Hurley wanders over to where Sayid is fiddling with the radio and calls Sawyer a "chain-smoking jackass." "Some people have problems," Sayid says, and Hurley agrees. "You're okay. I like you," Hurley says, which makes me smile because it makes it seem as though for a guy like him, making immediate allies and establishing common enemies has always been a necessity whenever he's dropped into a new social situation. Even if that new social situation is being stranded on a tropical island. It gives the whole scene a nice middle-school feel. Sayid uncomfortably tells him that he thinks Hurley's okay too. Let's please all stay off the slash in this particular pairing, shall we? I am uncomfortable with the amount of scraggly man-hair through which fingers would run. Hurley asks about Sayid's radio-based expertise, and Sayid tells him that he was a military communications officer. For the Iraqi army, I think. "You ever see battle?" Hurley asks, and Sayid says he fought in the Gulf War. For the Iraqi Army, I think. Then Hurley asks which branch of the military Sayid fought for -- "Air Force? Army?" -- and Sayid, of course, says, "- .... . / .-. . .--. ..- -... .-.. .. -.-. .- -. / --. ..- .- .-. -.." That's "The Republican Guard," but I put it in Morse code because that twist was so unbelievably telegraphed. Or wait! Hold on! Maybe he never actually was in the Republican Guard, and instead HE'S IN THE CIA! SAYID IS A CIA AGENT POSING AS AN IRAQI SOLDIER IN AN ATTEMPT TO INFILTRATE THE ISLAND WITH SPIES!! Sorry, I've been reading the boards, where people are going a little tiny bit crazy in spinning out wild scenarios involving each and every character on the show. Of course, who knows, maybe they'll be right. J.J. Abrams, I'm told, has gone cockamamie before.
Episode Report CardDan Kwa: A | 602 USERS: B-
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