3×11: Enter 77 (A SAYID Episode)
Season 3: Episode 11 – “Enter 77″
Sayid, Locke, Kate and Rousseau trek towards the Others’ camp. Sayid comes across. . . a cow. In the jungle. That’s strange. And then he hears a distant whistle. He follows the cow and discovers a farmhouse, which has a huge satellite dish. Then Sayid sees Patchy, the one-eyed man they saw in the Pearl station monitors. Sayid decides to go up and talk to Patchy. Locke and Kate will stay behind and cover him. But Rousseau has survived on the island by avoiding these types of confrontations and slinks back into the jungle.
FLASHBACK to Paris, where Sayid works in a restaurant under the name Najeev. A customer, Sami, congratulates him on the food, and asks where he’s from. Sayid initially denies he is Iraqi, but Sami is also Iraqi. He owns a nicer restaurant and wants Sayid to come work for him. When Sayid visits, Sami’s wife, Amira, identifies him as “the one. “Sayid is taken prisoner and beaten unconscious.
At the beach camp, Sawyer discovers everyone playing ping-pong with a walnut. He has a ping-pong ball, but he won’t give it to them because they took his stuff while he was gone.
His challenge: he’ll play them and when he wins, he gets all his stuff back. And if he loses?Well, that ain’t happening, but he concedes to no nicknames for a week.
Sayid approaches the farmhouse. Immediately, he is shot in the shoulder. Patchy yells that they had a truce, he didn’t cross the line. When Patchy comes out to check on Sayid, Locke and Kate move and hold him at gun point. Patchy tells them he is Mikhail Bakunin, and he’s the last living member of the Dharma Initiative.
Mikhail takes Sayid inside so he can remove the bullet from his shoulder. Kate grabs the medical kit while Locke explores the place. Mikhail explains he’s been on the island for eleven years living alone in the farmhouse, which they call the Flame station. Its purpose is to communicate with the outside world. All the Dharma members died in a foolishly initiated war with the Hostiles. They called it the Purge. Mikhail survived by not participating. After it was over, the Hostiles told him he could live if he never left the valley.
It was a line he could not cross.
WHOOSH to Paris, where Sayid is shackled in a storage room. Sami confronts him and wants him to admit he tortured Amira. Sayid denies it, but Sami doesn’t believe him. Amira definitely remembers Sayid’s face. If Sayid won’t admit he tortured Amira, Sami will kill him.
In the Flame station, Locke finds the computer room. On the computer a chess game awaits. Locke can’t help himself and sits down to play. Mikhail warns him the game cheats. Locke laughs it off and keeps playing.
After the bullet is removed from his shoulder, Sayid notices a cat pawing at a rug. Kate confides to Sayid that the Others wouldn’t leave Mikhail here with all this equipment. Sayid agrees, and believes Mikhail is not part of Dharma but one of the Others. . . and he isn’t alone. Sayid continues to question Mikhail. It’s tense, and then Mikhail attacks Sayid. Locke rushes out from the computer room as Kate smashes a chair over Mikhail and knocks him unconscious. Sayid says since the horse outside was saddled, someone else must be here.
He throws back the rug the cat was pawing and finds a trap door. He and Kate go down into the basement. Sayid discovers a strategically place brick of C-4 explosive. He looks around and finds more of them.
Locke guards the unconscious Mikhail, but the computer draws him back. He continues his chess game and wins – a new Dharma film with Dr. Candle appears. He has achieved manual override, and a list of options is presented: pallet drop, station uplink, mainland communication and sonar access. Locke tries them but receives messages that they are inoperable. Then a chilling option pops up: for an incursion of Hostiles, enter seven-seven. And right then Mikhail brings a knife up to Locke’s throat and takes him hostage.
In the basement, Sayid finds a storage room filled with Dharma Initiative operation manuals. He takes one. Exploring the main area, Kate checks out a rack of Dharma jumpsuits – when Ms. Klugh jumps out and attacks Kate! They struggle, and Sayid runs up and holds Klugh at gunpoint.
They take her upstairs, but Locke is nowhere to be seen. Then Locke yells from outside. They force Klugh out and find Locke being held hostage by Mikhail. It’s a standoff. Klugh yells out something in Russian, and she and Mikhail argue. Then quick-fast Mikhail swings his gun over and shoots Klugh in the chest! Mikhail turns the gun on himself, but Locke grabs his wrist and stops him. They subdue Mikhail, and he begs to be killed. Sayid refuses.
Back in Paris, Sami tries to beat a confession out of Sayid. Amira stops him and talks to Sayid alone. She holds a cat and explains that she rescued the cat from being tortured by the neighbor-hood kids. The cat helped her overcome her own fears. But every once in a while the cat would bite her because he has forgotten that he is safe now. So she forgives the cat because she knows what it’s like to never feel safe – and that’s because of Sayid. She asks Sayid for the respect of acknowledging what he did to her. Sayid breaks down and finally apologizes.
Surprisingly, Amira forgives him. She lets him go but makes him promise never to return to Paris again.
At the beach camp, everyone votes for Hurley to play against Sawyer, and the match is on. But to Sawyer’s shock, Hurley is a great ping-pong player. Better than Sawyer. And Sawyer quickly finds himself hustled. As Sawyer is about to call him a nickname in protest, Hurley reminds him – nuh-uh, no nicknames for a week.
Mikhail refuses to lead them to the Others, but it doesn’t matter. The binders Sayid took contains an electrical map which shows a place indicated as the Barracks. Sayid guesses that’s where the Others live. Kate and Locke return from the station. Locke mysteriously admits he now knows why Mikhail didn’t want him playing that chess game – and then BOOM! The Flame station explodes! Sayid is furious with Locke. It was their only hope of contacting the outside world. Locke says he entered the code for a Hostile incursion. Sayid swallows his anger, and they head off for the Barracks.
As they leave, Sayid sees the cat, Nadia, in the jungle. Watching him.
Episode summary and photos courtesy from The Official ABC Lost Site.