Sydney says, "That's it?" Sloane smiles kindly and says, "That's it." Oooh. Beware of kindly Sloane.
Sydney finds Jack and asks him quietly if he can talk -- also somewhere quiet. Jack takes her to a conference room and takes out a transmission-jammer thingamabob conveniently disguised as a pen. They have sixty seconds to talk. Sydney fills her pops in on her being followed and Sloane insisting that it's SOP. Jack says that he's one of only five agents who knows what SD-6 really is, but lately Sloane's been leaving him out of the loop. He tells Sydney that Marshall found the computer virus while she was in Romania, and that Carl Dryer is coming in -- the guy that Sloane would turn to in order to find a double agent. Jack tells Sydney that he's coming in to upgrade the biometric sensors, and that if he's seeking a mole, it'll be with a functional imaging test. Sydney asks what that is. Jack says it's a lie detector test. Sydney says that she knows how to beat one from the CIA's instructions. Jack tells her that this is an altogether different kind of animal -- that this test measures blood flow inside the brain and is almost impossible to deceive, and Vaughn needs to prepare her, or find someone who can. Just then, his little jammer signals that their time is at an end. Personally, I think that was longer than sixty seconds, but it's nice to see Sydney and her dad getting along for once, even if they are talking about her potential unmasking and execution. You know what they say about the families that play together. Eventually they get divorced just like the other families that don't, but the therapy bills are smaller.
Newsroom of idiots. Will's talking on his headset as La Editress passes by and gives him a dirty look. He tells his mom she has to go, because his boss is walking by. She asks him where the quote from Daniel Hecht's fiancée is. Will says he's not doing the story. La Editress points out what a total bonehead Will is, since he pestered her to do this story and is now wussing out. Will actually says the words, "Can you just hold on for a second?" and then says she's right; he's not doing the story. La Editress is disbelieving. Will reiterates. La Editress calls him a bonehead some more. Will says that if the story's going to hurt Sydney, he won't do it. La Editress says incredulously that she can't believe he still hasn't told Sydney yet. She tells him he has until three o'clock the next day, and if he doesn't do it, she'll get another reporter. I like La Editress because her sole mission in life seems to be pointing out what a chump Will is, but I think as a boss she'd be scary.