*Beware: May Contain Spoilers*
Any day now. Any minute. Any second the media will be bursting with the news of arrival Garner-Affleck. Of course congrats are in order, but Alias fans are much more interested in the birth of baby Bristow-Vaughn. In last week’s episode we saw Sydney pick out a rocking chair for her little one, preparing for the birth of her seemingly fatherless child. If you have seen the pictures for this week’s episode, Jack helps her prepare by setting up the baby’s crib, still clad in his suit and tie. And if you have been very bad, like myself, you have perused the pictures of Vaughn’s return, the episode scheduled to air on December 15th. The synopsis for "Horizon" indicates that Sydney and Vaughn are to be reunited after Sydney is kidnapped and put under hypnosis by a familiar face. This face is interested in Sydney’s future and that of her unborn child’s. This got me thinking…
Technically, Sydney’s child is the child of the Chosen One. I am guessing this is very important to those who still follow the word of Rambaldi (Sark, Ana Espinoza, Sloane?, Irina?) The last time the child of the Chosen One is mentioned is in season 3 whenSark is in possession of the Rambaldi DNA, and Sydney learns that the scar on her stomach was to extract eggs in order to create a child. The lab is destroyed and it is never spoken of again. So, who wants Sydney and her baby now? And why?
Could it be…?
Sark- He’s a Rambaldi believer, ex-Covenant and CRF solider. Sark has the means and the money to kidnap Sydney, if not for the baby, then for old time sake.
Irina- Her motives have never been clear. It is obvious that she truly cares for her daughter, but she seems conflicted. She may realize her ultimate endgame may hurt the people she loves (Jack, Sydney and Nadia.) Does Irina’s new grandchild have a role in this end-game?
Sloane- Mr. Rambaldi Expert himself has motive. That is, if he still believes Sydney is the Chosen One. Perhaps he kidnaps Sydney has leverage for something else.
Vaughn- We have tangoed with the idea that Vaughn might not be as nice as we all hoped. He could be harboring a dark secret, related to P5, his father or both. Maybe he kidnaps Sydney in order to be reunited with her, or perhaps her hypnosis brings Vaughn back to life.
Dean- Dean would stand to gain the most from Sydney’s kidnap. She poses a large threat to Dean and his operation. By kidnapping or eliminating Sydney, he would be freeing himself of his most determined antagonist. Perhaps deep in the corners of Sydney’s mind is stored information that may be beneficial to Dean, hence the hypnosis.
Who do you think kidnaps Sydney? Why? And how is her child involved?