I am going to go step by step, from one character to another, from one place to the next. I am going to take it nice and slow, so-that-we-can-all-just-WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT?? Let's get at this NOW!
It begins and ends with Sloane- always has, always will. Sloane meets with Joseph to discuss Nadia's cure. Sloane isn't prepared to risk his daughters life in order to save it. Joseph tells him to "have faith in Rambaldi." Joseph seems to say that Rambaldi put Nadia in her condition and Sloane should trust that Rambaldi will get her out.
Sloane's faith in Rambaldi returns and he decides to saves his daughter. Nadia wakes nearly a year after the team's romp in Svogda. Her sister has a daughter, Vaughn is dead, Jack is running APO and Rachel, Grace and Renee are all new faces. She doesn't trust her father and she is angry that his actions put her in a coma.
Jack, after he catches Sloane injecting Nadia and Sloane gives him some research story, begins to suspect that Sloane might have acquired Nadia's cure from P5. Jack asks Dixon to investigate. They plant bugs and then Jack and Nadia track Sloane to his private storage unit. Sloane leaves with a suitcase and when Jack and Nadia break in all they find are Nadia's clothes and evidence of Sloane's research into Nadia's illness. But, we know Sloane better than that- he has the true Rambaldi page.
I will say it again- I LOVE ME SOME EVIL SLOANE! I love the furrowed brow, I love the mercilessness, I love it! Welcome back Arvin!
Peyton makes a call to one of Ana's former colleagues, Mortiz Koler. Koler is hired to decipher a hidden message on the page. Sydney and the team intercept the call. It turns out Renee once worked with Moritz. Moritz discovers the page is a fake. SO- all along, the DSR and the CIA were in possession of a counterfeit Rambaldi page.
Later, Nadia discovers that he father has the Rambaldi page. In a fit of frustration and rage, she forces him to choose between the page and herself. Sloane says, "Please do not make me choice between the two things that mean the most in my life." Jump back- Sydney told Nadia that Sloane was very devoted to her while she was sick. Nadia asked, "More than Rambaldi?" Sydney said yes. What we have to remember is that Nadia is part of Rambaldi- she had to show Sloane were the Sphere of Life was. To support this- Sloane told Nadia, "I will need you more then you will ever need me." Aside, Nadia tosses the page into the fire and there, in the flames, the Rambaldi symbol appears on the page. Sloane dives for the page and in his quest, shoves Nadia into the glass table. All I have to say is- a shard of glass to the neck is not good!! NADIA DIES! NADIA IS DEAD! THE PASSENGER IS DEAD. How can the prophecy be filled without Nadia? What about Nadia's vision of gunning Sydney? What about the symbol
If Sloane has returned to the fold and death is a necessary part of his plan to finish out his 30 year project- then why bring Nadia back from her coma? If she plays no part in the true endgame, why was she needed at all? Was it a large manipulation? Has Sloane been the ultimate puppeteer? Is it possible that Nadia needed to be awakened in order to get angry and toss the page into the fire to expose the pages hidden message? Oh, the questions. (Oh, is there a connection between Sloane's 30 years and 30 seconds?)
PS. I love Mia Maestro and I am sad she will not be with the show in the end. I loved her character- her innocence and her south American charm. But, all is fair in love and Rambaldi- I guess.
Well, they did give Renee a very nice send off. She kicked some butt in one of the first scenes and she took charge with her alias when she was sent to seduce and kidnap Moritz. She was beginning to trust Sydney and then Sydspinoza pulls a switchblade and ends the French tart's life. Sad and VERY unexpected.
Alas, there were some clues given. Renee used to work with Moritz and Moritz used to work with Ana- hmm, interesting. What I would like to know is- what is her connection to Vaughn? What is the chip they find? Who was Renee Rienne and why was she killed? She must have known something and Ana must have known that Renee knew. This isn't the last we will hear of one of the CIA' most wanted criminals.
Two for the Road
Yes, I know that was the title of tonight's Lost episode, but what I am getting at is, where was Sydney? You would think with two of them roaming around, we would have seen more of her, or umm, them. I will agree with one of the bloggers- Sydspinzo seems to be carrying some baby weight and Sydney B. does not. Interesting. You think they might have filmed the Sydspinoza scenes earlier? Possibly. Aside, I am sure we will be seeing more Syd next week! YAHOO!
Time After Time
Oh, how time played it's part. Let me recap- Bill Vaughn gave Vaughn a watch. TIME. Irina gave Sydney earrings, "Truth takes TIME." Sloane had 30 seconds TIME to save Nadia. Jack tells Sloane to "Give it TIME" when Sloane voices his worry about Nadia not wanting a relationship with him. Nadia arrives at Sloane's house with "I needed to take some TIME." The 12, the 12 numbers on the face of a clock. The Rambaldi clock was one of the first items stolen by Sydney way back in season 1. Clock=TIME. Time plays a part here people and we are missing a link- what is the connection?
The writers hit us tonight-twice. Two deaths. One, indeed, was someone close to Sydney and involved in APO and the other was someone not close to Sydney and not involved with APO. I believe there is one death left and it involves someone close to Sydney. Any predictions?
Next Week on Alias-
If Sydspinzo lays one hand on Michael Vaughn, I will double myself as Chuck Norris and roundhouse kick her where it counts! It's all out war people, all out Alias war!
Okay, I know I am missing some stuff. Anyone? What are your thoughts?