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Saturday, March 28, 2009

 
Lost - Sayid's Got A Gun

(Episode: He's Our You. Spoilers ahead.)

In flashbacks we catch glimpses of Sayid's past, including his assassin stint and his capture by Ilana. She says she's bringing him to Guam, to justice for the assassination in Seychelles - but they're boarding the Ajira Flight 315 that's going the other way. Sayid asks if she's working for Ben Linus; her nonanswer could mean "yes," which seems likely given Ben's nonchalant reaction to seeing Sayid on the plane.

There's also the outside chance she's working for Widmore...

In 1977, Sayid resists interrogation, and is brought to someone who administers a truth serum. He knows about the Swan, which hasn't been built or even named yet, and says he's from the future. His captors think they gave him too much of the drug.

At night a burning DHARMA van crashes into a home. The community fight the fire, serving as a distraction for Ben to rescue Sayid, on condition that Sayid takes Ben with him. On the way out they run across Jin, who soon gets a walkie-talkie alter about the escape from "La Fleur" (Sawyer). Sayid wrestles Jin, knocks him out, takes his gun, and shoots Ben, evidently thinking that he can change history.

But Faraday insists that history can't change. And he's probably right. And it's probably this moment that convinced Ben that Sayid has the heart of a killer.

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