Here is an article written by our new guest writer Jenn256. My comments and added questions are in orange.
The Derevko women have always been women of mystery and intrigue. Between them they have killed hundreds of people, not to mention the thousands killed in Svogda by Elena’s endgame. But what do we really know about them? Here are only some of the things ever divulged about these women, and questions about them which we hope to have answered by the end of May. I broke it down with information on each sister. Following in Girlscout’s footsteps, I have put in my own questions and comments regarding these women.
Jack married Laura Bristow in 1970. How they actually met is never revealed, but we know that Irina must have orchestrated the meet and did everything she could to make Jack fall in love with her. Laura Bristow is actually Irina Derevko, a very well known Russian Intelligence Officer for the KGB. We find out later that the KGB instructed Irina to marry Jack to gain access to his Project Christmas files. Did Irina know that her child with Jack would be The Chosen One?
Jack meets Sloane working for the CIA and they become good friends. In that time Sloane and Irina have an affair, unbeknownst to either of their spouses. Did Irina know Sloane or know of him prior to her introduction to him by Jack? This is about the time Sloane starts his quest for Rambaldi. Did Irina know that by having an affair with Sloane that they would produce The Passenger?
Jack and Irina/Laura were married for five years and had a Sydney in 1974.
After killing Bill Vaughn for possible P5 information in 1979, Irina fakes her death sometime in 1980 or 1981. Before Irina returned to Russia, she and Sloane had another affair, producing Nadia (we think). Upon her return to the mother land Irina was jailed and questioned for months about her allegiance to her country. She gave birth to Nadia who was taken (by the KGB?) when she was one day old.
Irina is on the run for 25 years as one of the CIA’s most wanted for the murder of 12 CIA agents. What exactly was she doing during this time? Was she still on the hunt for Rambaldi or Prophet 5?
The first time viewers see Irina is at the end of the last episode of Season 1 when Irina walks into where Sydney is being held in Taipei. It is at this point that Sydney discovers that Irina, not Alexander Kassinau, is actually “The Man.” When Irina first sees Sydney she says, “I’ve been waiting twenty years for this.” What did she mean by this statement? Did she mean she had waited to see Sydney again or was she referring to something else? After being shot in the shoulder by her mother, and then having Irina point a gun to her head a second time in the warehouse after Irina kills Kassinau, Irina first tells Sydney “Truth Takes Time”. This is a statement we hear repeated by Irina multiple times over the next several seasons. It is also implanted into a pair of Irina’s earrings Sydney has with Morse code. Does this mean that Irina already had a long term plan to help Sydney and Jack? What did she mean by this? Was she referring to Rambaldi or Prophet 5?
At the end of this episode Irina walks into the CIA and gives herself up for the CIA to use her knowledge. Irina spends most of the season in CIA custody, as she helps them bring down SD-6.
After destroying SD-6, Sloane goes on the run, but needs the Rambaldi manuscript. Irina convinces Jack and the CIA to let her go to Sloane with a fake copy of the manuscript, so they could then track him and capture him. She finally convinces Jack to let her make a deal with Sloane for his information on Rambaldi. Jack removes the tracking chip placed in her shoulder on Director Kendalls directives, after she and Jack make love in a hotel. Irina double crosses Jack and the CIA and joins Sloane on his hunt for Rambaldi. Jack finds that she has replaced all of the notes in the Rambaldi manuscript at CIA headquarters with blank papers. Jack has once again been double-crossed by his former wife.
After Jack and Sydney rescue Irina from Elena, they are discussing Nadia. Irina apologizes for her “indiscretion” with Sloane. Jack says that Nadia is exceptional, and Irina says to Jack with a sly smile, “I wonder where she gets that from?” I know we have gone over this before, but what did that mean? Is Nadia Jack’s daughter?
Irina says that Elena was always a very volatile and quick tempered as a child.
There is not really much that we know about this woman. She posed as Sophia Vargas for much of her life, and raised Nadia from a very young baby until she was a teenager. We can assume that she did this with the knowledge that Nadia was “The Passenger” and already had an obsession with Rambaldi. But if this is true, how did she know so early?
Elena was the front man for the Covenant. She used the Covenant to uncover more Rambaldi artifacts.
Sophia comes to the states with the story that she was attacked and does not feel safe staying in Brazil any longer. Nadia invites Elena to come and stay with her and Sydney. While staying with them she gives Nadia a medallion with a microchip inside. Using this Elena is able to be one step ahead of APO in getting her hands on the Rambaldi artifacts. Elena also uses Nadia’s laptop to gain access to one of the DSR storage facilities for more artifacts.
We now know that Irina at some point realized that Elena was in pursuit of Rambaldi and tried to stop her. Elena finds out that Irina is onto her scheme and finds Irina and kidnaps her. Elena then has Irina doubled (Helix Protocol) and frames her for putting a hit out on Sydney. Elena knew once Jack found this out he would kill Irina. When Jack did find out he arranges a meeting with her at which point he shoots her in the head. Elena needed everyone, especially Jack and Sydney, to think Irina was dead so she could continue her work on Rambaldi’s endgame.
Elena had Irina taken to a medical facility where Irina was tortured until she gave Elena the information she needed to assemble the Mueller device (the big red ball).
Once Irina found Elena at the end of Season 4, she helped Sydney destroy the big red ball and shot Elena in the head. One shot to the head, just as Jack did to Irina’s double sent by Elena…..ironic.
Known as the “Black Sparrow”, we are first introduced to Katya after Jack enlists Irina’s help to find Sydney lost in North Korea. Jack refers to her as Ekatarina, but her sisters have always called her Katya. At this point Jack is communicating with Irina over the computer, but this is around the time Elena kidnaps Irina. So is Jack actually talking to Irina or Elena? Did Elena send Katya to “help” Jack or was it really Irina?
Katya tells Jack that she joined the SVR to help Irina search for Nadia after she was taken away as a baby. Did they not know that Elena had her?
Katya blackmailed Jack into “killing” Sloane in exchange for her getting Syd and Vaughn out of the Q Kong Province. She tells Jack that she wants Sloane dead for “preventative measures.” She calls Sloane and he immediately recognizes her voice. She tells Sloane to “back off” of Irina or she would have him killed. How did Sloane recognize her voice? What does she mean that she wants him dead for “preventative measures?” What is she preventing? How long had Sloane and Katya been in contact with each other? What did she mean by “backing off of Irina?” What was he doing with Irina and how did Katya know about it?
Katya tells Jack that “One day my sister’s intentions will present themselves to you and I promise you, they will be unmistakable.” What did she mean by this? Was she referring to her work in helping bring down Elena or Prophet 5? We can assume by this statement that Katya had been working with Irina for a long time and had been in contact with her.
We see Katya again in the last episode of season 1 when she shows up at the Covenant dig site. She tried to shoot Sydney in the head but Syd had unloaded the clip from the gun. Why would Katya try to kill Irina’s oldest daughter? Wasn’t she supposed to be helping Irina? What part did she really play in the Covenant? She later says that she knows where Jack can find Elena, so was she working with Elena? Or was she posing as the good sister to Elena to help Irina (before Elena kidnapped her .) Also, why would Katya stab Vaughn to save Lauren?
Most recently we see that Irina is somehow involved in Prophet 5. What could she be doing, and did she have anything to do with that mysterious nursery Jack found? Why would she torture Sydney for information on the Horizon? Jack once stated that with all of the details he discovered when he thought Irina took a hit out in Sydney, that he overlooked the most important fact, that Irina would NEVER do anything to hurt Sydney, no matter what. Was he wrong? Is Irina trying to protect Sydney? How did she know about Vaughn’s investigation into Prophet 5?
So many questions with so few answers. Anyone have any answers or thoughts about these woman?
Thanks Jenn for a wonderful look at the sisters. Now let's blog away!
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