Apple Store. Jack enters the conference room and tells Nadia that Irina's been moved to a remote location in Guatemala and he and Nadia are going to meet Sydney in country. "You don't seem…relieved," says Nadia. Well, duh, Nadia. He's about to meet the woman he was willing to shoot at point-blank range; wouldn't YOU be a wee bit nervous? They head to Guatemala. Tikal, to be exact. Syd, Nadia, and Jack screech up on some jungle road and jump out of the jeep. Jack whips out his handy laptop and shows them the layout of the camp. There's thermal imagery, so it's easy for Jack to pinpoint Irina's location, seeing as she's the only thermal image on the map not holding an automatic weapon.
As Syd and Nadia are getting their raft ready for the trip downriver, Nadia mentions that she's been having these feelings of -- "Dread? Darkness?" interrupts Syd. "Yeah," says Nadia, "how did you know?" Wheaties, I tell ya. Actually, Syd says she's been having them too. Yeah. I'm having them too. But only because I remember the damn prophecy wherein Irina's two daughters are going to fight to the death over the Rambaldi thingy or whatever. Nadia says that she never believed in prophecies before, but she's starting to get into them now. Jack walks up with Nadia's pack and Nadia mentions that she has some of Irina's clothes in there, thinking her mom might need them. "I want to be the one to tell her who I am," says Nadia. "Of course," says Syd. The girls get into their raft and Jack sends them off with a terse "be careful." Damn, that man looks good in khaki. I have a total daddy-complex thing going on with Victor Garber that is too sick and twisted to explain right now. I mean, really.
By the time Syd and Nadia reach the actual camp, it's nighttime and they've shut off their engine and are rowing the boat ashore and there's no Michael anywhere in sight. "Kumbaya," anyone? Syd tells Jack they've reached the perimeter and he tells them to proceed. He watches them on the thermal map and is able to warn them when there's an incoming guard. They duck just in time and Jack tells them they're clear. He guides them to a small clearing and past a bonfire. No guards anywhere around. They make it to a spot where Jack says she's supposed to be, but Irina's not there. Jack tells Syd that she's standing right next to her. Nope. Nada. Nothing. Syd starts immediately and uncharacteristically panicking. Nadia, calmer, just…trips over something and boom! They've found Irina. They shove a bunch of leaves out of the way and discover a metal tank lid with air holes. Syd easily picks the lock on top and they open the lid. The darkness is thick but Nadia's flashlight finally finds its target. There, in the bottom of the pit, is Irina, her hands over her face, her body filthy. She looks up and gasps and her face looks scared for the first time I've ever seen on this show. "Mom?" says Syd, echoing the final moment of Season One. Niiiiiice.