03x17 - The Frame

L[O]S ANGELES - CA - USA (pushthrough)

Vaughn and Weiss jogging in Central Park

VAUGHN: Lauren's parents have been married for 34 years, and they still love being together. I had one day off this month, and I spent it playing hockey at the rink with high school kids.

WEISS: That must be fun.

VAUGHN: If I need it, can I crash on your couch?

WEISS: Yeah, you just have to wipe off the cheese nips.

WEISS: Hey, I'm sorry.

Vaughn's phone rings.

VAUGHN: (cell) Hello?


Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

VAUGHN: I may have a lead on Lot 45, not where it is, but a map that'll lead us to the key that opens it.

SYDNEY: Project Blackhole has had the Rambaldi Box for two years and hasn't been able to do that without destroying it.

LAUREN: Without the key, the Covenant probably won't be able to either.

VAUGHN: That's why we have to get it first. I'm getting the intel from an asset in Mexico City.

DIXON: The plane's waiting on you at Dover.

SYDNEY: I'd like to go with him.

LAUREN: Is that a good idea? Sloane was clear. Whatever's inside the box presents a significant personal threat to you.

SYDNEY: Sloane could be lying. Even if he's not, the box has one inscription on it: Irena. I need to find out why.

DIXON: You'll report to me as soon as you get back from Mexico City.

Sydney and Vaughn leave.

DIXON: Lauren. Your father has ordered an official inquiry into the disappearance of the box from project Blackhole.

LAUREN: I've already been questioned about what I know, which is nothing.

DIXON: I appreciate that.

LAUREN: Not at all. You know where my loyalties lie.


ME[X]ICO CITY / Mexico (pushthrough)


Sydney and Vaughn are meeting with Kishell, the guy the Snowman butchered, last seen in Season 1's The Snowman.

KISHELL: The box you lost has not been opened since the time of Rambaldi. Though there is a legend Joseph Stalin made the greatest effort.

SYDNEY: Stalin knew about Rambaldi?

KISHELL: He too was a believer. The Rambaldi box is of particular interest because it was rumored to contain the strain of a plague-like bio-weapon capable of killing millions. Stalin obtained the box, but the key to opening it eluded him.

This story is filmed with narration (the following three lines).

KISHELL: He sent teams of archeologists around the globe in search of the key. As legend has it, in 1941 a discovery was made in the Karoo desert. What they found was a map made of crystal. The etchings in the crystal were a guide to the key that opened the box.

KISHELL: Unfortunately, obsessed with gaining sole credit for the discovery, the archeologists turned on one another...

KISHELL: ...and the map, along with the two men, were reclaimed by the desert, never to be heard from again. Until now.

KISHELL: I received this two days ago from a contact in South Africa.

SYDNEY: Bomani.

VAUGHN: Where are they?

KISHELL: The Karoo desert. My contact surveilled Mr. Bomani with a hidden camera as he discovered the bodies of the men and the map.

VAUGHN: That's the map?

KISHELL: There are etchings in the crystal, a route of some kind.

SYDNEY: This bio-weapon, what do you know about it?

KISHELL: Only that the Covenant refers to it as the "passenger".

VAUGHN: Where is your contact now? Can we speak with him?

KISHELL: I'm afraid not. Bomani discovered that he was being surveilled.

There are pictures of Omnifam trucks.

VAUGHN: Son of a b****. You see those trucks?

SYDNEY: Omnifam.


Prison - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA

SYDNEY: Explain this to me, Kazari Bomani using your trucks to do the Covenant's work.

SLOANE: I entered into a relationship with Bomani at the insistence of the CIA. You forced me to partner with him so I could stay close to the Covenant.

SYDNEY: Your job was to provide us with intel, not offer material support to the Covenant in their search for the passenger.

SLOANE: In order to maintain my cover, I had to grant Bomani access to certain Omnifam resources. Check the report, Sydney. I detailed all of this.

SYDNEY: You're here because you committed treason by spying on your country. I won't put much stock in your reports.

SLOANE: I'm not the mole you're looking for.

Ha ha. Star Wars Episode 4 reference.

SYDNEY: You know what will happen if your pardon agreement is revoked. The death penalty that was commuted when you entered into it will be reinstated.

SLOANE: Well then I will die knowing that I have honored my agreement to the letter.

SYDNEY: Where's Bomani?

SLOANE: I have no idea, but in exchange for certain creature comforts... when I was falsely accused, I was reading the Iliad in the original Greek.

Note: Homer's Iliad is the first story of the fall of Troy. The two typically recommended translations are Lattimore and Fagles, the latter being a bit more common these days.

SYDNEY: I'm listening.

SLOANE: All Omnifam trucks are equipped with Global Positioning System transponders. If I give you the corresponding codes, you can track Bomani's movements via satellite.

SLOANE: Ah, you have such a beautiful smile, Sydney. I miss it.

SYDNEY: If you're executed, I'll be a witness. I'll smile then.


Restaurant - Los Angeles - CA - US

Lauren and Vaughn are having dinner.

LAUREN: So how was your trip?

VAUGHN: It was good.

LAUREN: Well, what happened?

VAUGHN: You know, we uh, got what we needed to get, and we're just waiting to see if it pans out.

LAUREN: Michael, I got you something while you were gone. Open it.

He opens it. It's his father's watch.

LAUREN: I realized I forgot the anniversary of your father's death, and I felt terrible, and I wanted to do something special to make up for it. It's the watch he gave you. I had it fixed.

Oh. My. God.

VAUGHN: This isn't working.

LAUREN: It isn't?

VAUGHN: Not the watch. Us. This isn't working for me. I'm not happy.

LAUREN: I see.

VAUGHN: I don't know, I guess for a while I thought I could be again. But I don't think that's going to happen.

VAUGHN: I think we should separate.

LAUREN: This is about Sydney, isn't it?

VAUGHN: No, it isn't.

LAUREN: Did she give you an ultimatum?

VAUGHN: This is about us, our problem.

LAUREN: She is our problem. Michael, if you're going to destroy my life, the least you can do is be honest about why you're doing it.

Lauren storms off.

LAUREN: (cell) We have a problem.


Some garage - Los Angeles - CA - US


SARK: Have you been made?

LAUREN: Of course not. If he knew I was Covenant he would arrest me, not break up with me.

SARK: Well, he's obviously grown tired of you, perhaps because of another woman?

LAUREN: My access extends beyond my husband.

SARK: Perhaps, but Vaughn is central to the CIA's efforts regarding the passenger, so you must do everything possible to keep him close.

LAUREN: What are you proposing?

SARK: The last time Sydney Bristow induced your husband to stray from a committed relationship, he was dating Alice Williams. When her father died, Vaughn recommitted.

LAUREN: I am not going to kill my father.

SARK: Need I remind you that you expressed no such compunction about killing my father.

LAUREN: You asked me to kill Lazarey.

SARK: And now I'm asking you to kill Senator Reed.

LAUREN: The answer is no.


Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US


Jack is pulling up Lauren's records and calendar. One passport says Katrina Holsbeek, DOB 07/02/1959. Another says Samuel Coy, DOB 12 Jun 1969, Male, New York, issued 14 Mar 2000, no. 721000069. But both have Lauren's picture. Her email consists of stuff from Blyth(a)al.com, sales-broken-email-regt.com, and ep 315 photos and Daniel Ryan bios from Jason Delevan.

He prints her calendar. Lauren's reading a file as she walks by, accompanied by ominous music.


Intro Sequence


Senator Reed's hotel room - Los Angeles - CA - US


Doorbell rings. A woman answers the door. It's Jack.

JACK: Mrs. Reed, my name is Jack Bristow. I'm here to see your husband.

OLIVIA: George tells me you work with Lauren.

JACK: Yes, I do.

OLIVIA: What you all do is so important. Forgive me for saying so, but I think the country is lucky to have her, don't you?

JACK: Absolutely.

Senator Reed comes in.

REED: The omnibus appropriations bill is snagged on the intel budget. Can you believe that, in this day and age?

OLIVIA: Well, I'm off to give a speech at the central library.

REED: Olivia chairs the largest literacy program in the country. Does more good in a year than I do in a six-year term.

OLIVIA: I'll be back after dinner. Remember to take your pill.

OLIVIA: It's very nice to meet you.

REED: Okay, let's see it.

JACK: All I have is a paper trail, not definitive proof but the beginning of what Director Dixon and I believe to be a strong case for the existence of a mole.

REED: Other than Sloane.

JACK: Or instead of him. At this point that is unclear.

REED: Is it that hard to identify a traitor? Honestly, sometimes I think you people just get too close.

The Senator looks at the file, sees Lauren's picture and some information about her travels. Some of the text is visible, enough to discover that it's a cut and paste job, with a few lines of text repeated.

REED: I don't understand.

JACK: (remarking about the trips) Unauthorized by either NSC or Central Intelligence.

REED: Covert ops often go unrecorded.

JACK: 60% of the flights listed coincide with dates and locations where verifiable Covenant activity occurred.

REED: My daughter is a committed public servant who despite my objections insisted on government service because she felt the responsibility to give back to her country.

JACK: I understand this is difficult.

REED: No, no, it's not, because there is nothing here. Lauren is a patriot, and I will not allow you to ruin her reputation based on innuendo and supposition.

JACK: As I said, my findings are preliminary.

Jack gets up to leave.

JACK: These are duplicates. If, after reviewing them more thoroughly you have any questions, call me.


Briefing Room - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

DIXON: Based on the transponder codes Sloane gave us, Marshall tracked the Omnifam trucks to the Russian consulate at Gaborone. The consulate general, Petr Berezovsky, has strong ties to the Covenant. Upon your arrival, there will be a State event in progress. You will proceed to the second floor where we believe Sark and Bomani may be analyzing the map.

Dixon sits down.

DIXON: The second floor of the consulate is like a vault, satellite-resistant shielding, copper-lined walls, electrically-conductive concrete.

WEISS: So this is where you think the map is located.

Dixon nods.

VAUGHN: So how do we gain access?

DIXON: Sydney will be going in as a Russian couture designer interested in the local diamond trade. Vaughn, you and Weiss will run back-up.

DIXON: Marshall's analyzing intel on the security system and passwords. He will brief you on countermeasures and op-tech. You leave in one hour.


GAORONE - Botswana (pushthrough)

VAUGHN: (comm) Okay, Mountaineer. Comms are hot.

SYDNEY: (comm) I'm entering the party.

WEISS: (comm) Copy. Now locate Berezovsky.

SYDNEY: (comm) I see him.

WEISS: (comm) Firing up the microphone.


MARSHALL: Now, this lovely choker you're wearing will get you up to the second floor because the elevator controls are password operated by voice. So you're going to have to talk like Berezovsky. But I designed a high-resolution miniature microphone that I placed inside the choker. The password is "mockingbird" in Russian.

VAUGHN: Oh, that'll be easy to get him to say.

MARSHALL: No, you won't have to, because I designed a voice construction software program that will allow you to reconstruct the password once Sydney gets Berezovsky to say enough syllables and phonemes. Piece of cake, right?

SYDNEY: (in Russian) Pelena Alexandreva. ... Your contributions to couture are greatly appreciated.

BEREZOVSKY: Please forgive my voice. Too much cheering at my son's soccer game.


WEISS: Come on, this guy sounds like a frog. Is this thing still going to work?

VAUGHN: I don't know. We'll find out.




Sydney walks away.


VAUGHN: (comm) On my way in, Syd.

WEISS: I'll reconstruct the password and have it uplinked to you by the time you reach the elevator.

WEISS: (comm) Okay, stay sharp. Sark and Bomani could be upstairs.


Sark and Bomani are hovering over a computer display of the map.

BOMANI: With our computer scan of the map, we have narrowed our search to a radius of 100 square miles. The ? should pinpoint the location by this time tomorrow.

BOMANI: (to techie) Well done. Thank you.


SYDNEY: (comm) The guards are doing a 2-minute sweep. Bomani and Sark might be in the building as well.

WEISS: (comm) Once you get the elevator door closed, it'll take you directly to the second floor. But be careful, you might run into Sark and Bomani.

Vaughn tries to play the recorded password for the elevator microphone. It doesn't work.

VAUGHN: (comm) It's no good.

WEISS: (comm) Got it. Let me just... let me try something.

Sydney hands Vaughn a handgun.


WEISS: (comm) Try it now.

VAUGHN: (comm) It's still red.

WEISS: (comm) Watch it. You've got a guard approaching from the South.

WEISS: (comm) Alright, I think I've got it. Try it again.

It works. The elevator door closes.

VAUGHN: We're on our way up.


BOMANI: You will go to Vienna and get everything ready. I will meet you there when I've retrieved the key.

SARK: Very well.

Bomani pulls out a silenced pistol and shoots the techie.

SARK: That was extravagant.

BOMANI: I trust no one, Mr. Sark, and it is best you remember that.


Vaughn and Sydney enter a nearby room. There's gibberish on a whiteboard.

VAUGHN: There it is.

There's a golden disk spinning in another room. Sydney puts some Marshall gizmo on the door lock and it unlocks.

WEISS: We're in. Whoa, whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. It looks like you just triggered a silent alarm. Get the crystal and get out.


At the security room... a phone rings.


He puts the phone down and looks at Sark.

BOMANI: Somebody's here.

VAUGHN: Got it.

Bomani and Sark arrive and start shooting.


Sydney and Vaughn get out of the room and out onto a balcony. Guards find them and start shooting.

VAUGHN: Take my gun.

Vaughn rigs a banner so they can use it to jump off the balcony.

VAUGHN: We're going over. Ready?

SYDNEY: Ready.

They escape.

SARK: They have the crystal.

BOMANI: Well get them.


Military cargo plane

SYDNEY: The Covenant may have already discovered how to read this. Even if we figure out where it leads, Bomani may get there first.

WEISS: You know, Dixon forwarded the picture of the crystal we gave him on to Project Blackhole. I'll give him a call and ask him if they have a device that can read it.

VAUGHN: Lauren and I are separating. When we get home, I'm on Weiss' couch.

SYDNEY: Are you sure that's what you really want?

VAUGHN: It is.


Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

Lauren notices someone's been going through her files. She tracks it down to a user, DY692.

GOON: Can I help you, Mrs. Reed?

LAUREN: I need you to run a check against a user account, number DY692.

GOON: I'm sorry, those records are cleared.

LAUREN: I have SCI level 9 clearance. You can check with the Office of Security.

GOON: Protocol.

LAUREN: I understand.

GOON: Here we go.


Flirting Corner - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

LAUREN: (cell) Jack Bristow accessed my files. My intrusion detection program logged his user account.

SARK: (cell) What information was he interested in, specifically?

LAUREN: (cell) My travel itinerary for the last five months, expense reports, rental car receipts, my phone logs. I can't risk being exposed.

SARK: (cell) Well then I strongly suggest you reconsider eliminating your father.

LAUREN: (cell) How would that help this situation?

SARK: (cell) We can associate him with the breeches. If you have another suggestion, now is the time to make it.

SARK: (cell) Good. We're agreed.

Lauren hangs up, frustrated.


Marshall's office - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US


MARSHALL: It operates under the same principals as a kaleidoscope. It contains loose pieces of colored glass reflected by mirrors set at certain angles that create patterns when viewed through the end of the tube.

SYDNEY: In this case the pattern is a map.

DIXON: Made up of three crystals, all of which are required to properly read the map. Sloane had collected only two.

VAUGHN: Well now that we have all three, what does the map look like?

MARSHALL: Check it out.

Marshall puts up a slide of the map image.

SYDNEY: Do we know where that is?

MARSHALL: I ran the image through every known land chart, I adjusted for erosion, acid rain, natural disaster, and I couldn't find a match.

DIXON: The map revealed nothing?

MARSHALL: Nothing, sir. Sorry.


Prison - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

DIXON: Based on your intel we were able to acquire what we were looking for from Bomani.

SLOANE: I'm happy I could help.

SYDNEY: The problem is we can't interpret the data it generated.

Sydney hands him a copy of the Iliad. This is really creepy. It reminds me of Clarice's quid pro quo with Hannibal Lecter.

SLOANE: Ah. Excellent. The Iliad. So how may I be of service?

Sydney takes the kaleidoscope out of a box.

Sloane suddenly becomes interested.

SLOANE: You found a third crystal.

SYDNEY: (to the box carrier) Thank you.

SYDNEY: Tell us what you see.

SLOANE: Rambaldi encrypted many of his discoveries. He divided them into pieces so that if the authorities discovered any single piece the true meaning of his work would not be revealed. It's true of the crystals, and the keys they lead to.

DIXON: Keys?

SLOANE: Disks to be precise. There are four disks that fit perfectly into the slots carved into the Rambaldi box.

SYDNEY: We know the crystals are a map, but we don't know to where. What you've been looking at doesn't sync up to any known topography.

SLOANE: You know better than anyone, Sydney, there isn't anywhere on Earth that Rambaldi or his followers wouldn't go to hide one of his creations.

Dixon's irritated, impatient.

DIXON: We've looked everywhere on Earth.

Sloane's amused, and a bit condescending.

SLOANE: Really, Marcus, have you? Or is it simply that you've looked everywhere on land?


Marshall's office - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

MARSHALL: Okay, now this is what I was looking at. That's your basic land mass. But then if I compare the topography with oceanic mapping... heh, Sloane is a genius.

Sydney gives him a "Are you crazy?" look.

MARSHALL: I mean an evil, horrible genius. Bad man genius. But still, genius.

SYDNEY: The Yonaguni rock formation off the coast of Okinawa.

DIXON: I want you two in flight immediately. There's plenty of time to spec out the mission en route. Whatever op-tech you need will be waiting for you when you land.

Dixon walks out of the office.

JACK: Senator Reed called. He's reviewed the documents I provided and wants to meet.

DIXON: We owed him the courtesy of informing him in advance, but as soon as your conversation is complete, we need to inform the FBI and have her taken into custody.


Reed's hotel - Los Angeles - CA - US

He's drinking something, perhaps scotch?

LAUREN: Hello, father.

REED: I didn't hear you come in.

LAUREN: I've been hear a while talking to mom.

REED: Shut the door. There's something we need to discuss that I don't want your mom to hear. She's a great woman, your mom. Put up with a lot. Me being away, Congress all these years.

At this point we see what Lauren's keeping behind her back... a silenced, stainless Walther PPK. How clever. Maybe Roger Moore will be making another guest appearance.

REED: It's a burden. Don't think I don't know it. On you, too. It'd break your mother's heart if she ever found out about this.

He turns her file around so she can see it.

REED: I know because it broke mine.

LAUREN: If it's any consolation, I feel the cause I am working for is just.

REED: I feel like I let you down, like it's my fault and that if I help you get out of it we could start over somehow.

LAUREN: Get out of it?

REED: I could tell the Agency I learned there was a mole in the Rotunda 6 months ago, and that I've been conducting my own investigation. I'm a Senator on the Intelligence Committee. No one would say a word.

LAUREN: You would do that for me?

REED: Of course I would. I love you.

LAUREN: It's a clever plan, and I'll definitely use it. However, it only solves one of my problems.

She points the gun at him.

REED: Lauren, what are you doing?

LAUREN: Get on your knees.

REED: You can't do this.

LAUREN: Get on your knees. Hands behind your head.

She's getting emotional.

LAUREN: Do as I say!

REED: Lauren, please. Don't do this.

She puts the gun down.

OLIVIA: God! What are you doing? Give me the gun, Lauren.

Olivia shoots her husband. Lauren winces.

OLIVIA: Sark said you might back out.

OLIVIA: (phone) (some Russian word)


Same - later

Forensics people are taking pictures. Jack shows up and flashes his badge, and is presumably informed by the investigators what happened.


Same - shortly afteward

JACK: I'm so sorry. Tell me what happened.

OLIVIA: I'd been out shopping, and I came back, and George was there, he was just sitting, gazing out the window. He started talking, saying something about our country, that our government was ineffectual. He said he'd made certain choices, that when they came out no one would understand. I told him whatever was going on, we could get through it. He said Lauren would be implicated too, that he'd asked her to do things, I don't know, access records on his behalf.

OLIVIA: I went to the kitchen, and that's... that's when I heard the shot. I mean I'm his wife, I should have known. These people he was talking about, the Covenant, he made it sound like they were... terrorists.

Lauren comes running in, crying, and hugs her mom.

LAUREN: Mom! Oh my god.

OLIVIA: I'm sorry.


SEA OF [J]APAN (pushthrough)


A helicopter is flying over the ocean.

Cut to Sydney and Vaughn swimming with underwater gear.

MARSHALL: Alright, Mountaineer, ... degrees southwest.

MARSHALL: Target acquired. They'll be out of radio contact until they resurface.


Sydney and Vaughn are in some sort of cave. They find the four keys.

VAUGHN: What is this place?

SYDNEY: It looks like it's been fortified over the years, probably by the followers of Rambaldi to protect his artifacts from ever being removed.

VAUGHN: Well next time they'll have to do a better job.


DIXON: What's that?

MARSHALL: Not sure. Hold on a second, I'll enhance. It's a helicopter with divers. There are four of them, sir.

DIXON: Syd, Vaughn, you've got four incoming bogeys, I repeat, four bogeys. Do you copy?

MARSHALL: As long as they're in that cave, the signal's down.


VAUGHN: You know, these never have to see the surface.

SYDNEY: What do you mean?

VAUGHN: If what's in the Rambaldi box is a danger to you, and these keys are the only way to open it, maybe they should be destroyed.

SYDNEY: Thank you for saying that.

BOMANI: Put down your weapon.

BOMANI: I could never have found this without you. Thank you for that. You remind me of your mother. I'm sure she would be pleased to know I got the keys from you. After all, the passenger is Irina's legacy. Give me the satchel.

Gunfight. Except Bomani, who has some mid-east sabre-like thing.

Bomani escapes.

SYDNEY: Bomani's got the keys.

SYDNEY: Vaughn, our hose has been cut.

VAUGHN: The DPVs are shot.

Note: DPV means Diver Propulsion Vehicle.

SYDNEY: How long can you hold your breath?

VAUGHN: A free swim? No way, we'd never make it out of the tunnel. It's too far.

SYDNEY: We don't have a choice.

VAUGHN: There's got to be another way.

SYDNEY: There!

SYDNEY: The tank's full.

VAUGHN: The regulator's broken. It's compressed air. If we can release it properly, it can act as a propulsion device.

VAUGHN: Hang on.

Bad CGI of Sydney and Vaughn holding onto the DPV with air tank attached and propelling them through the water.

MARSHALL: Okay, there they are.

DIXON: How can you be sure it's them?

MARSHALL: It's them. The tracker they're wearing emits a specific GPS frequency. It's them. Phew.


Cargo Plane back to the U.S.

VAUGHN: Nothing on the satellite feed or from Naval Intelligence. It's like Bomani just disappeared.

SYDNEY: And took the key to the passenger with him.

SYDNEY: Vaughn.

SYDNEY: I am sad for you, for you and Lauren, that you have to go through this. But I'm also hopeful. That's what scares me.

VAUGHN: I understand.

VAUGHN: When we get home, you want to get a cup of coffee?



Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

DIXON: I want to extend my condolences on behalf of the entire task force.

LAUREN: Thank you.

DIXON: I have arranged to have grief counseling made available at your convenience, and a leave of absence if you want one.

DIXON: What's this?

LAUREN: My letter of resignation. My actions violated the oath I took to this country, and your trust. Agents were put at risk because of what I did.

DIXON: Your behavior, while unacceptable, is nevertheless understandable. You were acting at your father's instruction in accordance with what you believed was approved government protocol. He told you he was conducting an independent security check, and you had no reason to believe otherwise.

There's a knock. Dixon motions Jack in.

DIXON: Many of us have suffered tragedy on the job or at home. When that happens, we pull together. This time will be no exception. Your resignation is not accepted.

Lauren smiles, a bit inappropriately for someone who _just_ tendered her resignation.

LAUREN: Now if you'll excuse me, I'd like to go find my husband.

She leaves.

JACK: Did the forensics check out?

DIXON: Yes. The official cause of death is suicide. Do you accept that?

JACK: At this point, I have no reason not to. I assume this means we no longer have reason to hold Sloane?

DIXON: Not necessarily.


Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

Sydney and Vaughn arrive. People are huddled around Lauren. Weiss walks over to Vaughn and explains what happened. Sydney's glaring at Weiss. Vaughn leaves Sydney and goes over to his wife. Sydney watches, looking rather upset. Lauren looks at Sydney as she hugs Vaughn.


Prison - Rotunda - Los Angeles - CA - US

DIXON: You're here because we believed you hacked into this office and removed classified files. We were wrong, and those charges are being dropped.

SLOANE: So am I to understand that you have apprehended the mole.

DIXON: Yes. Senator George Reed.

SLOANE: Senator Reed admitted to working for the Covenant?

DIXON: He did. And then he killed himself.

SLOANE: I wish to be released immediately, with apologies, and my pardon agreement intact.

DIXON: I'm sure you would, but in going through the Senator's personal effects, we discovered evidence that for the past year he has been consulting with you regarding Rambaldi's work, and further that in direct violation of your pardon agreement you handed over certain Rambaldi artifacts not to the DSR but directly to the Senator himself.

DIXON: As a result, we have been given authority to officially revoke your pardon agreement, meaning the sentence you received prior to the agreement is being reinstituted. In two weeks, you'll be executed by lethal injection.


Vaughn's house - Los Angeles - CA - US

Vaughn calls someone. The phone rings 1.5 times.

SYDNEY: (cell) Hello?

VAUGHN: (cell) Hi.

SYDNEY: (cell) Hi.

VAUGHN: (cell) Sorry about how I got pulled away.

SYDNEY: (cell) How is she?

VAUGHN: (cell) It's hard dealing with her father's death and betrayal.

SYDNEY: (cell) Are you at Eric's?

VAUGHN: (cell) No.

Sydney is virtually in tears.

SYDNEY: (cell) I see.

SYDNEY: (cell) Well, I guess we won't be getting that cup of coffee.

VAUGHN: (cell) No, we're not.

SYDNEY: (cell) Okay, I'm going to go.

She hangs up and starts crying.

VAUGHN: (to empty phone) Syd...

Vaughn goes back to bed. Lauren opens her evil eyes to creepy music.