Sloane walks like an Exposition. I mean that literally. He's pacing during the entirety of his speech. He explains that K-Directorate has beaten them to the punch. Apparently, Benegas keeps the key to his preciousss, preciousss Rambaldi sketch on his person at all times, and he's surrounded by deadly bodyguards. This is VO'd over some gross slow-motion humping and Benegas's disturbingly shiny hairdo. Benegas is a gazillionaire and he can't afford an occasional bottle of shampoo? Close-up of a woman's hand with a tattoo as she reaches around Benegas's back -- and I just realized that he bears a disturbing resemblance to Steven Segal, by the by -- and yanks a necklace with a large rectangular pendant off of him. Oh, man. I don't even want to think about how humping incredibly sleazy and unattractive people as part of a spy's duty is going to play into this show. I bet a future episode will feature Sydney having to "make the toughest decision" and Vaughn getting pissy. You heard it here first.
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.