Previously on Alias: Élodie's daddy was the man in the box. Then he was the man out of the box. Then he wasn't Élodie's daddy, but some other dude whose brain was transplanted into Élodie's daddy's skull. But none of that's important right now because it's basically not even mentioned throughout this entire episode.
We open on a typical suburban house where a family is enjoying an evening of togetherness around a televised football game. The family consists of a dad, a mom, a teenaged son, and a pre-teen daughter. They're all blond. Yeah, I totally knew they were Rachel's family the second they showed up onscreen. As the Family Rachel chills out, some black-clad figure shows up in the background and disappears quickly. Rachel's mom worries at her husband about how their daughter hasn't called them recently and suddenly the lights go out, the black-clad people move in, and wham! The Family Rachel, it is kidnapped.
Luckily, they're kidnapped by the Apple Store. Rachel watches her family from behind two-way glass as Sydney tries to comfort her with the notion that her family is safer now that they're out of that house, what with all the phone taps and surveillance equipment scattered about the place. The Family Rachel is being put into witness protection and Rachel won't even be able to call them. "How am I supposed to do this alone?" she wonders aloud. "You do it because you don't have a choice," grits the Pregnant Angel of Death next to her. "You do it because you want the world to be safe for the ones you love." Way to ease her fears there, Sydney. Syd says that she knows people think she's wack for even continuing to work, but she refuses to sit home and just loaf around eating pinwheels and watching soaps when Vaughn's killer is still out there. Rachel takes strength from this and finally goes in to show her family that she's okay and to explain to them what's going on. Her parents seem understandably concerned, but her sister looks at her like, "Way to go, BITCH." And her brother looks at her like they're not related and he likes her rack. Heh.
Clandestine Meetings of Scummy Men. Sloane is filling in Gordo on the Family Rachel. Sloane tries to act reputable and says that he won't hurt Rachel or anyone else at the Apple Store, that that's not their agreement. Gordo's all, uh, yeah, our agreement is whatever-the-hell I say it is, okay? "Let me say this again," sneers Sloane. "I will not hurt those people." Gordo's all, yeah, whatever, I'm not asking you to. Not yet, at least. Sloane's like, we finished here? "Almost," says Gordo. "Have you heard of a weapons designer named Janos Vak?" Sloane says he hasn't. Gordo says he's disappeared, and tasks Sloane with using Apple Store resources to find him. "What would your colleagues do if they knew you answered to me?" asks Gordo. "That you were betraying them on a daily basis?" "The same thing I hope to do to you one day," snits Sloane. Heh.