Having been captured by the Dharma Initiative on the island in 1977 after being mistaken for a "hostile", Sayid meets a young Ben Linus who offers to help him escape, while Sawyer and the Dharma members try to interrogate him for information. Sayid flashes back to his days as an assassin for Ben who releases him from his contract, and how Sayid later met the manipulative adult Ben in Dominica who persuaded him persuade him to return to the island, and how Sayid met Ilana, a private investigator/contract killer, who abducted him to return to Australia for his past crimes. Written by
Did You Know?
Ben refers to the man Sayid kills in Moscow as Andropov. This last name is well known to Russian viewers. Yuri Andropov
was the Chief of the KGB for 15 years (1967 - 1982) and made KGB the notorious omni-powerful and omnipresent organization. After the death of Leonid Brezhnev
, Andropov was the Soviet leader for 15 months and died from diabetes in 1983. See more
When Ben and Sayid talk in Moscow, St. Basil Cathedral and one of the Kremlin towers can be seen in the background. The place where they would be talking in real life is one of the most famous (and busiest) places in the world, Red Square, not the ghetto-block that is shown. See more
I like sad men.
I'm sorry to hear that.
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony See more