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The Economist
Sayid
Season
Episode

4
3
Airdate
February 14, 2008
Flashforward
Sayid Jarrah
Flashback
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Alternate timeline
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Written by
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau
Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit
Armando Pucci as Peter Avellino
Thekla Reuten as Elsa

The Economist is the third episode of season 4 of Lost. Sayid Jarrah is featured in the episode's flashforwards.

ABC press release

Locke’s hostage may be the key to getting off the island, so Sayid and Kate go in search of their fellow castaway in an attempt to negotiate a peaceful deal.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Hurley is captured and held in Juliet's closet, the survivors move to the Barracks, Sayid and Locke decide something is strange about the freighter group.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Naveen Andrews was filming scenes for a flashforward.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Features Elsa, Sayid's girlfriend, who is angry he won't tell her his real job. The episode features flashforwards.
    • TRUE
  • Secretagentman (Spoiler source): Will feature Dante, an Italian man in his 40s.
    • TRUE
Season 4 episodes covered by the Lost Spoilers Wiki
The Beginning of the EndConfirmed DeadThe EconomistEggtownThe ConstantThe Other WomanJi YeonMeet Kevin JohnsonThe Shape of Things to ComeSomething Nice Back HomeCabin FeverThere's No Place Like Home, Part 1There's No Place Like Home, Part 2 (Finale)
General SpoilersSpoiler SourcesSeason 4 Episodes

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