Lost He’s Our You S05E10 (ABC)

Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Since Sayid won’t talk, it’s been decided that he’ll be tortured. Actually, he’s just given a truth serum, but that doesn’t really help matters. This episode is Sayid’s story. It tells us exactly how Ilana managed to get him on the flight, even though he didn’t want to go.

In the forest in the 70s, there is also a stalemate. Sayid does something really surprising, but we knew that it was in his nature. He actually shoots Ben and runs off in to the forest.

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The story starts in Tikrit, Iraq. A kid’s father wants him to kill a chicken. Another kid arrives and twists the head of a chicken. The younger one was Sayid. In the 70s, Sayid is still in prison. Ben has brought Sayid another sandwich and a book. Ben asks Sayid if Richard sent him. Ben tells Sayid that he ran away 4 years ago and told Richard that he wanted to join the Others. He says that if Sayid is patient, he might be able to help him too.

Horace comes to see Sayid with some bolt cutters. He frees Sayid. Radzinksi is there as well. If he won’t talk, he’ll need to take this to the next level.

Juliette is watching Kate and Jack. She wonders if this is over between them. Sawyer tries to make her feel better. Horace comes by to see Sawyer. He says that Oldham will have to question Sayid, since he’s not talking. He goes to see Sayid and punches him in the face. Sawyer says that Sayid will confess to being a defector. He will give up some intel on the Others. Sayid doesn’t want anything to do with them.

Hurley is working in the kitchen. Hurley tells Kate that Juliette and Sawyer hooked up a few years ago. Linus catches his son bringing a sandwich to Sayid. He’s violent and sends him away.

Sawyer comes to see Sayid with his buddies. They plan on bringing him to Oldham. He lives in the woods by himself. They chain Sayid to a tree. He’s giving Sayid some truth serum.

-Who is that man?
-He’s our you.
Sayid and Sawyer

Sayid says that he was in handcuffs because he was a bad man. He says that he isn’t a hostile. He came on a plane. He says that he was here for 100 days. He tells them all about the Dharma Initiative stations he knows about, even though the Swan hasn’t been built yet. Sayid says that they are all going to die. He says that he is from the future.

Meanwhile Juliette is briefing Kate. Sayid is brought back to the barracks. Sawyer sees Juliette and Kate together.

Radzinski wants to kill Sayid. He says that they need to call a vote. Otherwise, Radzinski will call Ann Arbour and they will make the decision for them. Amy makes a speech. It convinces everyone that they have to kill Sayid. Horace calls a vote. They force LaFleur to vote with them.

Sawyer comes to see Sayid and tries to let him loose. He doesn’t want to leave. He goes to see Kate and finds a burning VW van coming toward a house. James has to organize the firefighting effort. Jack helps out.

Ben comes to see Sayid. Ben will let him out if he takes him to the Others. He says that he is here to take Ben to the Others. That’s why he stayed. Jin sees them fleeing. Sayid has to take Jin out. He takes his gun and shoots Ben in the chest. Ben falls to the ground. Sayid whispered that he was right about him. He is a killer. He runs off.

Some man is running away. He looks Russian. He punches in a combination and tries to get his gun and/or money. A younger-looking Sayid bursts in and shoots him twice with a silenced pistol. He leaves and meets up with Ben. Ben tells him that Andropov was the last one. He killed everyone on his list. There is no one left in Widmore’s organization that he has to go after. He tells Sayid that he is free.

Sayid is living in Santo Domingo. Ben comes to see him. He tells him that Locke was killed. He wants Sayid to kill some people who are watching Hurley and the others. He tells Sayid that he is a killer.

The story shifts to the docks where Sun had a gun to Ben’s head. Sayid left for a bar. He’s drinking $120 a shot scotch. Ilana is there. She orders dinner. They go to his room. She pulls a gun on him in bed. She says that she was hired to bring him to Guam. She’s a privately funded bounty hunter. He killed some dude on a golf course.

In the plane, Sayid tells Ilana that Ben is a monster. He used to work for him. She shouldn’t take anything he says at face value.

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