Season: 2-4, Episodes: 21, Faction: The Others/Survivors
Alexandra Rousseau, commonly known as Alex, was the biological daughter of Danielle Rousseau and Robert. At one week old, she was taken from her mother by Benjamin Linus, who raised her as an Other. Less than a week after reuniting with her mother at age 16, Alex was executed in front of Ben by Martin Keamy, a mercenary employed by Ben’s rival Charles Widmore.
3×02 – The Glass Ballerina
On Jack, Kate and Sawyer’s second day on the Hydra island, Alex tried to communicate with Kate while she was working at the labor area of the camp. Alex asked her about Karl, and if Kate had seen him around the cages area. She commented that Kate was not even supposed to be in the cage she was held captive in. She also remarked that Kate’s dress used to belong to her. (“The Glass Ballerina”)
3×06 – I Do
Three days later, on the prisoners’ sixth day on the Hydra island, Alex intruded again into the quarry, an area she was not supposed to be in, and attacked two of the Others using a slingshot. She aimed it at Danny, who was aiming a gun at her, demanded to know where “he” was (referring to her boyfriend Karl), and demanded to talk to Ben. Danny refused, and Alex was taken away by one of the Others. Alex cried out to Sawyer and Kate, who were lying on the ground under Danny’s orders, that whatever the Others tell them, they should not believe. She warned Kate that they would kill her boyfriend, “just like they killed mine”.
In the underwater section of the Hydra station, Alex communicated with Jack through the intercom, asking him to “try it, the door”, which was usually locked. Jack tried, and the door was open. Later, before going into surgery, Ben asked Juliet if Alex had asked about him. Juliet said she hadn’t and that she didn’t know where Alex was, just that she had been taken home the previous night. (“I Do”)
3×07 – Not in Portland
The next day, Alex helped Kate and Sawyer to escape from Danny, Ivan and Jason by hiding them in her hideout, right after hitting Jason with a rock. She told them she had a canoe that could get them off the Hydra island, but she would only help them if they would help her to rescue her boyfriend, whom Sawyer identified as Karl.
When they reached a smaller part of the Hydra compound, Alex told them that Karl was being held somewhere inside. She pretended to hold Sawyer and Kate captive, and tried to convince the guard, Aldo, to let them in. He said she was not allowed in, but she used her father (later revealed to be Ben, her foster father) as an item for negotiation. As Aldo called Ben for confirmation, Sawyer attacked him, and Kate knocked him out.
In the facility, the trio found Karl in Room 23, strapped to a chair with goggles, forced to watch what looked like a brainwashing video. They freed Karl and ran to the nearest beach, where Alex’s canoe was waiting for them. Danny suddenly appeared, ready to shoot Sawyer, but was shot by Juliet. Before Kate and Sawyer left with Karl, Alex and Karl were briefly reunited. However, Ben, according to Juliet, would never let Karl go if Alex left with him. As a result, after the launch of the canoe, Alex went back to the Hydra with Juliet. (“Not in Portland”)
3×09 – Stranger in a Strange Land
When Isabel took Jack to the office to question him, they passed Alex, who Isabel sweetly, but firmly, suggested should visit her father. Later, Alex broke the camera outside Jack’s cage so they wouldn’t be watched, and asked Jack why he would help Ben after what Ben did to them. Alex told Jack about Juliet’s verdict and told him they are strict about killing their own. She also told Jack that Ben is her dad. Alex released Jack from his cage, and they ran to the operating room where Ben was being treated. While Jack and Ben talked, Alex watched them. Afterward, Alex and Jack stormed over to the deliberation room and stopped Juliet’s death sentence. Alex relayed Ben’s orders to Isabel. Later the Others left Hydra Island. While on the boat, Alex looked up sadly at the same night sky Karl watched from his camp on the Island. (“Stranger in a Strange Land”)
3×13 – The Man from Tallahassee
Later, while the Others where back at the Barracks, Locke took Ben hostage. Alex (who lived in Ben’s house and referred to him as “Dad”) walked into Ben’s room, but was taken hostage by Locke. As Tom knocked on the door, Locke took Alex into a closet just before Tom and Richard Alpert entered. After they left, Alex retrieved Sayid’s pack, which contained Locke’s C-4, as she was told. Sayid told her that she looked like her mother, and she replied that her mother was dead. Sayid responded, “I’m sure that’s what they told you”, leaving Alex shocked and confused. While accompanying Locke to the submarine, Alex warned him that Ben was manipulating him, but he didn’t seem to care. Danielle saw Alex from the forest around this time, but did not reveal herself to her daughter. (“The Man from Tallahassee”)
3×20 – The Man Behind the Curtain
As Ben and Locke collected water on their way to see Jacob, Alex arrived to give Locke a gun so he would be safe, much to Ben’s surprise. She coldly added, “Happy Birthday, Dad”, as she left.
Later, Alex watched Locke and Ben leave when they walked to Jacob’s cabin. (“The Man Behind the Curtain”)
3×21 – Greatest Hits
The following day, Alex prepared a white rabbit. When she saw Ben arrive back at the camp, she questioned him as to what happened, and where Locke was. Ben gave her back the gun she originally loaned Locke, saying, “Here’s your gun back.” Afterwards, Alex listened to Ben’s abrupt change of plans, and ran off to find her boyfriend, Karl. Alex told him to warn the survivors as soon as possible that the Others were coming. Alex questioned whether Ben was truly her father during this meeting with Karl. (“Greatest Hits”)
3×22 – Through the Looking Glass
When Ben decided to go by himself to stop Jack from using the satellite phone, Alex asked to go with him, and to her surprise, Ben agreed. While they were on their way to intercept the survivors, Ben clarified that he allowed Alex to come along because he has chosen to disown her as retribution for her betrayal, and she would remain with her “new family”. He also told her that the reason he locked Karl in a cage was that he didn’t want him getting her pregnant. After Ben failed to dissuade Jack from carrying out his plan and got beaten by Jack for seemingly having Sayid, Jin, and Bernard killed, Alex saw Danielle for the first time, and the bleeding Ben told Alex that Danielle was her mother. Danielle’s first statement after the reunion was a request for Alex to help her tie Ben up. Together, they then dragged Ben along to the radio tower. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)