They eat their sundaes. Will sits on the counter. Sydney stands next to him. Will offers her a bite of his sundae, saying it's the best ever: chocolate, chips, and it's genius. Both actors do a nice job of acting slightly tipsy but not quite soused. She takes it. Sydney gives him a bite. It lands on his shirt. He stands up to clean it off. They stand close. They kiss. It's one of those "Did she lean forward first or did he touch her first?" jobs. Then, thank God, it's over.
Sydney moves away. She obviously feels weird and off-balance. Will doesn't know what to do. He changes the subject and tells her that he'll go get the box of Danny's stuff from his car. All in all, nicely done. It's just that I'm just so sick of unrequited love storylines in every TV show. It's especially annoying since we know that this whole situation is going the Noel-Felicity-Ben love triangle route. Why can't someone be original and try to approximate real life? Sydney and Will would get pig-drunk and screw, immediately regret it, and never do it again. The incident would irrevocably alter the warp and woof of their friendship until it tainted everything in its midst and then their friendship would die in a festering sea of unspoken resentments and sublimated emotion. Except that I'd have to recap it. Also, I may be projecting. Never mind. Let's go with TV unreality.
SD-6. Sloane tells Sydney that Marshall couldn't open the lockbox she got from Ana. Marshall sputters in his defense that it's rigged with a mechanism that'll destroy the contents if it's not opened with its own key. Sloane tells him to go back to work. Marshall says, "Just to clarify, I'm not being fired?" Sloane says wearily, "Back to work means not fired." Left unspoken is the word "jackass." Hee!
Sloane tells Sydney they needed a contingency plan, so they called in their best "game theorist" -- Spy Daddy. Blah blah too dangerous for Sydney to infiltrate K-Directorate, so instead Sydney and Ana will meet in a neutral location and will open the lockbox together. Snerk. Lockbox! I keep thinking of the SNL sketch during the last Presidential election. "Strategery." "Lockbox! Lockbox!" Sydney says that she could've broken into K-Directorate. Spy Daddy tells her that with his plan she has a fighting chance. He gets up to leave. She asks him to answer her question about her mother. Spy Daddy said that her mother knew he was CIA, and that she died in the accident, that it was no lie.