I have never liked a Sayid episode until now!!!
LA: Sayid has arrived at Nadia’s. With flowers. Oh. It was a chaste kiss – because she’s married to his brother? Hmmmm…not all is good in this concurrent world. Then again, it does give what’s his name a chance to use those sad puppy eyes again.
I have a prediction (it came true!) Sayid & Nadia’s story in this world is going to be dull.
Big reveal here: Nadia wrote Sayid. He didn’t write back but…he travels with her picture. And come on – he wanted her to know that. Or it wouldn’t be near the kids presents. Lame.
Phew – back to the Island.
Sayid walks in demanding answers from Dogen – who actually tells him quite a lot. The test measured his balance of good and evil. He tipped the wrong way. It would be better if he was dead. Take a number Dogen! (no – I don’t actually feel that strongly about Sayid)
Time for an extra special fight. Dogen out awesomes Sayid — even with those breakdancing moves of his.
Damn it all! Just when he is about to stab Sayid, they knock the table and the baseball falls. Dogen relents and tells Sayid to get out and never return.
So help me. If this doesn’t turn out to be a ‘pity of Bilbo Baggins’ scenario* in the making…I will never forgvie Sayid.
* LOTR: Gandalf on Bilbo’s not killing Gollum when he had the chance: Pity. It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Pity and Mercy: not to strike without need…the pity of Bilbo, may rule the fate of many – yours not the least.
EL and Claire are outside the Temple. He’s sending Claire in because he can’t go in himself. He’s told Claire she’ll get Aaron back and he gaurantees that: I always do what I say. Huh. Not many people on this show can say the same.
He’s also only going to hurt the ones who don’t listen. That’s probably going to be a high number.
LA: Omar comes to Sayid and tells him he borrowed money from the wrong man and that even though he paid him back – the man still wants money. Sayid has money but…Omar wants his Iraqi-Torturer brother to pay a call. Sorry. He’s not that man anymore. Really? That sounds very familiar….Rerun!
Sayid makes to leave the Temple and Miles explains to him that he was fully dead. For 2 hours. It was definitely not the Templars who brought him back to life – they were as surprised as everyone else.
Claire makes a dramatic entrance. She tells Dogen that EL wants to see him. Dogen’s not buying it. Claire starts to leave and Dogen has her taken to ‘the Hole’, he also wants Shephard and Reyes – but they’re off finding the Lighthouse. He’ll have to settle for Sayid.
Dogen digs out an elaborately carved box from a planter.
Sidenote: I really love his office – if that’s what you call it
Inside is a long knife Sayid will need in order to kill EL. The plan is really quite simple : If you allow him to speak, it is already too late. He just needs to stab the guy in the heart before he talks.
But we have a coupla problems here: Locke was the talking-est Lostie ever, Sayid is a hesitater and is EL wise to this catch? I really saw no way for this to work. Sigh. I mean – look at him? Half evil and already doubting your directions.
LA: Sayid’s brother has been mugged. Sayid goes with Nadia to the hospital – Omar is going into surgery. Sayid starts to leave, looking kinda vengeful, but Nadia stops him and makes him promise he will take care of the kids and make them ‘feel safe’. Too bad Dogen couldn’t assume Nadia’s form – then EL might have been stopped.
Kate runs into Sayid in the jungle who’s not ‘exactly sure’ if he is leaving. She speaks with Miles at the Temple. He’s pretty surprised to see her – he must have thought Sawyer would be swayed by her. Touchingly he tells her he would have gone after Sawyer himself but…Sawyer would have berated him until he left. Kate lets him think that is what happened to her. As she walks away he tells her that Claire is there. Somewhere.
Ack! Smokey noises and tree crashing is surrounding Sayid – get the knife ready fool! EL appears and stares down at Sayid. pause pause pause Hello Sayid. He walks closer and brilliant man that he is, Sayid decides to stabs him now. After he’s spoken. Nothing happens. Other than EL pulls out the knife and returns it to Sayid. This one!
Yep. He knew about the catch – considering that you stabbed me in the chest without even saying hello. What did they tell you?
He turns things around very easily and now he’ll be sending Sayid with a message. Because if Sayid does this for EL he can have Nadia back.
LA: Nadia returns from the hospital. Omar will be fine. Sayid offers money again. Nadia doesn’t want it – she wants to know why he ‘pushed’ her towards his brother.
Wait for it: He didn’t deserve her.
Ridiculous. Fixated on martyrdom much?
Sayid returns to the Temple to deliver EL’s message: Jacob is dead. You’re free to leave. You have until sundown to choose because EL is going to leave the Island forever and you can go with him or you can die.
Strange definition of freedom this guy has.
Kate finds Claire at the bottom of the hole singing Catch a Falling Star. She tells Claire that the Templars don’t have Aaron, they never did. Kate took him from the Island when they were all seperated. That she came to the Island to rescue Claire and reunite her with Aaron. I don’t think Claire heard that part…
Just before she tells Kate that she is the one who needs rescuing, Claire gives her this look:
As Kate is dragged away, Claire shouts like Renfield: He’s coming, Kate. He’s coming and they can’t stop him.
Miles nearly joins Sayid in leaving – but first Sayid goes to look for Dogen. To return the knife. Ominous.
LA: Sayid is taken to a warehouse where a man is scrambling eggs. Oh! It’s McKeamy!! I did not expect to see him again. What a nice surprise (and no – I’m not being sarcastic — those eyes, that gravelly voice! that dangerous penchant for violence..ok he has his drawbacks)
So apparently in this concurrent world Keamy is still a bad guy, but now he lends out money to Iraqi drycleaners instead of being a soldier/mercenary for hire.
When Sayid turns the tables and has McKeamy in his gun sites, Keamy cancels his brother’s debt if Sayid will just walk away. “I can’t” he replies as he shoots him. Ummm I know you speak the Queen’s English perfectly but this is wrong. The word you were looking for was WON’T not CAN’T. See Can’t implies you have no choice which is not the case here at all – ok maybe it would be hard to trust Keamy, he’s not exactly a figure of integrity, but that doesn’t excuse your actions.
But it does let me know that Dogen is going next. Sigh.
Before he leaves, Sayid hears a muffled voice. What the deuce? Jin is tied and gagged. Is Keamy the guy who was waiting for Paik’s watches? How did Jin get out of his Custom’s situation?
Oh right. “No English.” I forgot. Well, we’ll have to wait for a Kwon-centric episode to find these answers out.
Dogen reveals to Sayid that Jacob saved his son’s life in exchange for Dogen’s – to be spent on this Island, doing his new job (not sure quite what that is/was yet). Sayid comments that Jacob drives a hard bargain — buddy. Wait until your bill comes due. It will not be pleasant. Evil Incarnate – remember?
Sayid tells Dogen that he ‘would like’ to stay. Then he stabs him. And drowns him. Dogen’s sons baseball bobs in the dirtied water – reminding us that Dogen’s sacrifice was not in vain – nor will it be for our Losties I think.
Dogen’s assistant runs in he tells Sayid that he just let “it” in. As we hear Smokey’s approach – Sayid slits his throat. Sigh and Double Sigh. I really liked these guys — maybe this Nameless Assistant will appear in the concurrent world? Limo driver or something?
Miles and Kate are caught by surprise when Smokey makes his way through the Temple – dragging people to their death.
Kate goes in search of Claire – Miles runs for his own life.
He’s found hiding in a room by Ilana, Lapidus, Ben and Sun. Ben leaves to get Sayid — NO!! The rest will continue looking for a way out I guess – I’m annoyed that Miles mentions Jin and not Kate who’s getting Claire. Ah well – setting up future storylines.
Kate finds Claire but has to throw herself down the ladder as Smokey roars overhead — Smokey’s rampage was awesome to behold!
Ben finds a much altered Sayid and wisely backs away when Sayid tells him there is no time left for him (Sayid) to escape. I was yelling at Ben – No! Run! I was so worried this Sayid would have a grudge against Ben for all the killing he did for him.
The blood dripping from the knife into the pool was a nice effect. And effective. 😉
In one of LOST’s more disturbing scenes, Sayid, Kate and Claire walk through the desecrated Temple as Catch a Falling Star is hummed/played in the background. Extremely eery. Kate has the presence of mind to take a gun from a body. Mom’s are so practical.
They join EL who is gathered with his new followers — no sign of Sawyer or Jin. Oh man.
The look that passes between Kate and EL is unnerving. The nod from Claire to EL as she rejoins him is not much better. Kate is going to have to watch her back and do some serious persuading to reach Claire. Watch your back Kate!
I just have to say it again – this season belongs to Terry O’Quinn. What a master.
Creepy android (not a zombie right Darleton?) Sayid steps in line with EL and they began to walk away from the Temple.
Thank goodness Ilana has ‘a plan.’
I’m not expecting many of these – lack of Hurley
Claire to Dogen: Speak English Yes! I want to know what you’re saying too. But mostly I like this because Go Claire! — and then keep going, far from EL
Claire to Dogen: Then maybe you should send someone he won’t kill. And then she walks away! I love her new attitude sometimes.
EL to Sayid: Now why’d you go and do that? Best line of the night!
EL to Sayid: Then shame on you for being talked into it so easily.
Sayid to EL: And what is it you are trying to talk me into? too bad you forget this so quickly!
Keamy to Sayid about his brother’s mugging: Oh, you think it was me? You know, it’s a dangerous world, Sayid. Especially when you are around McKeamy!
Dogen to Sayid: You let him talk to you. Excellent summation and no blame laid. Bigger man than I would be.
Assistant to Sayid: What have you done?! Do you realize what you just did? You Idiot! I couldn’t have said it any better than that. RIP
I’m expecting a lot of these – plenty of Sayid
Sayid to Dogen: and you want me to go speak with him – yes, didn’t I just say he was Evil Incarnate? I’m sending you for a chat
Boy kid: We like it when you are here.
Girl kid: Yeah, and Mommy likes it, too. Whoever wrote this doesn’t spend a lot of time with children. They never reveal anything you want to hear – embarassing, inappropriate or inconsequential? Oh they’ll repeat that in spades – but this? It’s Sweet Valley High writing. Come on.
Sayid to Nadia: We had an unfortunate incident involving a boomerang.
Sayid to Dogen: I stabbed him in the chest like you told me to, then I let him talk to me. Yeah, not quite buddy. You let him talk AND THEN you stabbed him. Come on. At least be honest.
Why would EL want to kill every living thing on the Island? Why does everyone keep holding that up as a threat — I thought Keamy was going to do that? Or was it Ben? Or if the numbers weren’t entered? Or was it the electro magnetic force? Or the dark matter? Whichever. Always with the ‘every living thing’. It’s a bit much. Couldn’t EL just kill the people who’ve thwarted him and leave already?
Why did Sayid need to stab him BEFORE he spoke? Is he really that persuasive? Or is there some other reason?
Who is Ilana? How much does she know? What is her role? Is she some kind of warrior woman who fights creatures of Evil — thinking of her wrapped in bandages in Season 5…She alone seems not to be panicing (Richard!) at Jacob’s death. She’s still acting, moving forward — what does she know?
Dogen’s words to Sayid: She’s a confused girl, under the influence of an angry man.
So 2 things here 1) Not all is lost for Claire — she’s just a confused girl
2) EL is a man. Albeit an angry, vengeful and powerful one. Oh yeah – and he can assume many forms. But nonetheless, a man. Just as he told Sawyer he once was.
3) EL owes his newfound freedom to Jacob’s death (or wait Dogen actually said now that Jacob is gone, not now that he’s dead…)— was this an answer? I think we already figured that out.
4) EL is Evil Incarnate – I said Pure Menacing Evil – pretty close no?
So far all these “answers” are things we kinda guessed.
5) Miles has decidedly odd taste in women. Crazy Claire was hot? Seriously? Maybe it’s all the talking to dead people he does…
So EL claims he is going to leave the Island forever and that he can give Sayid Nadia back (though not in so many words) – can he travel to the concurrent world?
Will there be a dovetailing of lives/stories because of this? Will there have to be a resolution of one version of each character? — aside from the ones who are already dead in the other story/world of course – and from those who’ve already become their ‘better’ selves in both worlds eg. Kate and perhaps Sawyer from the look of things
Has Sayid given any thought to what Nadia will think of him now that he has murdered people to be with her a la Michael & Walt?? Is there much of Sayid left to give thought? If there is – he’s an idiot. To sell his soul to EL to gain Nadia will not work. There will be nothing of him left for her to love.