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(written from a Production point of view)
|He's Our You|
|Air Date||March 25, 2009|
|Writer(s)|| Edward Kitsis|
| Prev: Namaste|
Next: Whatever Happened, Happened
In 1977, following the events of the previous episode, "Namaste", Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews) is in the Dharma Initiative's jail. He is questioned by Horace Goodspeed (Doug Hutchison), Dharma's leader, Radzinsky (Eric Lange), Dharma's head of research, and James "Sawyer" Ford (Josh Holloway), who, under the alias of LaFleur, is Dharma's head of security. Sayid does not say anything and is later visited by a twelve-year-old Benjamin Linus (Sterling Beaumon). Ben's father (Jon Gries) witnesses this and assaults Ben for bringing Sayid food. Sayid is later confronted one-on-one by Sawyer, who in an effort to save Sayid, tries to convince Sayid to give a false confession of being a defector from the island's native population, the The Others. Sayid refuses and is subsequently taken to Oldham (William Sanderson), Dharma's resident interrogation expert ("He's our you," as Sawyer describes him to Sayid). Oldham gives Sayid a truth serum which forces Sayid to reveal his knowledge of Dharma's stations, including the future Swan Station, and that he has previously been to the island. However, he also tells them that he is from the future, which discredits his story. Upon returning to the jail, Sayid is once again visited by Ben, who pledges to free Sayid because Ben wishes to join the Others. That evening, several members of the Dharma Initiative take a vote to decide whether to execute Sayid. After an impassioned statement from new mother Amy (Reiko Aylesworth), they all vote in favor of execution. Sawyer attempts to let Sayid escape, but Sayid refuses, stating he has found his purpose for returning to the island.
In a previous flashback to his childhood, Sayid watches as his older brother is forced by his father to kill a chicken as a rite of passage. He is unable to do it, so Sayid does it for him; this greatly pleases Sayid's father. Other flashbacks show Sayid killing a man on a golf course, and another man (identified as "Andropov") in Moscow, during his time as an assassin for Ben Linus (Michael Emerson). This is the last man on Ben's hit list and Sayid is left uncertain on how to continue living his life. After John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) dies, Ben visits Sayid and encourages him to go to Los Angeles, to kill the people that are watching Hugo. Following the events of "This Place is Death", Sayid meets Ilana (Zuleikha Robinson) at a bar, who skillfully seduces him then takes him into her custody at gun point. She turns out to be a bounty hunter who has been employed to take Sayid to Guam by the family of Peter Avellino, the man Sayid previously killed for Ben on a golf course in Seychelles (as seen in "The Economist"). After seeing some of the Oceanic Six preparing to board the same flight, Ajira 316, he begs her to take the next plane, but she refuses. On the plane, after he sees Ben board, he asks Ilana if she is working for Ben. Sayid describes Ben as a monster and Ilana asks Sayid why she would work for a man like Ben. Sayid replies, "I did."
Meanwhile, at the barracks, Juliet Burke (Elizabeth Mitchell) expresses her concern to Sawyer that their relationship will be jeopardized because of Kate Austen's (Evangeline Lilly) return to the island. Kate learns of their relationship from Hugo "Hurley" Reyes (Jorge Garcia) and takes Juliet's advice to stay away from Sawyer. Later in the evening, Sawyer goes to Kate's house and asks her why did they come back to the island. Before she can answer, however, a flaming Dharma van crashes into one of the houses. While everyone is distracted by the fire, Ben helps Sayid escape from the jail so that he can join the Others. They run into Jin-Soo Kwon (Daniel Dae Kim) during their escape, so Sayid knocks Jin out and steals his gun. Sayid then shoots Ben in the chest and runs off.
"A twelve-year-old Ben Linus brought me a chicken salad sandwich. How do you think I'm doing?"
- - Sayid
"I'm not what you think I am. I don't like killing."
- - Sayid
"You used exactly enough! Hahahaha!"
- - Sayid
- Reiko Aylesworth as Amy Goodspeed
- Sterling Beaumon as Young Ben
- Sayed Bedreya as Sayid's Father
- Patrick Fischler as Phil
- Jon Gries as Roger Linus
- Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed
- Eric Lange as Stuart Radzinsky
- Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana
- William Sanderson as Oldham