The door of the plane is closing when Sean and Vicky run down the jetway and barely make it. They take their seats, which are a window-and-aisle pair. I'm surprised those were available, since every other seat on the plane appears to be occupied. Even the ones in the middle of the plane where you have three in a row like that. Those seats are awful. As Sean and Vicky pass all the crumbums with their awful seats, Sean eyeballs everyone he passes, hoping that one of them is wearing an "ALIEN COURIER" hat. This is a giant aircraft, and I don't know how he intends to get a look at the people in First Class, because they probably have those awesome sleeping pods. The sandy-haired guy is a few rows in front of Sean and Vicky, which is convenient for them. And he's looking around shiftily, which is awfully sporting of him. I don't think he'll be able to keep that up for the whole flight. No matter how shifty you feel, eventually you're going to want to see what's in the SkyMall catalog.
As the plane soars through the night, Vicky stands in the galley area and makes a flight attendant uncomfortable. As soon as the attendant leaves with a drink cart, Vicky steals the passenger manifest off a clipboard. She sneaks it back to her seat and tells Sean that there isn't anyone on it with "Alex" as their first or last name. So, she says, either Alex is a nickname or he's not on the flight. Or maybe he used a fake passport to get on the flight. Ever consider that, Vicky? Maybe it could have occurred to you at the moment that you and Sean did exactly that. Sean says he's got his eye on the sandy-haired guy who sits a few rows ahead of them. He's been acting really nervous, and when he goes to the bathroom, he brings his briefcase with him. And his briefcase just might be lung-sized. What they should do right now is look on the passenger manifest (which is right there IN SEAN'S HAND) to see what that guy's name is. Then Sean could boot up his laptop and do some research on him. There was an establishing shot that showed somebody else's laptop on an Internet browser, so this is clearly a flight with wi-fi. See, this would take advantage of Sean's established hacking skills, instead of making him out to be some kind of master kung fu artist and superspy. Let's see what he does!
...later. Because first, we have to go back to the hospital. Sterling walks into Martinez's room, where Mrs. Martinez is kneeling by his bedside. He's still in a coma. She thinks it's because of all the stress he's under, which she could have done something about. Sterling says, "Christina, this isn't your fault. Nothing you did could have helped him." She thinks he knows something about what caused this. She says she knows when he's hiding something, which seems like a bad trait for the country's top spy to have. He gets out of there before he lets something slip.