Episode 22: The Telling
At the CIA, a depressed Sydney confers with Vaughn. Marshall
begins receiving top-secret info Irina is uploading
the double's DNA, as she said she would. Syd then tells Will
that he's been cleared because the downloaded DNA doesn't
match his, it's from one H.E. Doren.
While Syd is unwinding at an ice rink, Irina shows up to
call in her favor. Syd attacks but Irina throws her down and
reveals the whole of her plan. Sloane had 23 Rambaldi artifacts,
she says, and the CIA had 24. They had to be put together
in order to work so she proposed to Sloane that they work
together to defeat The Alliance and raid the CIAs storage
facility, which is in an NSA lab in Nevada. Her favor
she simply wants Syd to raid a warehouse in Zurich where Sloane
hides the Rambaldi artifacts.
Sark and Francie meet, and he calls her Allison. He says
they can't reverse the doubling process because Markovic's
lab has been destroyed. Sark says they'll get her back and
Will investigates and finds the name Allison Georgia Doren
on a list of children involved in Project Christmas. She was
supposed to have died in a car accident as a child. Will calls
Doren's parents and finds that her body was never identified.
In Zurich, Syd and a team raid the warehouse. Rather than
Rambaldi artifacts, they find kitchen appliances stuffed in
While transporting the Di Regno heart, Jack is attacked and
captured by Sloane, who reveals that in 24 hours the final
Rambaldi machine, called "The Telling," will be
complete. He speaks almost mystically, referring to a "change."
Jack, venomous, pities the void in Sloane's life. For his
part, Sloane says they're still friends.
Irina calls Syd and says Sloane switched the crates. She
doesn't know where he is but Sark, hiding in a Stockholm club,
does. Although Syd doesn't trust her, she and Vaughn go and
do, indeed, find Sark. Weasel that he is, Sark quickly offers
up Sloane, saying that he and Jack are in Mexico City. Later,
from a CIA prison cell, he directs them to Sloane's hideout.
The CIA team storms an office building and engages in a gunbattle.
Dixon finds Jack. Irina appears, and while she seems to be
on Sydney's side, Syd runs after her while Vaughn goes after
Sloane. Syd confronts her on the skyscraper's rooftop and
threatens to kill her. Irina says that Sloane believes he's
been chosen to realize the word of Rambaldi. Only Syd can
stop him, Irina says, because she not Sloane
is the chosen one of the prophecy. "I love you,"
Irina says, and jumps. Holding on to a bungee cord, she shoots
out windows and swings back into the building to escape.
At home, Will finds Provacillium the medicine needed
to counteract the buildup of proteins in the double's eyes
at nearly the same time that Francie sees Will's file
on Allison Doren. Having finally discovered the truth, Will
makes a quick phone call to Syd and leaves a voicemail identifying
Francie as the second double. It's too late, though. Francie
attacks Will and she stabs him. He crumples to the floor.
Later, Syd comes home and retrieves her messages while relaxing
in the den with Francie. Keeping a poker face, Syd offers
Francie a scoop of coffee ice cream. Francie accepts, and
Syd knows the real Francie hated coffee ice cream.
Syd goes to her bedroom to get her gun but Francie confronts
her before she can. They engage in a no-holds-barred brawl.
After much carnage, Syd finally shoots Francie and collapses
Syd wakes in Hong Kong wearing different clothes and appearing
confused and worried. She calls Kendall, who directs her to
a safe house. She arrives there and notices a scar on her
stomach. Vaughn arrives and appears out of sorts. He says
Will is okay. He's shaken, he says, because he thought she
was dead. He's come back to explain. Sydney notices that he's
wearing a wedding ring. Reluctantly he tells her that she's
been missing for almost two years.
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