[Side note: I've been spelling Khasinau's name all wrong, kids. This was thankfully pointed out to me by the ever-observant pseudostudent. The first couple of times that Khasinau appeared, however, his character wasn't credited on IMDB, so I had no point of reference to which I could turn. For the sake of Sars's sanity, however, I won't be going back to all the other recaps and replacing his name. Suffice it to say, the man's name is spelled "Khasinau." I know this now. You know this now. Let's all move on.]
More blah blah blah. Yeah, they knew. Yeah, Double-Oh-Geritol has been "retired." Uncle Arvin's over in the corner eating crow. The Alliance is prepared to engage in a full-on war with Khasinau. Arvin's cool with that. But The Alliance doesn't want Khasinau assassinated, and instructs Arvin to avoid offing Khasinau in the near future and just bring The Alliance some juicy intel. If Arvin does as they say, Auntie Em may be allowed to die in peace. Or as peacefully as one who is dying of cancer can.
Headquarters Of Double-Agents And The SD-6 Agents They're Lying To. Syd enters and walks over to her desk. She nonchalantly greets Dixon, who is SO onto her. He asks how her vacation was. She says it was perfect. There's some back-and-forth about the "decompressing" that Syd got into out in the desert. Bo-ring.
Dix informs Syd that SD-6 has reacquired Khasinau's trail. Syd looks absolutely amazed. Dix blah-blahs about nabbing Sark in Denpasar and the whole "second ampoule" storyline. Syd wants to know if they got the second ampoule. Nope. Sark didn't have it on him. But then again, we already knew that. Syd appears to think about this REALLY HARD, while Dixon just looks at her like she's wearing a bright pink satin cape and a costume emblazoned with the words "DOUBLE AGENT GIRL."
Slightly uncomfortably, Syd moves away, saying she's gonna catch up on what she's missed while she was away. Before she can get too far, however, Dix stops her and tells her that he did, indeed, miss her. There is a doublespeak aspect to this statement since, if I'm assuming correctly, Dixon DID miss Sydney in Denpasar. She got away. And, if Dixon is really onto Syd, he didn't just miss her while she was away -- HE MISSED HER. Get it? No, really -- do ya get it?
Syd turns, and some random guy knocks into her arm. You know, the arm that Dixon sliced back in Denpasar? Yeah, that one. How many people saw that one coming, huh?
Wendy Kroy: Honey, I saw that one coming from a mile away. In fact, I saw that one coming from several recaps back.