The Bungalow Of Burgundy And Boyfriend-less Baths. Syd's enjoying a goblet of the finest vintage as she looks at her course paperwork. Francie enters and tells Syd that Charlie told her everything. "You were right," says Francie, crumpling in tears. Syd tries to comfort her as Rickie Lee Jones wails across the soundtrack. Francie notices the course paperwork and asks if Syd's dropping a class. Syd crumples it up and tosses it into the fire.
And then we're in Moscow. At least, I assume it's Moscow, because there's a night view of the Kremlin and Syd's sporting a big fur hat that would look perfectly at home on Nikita Khrushchev's head. She's hanging off the edge of some building, about eighteen floors from the ground. She's also dressed head-to-toe in black leather, and her hair and make-up are FABULOUS. This girl really knows how to dress for covert surveillance, doesn't she?
She scoots herself along a suspended wire and makes her way across to a building. Dixon informs her that their quarry is heading toward the building. She pulls up next to a window, pulls something out of her bag, and tells Dixon that the fiber-optic camera is hot. She's got a clear shot of the room. Then she hooks up the audio and WHEELS HERSELF DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW. Like, we can CLEARLY see her face from inside the room. I'm all for suspension of disbelief here but -- I don't know, couldn't they have put her in a ski mask or something? Like, Jennifer Garner's pretty and everything, and I realize that this show is hardly the pinnacle of reality but, come on! How about some camouflage face paint here? Some black smudges or something? I mean, more black smudges than the ones LINING HER EYES.
Whatever. The guys from K-Directorate enter the room and Ewan Deux greets them, saying that his name is Mr. Salk and he's Director of Operations. He can direct my operations any old time. The head K-D guy wants to know just who Ewan Deux works for. "Surely," he says, "you don't expect us to keep referring to him as 'The Man'." No, we don't, but that's not important right now. And don't call me Shirley. Ewan Deux isn't giving up the goods however, and says that he's authorized to act on "The Man's" behalf. He goes on to say that The Rogue Agency will transfer a hundred million dollars into one of K-D's accounts in exchange for the Rambaldi manuscript that K-D recently acquired in Argentina. Remember that manuscript? The one that left Syd hanging backwards off a rope ladder? Yeah, that one.