Meanwhile, Jack's running down some stairs with a gun. He hears footsteps approaching and runs through a door. One of the team members hears the door shut and tells Peyton they have a possible target. On a floor with lots of convenient construction going on, Jack quickly dispatches both of the team members with a burst of gunfire. Peyton asks the team that Jack just killed to report in, and they're silent because of them being dead and all. Peyton checks in with her security henchman and he responds that he's sweeping floors seventeen and eighteen.
Syd's breathing more heavily now and Irina tells her to exhale through her mouth. "No!" says Syd irrationally. Hee. Syd says that she knows that the reason Irina saved her baby is because she wants it for herself, but she doesn't know why. "Frankly, I don't care," she says. "I just want you to leave us alone." And then Irina drops the bomb. "You should know something, Sydney," she says. "I never wanted to have a child. The KGB demanded it. They knew it would ensure your father's allegiance to me. You were simply a means to an end." Irina's voice breaks. "And then when the doctor put you in my arms and I looked at you, so fragile, all I could think was, 'How could I have made such a terrible mistake?' And at that moment, I was sure of one thing: I couldn't be an agent and a mother. I'd either fail at one or both." They look at each other. "And I chose to fail at being a mother." Oh, dayum.
Syd's crying and her labor pains begin in earnest. Peyton's lone team member shows up, and Irina tells Sydney to give her the gun. Syd shakes her head no. "Syd, they're coming!" says her mother. Syd hands over the gun and Irina shoots the guy dead. She then puts the gun down and slices off the ties that are binding her wrists together. She walks back over to her daughter and it looks like she's going to give her some tender goodbye hug or something, but she just picks up the bag with The Horizon in it and coldly looks at her daughter. "In time you'll learn," she says, "you can't do both." "Watch me," grits Syd, a daddy's girl through and through. She starts to gasp in pain as Irina runs off. Syd's trying to hold it together, but she's barely hanging on. Irina stops and looks at her. Finally, she runs back over and kneels in front of Sydney. "The only reason I saved the baby is because you're my daughter," she says. "Now do exactly as I tell you. Get in that chair." Aw. She can TOO be an agent and a mother!