So, whatever, Rachel asks Getty if he wants to go see a movie. He rightly clues into the fact that this isn't about them going to the movies; it's about Nadia dying and Rachel not being so good with the whole "dead agent" part of her job. Rachel makes a mini-speech about how she doesn't think she's cut out for this, because first Gordo Dean, then Sloane were right in front of her, deceiving her the whole time, and she was totally oblivious. Getty tells her she's a good agent and her eyes slide down to the desk for a second, which was the moment I hoped that she was really trying to tell us all, "Y'all? I am SO onto this guy." Unfortunately, I kinda doubt this is the case. Getty says he would tell her if he thought she couldn't handle it. She thanks him and leaves, and he immediately picks up his phone and calls the classifieds department and says that he'd like to place an ad in next week's edition. I have no idea what he's up to, but somehow, I don't think it's good.
Sloane's Den of Iniquity (and Rambaldi Crap). Sloane is debriefing SydAnna on Sydney's particulars. He tells her about Isabelle, and SydAnna snorts with just the right hint of Cuban derision. Seriously, y'all. Garner's impression of Gina Torres as Sydney is awesome. SydAnna quips something about how in this business, it's always the children who suffer. Then she says, "Hmm, Arvin, it troubles you, doesn't it? Looking at me, seeing her look back at you?" "You're nothing like her," snaps Sloane. "And I suppose you know what I'm like?" SydAnna snaps back. Sloane says he does; she's driven by anger and she craves power, something she was likely deprived of in her childhood. Sydney, on the other hand, is driven by a sense of duty and she gets her strength from the people she loves. When did Sloane become Dr. Phil all of a sudden? Arvin, put down the Psych 101 books and step away!
SydAnna says that Sydney's strength is also what makes her weak. "Attachments are a vulnerability," she says, "that can be exploited." "And yet she always manages to best you," snarks Sloane. He asks her if she avoids mirrors, and she quips back that she doubts becoming P5's latest pawn was part of Sloane's endgame. Sloane just says he's comfy with his place in the big picture but that SydAnna will continue to deceive herself that she's anything but expendable. "This procedure you've undergone," he says, "surely there must be a reason they want you to look like Sydney." Well, sure, Sloane! They need her to look like Sydney so that she can go meet with Vaughn, even though they don't know yet that Vaughn's still alive! See how much sense that makes? Sloane says that when her purpose is fulfilled, SydAnna will become unnecessary. "Lovely catching up," she snits, and then walks out. "The truth is," says Nadia's Ghost, appearing out of nowhere, "that you're no different than she is. You're dispensable too." Sloane looks at his dead daughter as if he's not at all surprised to see her there.