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Lost Discussion Group: Latin Lover

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Yesterday, I got the ABC logline and press release for next week’s Richard Alpert-centric episode of Lost. (SPOILER ALERT: Richard “faces a difficult choice.” I really hope that didn’t blow the whole series for you.)

What interested me most was the title, “Ab Aeterno.” Which made me think: Oh, yeah—Latin. What was up with the Others’ fixation on the Latin language anyway? If—as I think we’re all figuring—Richard arrived on The Black Rock in the 19th century, the immortal Other would not date back to Roman times. (Uh, right?)

But the Others’ Latin roots are, I hope, one of the little mysteries that the episode will shed some lux on. What do you want to know about the enigmatic Mr. Alpert?