Passage, Part I

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If Music Be The Food Of Love

Anyway, Vaughn says he wishes he could do more for Will 'cause he likes him. "He's a good guy." Syd says thanks and starts to go. Vaughn stops her. He looks earnestly at her for a moment and then, removing his silver watch, says, "This watch belonged to my father. It's broken now, but it used to keep perfect time. And when he gave it to me, he said, 'You can set your heart by this watch.' It stopped October 1st -- the day we met." Syd's eyes glow with recognition, and she's about to say something along the lines of, "You know I love you, right? RIGHT?" when both of their beepers go off at the same time. Vaughn looks down at his pager. "Kendall," he says sadly. Syd pauses, and they both look at each other. She kind of swings her head off to the right and turns back to Vaughn. "Me too," she says with a sad smile. They both kind of nod at each other, knowing what they've just declared.

Okay. There was some speculation on the boards as to whether or not Syd's "me too" was in relation to Vaughn's somewhat spy-garbled declaration of love or the fact that it was Kendall on her beeper as well. I'd have to say, after watching the scene for the fourth time, that Syd was responding to Vaughn's declaration. The way she tossed her head to the side, sort of indicating that she wasn't quite sure she should say anything or just gloss over it, the way she looked at him when she said it, it's my final opinion that Syd lurves Vaughn and Vaughn lurves Syd and they lurve each other and now they know it even though they're not going to do anything about it because, apparently, they're both under the mistaken impression that they're making their way through a fucking Jane Austen novel.

Kommandant Kendall's Korner Of Klowns. Syd and Vaughn, obviously having straightened their clothes, tucked in their shirts, and removed any traces of lipstick, approach Kendall. Spy Daddy turns to them and is all, yeah, those codes you nabbed? They have fuck-all to do with troop communications, baby. Syd's all, okay then -- what in the hell are they for? Kendall steps up. "They're the control codes for six portable nuclear warheads that the Uzbeks have admitted and defense intelligence has confirmed went missing six months ago." Syd's like, uh, okay, lemme get this straight -- SD-6 HAS SIX NUCLEAR WEAPONS UNDER ITS CONTROL? Jack's all, nope. Your stinky little brother sent the codes electronically to some unknown third party this morning, and we couldn't trace the link. "Why did Sloane keep you in the dark about this?" Kendall asks. Spy Daddy just shrugs all, I dunno. Probably because I dug up the corpse of his dead wife and I'm toying with his fragile sanity just for kicks. But that's just a guess on my part. Syd's all, this is what Mommy was talking about! See? We shoulda listened to her! Spy Daddy just glares at her while Kendall froths, "Well, if she was so concerned about helping us stay ahead of SD-6, she could have told us what was at stake." Syd glares at Kendall. Kendall glares at Syd. Vaughn glares at Kendall. Jack glares at his shoes and wonders if anyone can see the graveyard dirt on his shiny Cole Haans.

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