Sayid Jarrah Played by: Naveen Andrews
Reason for the Flight: Traveling to the U.S. to find his childhood friend, Nadia
Profession: Communications officer in the Iraqi Republican Guard
Sayid Jarrah Facts:
Pre-Crash: Sayid was captured and Mr. Inman taught him to torture so that Sayid could torture his own commanding officer in order to get information.
Later, Sayid uses his torturing skills and his superior, Omar, tells him that he's doing a great job and will soon be transferred to intelligence.
A woman is captured and Sayid recognizes her as his childhood friend, Nadia. He urges her to give him some names, but she refuses and he helps her to escape.
Later, the CIA wanted Sayid's help to recover C-4 explosives and offered to tell him where Nadia was in return. Sayid turned on his former roommate, Essam, to get the information, but tried to get Essam to run away. Instead, Essam killed himself. Sayid talked the CIA into letting him stay one more day to claim Essam's body, which then put him on Flight 815.
Island: Sayid establishes himself as mechanical and tries to use the plane's transceiver to call for help, but it doesn't work.
Sayid is captured by and then becomes friends with island inhabitant Danielle Rousseau.
Sayid falls in love with the selfish Shannon Rutherford, but she is accidentally shot and killed by another Flight 815 passenger.
Michael wants to take a group across the island, but Sayid is suspicious and comes up with a plan to meet the group over there.
Sayid does not succeed in meeting up with Jack's group and gets into a shoot out with the Others and then returns to the beach.
Sayid leaves on the helicopter with the other Oceanic Six.
Post-Island: Sayid works for Ben, killing people on a list in order to protect his friends. He comes to despise Ben.
Sayid is caught by Ilana who says she is taking him to Guam because she was hired by the family of the man Sayid killed at the golf course.
Second Time on the Island: Sayid ends up in 1977 and is captured by Dharma. He won't go along with Sawyer's plan. He escapes when Young Ben lets him out. Sayid shoots Young Ben.
Flash-Sideways: Nadia is married to Sayid's brother and they have two children, whom Sayid is very fond of. His brother owes money, and Sayid ends up killing the man his brother owes, Martin Keamy. Sayid remembers the island when he saves Shannon from getting yelled at and hit.
Strong Relationships: After some friction early on, Jack and Sayid have become really close. Sayid was also close to Shannon, and does well with Kate.
Rocky Relationships: Sawyer, who accused him of being a terrorist, Locke, who knocked him out when he was trying to get a radio signal, Ana-Lucia, who tied him up after she shot Shannon, and Boone, who didn't want him dating Shannon.
- Episode 1x9, Solitary
- Episode 1x21, The Greater Good
- Episode 2x14, One of Them
- Episode 5x10, He's Our You
- Flash Forwards/Off-Island Stories
- Season 1 Storylines
- Season 2 Storylines
- Season 3 Storylines
- Season 4 Storylines
- Season 5 Storylines
- Season 6 Storylines
- Shannon: Sayid asked Shannon to watch his bag in the airport, but in a fight with Boone, Shannon told airport security that an Arab man had left his bag, and Sayid got in trouble. (Ep: 1x23, Exodus Part 1)
- Locke: Sayid's Nadia was the owner of a house that Locke inspected. (Ep: 2x17, Lockdown)
- Desmond: Kelvin Inman is who had Sayid torture Sayid's commanding officer in the army (Ep: 2x14, One of Them). Desmond spent three years in the hatch with Kelvin Inman (Ep: 2x23, Live Together, Die Alone).
- Charlie: Charlie saved Nadia from a mugger (Ep: 3x21, Greatest Hits).