Marshall's New-Fangled Garage of Geekiness. Marshall's setting up his new digs, getting comfortable, hanging Star Wars figurines from the ceiling -- you know the drill. Syd enters and asks if Marshall's gotten anything on Vadik. He responds that, basically, Vadik's a bad, bad man. He runs through some of Vadik's terrorist activities, and Syd stops him when he gets to a picture of Nadia's friend. They chat about Nadia and this friend and Marshall states that the friend is the only person ever to have seen Vadik. Suddenly, Syd gets an idea: maybe the friend (Martinez) was transmitting when he was killed. Yeah, I have no idea what that means either.
I guess it means that Jack and Marshall go to prison. No, not like that! I mean, they go to see someone in prison! As far as I can tell, it's the big-ass henchman who Vaughn took down on the train in the first part of this episode. I honestly wasn't looking that closely, but his head is bigger than a Volvo, so I think I'd remember him. "I'll make you a deal," says Jack. "You cooperate with us. That's it." Volvo Head just grunts, "You don't frighten me." "Then clearly you're an idiot," snits Jack. Hee. Okay, now this next part is totally convoluted and involves a lot of twisty dialogue, but the nugget of it is, the voice transmittal from Martinez captured what everyone thought was the voice of Vadik. But the voice print matches that of Rick Yune identically. So, Jack surmises, Vadik trusts Rick Yune enough to act on his behalf and, therefore, Volvo Head must have met Vadik. Yeah, it makes no sense to me either, but there ya go. "Where do we find Vadik?" asks Jack. Volvo Head wants protection. Jack agrees. "Vadik," says Jack. "You had him," says Volvo Head. "Vadik is [Rick Yune]. There is no Vadik. It's a cover. He made him up. There's no Vadik."
The Apple Store on Michigan Avenue. Jack repeats the information about Rick Yune being Vadik. He suggests a new game plan. Before they can come up with one, Dixon calls and tells them that Rick Yune took the bait and agreed to a meet in Rio de Janeiro. He also demanded that the woman who stole the sword deliver it personally. Looks like Syd's goin' ta Rio! Jack asks about backup, and Dix says Syd's allowed one backup only. Sloane orders Jack to go with her and Syd's all, whoa ho ho ho! Hang on a minute! If you don't mind, I'd prefer Dixon as my partner in the field, dude. You send me out with Dad and I could wind up dead. I do look an awful lot like my mother. Sloane just snits that he's made his assignments and if she doesn't like it, she can blow it out her ass.