Barbie Penthouse. Nadia and Weiss enter. Evil Auntie Elena has prepared a magnificent feast. She flirts shamelessly with Weiss, hugging him heartily, then comments that what's happening to Jack is awful. There's some general back and forth about Jack and losing a parent and blah blah blah; then, finally, Evil Auntie Elena takes their coats and bags and whatnot and hauls them off to Nadia's room. Before she gets there, she turns and tells Eric that she so excited to meet him. "Nadia says the most beautiful things about you," she says, turning away with one of those pursed smiles that only female relatives can give you when they've just embarrassed the shit out of you. Weiss turns to Nadia. "Reaaaaally?" he crows at her. Heh. "She asked me if you were tall, dark and handsome," Nadia says, moving closer to him. "I told her you were tall." Heh. They laugh and have a quick kiss and, personally, I thought that little moment was adorable. But I'm a sucker for Greg Grunberg. It's a problem. Back in Nadia's room, Evil Auntie Elena puts the bag down and shoots a look at Nerdy McSpyBoy, who's back in the shadows. She leaves, and he immediately gets to work on the computer.
Hospital Room of Daddies Who CANNOT and WILL NOT Die. Jack's fitfully sleeping as Syd watches over him. He looks so sad and small in the bed. Well, Victor Garber's arms look good, so I guess things aren't that bad. Syd leans over and says, "Dad? Dad? Can you hear me?" Victor Garber does the most amazing stuff in this scene, y'all. I can't believe it. At the sound of his daughter's voice, Jack kind of jerkily swivels his head around to meet her, and he seriously looks like an infant just learning to hold its head up. "Ohhh," he says, looking all kinds of broken. "Hello." "Hi," Syd says back, smiling. "What're you doing -- why am I --" he says, looking around in an erratic panic. "I need to ask you --" says Sydney before Jack cuts her off. "Oh, no. It was my turn to pick up Sydney after dance class," he says, blinking rapidly. "I'm sorry. Can you -- can you take care of that? I'll cover next time, Laura. Promise." Syd's expression has gone from one of relief to one of utter surprise. "Laura?" she says with concern. Jack just looks confused. "I don't -- I don't know why I'm so tired, sweetheart," he says. "So tired " He falls back onto the pillow and Syd's face is like, HE THINKS I'M MY MOTHER?
Meanwhile, back at the Barbie Penthouse, Agent Sean's easily distracted from thinking how eeeeevil Auntie Elena is because there is food in front of him. We have to endure approximately two minutes of "Oh my god this is the best food ever!" and "Oh, it's nothing. I just whipped it up in a few minutes!" and "No, really, IT'S THE BEST!" before we can get on with the task at hand. Which is, basically, keeping Nadia out of her bedroom until Nerdy can finish copying her files. This is easy to do until Nadia's damn cell phone rings and she has to go get it. Elena tries to keep her in the room for as long as possible, but she can only bluff so long, and, finally, Nadia goes into her room. From beneath the table, Elena pulls up her purse and pulls out a gun, getting ready to shoot both her niece and Weiss if Nerdy's discovered. It's supposed to be a tension-filled moment as Nadia disappears and Elena readies her gun, but since we know that pretty much everyone lives through the end of this season, the tension feels kind of hollow. So, yeah, Nadia goes into the room and comes out and nothing happens. Other than that Weiss blabbles on and on about the food and Nadia says it was Vaughn on the phone and this is a convenient segue into the next scene.