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He's Our You 

Sayid is held as a prisoner by the Dharma Initiative, presumed to be a Hostile. However, during his capture, he believes he has discovered the reason why he's back on the island.

Director:

Greg Yaitanes

Writers:

Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume (credit only)
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke (credit only)
Reiko Aylesworth ... Amy Goodspeed
Sayed Badreya ... Mr. Jarrah
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Storyline

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 matt-282

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Production Co:

Bad Robot, ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Young Ben gives Sayid a copy of "A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan" by Carlos Castaneda. See more »

Goofs

Ben brings Sayid a sandwich. As Ben hands the plate through the bars, the plate makes the sound of a china plate being scraped. However, it's obviously a paper plate. In a later scene, the same type of paper plate is heard shattering against a wall. See more »

Quotes

Sayid Jarrah: Who is that man?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: He's our you.
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Soundtracks

End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Dull filler
26 March 2009 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

Few episodes of "Lost" are as dull and inconsequential as "He's Our You", and coming from writers as accomplished as Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz it's quite shocking how mediocre this script is. There is none of their usual humor or their knack for great character-driven drama here. Their last episode before this was "This Place is Death". If you compare both scripts and think this is even in the same league you need to correct your taste and get checked for mental health issues. Even the ending to this episode isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure it'll keep us chattering for a week but we know they'll solve it easily. If they don't I'll edit this out but until then I find nothing special about this ending, aside from an initial moment of surprise.

The episode is character-centric, but all "Lost" episodes are. It has become a common defense for some "Lost" fans to use when describing mediocre episodes with no action, regardless of whether or not the characters are interesting in the episode or not.. "He's Our You" will be defended by some as a great character episode, or a good character episode. It is not. It is a dumb, simplistic rehash of themes which have been present in Sayid episodes since season one's "Solitary". It adds nothing new to the mix and where it could have done so, in the relationship between Sayid and Ben, it didn't. At least not until near the end of the episode.

All the other character interactions are boring and pointless. The conclusion of Sayid's hit-man missions for Ben is perfunctory and uninteresting, same goes for Ilana's background and how her and Sayid ended up on the plane. When did "Lost" turn into "24"? The truth-telling drug was probably one of the silliest bits "Lost" has ever done. Poorly-written, poorly-conceived, extremely convenient, and a total disaster when it comes to the handling of tone in a scene. I blame director Greg Yaitanes for that bit. (edit: after seeing the episode again, I must disagree with myself on that point, but I don't like the episode much as a whole).

This episode is as close to 'filler' as we've gotten on "Lost" since the abominable Hydra island storyline.


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