This is one of my favorite scenes of all time. Aside from being shot beautifully on the roof of the ABC building, with a magnificent view of LA, Sydney and Vaughn share a little moment. I love how comfortable they are together, how Sydney can open up about her mother and her father. After this scene, Vaughn sets up a feed into Irina's hearing. She is being accused of betraying her agreement with the CIA by sending Sydney and Vaughn into a building wired to explode. Of course, we all know it was Daddy Jack who did the betraying. Later, Jack is tried in a hearing with Senator Douglas, after admitting he set up Irina. Jack gives an amazing speech, while Sydney watches from the Rotunda.
Here is the excerpt:
"Sydney Bristow, my daughter... has come to believe that when I look at her, I see the embodiment of all my flaws. And this afternoon when I learned that she may have been exposed to a life-threatening disease, I realized that she might die believing that. But nothing could be further from the truth. When I look at her, when I look at the little girl who raised herself to become one of the most extraordinary human beings and one of the finest agents I've ever had the privilege of knowing, I see only the promise of my own redemption. Turning myself in was the only way I could think of to make that clear to her, to prove that despite... my limited abilities as a father, I love her more than I could ever say."
I am bawling my eyes out! GAWD- you think about how alone Sydney felt as a child, without a mother, and seemingly, with a reclusive and cold father. And then, you picture her sitting there, listening to her father speak this way about her- HEARTBREAKING!! I love Jack Bristow, I love this show! I WANT IT BACK NOW!!
PS. This episode is 2.6 "Salvation" written by my favorite writers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
PPS. I am off to the island tomorrow afternoon. I am toting with me my laptop, so that I can FINISH THE CD's! YES, musical friends, I am going to finish them even if it kills me. I SWEAR UP AND DOWN, on my Alias DVD's, that I WILL finish them THIS WEEKEND!! YAHOO!