Episode 8: Passage, Part 1
privately tells Sark that if he burns her, she'll return the
favor. Sark tries to reassure her, saying he must keep quiet
for his own safety as well. Later, a worried Sydney asks Irina
if she told Sark that she was a double agent. Irina assures
her that she did not, but that in itself doesn't mean that
Sloane tells the doubting team that Sark has turned himself
in and bartered immunity for information. Sloane reassures
them that Sark won't violate their agreement. Sark says that
it's not in his best interest to betray them. Sloane then
unveils the next mission: Sydney and Dixon are to purchase
the communication codes used by Uzbek troops. Extremist forces
in neighboring Tajikistan are trying to use the codes to plan
terrorist attacks, and SD-6 wants to study them. Irina, upon
hearing of the mission from Sydney, insists on being released
for 48 hours but refuses to offer details. Her request is
Sark tells Sloane that Sydney suspects he hasn't truly turned
himself in. Since Jack can influence Sydney, they agree that
Jack cannot know the real use of the codes. As Sark leaves,
Sloane receives a phone call demanding account numbers for
all SD-6 investments or he will be held responsible
for the death of his wife, Emily. Sloane is defiant.
and Dixon meet with Zokolov in Uzbekistan and obtain the codes,
which are secure in a case. However, the case will detonate
if opened without proper validation a fingerprint of
the case's owner, an Uzbek soldier who's been conveniently
assassinated. Disguised as Uzbek soldiers, Dixon delivers
Sydney's "corpse" to a morgue. Having gained entry,
she then finds the soldier's body and obtains the print. Sydney
fights off several guards, finds Dixon, and they return to
Will informs Vaughn that the KGB inserted questions into the
1982 standardized test, which was administered to 5 million
American children. Vaughn bluntly says that Devlin ordered
him to let Will go because his involvement may pose a security
tells Will that she has to gain Sark's trust. Later, she asks
Vaughn why the CIA is ignoring Will's findings. Vaughn simply
says that the research was sent to the FBI. He then shows
Sydney a watch, a gift from his father, who had told him,
"You could set your heart by this watch." The watch
stopped October 1 the day he and Syd met. Their pagers
sound, and the moment is cut short.
and Vaughn discover that the codes are actually for six portable
nuclear warheads that were confirmed missing six months ago.
Furthermore, Sark electronically sent the codes to an unknown
third party. They should have listened to Irina.
says that revealing the details earlier might have exposed
Sydney as a double agent. The warheads are in Kashmir, she
says, at a former maximum security prison that's now the stronghold
for the People's Revolutionary Front. Sydney convinces Irina
to lead a team to Kashmir. A furious Jack reacts by joining
the team himself. He gives Irina a necklace layered with C4,
warning her that he would detonate it if she tried to escape.
although no longer working for Vaughn, gives him 40 names
of children who achieved perfect scores on the standardized
tests. He researched a culture study from 1980-1985 to find
these scores, which Vaughn had said the CIA couldn't uncover.
Will says he's still trying to figure out why the '82 tests
as a loving family on vacation, Irina, Jack and Sydney board
a train en route to Kashmir. They parachute from the train
and meet their contact, who provides them with the necessary
equipment. Meanwhile, back at SD-6 Sloane receives a small
package containing Emily's finger, with the wedding ring attached.
and Jack are ambushed by the PRF on the way to the camp. During
the fight, Irina uses the C-4 necklace, as well as a machine
gun. After killing the soldiers, Jack informs Irina that she
is not to carry a weapon. Irina acquiesces, but reminds him
that they are in enemy territory and need to start trusting
each other. The trio makes their way toward a CIA station
where they can patch through to Langley on a secure line.
They leave, set to arrive at dawn.
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