Episode 15: A Free Agent
and Vaughn wake up together. During their bedroom chatter,
Syd mentions that it's her graduation day and discusses her
desire to leave the agency. Kendall later refuses Sydney's
resignation, adding that as a civilian she would no longer
be able to see her mother. Irina, hoping to push her daughter
away from the CIA, says she will refuse to see her if Syd
stays with the agency.
Long Beach Aquarium, Sark kidnaps Neil Caplan, a Cal Tech
mathmetician, along with his wife and child. They're taken
to Switzerland, where Sloane shows Caplan the Rambaldi manuscript
and explains his 30-year-search for artifacts.
prepares for her graduation, Sloane calls, ostensibly to congratulate
her. He admits he knew she and Jack were double-agents and
that he used them to free himself of The Alliance. He warns
her not to get in his way. At the CIA, Kendall briefs Syd
on Sloane's kidnapping of Caplan, whose knowledge of Knot
Theory how geometric objects fit together would
enable Sloane to build a weapon out of the Rambaldi artifacts.
Syd wearily realizes the battle against evil is eternal, and
rethinks her resignation.
tells Dixon that he's been cleared, and offers him a CIA job.
Dixon, however, feels manipulated by Syd and never wants to
see her again. He goes home to his wife and confesses his
life of deception. Despite his vow to be honest with her in
the future, she later says that she'll leave him if he joins
on the other hand, has already adapted to the CIA and has
found a Sloane associate Holden Gemler, a cybernetics
specialist in Van Nuys. Jack discovers Gemler's body, sans
one eye, during a search. Marshall reveals that the eye is
actually a tracking device and they deduce that Sloane hired
Gemler to deactivate his own Alliance-implanted tracking device.
Marshall accesses the memory in Gemler's eye, which shows
Sloane killing Gemler and mentioning a chartered C-123 cargo
plane from Shipman.
is a smuggler-operated airfield in the Mojave Desert. With
Vaughn posing as an arms dealer, Syd sneaks in and downloads
the plane's data recorder, which will reveal Sloane's final
destination as Switzerland. Syd repels an attacker, sending
him into the plane's propeller.
agreeing to help Sloane in order to save his family, Sloane
plans to break into a Zurich bank that holds Caplan's invention,
a magnetometer, which can measure magnetic fields and fit
the Rambaldi pieces together perfectly. Sloane talks to Emily,
telling her that their Tuscan villa will be ready in a few
Vaughn contacts a mercenary employed by Sloane and nearly
sets him afire before he reveals the location of Caplan's
wife and child. With the family rescued, Syd has Marshall
triangulate the calls from a cell phone she found on a kidnapper
and finds that they originate from the Zurich bank. Syd and
Vaughn race through the streets to get there in time.
bank, Sloane, who has changed his appearance to that of an
elderly man, gains access to the vaults under the pretext
of making a $50 million deposit. He shoots the bank manager
and finds the magnetometer. Syd and Vaughn arrive as Sloane
and his team are leaving. The standoff is broken when Sloane
says he has rigged the lower level with enough C-4 to destroy
a city block and if he doesn't exit in 30 seconds, an off-site
team will detonate it. Sydney and Vaughn toss their guns to
the ground. Sloane throws Sydney a set of keys, telling her
that she will drive him out.
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