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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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When Ben's passports are discovered you can see the name on the Swiss passport is Dean Moriarty, a character in Jack Kerouac's "On The Road". In "On The Road" Dean acts as an enigmatic yet destructive character. There are similarities between Ben's and Dean's role as a catalyst for other characters development despite their own destructive nature. See more »

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(at around 29 mins) When Sayid is captured and Locke is talking to him, the amount of iced tea in Locke's glass changes between shots. See more »

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James 'Sawyer' Ford: Red here was wearing a vest. Which means her posse's gonna come expecting themselves a gun fight.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: If all they want is her, why don't we just let her go? I mean, I thought we were just gonna go hide. Why do we need to take prisoners?
John Locke: We're keeping her because she's gonna be valuable.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: How's she gonna be valuable?
Charlotte Staples Lewis: He means as a hostage, love.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Nuh uh, no, that's not what I signed up for.
John Locke: What did you sign up for, Hugo?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Look, I'm just saying that if we let her go, they'll look at is as a sign of ...
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The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

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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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