Back with DeadAlive Sloane, Dead Nadia arrives to tell Sloane that he finally did it and that he was right all along. He tells her that he will never forget her sacrifice. That's very well and good, Sloane, considering that she didn't GIVE of that sacrifice WILLINGLY. Asshole. He stands and tells her that The Horizon is gone, and that Irina is probably dividing up his spoils as they speak. "Then we should get moving," she says, turning to go. "We don't have to hurry anymore, Nadia," he says. "We have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD." Everybody drink! Jack appears in place of Dead Nadia, the Bristow Look of Steely Determination on his face. Uh-oh. Spy Daddy looks pissed.
Meanwhile, Vaughn's ordering Sark to give him the override codes. Sark says he doesn't have them. So Vaughn shoots his leg. "AH!" screams Sark. "You shot me!" Hee. "Yeah," says Vaughn with a smile. "And I'll keep shooting you until you either give me the codes or bleed to death. Your choice." Heh. Vaughn's all badass now. Sark writhes around on the floor for a second or two before saying that he didn't want any of this. "Mass extermination isn't exactly my passion, Michael! I'm a businessman. You know? I simply wanted to come out on the winning end. Vaughn readies his gun. Sark winces and says that he'll give him the codes, but Vaughn will have to let him go after he hands them over. "Codes first, then we negotiate," says Vaughn. Sark obviously decides to hand them over because the next thing we know, Vaughn's on the phone to Marshall, giving him the codes. The missiles are effectively stopped. The world is saved.
Unfortunately, Irina's still alive.
She and Sydney struggle to get to their feet, and Irina says that she can't afford to have Sydney be such a complication in her life any longer. Irina knocks Sydney back down to the ground and says, "For what it's worth, I truly do love you." She has an odd way of showing it. She smacks Sydney again and is about to move in for the kill, when Sydney reaches deep inside herself and discovers a teeny tiny can of whup ass. She kicks Irina in the stomach and then delivers a spin kick, knocking Irina back onto a glass skylight. The glass slowly starts to crack.