Episode 1: The Enemy Walks In
recounts her most recent mission to a CIA psychiatrist: Tied
to a chair somewhere in Taipei, Khasinau introduces her to
"The Man" who is actually her mother, Irina
Derevko. Saying that she should have killed Sydney when she
was born, Irina shoots her in the shoulder to make a point,
then exits. Sydney, however, escapes by smashing the chair
against a water valve.
with Jack, who has rescued a badly beaten Will, and explains
what happened. She and Jack then reveal the truth about themselves
and SD-6 to their panicking friend.
a cover-up: He tells Sloane that he gave Sydney the "Freelancer"
call sign because he didn't trust Sloane and that Will's kidnapping
led them to Khasinau, who's organization is now fractured.
He pleges loyalty to Sloane and convinces him to spare Will's
life. As a consequence, Dixon apologizes to Sydney for questioning
then sends Sydney to the French estate known as Le Petite
Rose to plant a phone bug in the office of Jean Luc Rave,
a Khasinau cohort and member of the French National Assembly.
Sydney gives Marshall's bug to Agent Weiss, who inserts a
delayed transmitter that controls what SD-6 will hear.
parachuted onto the estate, Sydney finds an unconscious Vaughn
about to be butchered by Khasinau. She revives him with an
adrenaline shot to the heart. He explains that he used a screwdriver
to open a grate, which allowed him to escape the flooded room.
When the psychiatrist questions her about Vaughn, she gets
Jack ensures Will's safety by drugging him and placing him
at the scene of a drug bust. Under media scrutiny, Will claims
his story about SD-6 is a lie. His reputation is ruined, but
his life is saved.
sends a team, including Sydney, to Barcelona, based on info
gleaned from the bug. The "Bible," an operations
manual for the Khasinau/Irina cartel that had been in Taipei,
is to be given to Khasinau on a Barcelona pier. SD-6 is unaware.
But in an ambush, Irina shoots Weiss and the players scatter.
Sydney trails Khasinau, who has the Bible, to a warehouse
where they're confronted by Irina. Irina kills Khasinau and
takes the Bible. Before leaving, she tells Sydney, "Truth
Sydney tells Will that she's glad she doesn't have to lie
to him any more and then leaves to eulogize Emily Sloane.
At the CIA headquarters, Irina comes in from the cold and
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