LINDELOF: Now the DHARMA Initiative was on the Island back in the '70s, early '80s.
LINDELOF: Ben is told that Locke is going to be replacing him as the leader of the Island, and Ben is not happy about this.
CUSE: And their mission is not only to take out Benjamin Linus, but to take out everybody else who's on the Island. LINDELOF: We know that Ben is a bad guy because this boat full of even worse guys--they're trying to get him. You send, like, 15 armed guys just to get this little guy. CUSE: To extract him. Yeah. LINDELOF: Yeah, but they're unsuccessful... He kills 'em all.
Richard Alpert and Charles Widmore are the only non-regular cast members who have their own segment during the recap. Claire receives a segment, but is not a regular cast member in Season 5 and only appears via stock footage once. The main freighter characters—Daniel, Charlotte, and Miles—do not receive segments of their own, instead just getting a brief overview.
A slip of the tongue by Carlton Cuse gave away what was then a major spoiler when he said, "Sun, believing her husband was dead," which implied that Jin was alive. This came four episodes before Jin made his return in "The Little Prince".