Episode 2: Trust Me
the charge of Asst. Director Kendall, Irina is led in shackles
to a cell in a secret Operations Facility in LA. Jack conveys
his doubts about her sincerity to Sydney, who herself wishes
that her mother dies for all she's done. Sydney also tells
Vaughn that she's convinced Sloane killed Emily.
Sloane, now a full partner in the Alliance, is given a mysterious
injection. Later, Sloane admits to Sydney that the Alliance
knows Khasinau is dead and believes Irina to be in hiding.
He sends Sydney to retrieve a computer disk containing compromising
info that Irina used for blackmail purposes. The disk is in
a safe in a Rabat hotel room occupied by one Mohammed Naj.
For her countermission, she's to give the disk to Richard
Schmidt, an undercover agent at the Rabat embassy, who will
create a bogus copy for Sydney to return to SD-6. Or, Vaughn
says, you could ask your mother for the disk's contents. She
under pressure from Kendall, speaks to the uncooperative Irina.
She bends when Vaughn mentions Sydney's mission to Rabat,
saying that Sydney must first pull a fire alarm before opening
the safe. Is it the truth or a trick? Vaughn quickly contacts
Sydney, who, dressed as an Italian traveller, is about to
crack the safe. A suspcious Sydney refuses to pull the alarm
but when she snatches the disk, an alarm sounds anyway. Syd
escapes but can't transfer the disk to Schmidt.
in LA, Sydney relents and agrees to see Irina, who says Sloane
will use the info on the disk to bribe Peter Fortson, the
creator of the T-Wave Satellite Camera, a super-sensitive
spying device originally meant for use by the Pentagon. She
asks for Sydney's trust. Sydney maintains her composure but
breaks down after she exits.
Vaughn travel to Fortson's Helsinki lab to retrieve the camera
before Sloane does. Dressed as a Eurobabe in a black wig,
she narrowly avoids Sloane and steals the camera. Shortly
thereafter, Sloane shoots Fortson in the leg when he discovers
the camera is missing.
Will, who has been doing community service, offers to help
Francie set up her restaurant.
goes to Irina again and lays down guidelines for their interaction
in order to depersonalize their relationship. "You are
not my mother," she says. Irina acquiesces.
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