Episode 5: The Indicator
testifies before a CIA panel, claiming that Jack saved her
from a trap engineered by Irina. Finding Irina's earrings
in her now-empty cell, Sydney thanks Jack for saving her life.
SD-6's Austrian connection Neils Haber is murdered by Triad
a coaltion of drug and flesh peddlers nove moving into
weapon sales for selling intel. He had said Triad was
developing 16 "next generation" weapons hidden in
a bomb shelter under the Magistrate's Bureau in Budapest.
Sydney's SD-6 mission is to photograph the weapons and retrieve
who has now lost countermission approval to Jack, angers Sydney
when he suggests that Jack had set up Irina during the Madagascar
mission. At Francie's restaurant opening, Jack gives Syd her
countermission to hack into the computer, steal the
files for the CIA, and download dummy files for SD-6. He also
tells her that Irina is facing the death penalty for breaking
her agreement with the CIA.
speaks to Manolo Souza, a US national being held for transporting
explosives in Madagascar. Souza tells Vaughn that he was working
for Jack, confirming Vaughn's suspicions.
Syndey, wearing a blond wig and glasses, infiltrates the Magistrate's
Bureau by claiming to be working on her family tree. She hacks
the computer and downloads the files, but when Dixon leads
her to the research room, she finds a man instructing young
students how to assemble a gun. The weapons are children!
explains that they're being trained as sleeper agents. European
standardized tests locate the brightest children, who are
then given a month-long training program that's erased from
their memory and sent back home. Supposedly, the KGB was developing
a similar program in the 80s.
tells Jack that Emily's name was forged on a B&B registry
weeks after her death. He admits that he poisoned her with
sodium morphate, but only after doctors confirmed that her
lymphoma would return. He asks Jack to find out who else was
in the running for Alliance membership. At home, Sloane finds
a glass of wine ominously waiting for him. When he has the
wine analyzed, he finds that it contains VTX, an antidote
to sodium morphate that simulates death.
CIA, Vaughn identifies the instructor as former KGB psych
ops agent Valerie Kolakov. Against Jack's wishes, Sydney offers
to get Kolakov, who's now in Buenos Aires. Later, Vaughn tells
Jack that he'll go to Sydney if Jack doesn't tell her about
Aires, Kolakov attacks Syd with a stun gun but is electrocuted
when she throws him into water. She finds a spatial relations
puzzle and completes it in seconds. When Sydney undergoes
hypnosis back home, she sees herself giving a gun to her father!
Syd confronts Jack with her memories Irina's mission
was to uncover "Project Christmas," a plan Jack
developed to train kids to become American spies. Syd claims
that Jack has been afraid she would figure it all out. "You
programmed me to be a spy," she says, "I will never
forgive you for this."
music: see the