Marshall's Garage of Geekiness. Marshall gives Rachel a lipstick that's supposed to knock out Vak for two hours after she touches it anywhere on his skin. Oh, and he spring-loaded an ice pick into the base of a brush, you know, just in case. That Marshall. He's so handy. Later, Rachel's at her locker, getting ready to go, when Dixon enters and asks her if she's all set. She comments that she's been spending hours at the firing range, only to be sent on an assignment where she's not allowed to be armed. Dix tries to bolster her confidence by saying that Jack wouldn't be sending her on the mission if he didn't have complete faith in her abilities. Rachel just says that she appreciates Dix saying that, but she knows that everyone's looking for her to prove herself on this mission, especially since she bolted like a jackrabbit during the last one. "I'm terrified," she says. "But I'm more terrified of not trying. So, I'm going to put on my strappy shoes and my teeny dress and I'm going to try. And by this time tomorrow, we'll know whether I can do it or not." It's a nice moment and it's well delivered by Nichols. Damn. I'm liking her more and more. How'd THAT happen?
Parking Garage of Gordo's Insecurities. Sloane drives up and rolls down his window. He hands Gordo a file with Vak's location and details and then tells him that Rachel's going in to get the software. Gordo's stunned. Sloane says that once Rachel gets the software, he'll swap it out and hand over the real program to Gordo. He peels out, and Peyton walks up and says, "Did he just say they're sending Rachel?" Oh, and I know she has a first name (it's "Kelly," if you must know) but I like "Peyton" better because..."Kelly" is awfully pedestrian for someone as wicked as Amy Acker. Gordo says he doesn't trust Sloane and they're not going to wait for him to hand over the program; he wants Peyton to get the weapon herself. She thinks it'll be strange if she and Rachel cross paths. "She thought I was her best friend," she says. Gordo just says that if she runs into Rachel while on the assignment, he should put a bullet in her head. Wow. He must give a seriously damaging exit interview to anyone who quits his employ.