Sydney is frantic. Cut back to the CIA control room, where Hassan calmly tells Vaughn that he won't tell him the proper code until he guarantees safety for his wife and son. Michael Vartan is trying to look intense and like a man pushed to his limit in this scene, but unfortunately all that's coming across is "cross-eyed." He cocks his gun and tells Hassan that if he doesn't get the code, he's going to pull the trigger. Hassan calls his bluff. Vaughn backs down and tells Weiss to start typing as he runs up the stairs.
Meanwhile, Sydney is choking as the warehouse fills with gas. Vaughn: run run run. Weiss: type type type. Hassan tells Weiss he misspelled his name. Weiss tells him to shut up. Vaughn bursts into Devlin's office and tells him that if he doesn't get his signature on the agreement for Hassan, Sydney Bristow will die.
Back to the warehouse. Sydney is still choking. Devlin and Vaughn enter the CIA room. Devlin starts to sign the agreement, only his pen runs out of ink. He gets a new one. How needless was that?
Hassan gives Vaughn the code. Vaughn transmits it to Sydney. She punches it in, and the gas shower stops. Back in the CIA room, everyone gasps with relief. Back in the warehouse, Secoulis enters, only to pull a gun. Sydney warns him not to shoot, since the room is filled with gasoline. Secoulis obeys, but then pulls a knife. They fight. Sydney feints and ducks, and at one point his knife goes into the control panel by the door. She side-kicks him and takes off. His eyes widen in horror as the control panel sparks. The silo ignites. Sydney barely gets away.
Los Angeles. Sydney, looking very natty, waits on the sidewalk. Her hair looks great in this scene -- very full and textured. Vaughn approaches as Sydney stares at a window. He says, "You're amazing." She says, "I am not amazing." He tells her she did a great job. They make The Googly Eyes Of Unrequited Love at each other. He asks if she's ready to meet with Devlin. She says yes. He gives her the meeting logistics. She says, "Okay," and walks away.
Close-up of the CIA seal. Cut to Sydney and Vaughn sitting inside a conference room. Vaughn asks if she's okay. Sydney doesn't reply. The room starts to fill with official after official, until the entire conference room is full. Sydney says, "It's a big meeting." Vaughn says, "I know. I don't get it." Really, couldn't that be Vaughn's life motto? Finally, Devlin enters. Cut to Sydney and Vaughn. Back to the door. Jack enters. The Kettle Drums of Doom sound sonorously. Sydney looks freaked out.