Last night was the culmination of many months of storytelling, as The Lost Experience drew to a close. Stay tuned later this week, and I will post a shorter summary of the important things we’ve discovered this summer in the backstory, for those who only watch Lost on TV.
On DJ Dan’s podcast aired at 8PM PST; listen to the mp3 HERE. At just after 9:15 PST, Rachel Blake called in. She said she ‘had an insider’ on the Lost panel and talks about what made her start hacking. A caller called in with a live audio feed of The Hanso Foundation getting raided, though Mittelwerk blew up the building and escaped. When Rachel is pressed for details, she gives the big reveal, leading us to ABC.com for her final video (see it below for the version with the Sri Lanka video cut out):
Direct spoilers and transcript below under “Read more” for those who can’t view.
Lost Experience Spoilers
As many of us guessed, and now confirmed, Alvar Hanso was in fact Rachel’s father… and wasn’t directly responsible for the Hanso attrocities, since he was kept sick and confined by Mittelwerk and others. The camera pans up as Rachel is saying “So long… dad” and it ends there… is it possible that Alvar died?
Here is the complete transcript of this video, very special thanks to Nickb123 of Lostpedia for making it:
(Outside a house, Rachel knocks. Titles show up that she is in Narvik, Norway. A man answers the door, letting her in. Inside, opera music plays and we see another man stood in the living room. The man is Alvar Hanso)
Alvar: Leave us.
(The man goes upstairs, as Alvar motions Rachel to sit)
Alvar: (Sighs) Rachel Blake.
Rachel: You recognise me?
Alvar: How did you get past security?
Rachel: I have contacts inside your Foundation. The nurse who comes in regularly to take your blood was called away on a family emergency. Iâ€™m her replacement.
Alvar: (Chuckles) Clever. So, did you come to draw blood?
Rachel: How can you joke, after everything youâ€™ve done.
Alvar: You brought in a recording device.
Rachel: No. This is between you and me.
Alvar: I can hear it Rachel, itâ€™s in your bag. You must have thought you could walk into my home, armed with nothing but the truth, and extract a confession from me.
Rachel: Something like that.
Alvar: (Chuckles again) I think your idealism touching. And, since itâ€™s the truth you came for, I suppose that is what I should give you. On tape.
(Rachel moves the camera round to face Alvar, as he sits up in his chair quickly)
Alvar: The men you see here, work for the Foundation, they do not work for me. Their job is to keep me inside. To keep me from talking to anyone of importance. Iâ€™m a prisonerâ€¦
Rachel: No! You are not dodging the blame.
Alvar: No. Iâ€™m not. I am to blame. For training Thomas Werner Mittelwerk. For grooming him, to be my successor. For giving him all the tools he needed to do the awful things he has. He cannot kill me, but he can keep me locked up while he kills millions of whatâ€¦
(Rumbling from outside the room spooks both Blake and Hanso, and Rachel has to momentarily cover the camera)
Alvar: ..he is the one who has done all of the things that you have exposed, And much worse, all in my name. And yours.
Alvar: Thatâ€™s why you came. The reason why youâ€™ve investigated the Foundation. You wanted to learn more about the trust fund that paid for your upbringing. You wondered how a single mother, could pay for an education, and all the advantages you were given. But you, are a beautifully intelligent young woman, and you were able to trace the funds back to the Foundation. You searched, and even as you realised all the evil that was being done, even as you turned against everything that the Foundation now stands for, you kept on, because you knew the path would lead, to your father. And now I need your help, even if I donâ€™t deserve it. I may never leave this house alive, and itâ€™s only a matter of time before the guards realise who you are. So take this confession, get it to the press, to the authorities, to anyone who will listen! Make a scandal, Rachel. You are the only one who can bring down Mittelwerk, and set me free. Go now Rachel, finish this once and for all. Go!
Rachel: So longâ€¦dad.
(Rachel begins to leave as the video cuts out)