Fern (Season 5)
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Inhaled poisonous gas
In Australia...
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Killed in the purge, DHARMA worker

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Fern was a DHARMA Initiative worker, who worked on the island since the early 1970s, until she was killed during the purge.

On the Island

1973 - 1977

Fern was first seen in the Processing Center, helping the new recruits of 1973 to register. ("The Man Behind the Curtain") 4 years later, she was seen helping Pierre Chang while he was filming the Arrow orientation film. ("Because You Left")


Fern was killed

Fern was seen lying down in the Barracks after the Purge, dead and bleeding from her nose as a result of the toxic gas. Her nametag revealed that she was a worker. She was subsequently buried in the mass grave. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")


  • A Worker was possibly the female equivalent of a Work Man (like Roger Linus and Buzz).
  • There were two different actress portrayed Fern. The one appeared in season 3 has yet to be identified, and the other one appeared in season 5 is known as Alice.
  • The actress who portrayed Fern in season 5 also portrayed another DHARMA member, Alice, who is named after the actress herself.
    • Although both Fern and Alice were portrayed by the same actress, their hair styles were a little bit different between the two appearances.
  • Both appearances of Fern were wearing the same uniform as told on this website by the actress playing the scene with Pierre Chang:

I'm Alice. They made me my own Dharma outfit, with my real name sewn onto it once they decided to use me often and did my measurements for the costume. Anyway, I was only Fern when they grabbed me last minute and shoved me into a outfit that fit so I could do the Dr. Chang scene. (Director changed his mind last minute about who he wanted to work that scene, and I was already out of costume and headed home when they decided to make me Fern and film that scene in 5-01.) In season 3, I had another name, have no memory what it was (not Alice or Fern- obviously the Fern girl was dead, and I ended up in her dress for the Chang scene) but I was visible in the orientation scene. I filmed about half the episodes last year and am visible in most of any Dharma stuff, in my Alice outfit, though the "Alice" moniker never made it on screen, I guess. My husband, by the way, was Rex the physicist, and played Dr. Chang's assistant in the rabbit experiment in season 4 finale (he wore glasses and pushed the lever to open the time travel door.)

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