"I'm sorry," says Marshall, "but is anyone else having déjà vu here? I mean, first Sloane was good and then he's bad and then he's good again?" Hee. "Although," he sputters, "in all fairness, I guess he was bad at first, I just didn't --" "WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT TACTICAL DISADVANTAGE," Jack snaps. Heh. "Dean knows what we look like," he continues. "He knows what every one of us looks like." "Not everyone," says Getty. "He's never seen me. But I look forward to making his acquaintance." Heh. I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again: he is Young Jack. Jack tells Getty to take lead on this assignment and Rachel, Syd, and Dix will provide support in the field. "I want a draft of the plan on my desk within the hour," he says. "Wheels up at 1500. We may never have another chance likes this," he grits. "Let's make it count." And let's be safe out there, people! I seriously think Victor Garber laughs his ass off after every damn time he has to be all cops 'n' robbers in scenes like this. Mostly because he's totally not that kind of guy, but also because: "let's make it count"? Tee hee hee.
And I must admit that at this moment, I just had to stop the TiVo and break out the Alias Season 2 extended bloopers, because there's nothing that makes me laugh harder than watching Victor Garber snort-giggle his way through a scene. Heh.
Dubai. Racetrack of Fake Meetings. In the Appleseed Gang's truck, Syd's filling Sloane in on where he's sitting and how he won't have a transmitter on him because Gordo's security team might detect it. Syd will be tracking him remotely. She hands him the access card and Sloane assumes that it's a fake. It isn't. Syd states that Gordo may try to verify it with a reader, so they have to give him the real thing. "We'll move in as soon as we get rid of his men," says Syd, "but until then, you'll have to stall." Rachel enters and says that she's hacked into the closed circuit feeds and that they're ready to go. "You're up," Syd tersely twits at Sloane. Sloane could leave now, and really SHOULD, but he doesn't, choosing instead to stay behind and deliver the following speech: "Look, Sydney. I may have missed the opportunity to save my own child. I only hope that by taking out Dean, I may have helped to save yours." And then he openly STARES at her belly, and I get what he's saying here, but how can he gross me out when he's trying to be totally sincere? Ew. He wishes her luck and finally, thankfully, leaves.