In voiceover, Syd says that if they can hack into the system, they can figure out who the payoffs went to. Jack visits a bank and does something to a computer, enabling Marshall to hack in. Syd then says that all they need after that is phone records. Rachel accomplishes this by doing a snatch-and-grab off some bald dude. Who he is, I don't know, but perhaps he's been receiving payoffs from Sloane. "If I'm right," says Syd, "they'll lead us right to Sloane. Or, at least, someone he's been working with." Dix messes with some wires in a basement somewhere and comes up with a satellite feed that shows Peyton nonchalantly walking into an elevator. Before the doors close, a hand interrupts them and it belongs to Vaughn. He looks at Peyton like, "Ha! Gotchya!" Dix shows up and stands coolly next to Vaughn. Peyton, for the first time, looks relatively nervous. Heh.
Random Warehouse of Bitches Who Really Have it Coming to Them. Peyton's strapped to a chair with a hood on her head. Dix rips it off, and she looks a wee bit scared. Syd walks up and tells her that they know she's working with Sloane and they know about the missiles. What they don't know is where they are or where they're headed. Peyton stares her down as Syd continues, "Now, I'm well aware that you're tough and that you've been conditioned to withstand torture. But I have something you don't have. I have your former best friend." Rachel walks up and simpers, "And I know what you're afraid of." That's when we hear the hiss of a snake and suddenly, Peyton starts gasping as a snake appears over her right shoulder. Syd tells her to stay extremely still as Peyton begins to panic. Heh. Awesome.
Minutes later, Syd busts out of the room and says that Peyton has no idea where the missiles are, but she does know that Sloane is planning to target two cities with high civilian concentrations. Wow. When Peyton spills it, Peyton really spills it. One little snake and girlfriend's like bloody Niagara Falls. "He's not interested in devastation," says Jack. "He plans to profit off the reconstruction. Sloane controls Prophet Five's network--communications, pharmaceuticals, finances; he'll make billions." The what? That's it? This is all about money? Man runs around the planet killing everyone in his path in order to get his hands on all things Rambaldi and it turns out that all he wants is money? That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard. "It gets worse," says Syd, although I can't possibly see how it can. "Sloane's in Mongolia." She says that like it's a bad thing. Mongolia's very nice this time of year.