The plane lands in the middle of nowhere and a shitload of cop cars are there to greet them. I honestly don't remember any of this at all. See? This is what happens when you drink while watching the episode: every time you see it again, it's like it's brand new! On the plane, Syd's trying to tell some CIA hacks that her mother is helping them, so easy on the shackles. The hacks are all, yeah, like we care. We get to earn our SAG cards AND touch Lena Olin. Screw the Big Red Ball! Irina gets carted off into custody and everyone heads back to the Apple Store.
Syd stalks through the office and heads right into Angie's office. She's all, nice job on the taking my mom into custody thing, JACKASS. Angie's all, bitch, your mother is an enemy of the state. Syd's all, dude? SHE CAN DISARM CLIFFORD. Angie's all, the woman KILLED people. Syd's all, yeah yeah yeah. She killed my fiancé's dad too, okay? I get it. And if this were any other time, I'd say go for it! Interrogate her! Slap her around! Have fun! But now? CLIFFORD. Need I say more? Angie's all, oh, shut up, you teenager. The matter is under control. It's being handled. Syd's all, uh, how? By whom? And does he have a bunny in that bag, because this shit's gonna take a damn magician to fix it. Angie says the Russians are preparing an air strike, because if there's anything we've learned, it's that air strikes really work! "An air strike," says Syd, "will release deadly toxins into the atmosphere and the results would be catastrophic."
Suddenly, Sydney realizes something. "This is what Elena wanted," she says. Elena knew the Russians would pull an air strike. Syd wants to go in there and disarm the device. Angie says she's not gonna trust Irina Derevko, no way, no how. Syd launches into an air strike of her own and says that when Angie brought her into the Apple Store and put her under Sloane's direction, she asked Syd to trust her. And she did. And then Sloane had full access to the CIA and all its resources and doesn't she feel real good about that right now? Huh? Syd makes a final plea to let her mother put an end to all this. "This time you'll have to trust me," says Syd. The next thing we see is Irina being led into the Apple Store as Jack waits for her. She's taken to him and her shackles are removed. "Come with me," says Jack. Oooh, baby.