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Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Lost 1

Synopsis:

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Richard Alpert has a tough choice to make.


At another extremely vague Lost synopsis.

Written by Melinda Hsu Taylor and Greggory Nations

Directed by Tucker Gates
Old 03-23-10, 05:30 AM
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

BTW, this episode runs 66 minutes.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

this better be the episode of the series or i'm quitting this show.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

CANNOT

WAIT

but seriously im so excited.

Did anyone else catch the photos that the LOST Facebook page put up in hype for tonight's episode?
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Latin title translates to:
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From the eternal. Literally, "from the everlasting" or "from eternity". Thus, "from time immemorial", "since the beginning of time" or "from an infinitely remote time in the past". In theology, often indicates something, such as the universe, that was created outside of time.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

is this therefore the sweetest lost episode title since 'through the looking glass'?
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by hardercore View Post
this better be the episode of the series or i'm quitting this show.
wait, i just realised this ep wasn't written by damon and carlton

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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

A Richard backstory episode can't be filler
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

I think it'll be pretty interesting myself, I'm pumped to see it =)
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

I'm guessing we may get a couple of answers tonight.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by redrum View Post
A Richard backstory episode can't be filler
Agreed. Even if the ep doesn't address major "current" plot points, getting Richard's background should prove to be interesting. Especially since it apparently involves The Black Rock (if my clue notebook is accurate...)

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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Probably the biggest "cant wait" for Lost there has been for me. Well this and one coming up later int he season.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by redrum View Post
A Richard backstory episode can't be filler
At THIS stage NONE of them can be filler IMHO (especially considering what Lindelof and Cuse have been hinting). Can't wait. I've never said that before and meant it. I'm with you hardercore and will also be glued to my seat for this and the replay!!!
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by 12thmonkey View Post
Agreed. Even if the ep doesn't address major "current" plot points, getting Richard's background should prove to be interesting. Especially since it apparently involves The Black Rock (if my clue notebook is accurate...)
Do they really need to hit us over the head any more with the Richard/Black Rock connection? That's certainly been done enough and I hope we learn a lot more about Richard than just that.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by Lunatikk View Post
Do they really need to hit us over the head any more with the Richard/Black Rock connection? That's certainly been done enough and I hope we learn a lot more about Richard than just that.
I think the head-hitting will end tonight.
But I would like to see the ship's arrival, who was on it, what happened to them, etc.

Will we see that? Who knows?
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by redrum View Post
A Richard backstory episode can't be filler
Unless the entire episode consists of stuff involving the Losties that we've already seen, only this time shown through the eyes of Richard, who's always hiding in a nearby bush.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

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Unless the entire episode consists of stuff involving the Losties that we've already seen, only this time shown through the eyes of Richard, who's always hiding in a nearby bush.
Panicky Richard! - now there's a show I would watch!
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

It would be awesome if they did like before with "We have to go back, Kate" but this time they have "Previously on Lost" and they show the MiB and his conversation with Jacob on the beach and then the show starts by traveling from the beach to the Black Rock and really telling Richard's story from the beginning by showing where he is on the boat and the other crew members. Hopefully, the start of the episode pre-titles would end with showing just how the Rock got onto the center of the Island.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix View Post
Hopefully, the start of the episode pre-titles would end with showing just how the Rock got onto the center of the Island.
I sincerely hope this is at least addressed.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix View Post
Hopefully, the start of the episode pre-titles would end with showing just how the Rock got onto the center of the Island.
That's really the main question I want answered from a Richard/Black Rock story. Was the wheel involved to disappear/reappear the island around the ship or another answer?
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

This has been rated as the best episode of the season so far by those who have seen it. I have high hopes for it and I can't wait.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

I would hope all those questions are answered and more. I would think this is one of the few episodes where the writers could easily explain those things in the context of the action. I mean, there's not a lot of episodes left, so it's time to just lay your cards out there and let the public think what they want.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

I haven't even seen this episode and I know I'm immensely satisfied. But I'm also a fan of pretty much everything they've done (with the exception of cheesy alt-timeline character reveals) this season.
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

I'm sticking with my theory that:

1. MIB = Aaron
2. Locked cabin contents = Aaron

Not sure how Jacob fits into this theory, however. Perhaps Jacob is a past incarnation of Aaron/MIB -- which means Aaron/MIB can't kill him without killing himself!
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Re: Lost -- "Ab Aeterno" -- 03/23/10

Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix View Post
Hopefully, the start of the episode pre-titles would end with showing just how the Rock got onto the center of the Island.
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