Magical Hut of Hot Chest-Wound Recovery Patients. SydAnna enters the candlelit hut, and it would appear that these Nepahutanese monks have a lot more than yak butter and ear wax at their disposal; there's a high-tech medical room at the back of the place, as well as a huge fire pit in the center that would be perfect for roasting marshmallows. S'mores anyone? Vaughn slowly shuffles out from one of the rooms, dragging a cane with him. "Hey," he softly says. SydAnna turns, and I have the TiVo paused right now and her expression is hilarious. It's like, "HeeeyyyyHI. HI. I'M TOTALLY YOUR GIRLFRIEND. I AM NOT A CLONE." It looks nothing like the way Sydney might look at Vaughn. Then she kind of melts her face into a vague facsimile of someone who smiles lovingly at someone else. I'm telling you, she's REALLY bad at being Syd. Which is awesome that Jennifer Garner is trying to convey this. Oh, and her terrible expressions might explain how later, when Vaughn is all, "I was onto you from the beginning," I totally believe him.
So, they smile at each other and Vaughn shuffles forward and she asks if he's okay and he says he is and that the doctor says he doesn't even need the cane anymore but he thinks it looks debonair so he's keeping it and OH MY GOD HAVE I MISSED MICHAEL VARTAN. Five seconds into his scene and I'm practically sweating. I'll try to contain myself. Vaughn says that he's missed her and they kiss and there is a single beat of a moment when they touch lips that Vaughn's eyes kind of squint and then he puts his hands on either side of her face and if I were a betting man, I'd say that this was the precise moment when he figured out she wasn't really Sydney. But don't hold me to that.
They hug and then Vaughn asks how "she" is. "Isabelle!" says SydAnna, like she's answering a question on Jeopardy. Vaughn comments on how Syd named their daughter Isabelle and SydAnna fails her test miserably when she says, "You like it?" and Vaughn responds, "Yeah. It was my idea, wasn't it?" D'oh! If he didn't already know something was up, he sure as hell is guessing something's up right about now, y'all. They continue their fake reunion conversation as we switch to Sydney, who has, and I know you won't believe this AT ALL, actually escaped from the burning car unscathed. I know. I KNOW. I was so SURPRISED.