Friday, March 27, 2009

Young Sayid kills a chicken for his brother

"He's Our You" opens with our first traditional flashback in a while. We see a young boy (Sayid's older brother) in Tikrit, Iraq being dragged to a chicken cage by his father wants him to kill a chicken to prove that he is a man. The father tells the boy that he cannot come inside until he kills a chicken. Sayid comes over with some grain and breaks a chicken's neck and hands it to his brother. When his father returns, he thinks that the older brother killed the chicken but he confesses that it was Sayid who killed it. Their father says that at least one of them will be a man and congratulates Sayid.

This scene sets up the idea that killing is a part of who Sayid is which Ben tells him later in Santo Domingo.

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