs
Scott Meehan

Set Decoration by

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Carol Bayne Kelley

Costume Design by

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Roland Sanchez

Makeup Department

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Chantal Boom'la ... makeup artist
Steve LaPorte ... makeup department head
Doreen F. Schultz ... department head hair stylist

Production Management

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Mary Courtney ... unit production manager
Jamie Vega Wheeler ... post-production supervisor (as Jamie Kaye Wheeler)

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Noga Isackson ... first assistant director
Taylor Phillips ... second assistant director (as Benjamin Taylor Phillips)

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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

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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 / sound effects editor
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer
Carla Murray ... sound designer / 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)

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Archie Ahuna ... special effects supervisor (as Archie K. Ahuna)

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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)

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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

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Steve Adcock ... camera operator
Mark Kalaugher ... chief lighting technician (as Mark 'Kiwi' Kalaugher)
Kevin Kersting ... best boy rigging grip
Tuiaana Scanlan ... grip
Mike Schwake ... key grip (as Michael Schwake)
Torry Tukuafu ... camera operator
Norman Akau ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Michael Romano ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rachel W. Sutton ... casting: Hawaii

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Aaron Millsap ... production staff (as Aaron E. Milsap)
Anthony J. Scarano ... costume supervisor (as Anthony Scarano)

Music Department

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Alex Levy ... music editor
Aaron Meyer ... music preparation
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Bruce Hauer ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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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

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Plot Summary

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 offers immortality to Ricardo to work for him. But the Man in Black tells that his offer is still open. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Ab Aeterno (United States)
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Trivia The statue seen when the Black Rock crashes onto the island is Taweret, a figure in Egyptian mythology. She was the goddess of pregnancy, childbirth and fertility, and the symbol she holds in her hand (an ankh) is the Egyptian symbol of life. It is interesting to note that the island is known for its healing properties, and effects on fertility in men, as indicated by Jin being able to impregnate his wife after having been sterile. Taweret was also a protector, thought to restrain evil, which makes sense in light of Jacob's explanation that the Island is there to contain evil. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections References The Omen (1976). See more »
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Quotes 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?
Richard Alpert: A job? Doing what?
Jacob: If I don't step in, maybe you could. You could be my representative and intermediary to the people I bring to this Island.
Richard Alpert: What would I get in return?
Jacob: You tell me...
Richard Alpert: I want my wife back.
Jacob: I can't do that.
Richard Alpert: Can you absolve me of my sins?
Jacob: I can't do that either.
Richard Alpert: Then I don't want to die... I want to live forever.
Jacob: [smiles, lays a hand on his shoulder] Now that, I can do.
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