Russian man told to Sayid before he killed him (translated from russian): "Wait, wait, wait! Don't shoot. 300 or 400 thousand euro. This is all yours. Please, Please!"
-When Sayid leaves the Moscow building, the reverse writing above the door reads "Oldham 32 Pharmaceuticals", not russian but an english words, just written in cyrillic letters. 32 reversed is 23.
-The license plate of the car in front of which Ben waits for Sayid is "E 608 PC 158".
-Young Ben told Sayid that he first met Richard 4 years ago.
-Sawyer reports on the walkie-talkie that Building 15 is on fire after the flaming DHARMA van plows into it.
Before Sawyer goes into Sayid's cell the first time, an Apple Lisa can be seen behind Phil. This computer would not be on the market for another 6 years.
During the DHARMA meeting about Sayid, they mentioned Ann Arbor. That city is home to the University of Michigan, the same college that DHARMA founders Karen and Gerald DeGroot work at. Also, Pierre Chang was the professor of theoretical astrophysics from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Next when Jack approached Hurley, Sayid saw Kate sitting in a chair before standing up and go, however, in "316", Kate passed through to the terminal gate long before that.
When Sayid looks at Hurley at the airport, the female ticketing agent that Hurley debated with is obviously not Nalini who was seen in "316".
The small CCTV camera we saw in the cell holding Sayid was a modern CCD camera. The only CCD cameras available in the 70s looked more like... 70s video cameras: large and metallic.
A prayer flag can be seen at Oldham's camp. On such a flag, each color represents a different element (sky, air, fire, water, earth), and those colors are arranged in very specific patterns. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.
Sayid orders MacCutcheon whiskey, the same mentioned previously in the series.
The food pyramid seen on the wall of the cafeteria was not created until 1992.
This is the very first time in the whole series, that we see any reference to Sayid's family.
When Sayid shoots the Russian in the beginning of the episode, it is daylight out. When he goes outside the door (beaming with sunlight) to meet Ben, it is instantly nighttime.
After Ben is shot by Sayid, his body goes from being sprawled out, to a more push-up position, to being sprawled out again between shots.
The scene in this episode, where Sun holds a gun to Ben's face is slightly different than in episode 5 "This Place Is Death". Kate's fight with Jack can't be heard and after Sayid turns around he says: "If I see you (pointing at Ben) again, it'll be extremely unpleasant for us both", whereas in episode 5 he says: "If I see you (pointing at Jack) or him (Ben) again, it'll be extremely unpleasant for all of us."
Sawyer uses a hand-held TASER to stun Sayid but the year is 1977 and the touch kind of TASERs that used compressed air instead of gunpowder were not invented until 1994.
A large map of The Barracks can be seen on a wall in the security office.
Hurley: Together. Like they live together. Like not as roommates.
Ben: Because, Sayid, to put it simply, you're capable of things that most other men aren't. Every choice you've made in your life, whether it was to murder or to torture, it hasn't really been a choice at all, has it? It's in your nature. It's what you are. You're a killer, Sayid.
Sayid: A twelve-year-old Ben Linus brought me a chicken salad sandwich. How do you think I'm doing?
Sayid: You're going to be killed.
Horace: How exactly would you know this, Sayid?
Sayid: Because I am from the future.
Oldham: Maybe I should've used half a dropper (truth drug). Oops...
Sayid: Are you working for Benjamin Linus?
Sayid: Are you working for him?
Ilana: Who's Benjamin Linus?
Sayid: He's a liar, a manipulator, a man who allowed his own daughter to be murdered to save himself, a monster responsible for nothing short of genocide.
Ilana: Why would I work for somebody like that?
Sayid: I did.
Sayid: Do me a favor. Can we get the next plane?
Sayid: I'm very superstitious when it comes to flying.
Ilana: I'm going to buy you a rabbit's foot at the gift shop.
Jack: What the hell happened?
Sawyer: Three years, no burning buses. You all back for one day ...
Sawyer: Hit me in the face.
Sawyer: Go on, you owe me one anyway. So make it a good one. I want you to take these keys out of my pocket and let yourself out. Guard outside is Phil. He's a dimwit. So I reckon you can get his gun before he even realizes you're out. Just promise me you won't shoot him.
Oldham: Why were you in handcuffs when we found you?
Sayid: Because ... because I am a bad man.
Sayid: Are you a professional?
Ilana: A professional what? You think I'm a prostitute. I'm not a professional anything. I just thought you looked sad. I like sad men.
Sayid: I'm sorry to hear that.
Sayid: Who is that man?
Sawyer: He's our you.
Roger: What I can't figure out is how the hell you got caught. You Hostiles are supposed to be the kings of the jungle. How dumb are you that you got captured by these idiots.
Sayid: And yet you're the one who mops up after them.
Sawyer: You got yourself a choice, Chief. Either you cooperate and join the party in Dharmaville or you're on your own.
Sayid: Then I guess I'm on my own.
Horace: I just spoke to the prisoner. We have a problem.
Sawyer: Why, what did he say?
Horace: Nothing. Which is what worries me. We need to find out why he violated the truce. Why the hell he would come into our territory. I'm just going to have to have Oldham do his thing on him.
Sawyer: That psychopath? No way.
Juliet: It's over isn't it?
Sawyer: What's over?
Juliet: This. Us. Playing House. All of it.
Sayid: Where to now?
Ben: Nowhere. You're done.
Sayid: What do you mean, I'm done?
Ben: We're done. Andropov was the last one. You've taken care of everyone who posed a threat to your friends. It's been a pleasure working with you, Sayid.
Young Ben: (to Sayid) Four years ago I ran away into the jungle and Richard found me. I said I wanted to leave, that I wanted to join you. So I've been patient. And if you're patient too, I think I can help you.
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" by Billie Holiday (Oldham is playing this 1928 recording on his phonograph in front of his teepee)
First episode of the season to have traditional flash-backs.
Original International Air Dates:
United Kingdom: March 29, 2009 on Sky One
Australia: April 15, 2009 on Network 7
Norway: April 22, 2009 on TVNorge
Latin America: May 4, 2009 on AXN
Finland: May 7, 2009 on Nelonen
Sweden: May 19, 2009 on TV4
Denmark: June 5, 2009 on Kanal 5
Czech Republic: June 8, 2009 on AXN
Spain: June 11, 2009 on FOX
Belgium: September 21, 2009 on VT4
This is a Sayid-centric episode.
The Silence of the Lambs: Sayid waits, hands crossed at the cell wall looking straight ahead as young Benjamin Linus enters the holding room.
This scene is quite similar to the character introduction scene in the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter is shown restrained behind thick glass panels and windowless stone walls waiting for Clarice Starling.
Yet another allusion to Geronimo Jackson, this time we can see a poster on the wall in the cafeteria.