Episode 9: Passage, Part 2
headquarters, Vaughn learns of the PRF ambush on Sydney, Jack
and Irina. Sending a rescue team is impossible, since doing
so may instigate the Pakistanis. To make matters worse, Vaughn
receives a memo stating that the nuclear warheads will be
activated the next day at 1700 hours.
makes it to Srinagar and meets Jack's contact. Vaughn contacts
Sydney and informs her of the nukes' impending activation.
Sydney jokingly tells Vaughn that while some families go miniature
golfing, her family hunts for nuclear warheads. Disguised
as Pakistanis, they head for the PRF base in an old truck.
Jack, under seemingly false pretenses, makes Irina hide in
a grain bin stowed in the back. The cars stalls 10 miles from
the base and they begin to walk. Irina informs them that the
easiest entry into the base is via a sewage tunnel
beyond a minefield that she can navigate. Jack is dubious,
but they have no choice.
Sark tells Sloane that he's spoken with the leader of the
PRF, Gerard Cuvee, who will upload the "results"
to the server after the operation is done. Sloane then receives
another mysterious call regarding his wife. A voice demands
$100 million in bearer bonds within 24 hours. If Sloane fails
to deliver, the voice says, the next delivery will go to the
the PRF facility, Sydney and company are again attacked. Jack
this time gives Irina a gun and they repel the attackers.
Jack, however, has fallen near a landmine; any movement would
set it off. With Irina's guidance, Sydney defuses the device.
Meanwhile, Vaughn discovers that the Indians have learned
about the nukes and will launch airstrikes in 24 hours against
the Pakistani rebels.
the PRF HQ, Irina determines that the nukes will be in a secure
R&D lab, protected by thermal sensors. They must split up,
Irina says: she'll deactivate the security system from Cuvee's
office, Sydney will raise the lab's temperature so they won't
be detected when they enter, and Jack will patch into the voice-recognition
system to open the doors. Jack, still skeptical of Irina, reluctantly
agrees to the plan.
meets with The Alliance, informing them that someone has interfered
with his wife's assassination and is extorting him. He suggests
that they cooperate with the blackmailer and put a tracking
device on the bonds. Later, Sloane drops the bonds, which
are being tracked by Marshall, at the specified location.
To Marshall's dismay, the tracking signal is quickly lost.
Sydney make it to the lab, only to find that the nukes' plutonium
cores are gone. Suddenly, Cuvee enters 3 with Irina alongside!
They're incarcerated, and a fearful Sydney watches Cuvee and
Irina confront Jack. Cuvee says that years ago he gave Irina
the assignment to marry a CIA officer. Irina tells Jack that
the PRF has made a deal with Sark. When Cuvee leaves, Irina
reveals to Jack that it's just an act, that she was caught
and had to play along. She pistol-whips him, but secretly
gives him keys to escape.
appeals to Indian authorities to delay the airstrikes. He's
denied but is given the use of a helicopter to rescue his
himself and Sydney, and tells her that Irina said the plutonium
cores are being used to activate a Rambaldi artifact
one that, through self-sustaining cell regeneration, proves
endless life. They contact Kendall and are told to vacate immediately
because of the impending Indian airstrikes. Jack disobeys orders
and tires to find Irina.
it to the lab, where the PRF is using the cores to activate
the artifact. As the airstrikes begin, the artifact opens
up revealing a flower. Jack and Irina, who was in the
lab, overpower Cuvee. Vaughn arrives in the helicopter and
spirits away Sydney, Jack and Irina.
the CIA, Irina returns to her cell and finds her reward
a fresh set of pillows and blankets. She explains to Syd that
she shot her in Taipei to maintain her own cover. Later, Sydney
learns from Vaughn that the flowers are 400-600 years old.
Vaughn hands her something tickets to go miniature
golfing, which she does with Will and Francie while Vaughn
observes from a distance.
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