Across The Sea

Season 6, Ep 15, Aired 5/11/10
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  • Episode Description
  • The story behind Jacob and the Man in Black is revealed.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carlton Cuse

  • Damon Lindelof

  • Tucker Gates

  • Mark Pellegrino


  • Titus Welliver

    Man in Black

  • Photos (11)
  • Fan Reviews (70)
  • I Bet your ass's, that this is just an original version of a religious story.

    By Erebus69, May 13, 2010

  • Contrived, stupid and far-fectched. It held my interest though.

    By stewie1423, Jun 02, 2010

  • Is that it? Wow...I'm disappointed

    By delportino, Nov 21, 2010

  • Reader Beware! This review has spoilers aplenty.

    By TheRepeatViewer, May 24, 2010

  • at last ! .

    By Yasser-24, May 28, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Young Man in Black: Jacob told you what I found.
      Mother: Of course he did. Jacob doesn't know how to lie. He's not like you.
      Young Man in Black: Why? What am I like?
      Mother: You're...special.
      Young Man in Black: Can I keep the game?
      Mother: Of course you can. That's why I left it for you.
      Young Man in Black: It came from you?
      Mother: Of course it did. Where else would it come from?
      Young Man in Black: From somewhere else. Across the sea.
      Mother: There is nowhere else. The island is all there is.

    Notes (6)

    • A joke title among the producers, according to Damon and Carlton on the offical podcast, was "I'll Just Sit Here in the Dark".

    • This episode has no "Previously on Lost" segment.

    • The colors of the scene from "House of the Rising Sun" have been adjusted from the original archived footage.

    • Though credited, Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Michael Emerson (Ben), Jeff Fahey (Frank), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Ken Leung (Miles) and Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana) do not appear in this episode. Matthew Fox (Jack), Evangeline Lilly (Kate) and Terry O'Quinn (Locke) only appear in archive footage. With this, for the first time in the show's history, no main cast members appear in original footage.

    • Original International Air Dates: Canada: May 11, 2010 on CTV Australia: May 12, 2010 on 7TWO United Kingdom: May 14, 2010 on Sky1 Portugal; Spain: May 18, 2010 on FOX Latin America: May 18, 2010 on Canal AXN Finland: May 27, 2010 on Nelonen Norway: June 9, 2010 on TVNorge Germany: June 23, 2010 on FOX Sweden: July 7, 2010 on TV4 Czech Republic: July 12, 2010 on AXN

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    Trivia (11)

    • Titus Welliver (Man in Black) broke two of his toes while filming the scene where Jacob is forcefully taking him to The Source.

    • This episode is set in the earliest time of the Series, reaching back up to about two millennia.

    • This is the third of only three episodes not to feature a secondary storyline. The first two were Season 2's "The Other 48 Days" and Season 5's "316".

    • Claudia's abdomen remained large even after delivering the twins. While afterbirth would still contribute to girth, the volume of two newborns would have significantly reduced the size of her womb.

    • When the skeletons were first discovered in "House of the Rising Sun" (shown in this episode as flashback) they were separated and not lying side-by-side, as we see Jacob placing the bodies in this episode. This was first seen in Lighthouse.

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    Allusions (2)

    • The Last Supper/Communion: When Mother makes Jacob the guardian of the Island, she shares with him red wine and tells him that they are now one (in communion if you will). In Roman Catholic tradition red wine is used by the Priest to celebrate Christ's last meal with his apostles as he used the wine to symbolically join them with him. Also the Catholic Eucharistic Prayer mentions "This is the cup of my blood, take this and drink, so that sins may be forgiven."

    • Senet: The Man in Black finds a Senet board and pieces on the beach and claims to know how to play without ever having played it before. The Senet dates back to predynastic and ancient Egypt and may be the oldest board game in the world. Senet boards were often placed in the grave alongside other useful objects for the dangerous journey through the afterlife.

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