Sloane says they don't know how K-Directorate got the key. Sydney says softly, "Ana. It was Ana, wasn't it?"
Outdoor table. Sydney fills out The Paper Bag Of "Previously." SVO sums up the SD-6 meeting by saying that SD-6 wants the code on the sketch, and that "the sketch is in a case. The case is in a vault. The vault is in a private car museum owned by Benegas." Did Dr. Seuss rise from the grave and take a job as a staff writer?
Sydney's Disturbingly Large And Spacious Apartment For A Graduate Student. Will helps her unpack -- waaaait a minute. How is she still not unpacked? According to the first episode, three months passed since Danny's murder, and she moved into this new place around that time, we can assume. Will blathers on about some mutated-cabbage story he's supposed to write that he doesn't understand. Sydney asks why the paper didn't give the story to the science correspondent. Good question. Almost simultaneously, her land line and her cell start ringing. Cell: Danny's old landlords telling Syd they have a box of his stuff. Land line: Joey's Pizza (a.k.a. CIA time, baby), which Will picked up. Sydney asks Will if he would mind picking up Danny's stuff, since she has to go to San Diego for the bank. Sydney asks Will about the call. He tells her. Sydney decides to go for a quick run.
Park. Sydney. Vaughn. Devlin wants Sydney to follow through on the SD-6 mission, since they're both after the same code. Vaughn says, "Da Vinci meets Nostradamus, I don't buy it." Spy blather about how to drop the info off in Barcelona. Vaughn wonders how the Russian underground found out about Rambaldi. Damn. It is so annoying how every character says the names slightly different; it can sound like Rambaldi, Rimaldi or Reynaldi. Phooey. Sydney says that he's the Intel guy; he should know. Her line reading there really sucked.
Vaughn asks Sydney to hum a few bars of that old favorite, the Exposition Waltz, and tell him about Ana Espinosa. Sydney speaks: Last of the Cold War babies; born in Cuba, raised in Russia. They had an encounter where Ana taped Sydney with an informant in Yugoslavia and then blew the informant's head off with a sniper rifle, just to let Sydney know she was out of her league. I think that's a pretty good signal, myself. Vaughn tells her to be careful. Sydney says she'll see him when she gets back. Vaughn breaks the news that he's no longer on her case, but that it was really good to meet her. Michael Vartan sure does make a specialty of looking sensitive and pained. He must get those expressions dry-cleaned regularly so they stay shiny and fresh, since he uses them in all his scenes. Sydney looks perturbed.