Previously on Alias: Sloane told Lauren that her father, Senator Reed, kept her from being field-rated because it was too dangerous. Kendall told Syd about Project Black Hole, a governmental attempt to collect information about the Rambaldi Prophecies. Sloane told Dr. Nancy that he had an affair with Irina and he might be Sydney's father. Vaughn punched Sark in the face, and then cuffed him. Woo! Hot stuff. Now that Sark's in custody, I'm sure he won't escape or anything.
Chateaudun, France. No push-through on that title card, for those who like to track such things. Sark strolls onto an airplane, surrounded by armed guards. Mr. Julian Sark is wearing a buff-colored strait jacket over an orange prison-style jumpsuit, and it's quite fetching in a "I'm such a dangerous criminal that they are taking no chances with me but you know I'm still going to escape even though sometimes I look like a fourteen-year-old boy" kind of way. The guards force Sark into a seat and then cuff his hands and feet to the chair. I can't be sure, but I think Sark was wearing black Converse high tops, which I find amusing in that I have to assume that normally Sark would not be found dead in such plebian footwear.
Syd uses her cell phone to call Dixon and tell him that Sark's plane should be arriving in two hours, and that she and Weiss are waiting at the Air Force Base for its arrival. Dixon, standing on his front porch, says that Senator "Lauren's Dad" Reed is coming to oversee Sark's interrogation. Syd is curious about the "sudden interest from Washington," and Dixon says that Sark is a key player now. "Now"? Hasn't Sark always been a key player? An SUV pulls into Dixon's driveway and Dixon calls for his kids, Robin and Stephen. The kids start to leave, but Dixon pulls them back so that he can give them kisses on top of their heads. The kids act all embarrassed, but it's a nice moment, and it's nice to see Dixon getting his family life back after his wife's death. So you know that something awful is going to happen to his family any second now. Dixon gets back to Syd, and says that all information about Sark is being "compartmentalized within the Task Force" so that if anything leaks out, they'll know that it came from "inside the Rotunda." Or from inside the CIA. Right? Dixon waves to his departing children and totally just hangs up on Syd without a goodbye. Is he related to the Camdens?