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.
3×02 – The Glass Ballerina
Believing his friends captured, Sayid tried luring the Others to a second signal fire at the Pala Ferry, but they attacked by sea and took the Elizabeth. (“The Glass Ballerina”)
3×05 – The Cost of Living
Back at the camp, Sayid joined Locke’s mission to the Pearl, patching an unknown station’s feed till an an eye-patched man briefly appeared on a monitor. They found Eko mortally wounded when they left the station. (“The Cost of Living”)
3×11 – Enter 77
Sayid followed Locke’s party on a journey guided by Eko’s stick, where he discovered the Flame station. He correctly guessed that its occupant (who shot him) was an Other, that others lived in the station and that a trap door led to a secret basement.
He and Kate captured Mikhail, who identified Sayid and told him that he was not on “the list” because he is “weak and frightened.” (“Enter 77”)
3×12 – Par Avion
Sayid noted underground cables on Mikhail’s map connecting the Flame and the Barracks on the other side of the Island. The group encountered the sonic fence, and Sayid realized its purpose after Mikhail was “killed” by passing through it. (“Par Avion”)
3×13 – The Man from Tallahassee
The party reached the Barracks, and the Others tied up Sayid and Kate in a playground. He met Alex and identified her as Danielle’s daughter. (“The Man from Tallahassee”)
3×15 – Left Behind
When the Others left the Barracks, he mistrusted Juliet and his suspicion continued when they returned to camp. (“Left Behind”)
3×16 – One of Us
He and Sawyer accosted her, and she confronted him with her knowledge of a hereto unmentioned incident. (“One of Us”)
3×19 – The Brig
Sayid later learned about Naomi’s arrival, and he tried to use her satellite phone. (“The Brig”)
3×20 – The Man Behind the Curtain
After Sawyer told Sayid that Juliet was Ben’s mole, Sayid shared the news about Naomi with others. (“The Man Behind the Curtain”)
3×21 – Greatest Hits
Jack and Juliet explained their plan to ambush the Others though, and Sayid convinced Jack to lead the survivors to the radio tower while he Jin and Bernard stayed behind with to plant dynamite at the camp. (“Greatest Hits”)
Sayid successfully killed several Others, but one disarmed him because he could save Jin, who’d been taken hostage. He resisted interrogation, and when Ben ordered their deaths, their captors shot the ground in a mock execution. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)
Hurley arrived in a van to save them, and Sayid tripped an Other and snapped his neck with his legs. Sayid, Jin and Bernard joined Hurley, Sawyer and Juliet on the beach. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 2”)