Episode 7: Counteragent
wraps his bloody fingernails and heads to Irina's cell. She
thanks him for proving Jack's involvement in Madagascar. Vaughn
admits he's sick and asks Irina what Khasinau learned from
experimenting on people exposed to the Red Ball. Irina asks
if he loves Sydney, to which Vaughn replies that he'll tell
her if she helps him.
Sydney that the 1982 standardized test is missing from public
record. Sydney then explains "Project Christmas"
and says that Vaughn thinks Russian intelligence is still
running it to recruit American sleepers.
CIA, Sydney, having learned that Vaughn is sick, asks Irina
if there is an antidote. It's in Paldiski, Estonia, she says,
at a former Soviet training base for nuclear submarine personnel.
But the antidote is genetic-specific, meaning Sydney must
manufacture it from Vaughn's blood. With Vaughn now in the
hospital and expected to live only three days, Sydney draws
his blood and they hold hands. On her way out, Sydney meets
Alice, Vaughn's girlfriend.
confesses to Jack that he's insecure about his standing within
the Alliance and that he confessed the Emily issue to Kristof,
whom he must now meet in Tokyo. He tortures Richter, desperately
trying to find the location of Derevko's ops base.
hold of the '82 standardized test and finds that it contains
no spatial relations questions. Later, Francie recognizes
that the test is actually from '83 because it references the
American invasion of Grenada. Will then speaks to an official
at the Dept. of Education who gives him the actual '82 test,
which has spatial relations questions. The official is baffled
he had submitted the test without such questions.
arrives at the Paldiski lab and dons a hazmat suit. She spots
Sark. Finding the equipment, she learns that an alarm will
sound if she tries to generate the serum. She ignores Kendall's
order to abort and makes the serum, thus alerting Sark to
her presence. Sark traps her in a decontamination chamber
and threatens to kill her by releasing ammonia flurochloride.
He forces her to cuts a deal Sydney can keep the antidote
if she'll deliver him Sloane.
CIA, Jack supports her plan, mentioning that Sloane will be
in Tokyo. As Sydney prepares for the mission, Jack says he
never wanted her to be involved in pre-meditated murder, and
hints that it's Irina's influence on her. In a Tokyo hotel,
Sydney, dressed as a geisha, overtakes a pair of guards and
replaces a masseuse administering to Sloane. Syd stabs him
with poisoned prongs from her hairpin and he passes out. Sark
spirits away Sloane in an ambulance. A Sark associate gives
the antidote to Jack.
Vaughn awakes from a 40-hour sleep. Jack tells him the antidote
has been administered and Sloane is dead as a consequence.
Sydney surprisingly sees Sloane with Sark! He says
Sark is cooperating with SD-6 on the search for Derevko. In
private, Sark explains to Syd that he revived Sloane and convinced
him that they should work together to solve the Rambaldi mystery.
Sark then diminished Sloane's doubts by giving him a mysterious
piece of paper.
Vaughn returns to Irina's cell. He confesses his feelings
for Sydney. Irina says he hasn't said anything to the one
that matters. He leaves her and runs into Syd, who hugs him
and cries. She says that Sloane increased his standing in
the Alliance by presenting Sark as their new ally. Vaughn
says he knows that Syd met Alice, but Sydney tells him not
to explain and leaves.Vaughn hesitates a moment and follows,
but she's gone.
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