And she's slammed into the wall of her bedroom by Francinator. We repeat the last few moments of the Best Girlfight Ever, wherein Syd's slumped on the ground and Francinator and Syd both reach for the gun at the very same moment. Syd smacks Francinator in the neck, Francinator backs up, and Syd shoots the shit outta her. Although, as we know now, not nearly enough to KILL her. Syd passes out and a clock, somewhere, starts ticking. The camera pans up from the snoozing Syd to a fully awake and aware Syd, looking down upon herself. Dream Syd kneels down and looks at Memory Syd, crumpled and bloody against the wall. Suddenly, the light goes red, and there's the sound of bubbling and brewing coming through the speakers of my television.
Dream Dugout. Cronenberg, observing his monitors, tells Jack and Vaughn that Syd's out of REM, and that she exists now in actual memory. Vaughn's all, dude? She was knocked unconscious after the fight; how could she remember anything after that? Cronenberg's all, dude? I don't have time for your namby-pamby questions. Let Spy Daddy answer that for you. Jack's all, okay, so, even though her eyes were closed, her other senses were picking up shit, right? Cronenberg's all, yeah. Right. Have you done this before? "And based on those senses," says Cronenberg, "her brain will construct an accurate, but incomplete, memory of the events that followed. Uh...the barbecue chips?" Jack just looks at him like, um, what are you ON? "Please, could you pass me those?" Jack hurriedly passes Cronenberg the chips as if they'll secure Syd's safety. Cronenberg just opens up the bag and munches away.
Back in Dream Sequence #1, Syd's spinning around in a fluffy red clown wig and a sleeveless leather top. She looks like a demonic Barbie version of herself. Laughter is heard. Men whispering. I'm just going by the closed captioning now, actually. They say "laughter" and "men whispering," and I'm thinking they're dead on. A bunch of guys in black hoods keep passing by. Syd says that she sees the men, and that they're taking her away. Cronenberg asks who they are. Syd can't see their faces. Back in the Dream Dugout, Vaughn's all, what'd she say? Cronenberg's all, oh, people without faces. It's common! Back in the dream, Red Syd watches as Memory Syd is carried away by a bunch of the black hood guys.
Then Memory Syd's lying in some airplane or van or something. The voices, according to the closed captioning, are saying, "expected by now" and "at least two more" and "schedule." The camera pans up from Memory Syd's prone body and Dream Syd is right there, complete with curly Elektra wig and Hong Kong sweater ensemble. Dream Syd looks down upon her own body as the distorted dream voices continue to talk. "They meet us at the safe house," one of them says. "She's waking up," another says. Memory Syd rolls over. "And then we'll go get Alison," another voice says. "There were three altogether," says yet another voice. One of the Black Hoods gets out of his seat and shoots Memory Syd in the neck with something, even though Dream Syd tries to get him not to do it.