Sloane goes to meet with Gordo in the back of some tailor shop and Gordo is less-than-pleased with the fact that Sloane didn't tell him about the Chinese consulate plan. Sloane's like, whatever, dude. You're not the boss of me. You don't need to know every last thing I do. Gordo's like, shut up, shorty. Where's Vak? Sloane's like, the intel was encrypted, homes. I should have an answer for you by the end of the day. Gordo's like, see that you do! Yeah, it's kind of hard to be a badass and lord it over someone when they have you by the short hairs, Gordo.
Apple Store. Syd enters and walks over to Dix and he tells her that they've found Vak. He's in seclusion on an oil rig in the South China Sea while he finishes the software program. Syd's all, fab! How're we going in? Dix is all, uh, "we're" not. Syd's all, the whuh? Who's Jack sending then? Dix is all, uh, well, uh, that's -- Rachel. He's sending Rachel. Syd's flabbergasted. "He's sending her in solo?" she asks. Everybody drink! Syd wants to know why Jack would send Rachel in alone and Dix exposits that shore leave has been suspended for all the crewmembers of the oil rig until Vak finishes the program, but that, every other weekend, Vak is allowed some, how you say, "company."
Corridor of Daddy/Daughter Conflicts. Syd is dressing down her father for sending Rachel. Jack's like, uh, I don't remember anyone appointing you the director of the Apple Store, so shut your pie hole. Syd's all, hey, am I the only one who remembers that whole part where RACHEL RAN AWAY? Jack's all, honey, I love you, but unless Vak has a pregnant woman fetish, I don't really think you can do this particular assignment. Deal with it. He then goes on to say that Rachel going out to the oil rig is no different than when Syd had to go back into SD-6. Yeah, I don't see the parallels, but whatever. Syd agrees with me, because she says it's totally different -- she had Vaughn. "And Rachel will have you," says Jack. Again, don't really see the similarities, but I guess they had to come up with some way to get Jennifer Garner to sit out an assignment.