What I am about to post is why I LOVE this blog! Love it!
In relation to my article on Ana Espinoza- Blogger Robetron has quite possibly found the missing link we have all been desperately looking for. Are you ready?
I hate to keep hitting the same drum over and over, but this will nto be the first time someone in CIA custody has reappeared. A certain smooth-criminal claimed to be "the man in front of The Man" in S-3. At first, in S-2 his loyalty was to "The Man" whom we know to have been Irena. In S-3, he was the highest level of the Covenant to which Lauren and Sark were able to access. Elena, supposedly ran the Covenant as a Straw-man for the CIA while she was getting other secret things accomplished. She managed to get Jack to murder Irena's double.
I think the Covenant used to be Irena's organization and Elena usurped it from her (remember she captured Irena and tortured her for information).
Stay with me now... I have not deviated from your Blog article. Recall, for the moment, a little McKenas Cole-history. Where was he when betrayed by Arvin Sloane and was captured? That's right: Russia. He learned a lot of new tricks in Russia, didn't he? From whom do you suppose he learned them?
Let me continue: What nationality were the Derevko sisters? That's right: Russian. Did they have any ties to the Russian government? Yes, indeed! Now, a little reminder of our infamous "Cold-War baby." Born in (Communist) Cuba, and raised... where? That's right: Russia. She became a part of K-Directorate. What happened to them? They were taken over, and consumed by "The Man."
Did old Russia have any interest in the occult (15th century prophets, and the like)? Yes! Joseph Stalin had been in search of the third lens of the Rambaldi-scope thing that show a map of the under-sea-floor cave (where the keys were hidden). Clearly he passed on his interests to the next generation (which would be the Derevko sister's generation).
How about a summary. Irena has been involved with P5 since it's founding. She held influence over certain members of the highest level of CIA officials (Davenport and maybe others). She discovered that her trusted luetenant, McKenas Cole was stil alive and had him secretly released. Now, thanks to Thomas Grace looking into Witness Protection files, Irena is having her favorite former K-Directorate assassin go after Sydney's closest friend, Will. Boy, oh boy, is Syd going to be mad at Grace!
What do you think of this reasoning?
THANK YOU ROBBY!
I have something to add- Remember in season 1 when Cole broke into SD-6? He had with him a British-Asian woman who was posing as his girlfriend. Actually, she was a British spy undercover. I believe she worked for MI-5. Was MI-5 not the agency that was suspected of having a mole a few episodes back, when Jack and Elizabeth (an MI-5 agent) were after Sark and a plasma bomb? Is it possible that Cole has other connections inside MI-5?
Also, Cole is privy to all that happened to Sydney during her two missing years. He was the one who had her stab Christopher Ryan while she was pretending to be Julia Thorne,-which later got her in trouble with bomber, Daniel Ryan.
Cole also has ties to Sloane. If Cole were still angry with Sloane about ditching him in enemy territory- then it would seem viable for Cole to torture Sloane with the cure for his daughter.