TV Review: Lost Episode 2.14

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

FROM ABC: When Rousseau leads Sayid to a mysterious captive in the jungle, he becomes determined to find out if he is one of the "Others." Meanwhile, Sawyer discovers Hurley's potentially devastating breech of the survivors' trust and blackmails him into helping track an elusive island creature that won't leave Sawyer alone.

My Rating: 4 out of 4

I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t been all too thrilled with the last few episodes of Lost. The one highlight being last week’s conning by Sawyer. However, tonight’s episode titled One of them had me totally involved and interested. It was a Sayid-centric episode, and Sayid as a character has always interested me. We really hadn’t seen all that much of Sayid since the episode Shannon was shot, but the little we did see of him it was obvious he was a changed man because of her death. That change is even more apparent as this episode progresses.

During the episode, we see flashbacks to when Sayid was younger during Desert Storm. at the beginning of the episode, he is taken captive by Americans, and then asked to interrogate his commanding officer in order to help them find a downed helicopter pilot. The officer is less than forthcoming. The Americans try a different tactic, and they show Sayid a village he has relatives bombed with Sarin gas. The order given by his commanding officer. They then send Sayid back into the room ready to torture his commanding officer. It works, but it is too late for the pilot. He has already been killed.

Present day, Danielle is back. Ana Lucia comes to find Jack when she sees her, but instead she finds Sayid. When he sees who Danielle, he sends Ana Lucia back to the camp with an order not to tell anyone what she saw. He finds Danielle, and she wants Sayid to go with her. He isn’t all that trusting of her after their last encounter, but once she gives him a gun,, he ends up following her. She leads him to a man one of her traps captured in the forest. She thinks the man is one of them, but Sayid lets the man down anyway. When the man tries to run, Danielle shoots him with her bow and arrow.

Because of this, Sayid takes the man back to the hatch so that Jack can look at him, and they can find out who he is. Sayid finds Locke, and Jack soon arrives on scene. Sayid wants to know who the man is because he doesn’t totally believe his story. The man says his balloon crashed on the island, and his wife died of illness. Jack tends to the man, while Sayid talks Locke into changing the codes for the armory. once that is done, Sayid and Jack convince Jack that the best place to put the man is in that room. They all drag him in there, and Sayid slams the door shut on them both.


Once upon a time, Sawyer was a bad guy. Then, Sawyer was a shady man, but kinda sweet. Now, Sawyer is Satan! Tell me, Sawyer, what's left? My advice? Next time you feel like crushing something, go for Ana LuEvil!

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