Taiwan. Reception. Sydney is wearing a red sequined dress that demonstrates that a) she's in incredible physical condition; b) she's a dead ringer for Lypsinka; and c) Scott Foley better watch out, because his wife might know everything there is to know about the crying game. Sydney speaks more poorly-accented Chinese. Generic Asian Bad Guy is also there.
Back to Danny on the phone. He calls Sydney. They have the most nauseating "oh my God, we're a cute, spontaneous couple!" message on their answering machine ever. It's almost classic in its horribleness, right up there with Dylan's "This is Dylan. You know the drill" answering-machine message from 90210. I can't transcribe it because my fingers lock up at every attempt. Danny leaves a long, rambling message about Sydney's secret life and how he knows she's on a secret mission.
The scenes are inter-cut with Sydney and Dixon doing super-spy stuff, set to pumping techno. Dixon fakes an attack; Sydney runs off to get help. Dixon then scrambles all the video monitors and Sydney searches for the "Mueller Project."
Danny winds up the message by saying that the world's a scary place anyway and he loves her too much to not be with her. Didn't Sydney make a huge deal about the secrecy of what she was telling him, deliberately taking him out to private places so no one could overhear? What part of "secret" and "you can't tell anyone" did he not understand? Are the differences between British and American English THAT big?
Danny's phone call gets traced. Sloane in his office receives the news of Danny's phone call. We're just seeing Darwinism at play here, folks. I personally am not too sad about What We All Know Is About To Happen.
Back to The Hunt For Red Mueller Project. Sydney finds and photographs it as Dixon times her progress. The techno music budget runs out here, because they throw in some MacGyver strings to supplement it. The video comes back on just as Sydney runs up the stairs. Generic Asian Bad Guy spots her, and Sydney fakes not being able to find the bathroom. He stops her and says menacingly, "This area is restricted." Sydney then adopts a Southern accent -- don't ask me why -- and whispers plaintively that she's been drinking, and that if her boss finds out, she will lose her job. She's pretty good at squeezing out the crocodile tears. GABG looks doubtful, but then buys her three-dollar-bill story and shows her the way to the bathroom. She tells GABG she likes his tie.