Irina starts to cut Syd down as Nadia handles a couple of guards rather easily. Fighting, fighting, fighting. Irina cuts Syd down and she falls to the ground. While they're just, you know, milling around, Nadia's basically kicking the asses of several large dudes. It's totally awesome. In the space of twenty seconds, Nadia takes out about eight burly men. Heh. She grabs their ammo and runs to meet her chickies. They race to the boat as the guards shoot at them. They reach the raft and Nadia and Irina jump in, firing all the way at the guards. A jeep full of 'em drives up and there's shooting and boat starting and more shooting and all sorts of chaos. Syd flings a grenade and jumps into the boat and they motor off.
The following morning (I guess?), Jack's leaning against the hood of the jeep, obviously having stood there for, what, eight hours? Damn. Did he even sleep? Guess his stamina's about as good as Katya's, huh? There's a rustling in the woods and Jack pulls his gun, only to see that it's his daughters (oh, Nadia is so totally his) and his not-dead wife. They move hesitatingly toward each other, the emotions on their faces running the gamut from hatred to hey, how ya doin'? "Irina," Jack rasps, his lips pursed. "WHAM!" goes Irina, delivering a very sound roundhouse punch to his jaw. Jack's head snaps back up like a damn Weeble and his expression is like, yeah. I deserved that. The daughters, watching, have the exact same expression. Heh. Well done, Irina. And welcome back.
Plane of Awkward Family Reunions. Syd tells Irina that Elena's begun her endgame and Sloane is with her. Irina's totally not surprised, seeing as they're both ridiculously driven. Irina comments that Elena's cruelty runs deeper than Sloane's, and Syd apologizes for not having found her sooner; they simply didn't know. Syd reaches out to touch Irina's wrist and Irina recoils like she's been touched with a hot poker. "What did she do to you?" asks Syd, suddenly alarmed. Jack, from his position far, far away at the end of the plane, looks up in concern. Irina tells her story. She found a Rambaldi manuscript -- one she knew Elena was looking for. "It's called 'Il Diluvio,'" says Irina. "The Flood," says Syd, translating for us. "Rambaldi imagined a moment when the world would be cleansed," says Irina. "When the world would begin anew." "An apocalypse," says Syd, obviously donning her hat as the Leading Director of What's Irina Saying Now Productions.