Completely Lost: Episode 6
Each week, “The Patriot” will offer insight and analysis about the latest episode of “Lost.” There are spoilers present in this, so read with caution. For a full summary, check out the official website of “Lost.”
Sayid and Nadia
Kate: Sayid is still in love with Nadia, and she obviously loves him too but is married. So they can’t even be happy in the alternate timeline. On another note, does Sayid always wear the same black tank top?
We also learn that Sayid is wonderful with children. That’s something you wouldn’t expect, torturer that gets along so well with kids. He seems like he’d be a fantastic father if only he and Nadia would get freaking married. Although them constantly mentioning their mother around him seems pretty forced we get the point, they love each other.
And an open question to Sayid: why would you push the love of your life to your brother? Next time, pick someone that you never have to see. Maybe that’s the punishment he has for himself.
Allison: He is clearly close with her family. Their relationship is weird because they both want to be with the other but can’t. I think that the relationship between Nadia and Sayid is so strong, and I really wish she wasn’t married. Plus, he really cares for Nadia so that’s why he had planned on helping his brother. The reason he gave her up to his brother was because he couldn’t forgive himself.
Scales symbolizing good and evil
Kate: Sayid seems to still be paying for his past sins, even though we’ve seen what a good man he really is. I just don’t understand why Jacob’s people would try to kill a candidate, one who could in fact save their island. Guess Jacob decided not to share his knowledge with the Temple people.
Allison: Dogan clearly is very reliant on Jacob and the ideas of good and evil. The Temple people think they know Jacob, but they really don’t at all.
Kate: By the end of the episode, it’s obvious that the scales are tipping to the evil side. Sayid’s joined the evil side. Looks like there’s going to be a war on the island very soon, and Sayid is a very powerful man to have on the MiB’s side.
Claire and the MiB
Kate: MiB is using Claire to infiltrate the Temple. He must have come to her when she was alone and vulnerable in the woods a few seasons ago. Maybe the MiB took the shape of Christian (who Claire was seen with in the cabin with season 4) and that’s how he hooked Claire at first? His influence at the very least made Claire super sassy.
Also, stop calling the MiB “him.” I want to know what his real name is!
Allison: They seem to have a weird relationship. It’s almost like they control each other, but they both seem to expect something from the other one. They are also equally as manipulative.
“I know what type of man you are”
Kate: So in place of the usual “Don’t tell me what I can’t do,” this seems to be the theme of the night. People have a preconceived notion (Sayid’s friend, Dogan, etc.) that Sayid is this awful torturer without a heart. He kills Keamy after his brother’s debt is forgiven, as well as Dogan and Lennon. Maybe because Sayid is a pretty likeable character, it’s easy to overlook his murderous side and think of him as a misunderstood man who makes impulsive, really bad decisions.
Allison: Also, I don’t like Sayid’s brother and how he expects Sayid to be the person he used to be. Sayid is clearly remorseful.
Man in Black
Kate: Dogan says that the MiB “is evil incarnate.” Obviously he is if Sayid’s knife to the gut didn’t kill him. How can he die? If Jacob can, why can’t the MiB? It must have something to do with a loophole in the rules mentioned in season 5.
Allison: As Dogan says, “If you let him talk, it is too late.”
Kate: I literally cannot express my love for Miles. He is such a sarcastic jerk sometimes (especially season 4), but is hilarious. Lindelof and Cuse need to give this man some more lines.
Allison: Miles really is the person who keeps the show sane; he tells things like they are.
Sayid and MiB
Allison: Sayid did not kill the MiB when he was supposed to, and now the MiB is tempting him into doing something very bad. He’s going to tell Sayid he can bring Nadia back. Sayid brings back a “message.” I think he just wants to scare them because he’s been “infected.”
Kate: Sayid may be more evil than we thought; he’s willingly letting in the MiB. Hopefully he’s just playing the MiB and isn’t really on his side. It would make sense that the two “infected” people (Claire and Sayid) would support the MiB though.
Martin Keamy and Jim
Allison: The man making eggs is Martin Keamy, who worked for Charles Widmore. He went to the island to kill Ben Linus. Jin does not know English in the alternate timeline.
Kate: All of these characters you would assume never would have met without the island are still connected. The last time we saw Jin in the alternate timeline was when he was taken by security for carrying a ton of money in his suitcase at the airport. Is Keamy still working for Widmore? Maybe in the alternate timeline, Widmore has some idea what’s going on and is after the main characters still?
Kate: He must be a candidate if Jacob made him come to the island. He was doing a pretty good job at keeping the MiB out, as Lennon even says that he was the only thing keeping the MiB out.
Allison: Or he was a candidate. I didn’t see his name.
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