Aaaand commercials. Okay. Is it just me, or does Paycheck look like a rehash of Memento only with Ben Affleck and Aaron Eckhart instead of Guy Pearce? I'm just askin'. I love John Woo, though, so I'll probably have to see it, dammit. Ooh! A Best Buy commercial! I work on that account at my thankless day job! Heh. Heh heh. Nice commercial. I didn't work on the commercial, but, um, well, I write the stuff that shows up at your house telling you, "Buy shit from Best Buy NOW!" So that's something.
Dream Sequence #1. Syd's nicely mascara'd eye pops open; she's in an ambulance and Vaughn's by her side. Vaughn's all, hey, baby. The EMT is all, don't move, you've suffered a severe head trauma. Syd, covered in blood, is all confused about where she is. The EMT informs her that she's on the way to the hospital. Vaughn's all, Will's gonna be okay. He lost a lot of blood, but we got him in time. Syd's all, Will? But...Will's in witness protection! The EMT says that it's normal for Syd to have gaps in memory. Vaughn's all, the woman you were living with was NOT Francie! Her name was Alison Doren! Syd's all, I know, you dumb-ass! And this is a dream! And she was the second double we never found! And Vaughn's all, it's coming back to her! Syd tries to get up, but the EMT pushes her back down. Syd wants to know if Vaughn's heard of the Covenant. He's all, yeah, yeah, yeah. Are they important right now? Because we have to get on with this dream. Syd wants to know if Sloane's been pardoned by the state department. Vaughn's all, pardoned? Hardly. Just then, Syd looks down at Vaughn's left hand, which is holding her left hand. "You're not wearing a wedding ring," says Syd. "No," says Vaughn, smiling. "I thought we'd go to Santa Barbara first and see how that went." Aw. And GET ON WITH IT. Because, y'all KNOW this ain't real, right? Syd sits up and says, "You're not married?" as Vaughn caresses her face with his right hand. "Wow. You really did hit your head, huh?" he asks charmingly. "I thought you gave up on us," says Syd, ambulance lights flashing across her face. "Syd, when I walked into that apartment and saw you lying there," says Vaughn, "I thought, 'Don't let me miss a chance to tell her how much I love her.'" Aw. And SERIOUSLY GET ON WITH IT. "I love you," says Syd. Vaughn moves in for the kiss.