Up until last night’s episode, this TV Addict was willing to buy into much of the justification for Sayid’s actions. Be it the countless tortures or endless killings, one could definitely argue that Sayid was either a victim of circumstance, or in the wrong place at the wrong time. That said, there is a fine line between knocking off numbers one through five on Ben’s mysterious “hit list” and shooting a seemingly innocent twelve year old boy at point blank range.
Think about it for a moment. Outside of HBO, Showtime and FX, where series’ built around utterly dysfunctional and morally bankrupt characters are pretty much par for the course, just how rare is it to see a once beloved and respected character like Sayid “murder” a defenseless child? Even if said child will eventually grow up to be the complex and devious villain we’ve very much grown to love to hate.
Will you ever look at Sayid the same way again? Has the “murder” of young Linus changed everything? Or, is Sayid once again a victim of circumstance and simply a pawn in future Ben Linus’ ultimate endgame? Post away with your theories.