Syd wants to know if they've identified the body. Jack says that they haven't yet and that the container is in DSR custody. Oh, for god's sake. Does ANYTHING in DSR custody ever actually STAY in DSR custody? Can't they just put it in the hall with the Ark of the Covenant where everything else that has to stay lost goes? Jack says that they'll just have to wait for the reports from the DSR on any evidence from the plane and any indication as to who the body is. Dix, Weiss, and Marshall all seem to accept this as gospel and leave.
Jack looks down at his daughter, whose furrowed brow suggests a remaining problem. "Sydney," he says, moving around his desk to sit in front of her. "We lost our only lead on Gordon Dean," she says. "I'm not sure if I can do this, Dad." Jack's face is concerned. "We'll get another lead," he says, totally missing the point. "It's not that," says Syd. "It's everything. It's it's hard being without him. I saw the baby's heartbeat for the first time the other day. I was by myself." She starts to cry a bit. "It's not fair. He should've been there." Jack kind of looks at a loss as to what to say, but then he expels a bit of breath and goes, "I -- I'm here." He shrugs a little, indicating that he can only do what he can do. "How can I help?" he asks sincerely. And the teeny tears that spring to my eyes would suggest that I actually still care about this show.
Syd looks at her father. "My next doctor's appointment is in a few weeks would you go with me?" "Sweetheart," he says, "of course I will." She's as surprised as I am, and Victor Garber tweaks his smile in this way that makes us all feel how pleased Spy Daddy is to be asked to participate in his daughter's life in whatever way she'll let him. ["Oh my God. Spy Daddy the Lamaze coach? Hee." -- Sars] Syd lets out a big breath and Jack says, "Sydney, you're gonna be okay." "Yeah," she says, not really believing it. "Yeah." And it's moments like these that make me go, this show, she does rock.