Wednesday, February 22, 2006
You're All I Need (A Picture Article)
Sydney and Vaughn’s relationship has been no walk in the park. It’s been hell and high water (remember Vaughn trapped in the flooded lab?) since day one and just when things were getting cozy- BANG Sydney is missing two years and Vaughn is married.
This picture is the one of the most poignant moments in Sydney and Vaughn’s relationship (episode 2.20 "Countdown"). Sydney lied to Vaughn about Dixon’s drug test. There in the park, enjoying ice cream Sydney confesses to keeping secrets from Vaughn. She explains that her parents where absent when she was growing up and she didn’t have anyone to disappoint until now. She apologizes for lying and not trusting Vaughn to help her. As Jenn256 mentioned to me when she sent in this picture, it is the first time Sydney expresses complete trust and honesty with Vaughn. He forgives her with a simple spoonful of ice cream and they wander out of the park arms around each other.
The song in the background of this scene is Aretha Franklin’s “All I Need.” The song so much reflects their situation. With all they deal with day in and day out, all they need to get by is each other, the trust and support of one another and each others love. I think season 4 and now in season 5 (in light of Vaughn’s “death”) we might have forgotten the bond between Sydney and Vaughn. As Sydney mentions to Rachel in “Solo,” Vaughn was always on the other end of her ear piece, helping her through missions and encouraging her when things looked grim. Now with Vaughn gone, we see that Sydney is struggling to stay afloat (literally on a barge in the middle of nowhere!) Whether or not she knows Vaughn is alive could affect her ability to trust him. Their love is strong- we know. And though their love was forged by SD-6 and Sydney’s dangerous double life, and challenged by Sydney’s missing years and Vaughn’s marriage, it has been far less than picture perfect. But I think this picture captures it perfectly!
Thank you Jenn256 for the picture and for your input! It was a great one to start with!