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Lost Episode: "The Economist"

Season 4, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Locke's hostage could be the key to getting off the island, so Sayid and Kate search for their fellow castaway in an attempt to negotiate a peaceful deal. Flash-forwards follow Sayid. Elsa: Thekla Reuten. Lapidus: Jeff Fahey. Faraday: Jeremy Davies. Charlotte: Rebecca Mader. Miles: Ken Leung.
Original Air Date: Feb 14, 2008
Guest Cast Armando Pucci: Italian Man Thekla Reuten: Elsa
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Season 4, Episode 3
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Length: 43:29
Aired: 2/14/2008
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The Economist Season 4, Episode 3

Happy Valentine's Day, Lost fans! Instead of chocolates or flowers, our gift tonight was the revelation that Sayid is one of the Oceanic Six. No big surprise there- the guy is nothing if not a survivalist. And even his post-island career choice ("headhunter," a.k.a hired assassin) was not all that shocking since his dubious personal code of morality is well-covered territory. But the revelation that his future boss is none other than Benjamin Linus? Well, that was quite something. I found it especially interesting since earlier in the episode he declared that the day he trusts Ben is the "the day I would have sold my soul." What has happened to change Sayid's mind? Or did he? Another episode, another pile of questions to sort through. I don't know about all of you, but I actually had a tough time keeping up with all the action tonight. I am so glad that ABC is running the "enhanced version" of the previous week's episode right before the new one. For example, tonight we learned that the unseen woman with Daniel in last week's episode was his "caretaker." Not sure what that means, but it provided a new angle to the Faraday character. In any event, it appears that Elsa, the woman that Sayid killed, and Naomi both work for the same corporation or were in some way connected. They were both wearing the same silver bracelet. Sayid noticed the engraving inside Naomi's which read "N, I'll always be with you, RG." He took the bracelet off her wrist and carried it with him. It is possible that Elsa was actually wearing Naomi's bracelet. Either way, the bracelet provided a connection. But what about the guy on the golf course from Sayid's first flash-forward. Why was he on "the list?" While Sayid and Kate trekked back to the Other's campground to try and extricate Charlotte, Jack spent some quality time with Daniel and Frank. When Jack made the comment about being on the island for 100 days, I anxiously waited for a reaction from Frank that didn't come, but then Daniel's experiment with the payload from the ship seemed to provide additional evidence that time is out of whack on the island. (There was time difference of 31 minutes from when the rocket was launched to when it arrived at the beacon.) Meanwhile, Locke, unable to locate Jacob's cabin, set a trap for Sayid and Kate, using Hurley as bait. Although Kate and Sayid were ambushed by their friends, Sayid did manage to locate a secret room that Ben was using to hide suits, luggage and, most importantly, passports and cash. As we suspected from the photograph last week, it seems that Ben is able to leave the island when he chooses. But for what purpose? Juliet went back to the beach to retrieve Desmond in hopes of getting more answers about the rescue team, but Frank and Daniel claimed not to know anything about Penny Widmore. (The look they exchanged seemed to indicate that wasn't necessarily the case.) In the end, Sayid and Desmond accompanied Frank off the island with Naomi's body. But why were Charlotte and Daniel so willing to stay behind? And what are the occupants of the helicopter going to encounter on the boat? Jumping ahead in time once again, we learn that Sayid's victims are all on a list provided by Ben. Who is Sayid trying to protect? The other Oceanic Six-ers? The folks back on the island? Is Ben actually one of the good guys? A few other things I enjoyed tonight: - Future Sayid. Despite his career choice, he cleans up very nicely, with the straight hair and the tuxedo. - When Frank asks if Sayid was a diplomat and Jack responds very matter-of-factly that he was actually a torturer. - Sawyer wanting to "play house" with Kate on the Others' compound. It was a moment of vulnerability that was unexpected. - Hurley's comment, "The ship sent us another Sawyer," after Miles referred to him as Tubby. This show just keeps getting better and better each week. Each time I think I have a handle on where we are going, they throw a curveball our way. What are you all thinking? Did anyone catch the name on Ben's fake passport? Who is the RG from Naomi's bracelet? Make sure to share your thoughts, theories and comments. Need more Lost? Check out the Online Video Guide for clips and previews. show less
Happy Valentines Day Lost fans Instead of chocolates or flowers our gift tonight was the revelation that Sayid is one of the Oceanic Six No big surprise therethe guy is nothing if not a survivalist And even his post-island career choice headhunter aka hired assassin was not all that shocking since his dubious personal code of morality is well-covered territory But the revelation that his future boss is none other than Benjamin Linus Well that was quite something I found it especially interesting since earlier in the episode he declared that the day he trusts Ben is the the day I would have sold my soul What has happened to change Sayids mind Or did he Another episode another pile of questions to sort through I dont know about all of you but I actually had a tough time keeping up with all the action tonight I am so glad that ABC is running the enhanced version of the previous weeks episode right before the new one For ex read more

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Premiered: September 22, 2004, on ABC
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Premise: An addictively enigmatic hit about stranded plane-crash survivors on an eerie Pacific island. These disparate, resilient souls are bedeviled by flashbacks to their pasts, ever-changing group dynamics, otherworldly predators and hostile island inhabitants they come to call the Others. Six of the survivors are eventually rescued and return to the U.S.---for awhile. Cocreated by J.J. Abrams ('Alias'; 'Star Trek') and filmed in Hawaii.

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