Speaking of "him," Sloane's hanging out in some dark room somewhere, flanked by his minions. Peyton holds out her hand for the amulet that Syd took from the Rose Rambaldi guy, saying that The Twelve is expecting it. Sloane thinks that, before they hand it over, they should get some leverage with it, correctly assuming that the second Prophet Five has the amulet, their use for the three of them will disappear. Peyton is surprised by his boldness, asking a Prophet Five asset to team up with him on a side deal. Sloane says that, sure, she could walk out of here and spill the plan to The Twelve. "But you won't," sneers Sark. He says that she's like him; she has good instincts and she's in it for the dollars. She'll be well compensated for her part. "So," smirks Peyton. "Does he come with the package?" Ha! Sark glances at her with a raised eyebrow and a quirk to his mouth, as if to say, "Oh, now, really!" Hee. Peyton asks what Sloane has in mind. We don't find that out until later.
Casa de Hotness. Vaughn's tossing and turning. Finally, he wakes up and realizes that Sydney's not next to him. She's working at the desk because she can't sleep. As she takes notes from the Rambaldi pages, she tells Vaughn that the Rose Rambaldi man told her that what was inside the amulet was the end of nature and that stars would fall from the sky and that no matter what she did, she couldn't stop it. Vaughn just tells her to consider the source. Syd says that the man recognized her. Well, duh, Sydney. Your picture was on his damn wall. I'd HOPE he'd recognize you. I love how Sydney's been bandied about as the prophecy girl since, what, Season One, and yet everyone keeps acting like no one KNOWS this. Whatever. It's almost over.
"'This woman without pretense,'" says Vaughn, reading from Page 47, "'will have had her effect never having seen the beauty of my sky behind Mount Subasio.'" He drops the page on the desk and dismisses it out of turn, saying that all this talk of fate, well, Sydney's proven it all wrong, time and time again. (And, yes, it's "Subasio," not "Sebacio" as I originally thought. Or, I should say, as the closed captioners originally thought.) "You climbed Mount Subasio," he says. "You saw the sky." Yes, Vaughn. She saw "the" sky but not "his" sky. That's kind of an important detail there, no? Syd says she's concerned about Sloane and all the people he's killed; she doesn't say it, but she's worried that he's going to kill her. And she doesn't want Isabelle to grow up without a mom. Vaughn promises that that will never happen.