Back down in the chamber, Syd still has her gun pointed at Sloane. He makes a reach for The Sphere and Syd tells him to hold it right there. She looks at him. He looks at her. And then she reaches for The Sphere and grabs it while Sloane yells for her not to touch it. The second she has it in her hand, the mini-Clifford bursts open and floods the dais with blood. Bleah. "What is this, Sloane?" she asks. It's blood, Sydney. Duh. Sloane asks her not to be rash. "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't destroy this right now?" she says. "Suppose I were to give you two good reasons?" asks Sark, pulling Jack and Vaughn into the room. They both look like puppies who've peed on the carpet. Syd's expression is like, OH GREAT. I have to save your asses AGAIN? Way to get caught, MORONS.
Back with the Appleseed Gang, Marshall tells Dix that he and Rachel hacked into the NRO system to track the missiles, and they noticed that someone's trying to disable the defense satellites. Whoever this person is, they've released a virus that's eating through the entire grid. Dix assumes that it's Sloane and that he's going to strike at the U.S. Marshall pinpointed the origin of the virus to Hong Kong. Everyone moves into Peyton's torture room to find out who's in Hong Kong. Peyton doesn't answer right away. "Should I get the snake?" Marshall politely asks. Heh. "Don't..." stutters Peyton. Double heh. Peyton says that Sloane had to call in a partner in order to get The Sphere.
"Hand me The Sphere, Sydney," says Sloane, now armed with a pistol. "And I'll let you all walk out of here." Sydney's all, oh, sure. And what's to stop you from killing us all right after I hand you The Sphere? I don't think so, little man. Sloane says that despite what Syd may think, he's not heartless. Yeah, tell that to your DAUGHTER, dude. Syd says that if he wants it so much, they'll walk out of there together, and then they'll talk. Sloane knows Syd well enough to know that she's not going to give in, so he does the only thing he can think of that will get him back The Sphere. He shoots Jack.
Jack falls and Syd drops The Sphere and goes to her father as Vaughn gets rid of the guards. As Syd weeps over her fallen father, Sloane picks up The Sphere, thinking he's gotten away this time. He looks up, and Syd is looking directly at him with her gun pulled. There's a pause, then Syd empties her gun into his body, including a final shot directly in the center of his forehead. He falls back with his arms splayed like a shorter version of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. He lands in a shallow basin in front of the dais that's filled with the flow over from mini-Clifford. It's thinner than blood, so now I have NO idea what it's supposed to be.