Sayid negotiates a deal with Locke to hand over Charlotte from the "rescue team," so that he can get on their helicopter and reach their ship. Kate joins Sayid for the mission, but she decides to stay behind with Sawyer.

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Jack deals with Frank and proposes to bring Charlotte back; in return, Frank would take Sayid to the ship. Frank accepts and Sayid seeks Locke with Kate and Miles, and when they meet each other, Sayid exchanges Miles per Charlotte. Meanwhile, in a flash-forward, Sayid becomes a hit-man and travels to Berlin, where he meets Elsa and has a brief affair with her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This is the first episode where we see a bird's eye view of the island. See more »

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When Elsa talks in German to her employer in the flash forward scene, the subtitles say 'He had no idea' but what she actually says at that moment translates into 'He won't give up the name now'. Earlier in that scene, the subtitles say 'He won't give up the name now' but the actual words translate into 'He won't say anything'. See more »

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James 'Sawyer' Ford: You ready to give us the name, Gizmo?
John Locke: He's not going to tell you who the spy is on their boat, James.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Yeah, why not?
John Locke: Because that's the only thing keeping him alive.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Well here's an idea: why don't we take a gun, point it to his big toe and send that little piggy to the market... And if he still doesn't want to tell us, move on to the roast beef. Why don't we do that?
John Locke: Because then we'd have to carry him.
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References The Lady from Shanghai (1947) See more »

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If You Stayed Over
Performed by Bonobo (featuring Fink)
Released 2006
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Torturer, Diplomat, Hit-man
23 February 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Jack deals with Frank and proposes to bring Charlotte back; in return, Frank would take Sayid to the ship. Frank accepts and Sayid seeks Locke with Kate and Miles, and when they meet each other, Sayid trades Miles per Charlotte. Meanwhile, in a flash-forward, Sayid becomes a hit-man and travels to Berlin, where he meets Elsa and has a brief affair with her.

"The Economist" is another episode where there is no new revelation or answer to the countless unresolved mysteries of the island. The most intriguing is the situation of Sayid in the future as a hit-man and the identity of his boss. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): Not Available

Note: On 13 April 2013, I saw this episode again on DVD.


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