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Quotes (23)

  • Sayid: (to Elsa) His name is on a list. His employers. The man you're working for is not an economist!

  • Frank: (To Sayid) You bring Charlotte back safe, and I will take you off this island.

  • Elsa: (talking on phone about Sayid) Why should I keep him alive? (listening) I'll bring him to you. I'll meet you at the safe house.

  • Sayid: Gun's a last resort, Kate. Kate: You give Locke that same speech?

  • Jack: You should go with them, Kate. Kate: Are you serious? Jack: Yeah. Kate: What, don't you trust Sayid? Jack: I don't trust Locke. Kate: So what's preventing him from doing to me what he did to Naomi? Jack: Sawyer won't let him.

  • Kate: Kinda sucks, huh? Jack: What's that? Kate: Being told not to come along. Now you know what it feels like to be me. Jack: Does that mean I should wait twenty minutes and go anyway? Kate: Touché.

  • Hurley: I'm just trying to come up with some kinda compromise. Locke: We're beyond compromise. And right now, Hugo, I'm making the decisions. Is that gonna be a problem for you?

  • Sawyer: Yeah, and Red here was wearing a vest. Which means her posse's gonna come expecting themselves a gun fight. Hurley: If all they want is her, why don't we just let her go? I mean, I thought we were just gonna go hide. Why do we need to take prisoners? Locke: We're keeping her because she's gonna be valuable. Hurley: How's she gonna be valuable? Charlotte: He means as a hostage, Love. Hurley: Nuh uh, no, that's not what I signed up for. Locke: What did you sign up for, Hugo? Hurley: Look, I'm just saying that if we let her go, they'll look at it as a sign of good faith. Locke: They'll look at it as an act of foolishness, which is what it would be.

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Notes (5)

  • Featured Music: "If You Stayed Over" by Bonobo (Sayid's love scene with Elsa)

  • This is a flash-forward episode.

  • Although they are credited, Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Harold Perrineau (Michael) and Yunjin Kim (Sun) don't appear.

  • International Air Dates:
    Belgium: September 8, 2008 on VT4 United Kingdom: February 17, 2008 on Sky One Ireland: February 18, 2008 on RTE Two Australia:9:30pm February 21st,2008 on CHANNEL 7 Israel: Febuary 19th, 2008 on XtraHOT. Sweden: February 27, 2008 on TV4 Norway: March 12, 2008 on TVNorge Latin America: March 17, 2008 on AXN. The Netherlands: March 30, 2008 on Net 5 Finland: March 27, 2008 on Nelonen Czech Republic: April 20, 2008 on AXN Denmark: February 22, 2008 on Kanal 5 Italy: August 4, 2008 on Rai 2 Macedonia: November 1, 2008 on A1 Germany: January 26, 2009 on Pro7

  • A Sayid-centric episode.

Trivia (21)

  • Goof: Dan asks Frank for his phone, which he gives to Dan, so he can contact the Kahana. However, in the previous episode, it was shown that Frank's phone had been damaged when they landed on the island.

  • The timers from the devices used by Daniel are off by approximately 31 minutes and 18 seconds (1878 seconds or 31.3 minutes).

  • In the café where Sayid and Elsa first meet, an advertisement for beer displays 1516 Rein which are two of The Numbers.

  • Despite what is depicted in this episode; there are no yellow stripes on sidewalks in Germany.

  • This is the first time the 3rd episode of a season wasn't centered around Locke.

  • Elsa said she'd meet Sayid for their date (the first one) at 8 pm. 8 is one of "The Numbers".

  • Island events take place on Wednesday, 22 December 2004 which is day 92.

  • Sayid finds a New Zealand passport in Ben's drawer which is a diplomatic passport. Standard issue New Zealand passports are royal blue, while the one shown in the episode was red.

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Allusions (5)

  • Back To The Future The scene when Daniel holds the two digital clocks side by side is reminiscent of the first film in the Back To The Future trilogy, when Doc Brown performs his "one-minute experience" with his dog, Einstein. The dog is sent to the future and, one minute later, Doc is seen on screen comparing side by side a stopwatch that time-traveled and one that stayed put.

  • Casablanca Elsa may be a reference to Ilsa Lund, the tragic female lead in the 1942 film "Casablanca", a movie that centers around political intrigue, clandestine love affairs and a café.

  • The passport Sayid finds in Ben's hidden drawer is a fake Swiss passport holding the name Dean Moriarty. The birthday is given as 03 March 1962. Born in Zurich. Valid from 02 April 2003 to 01 April 2013. Issued in Berne. Dean Moriarty is the character name of real-life person Neal Cassady (1926-1968, an icon of the beat generation) and appears in the novel "On the road" written by American writer Jack Kerouac in 1951. Moriarty is also the name of Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis, often considered literature's first super-villain.

  • Sawyer: (To Ben) Ready to give us a name, Gizmo? Gizmo was the name of the friendly little gremlin in the movie "Gremlins".

  • Episode Title: The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London.