Sydney finds the coffin and opens it. And...GUESS WHAT? There's a nuke inside, and she's just activated it. Umm. Why would the nuke activate just on opening? Why, why, why, why, WHY, WHY, WHY?? I'm finding the concept of anti-cellulite cream more believable than this episode.
Christ. Anyways, two minutes until detonation. Sydney calls Marshall and screams out all the types of wires she's seeing. She does a good job here, too, or maybe that's just in contrast to how DUMB this whole situation is. Marshall says, "Try the blue wire." Sydney yells, "'TRY IT'??" Marshall stutters, "No, cut it. Cut it." Haw! She does. Guess what? She's saved! With eleven seconds to go. Is anyone surprised? No. Didn't think so.
Vaughn. Yellage. He tells her it's unacceptable that she called SD-6. Um. Hi. I'd like to introduce Plausi...oh never mind. Okay. First, the girl is on a cell phone. Those calls are NOT SECURE, so even if she'd called the CIA, doesn't SD-6 completely not trust her? Wouldn't she have to act impeccably just on the off-chance that SD-6 is tracing her calls? Also, since SD-6 sent her on the goddamned mission, and since Vaughn told her in the beginning of the episode that she'd have to go back to work as if nothing had happened, didn't she do exactly the right thing by not calling the CIA? GAH! Sydney defends herself, asking, "What would you have done?" There's more duologue as they talk over each other.
Sydney admits that SD-6 has the nuke, and it's her fault, but she can steal it back. Vaughn points out that they sold it to Anin Hassan. He mutters something about how it goes on their records. Okay, yeah, and the whole situation sucks, but why exactly is he yelling at Sydney? What was her other option? Wouldn't her cover have been completely blown?
The Construction Site Of Covert Revelations. Sydney's driving a brown Pathfinder. Spy Daddy pulls up. He tells her, "You're going to Cairo. Devlin told me." For some reason, the way he says that makes me believe that Spy Daddy is going to turn out to be Devlin. Just a totally unfounded hunch, but if I'm right, well...I guess I get the joy of being right. Which really does keep you warm at night, I don't care what anyone says. Sydney says she needs Spy Daddy to cover for her at SD-6 while she's gone. He says he'll take care of it. Sydney then asks Spy Daddy if he was the one who bought Danny the ticket from LAX to Singapore. Spy Daddy confesses -- he says that since she was in Taipei, she and Doomed Danny could've gone anywhere, and that by the time he got to Danny's apartment, it was too late. Sydney cries a little and says, "Thank you." I just do not buy any of Jennifer Garner's facial expressions when she cries. Also, what's the deal with commissioning Spy Daddy as her liaison? They've had a contentious relationship their entire lives, and now, just because they're Spy Family, he gets to write her excuse notes? And SD-6 is supposed to buy this? And why am I asking so many rhetorical questions?
She leaves. Spy Daddy looks slightly vindicated.