It looks like we’re going back to character-centric stories, and hopefully finding out why each of the Oceanic 6 (apart form those reasons we already know) was on Ajira 316.
Sayid’s “mission” is completed
In Russia Sayid assassinates another supposed threat to the Oceanic 6 at Ben’s direction, and when he reports back Ben tell him that they’re finished, that they’ve eliminated all of Widmore’s people that posed a threat to his friends. He tells Sayid to o and live his life. I don’t know about this, Sayid has seemed fairly agro of late with regards to Ben, I think there has to be more to it than them just ‘parting ways’. If his hatred didn’t come from how their working relationship ended, it was probably more to do with the work which begs the question why did he continue to do it (apart from the fact that Sayid is a natural born killer).
Who’s their him?
When Sayid refuses to talk, Horrace takes him to see Oldham, who lives in a tent somewhere away from the barracks. I wonder if the reason he’s out there has something to do with the reason that Sawyer refers to him as a ‘psychopath’. When Sayid asks Sawyer who this guy is, Sawyer tell him “he’s our you” ie. the village torturer.
“I am from the future”
Oldham drugs Sayid which they hope will make him talk. When Sayid starts talking, he spills everything, how he’d been to the island before, arrive vis Oceanic 815, lived there 100 days, got off the island, then returned via Ajira 316. He tells them to “ask Sawyer” nodding toward him, luckily Radzinsky interrupts before they notice. Horrace askes him what he knows about the stations, and Sayid tells that that the Flame is for communications, the Pearl is for watching other stations and the Swan is centered around electromagnetism. Radzinsky believes the only way he could know this is if he were a spy, because they haven’t even built the Swan yet. Sayid then tells them that they are all going to die, and when they ask how he knows this he says its because he’s from the future. Needless to say that at this point the seem to believe that Oldham has simply given Sayid too much of whatever crazy drug he was using and what he’s been telling them is just nonsense. Sayid begins to laugh telling them that they gave him just the right amount.