Then we're treated to the same swirling stock footage of the satellite orbiting the planet, only this time, it's going in the opposite direction or something. Like I care. It looks like Legos on a blue screen, dudes.
Ops Center For Oops, There Goes The Echelon! Kendall's addressing the troops. "I just got off the phone with the director again and he asked me again if I knew we were in the intelligence business." Hee. Goddamn, he's funny. The camera passes by the grim faces of Jack, Vaughn, and Syd as Kendall continues. "SD-6 is, by our best estimates, less than twelve hours away from accessing Echelon which will give them all the intelligence capabilities of the CIA. Our efforts to prevent Gerard Cuvee from re-accessing Echelon ended in tragedy. Four agents killed. As far as we know, your SD-6 tech ops officer Marshall Flinkman could already have Cuvee up and running again."
We quick-cut to The Different Dark Dungeon Of Dental Dementia as Marshall click-clacks away at his laptop.
Zoom! And we're back at Oops Center. Hee. "Oops Center." Hee hee. Sometimes, I just make myself laugh. Kendall says something about Spy Mommy's intel on Swarm and how info sec hasn't been able to locate a backdoor access point. Of course, at this precise moment, all the computer screens in the entire Oops Center just go blank. Everyone scrambles. Kendall, Jack, Sydney, and Vaughn make haste over to Adorable Tech Agent Rick. Kendall's all, uh, Doofus? What the hell just happened? ATAR's all, name's Rick, actually, and I had to shut down the system because that fucking Russian Swarm program detected I was mapping its network and spit out a virus. Syd glances at the screen and sees that the virus is conveniently labeled on the screen: "Quicksand." She's totally sounding pleased with herself when she says, "My mother knew this would happen. That's the word she used: 'quicksand.'" Kendall's all, yeah? Well, then maybe SHE'S the one who set up the virus! Syd's all, oh for GOD'S SAKE, WILL YOU GROW UP! What's the point of having her hot bod here if you're not going to use her? And I do mean "use"! Heh. Heh heh. I'm dirty. Kendall's all, okay, Jack? You've been saying all along that Irina turned herself in as part of a plan, right? Well, if, for once, you were right, then giving her access to Echelon could only help her out in that avenue. Kendall's obviously looking for Jack to get his back. Jack's not ponying up the goods. "In this instance," he gruffs, "I think she would be an asset." Kendall's all, oh, nice! I act as your wingman all those times down in the Manila tramp bars and now you gotta go and be like dat? Where's the love?