Season: 1–6, Episodes: 98, Faction: Survivors/MIB
Sayid Hassan Jarrah (Arabic:سعيد جراح) was a middle section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815 and a former Iraqi Republican Guard torturer. A courageous man and a competent leader, Sayid maintained a conservative manner which reflected strength and spirituality.
Sayid spent much of his adult life searching for his love, Nadia, and trying to atone for his past. On the Island, his skills and leadership played a key role in his group’s survival. Sayid worked to find the source of a distress signal and met the woman who sent it out. He developed a relationship with Shannon, another survivor, and was devastated by her accidental death. Sayid proved very useful in the survivors’ fight against the Others, first interrogating one that they trapped and later helping Kate and Locke rescue Jack.
Sayid was one of the six who escaped the Island. He reunited with Nadia, but when a hit-and-run driver killed her, Sayid joined Ben as a hitman against Widmore to avenge her. Afterward, he did charity work in the Dominican Republic, but Ilana forced him aboard Ajira Airways Flight 316, returning him to the Island. Sayid found himself in 1977, where the DHARMA Initiative captured him, believing him a Hostile. He escaped and unsuccessfully tried to kill young Ben, whose father then shot him. After he returned to 2007, he died, but the Man in Black resurrected him and recruited him to his side. After this, Sayid lived in the Man in Black’s group in an almost blank state. After speaking with Desmond, he broke out of this state, and was later redeemed when he sacrificed himself aboard Widmore’s submarine, exploding while carrying the Man in Black’s bomb.
In the flash-sideways, he was reunited with his island lover, Shannon Rutherford and along with their friends, they moved on.
2×01 – Man of Science, Man of Faith
When Shannon began seeing visions of Walt, Sayid remained skeptical. (“Man of Science, Man of Faith”)
2×03 – Orientation
Sayid repaired the Swan’s computer after it was accidentally shot. He later discovered thick concrete reminiscent of Chernobyl in its foundations. (“Orientation”)
2×06 – Abandoned
He continued his efforts to comfort her over Boone’s death though by building her a beautiful tent, where they made love. Soon after, they shared a vision of Walt. As Shannon ran towards it, Ana Lucia mistook her for an Other and shot her. Sayid held her as she died. (“Abandoned”)
2×08 – Collision
He then tried to attack Ana, but Mr. Eko stopped and fought him, and Sayid was eventually knocked out by Ana Lucia.
The tail section survivors then tied him to a tree. Ana and Sayid talked, and given the chance, Sayid refused to kill her. They returned to camp, Sayid carrying Shannon’s body. (“Collision”)
2×09 – What Kate Did
He spoke the next day at her funeral, saying he loved her. (“What Kate Did”)
2×12 – Fire + Water
Sayid led the effort to extinguish a fire Charlie set. (“Fire + Water”)
2×13 – The Long Con | 2×21 – ?
The following day, he fixed the tail-section radio for Hurley, and when he later asked to play it for Libby, Sayid recommended the beach he and Shannon had visited. (“The Long Con”) (“?”)
2×14 – One of Them
When Danielle believed she had trapped an Other, she came to Sayid first. They took “Henry Gale” to the the Swan, and Locke convinced Sayid to interrogate him.
The prisoner claimed he’d buried his wife on the island, but Sayid saw through the lies, recalled Shannon’s death and attacked him till Jack pulled him off. Later Sayid sat on the beach with Charlie. Sayid told him that there was a man in the hatch and he knew he was an other because he felt no guilt for what he did to him. He then asked Charlie if he had forgotten about what the others did to him. (“One of Them”)
2×16 – The Whole Truth
Sayid, Ana Lucia and Charlie checked out Henry’s story by trekking to his wife’s supposed grave. (“The Whole Truth”)
2×17 – Lockdown
They found a grave, but Sayid dug through it, finding the real Henry Gale’s body. (“Lockdown”)
2×18 – Dave
Sayid interrogated the prisoner till he admitted being an Other, and Ana-Lucia had to intervene to stop Sayid from shooting him. (“Dave”)
2×22 – Three Minutes
Michael returned to camp after time with the Others, and Sayid realized he had “been compromised.” On their way to Libby and Ana Lucia’s funeral Sayid told Jack of his suspicions of Michael and told him he was working on a plan. At the funeral a sailboat appeared just offshore. (“Three Minutes”)
Sayid, Jack and Sawyer swam out to the boat and discovered a drunken Desmond inside. Sayid used the boat to configure a plan. He told Jack while his group went on land he could travel by sea quicker and scout out The Others. When he asked Desmond if he could use the boat he admitted he did not know how to sail. Jin came along to sail and Sun came to translate. While sailing they discovered the ruins of The Statue of Taweret. Sayid commented that he did not know which was more odd, that the rest of it was missing, or that the foot only had four toes. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)
Sayid sailed to the Others’ camp and found it deserted, an apparent hatch masking only a wall of rock. Sayid created a signal fire as planned and returned to the Elizabeth when the discharge occurred. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2”)