Episode 6: Salvation
trial nears, Sloane informs Sydney that Richter was infected
by an Ebola-like virus that Sark has developed. Sark is studying
three infected patients in a private Geneva hospital which
Jack and Sydney, posing as a wealthy Southern patient and
his daughter, must infiltrate to acquire the research.
to Sydney that he never intended her to be a spy, that he
only tested Project Christmas on her so she could be strong
in a dangerous environment but Sloane got to her before
he did. She's dubious and is further angered when Irina pleads
guilty and is sentenced to die in three days. Sydney, hoping
to halt Irina's execution, writes Devlin a letter stating
that Jack has deceived the CIA.
Vaughn explains to Devlin that he's found Soviet standardized
test from the 80s, similar to our own. He believes that Irina
stole Jack's research and there may be Soviet sleeper cells
here in the U.S. Devlin is doubtful. Vaughn hires Will as
a freelancer to look into this issue.
plane to Geneva, Jack, who's aware of Sydney's letter, says
that Irina's plea was a ploy to get Syd's sympathy. Syd says
that her birth is his biggest mistake it represents
his gullibility. They arrive at the hospital incognito
on the operating table, Jack gasses the doctors, then downloads
the research as Sydney extracts blood from a dying patient,
who says the name Irina. Creating an explosion by mixing ammonia
with iodine in a centrifuge, they escape to a helicopter on
the roof. Jack explains that Irina had ordered Sark to infect
her own operatives and use them as a test group.
L.A., Sloane tells Jack that the mysterious wine was laced
with VTX, a compound that counteracts the effects of sodium
morphate meaning Emily is alive or a rival wants the
Alliance to think that Emily is alive and that Sloane is a
rogue. Later, Sloane enters a church, believing he sees Emily.
Jack says he suffering from guilt and says there's a way to
put this issue to rest. Later Sloane disinters Emily's remains
her coffin is empty!
and Vaughn are ordered into quarantine because the strange
device they'd seen in Taipei has been found to be the source
of the virus. After a worrisome night together awaiting test
results, Sydney is found to be negative. Vaughn's tests are
less clear but he is later released.
on closed circuit TV as Jack tells Senator Douglas during
his inquiry that he loves Sydney despite his limitations as
a father. Still, Jack will go to jail and Irina will be executed
the next day. Sydney commandeers Douglas' limo and forces
him to reverse the charges against both Jack and Irina by
telling him that a Senator is working for The Alliance and
she'll turn her evidence over to the FBI if he doesn't cooperate.
It's a lie, but it works.
at home, Vaughn exhibits bleeding fingernails, a symptom of
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