"A Broken Heart"
Original airdate: October 21st, 2001
written by Danielle C.
Anna and Sydney jointly open the lockbox, only to realize that they have to
memorize the code before it is destroyed. After they have it memorized, both
go their separate ways. Sydney gives Vaughn the correct sequence and says she
will give SD-6 one wrong number. Vaughn says she needs to give them the correct
sequence. He gives her an order. Sydney doesn’t want to give it to them and
says they will have a long talk once she gets back to LA. She gives Dixon the
sequence, meanwhile Anna gives it to K-Directorate.
Back in LA, Sydney and Vaughn argue about whether or not Vaughn can give her
orders, while Weiss sits in the background. Vaughn explains that if she hadn’t
given the correct sequence and Anna did, SD-6 would question Sydney’s
allegiance. Vaughn explains that her double agent status is always in jeopardy.
Sydney then backs off and says that Anna probably wants SD-6 to burn just as
much as she does. Vaughn tells Sydney that the only thing worse than SD-6 is if
K-Directorate gets information before SD-6 does. Vaughn says that Anna is still
Back at SD-6, Sloane is discussing Rambaldi’s code with another SD-6 agent,
Russick. Russick has just transferred to the LA office. They walk into an
office with Sydney and Marshall. Sloane says that they made a giant mistake
with the sequence, as does K-Directorate. Marshall explains that in their rush
to decipher the code, they misinterpreted the sequence. Instead of sending a
team to Athens to discover the next clue to Rambaldi’s device, the team should
have been sent to Malaga, Spain. Sloane tells Sydney that is where she will be
going. She will be going to a church that coincides with Rambaldi’s
coordinates. She asks what she is supposed to be looking for and Sloane says he
doesn’t know. The only clue they have is 2 words that were a part of the code:
Sydney arrives at the church and begins looking for the Golden Sun. Sydney
gazes towards a stained glass window with a golden sun in the middle. She
retrieves it, just as Anna Espinosa shows up. They battle it out and Sydney
wins, leaving Anna handcuffed to a bench.
Back in LA in her apartment, Sydney and Francie discuss the matchbook she
found from Charlie with a woman’s phone number in it. Francie asks Sydney if
she has ever spied on anyone!!! Francie wants to spy on Charlie to figure out
what is going on. Sydney says spying on your boyfriend is a bad relationship
move, but Francie says what if he is cheating on her…They go and sit outside of
Charlie’s apartment waiting to follow him. While they are waiting Sydney tells
Francie about kissing Will. Francie is shocked…Sydney explains they were alone
and had lots of drinks…Charlie comes out and a woman shows up and hugs Charlie.
They then get into her car and leave. Francie is upset.
Will is still looking into Danny’s death. He can’t find any information on
the medical conference Danny was supposed to be at. Sydney calls Will and he
asks her if she feels weird about what happened between them. She says yes and
he says yes, too. Sydney says they will talk about it later. She explains how
Francie saw Charlie with another woman. She says that she has another trip and
could he come and hang out with Francie while she’s gone. When he gets off the
phone, Jenny says that he acts different when he talks to Sydney. Will tells
her to not analyze him.
Back at SD-6, Sydney runs into her father. He explains that he has a Psych
evaluation. Sydney tries to talk about her trip to Berlin. Jack abruptly ends
it and leaves. Sydney stops him and asks if they could have dinner on
Thursday. He agrees, reluctantly.
Sloan explains what the tech guys discovered about the golden sun. It turns
out that it isn’t glass, but a synthetic polymer made 500 years ago. Dixon
questions that, since synthetic polymers weren’t even in existence that long
ago. Sloane says the mystery of Rambaldi continues. Sloane says they have
another problem. Last year at the United Commerce Organization (UCO)
Conference, planned attacks took place and there are rumors that there will be
attacks again this year, in Sao Paolo. Russick explains that Luc Jacqnoud would
be landing in Morocco. Sydney says she thought he was in prison, Russick states
that he was released 26 months earlier due to his contacts within the French
justice department. Russick explains that Jacqnoud will be there to meet a
contact. They don’t know who, that is why Sydney and Dixon will be going to
Morocco. They are to monitor the meeting, ID the contact, and to make sure
whatever Jacqnoud is up to doesn’t happen. Sydney asks if Maktar is their
contact. Sloane says he will meet her and Dixon at the airport. Sydney
smiles. Sloan explains to Russick that he is an Egyptian commando recruited 2
years ago. Marshall gives Sydney a purse that has a microphone in it that she
can use to monitor the meeting with.
Meanwhile, Jack is going through his psych evaluation where he is in a
dreamlike state. He envisions Irena holding Sydney, then Sydney holding a baby
and she says “it is only a matter of time before I find out the truth.” Jack
wakes up abruptly. He is shaken and walks out of the office.
Sydney and Vaughn meet at a carwash. He is late and Sydney asks if he is
okay. He says yes. Vaughn says the CIA doesn’t understand why SD-6 wants to
watch Jacqnoud. Sydney asks again if he is okay and if he had a fight with his
wife. He says what wife, he is not married. Sydney says she saw a picture of a
woman on his desk. Vaughn says that he and that woman are not even remotely
close to marriage, and then asks her if she thought he was married all this
time. Sydney says yeah, what’s the big deal. Vaughn says nothing, apparently a
little annoyed…Vaughn says that once she finds out any details about who
Jacqnoud is meeting or anything else, to call the usual number, hit the 8 key
and they will dead drop at the trashcan. He then asks her why she asked him if
he had a fight with his girlfriend. She says “I don’t know, did you?” Vaughn
says a huge one, and then tells her good luck in Morocco.
Sydney and Dixon arrive in Morocco and meet up with Maktar. He tells them
that the meeting will be held today with Jacqnoud and his mysterious contact.
While Sydney is getting into disguise, she is on the phone with Francie and they
are discussing Charlie. Sydney tells Francie to talk to Charlie. She hangs up
and she, Dixon, and Maktar conduct surveillance of the marketplace where the
meeting is to take place. Jacqnoud arrives and Sydney goes down to the
marketplace. While pretending to shop, the mystery contact arrives and Dixon and
Maktar try to ID him. Sydney’s purse picks up the conversation between Jacqnoud
and the mystery man. Jacqnoud asks how the project is coming along and mystery
man says he would be very pleased. A bodyguard looks at Sydney and she realizes
she has had a previous run in with him. He broke her arm 2 years ago in
Corsica. The guard spots the surveillance and goes after Sydney. Dixon tells
Maktar to pack up; they have to get out of there. She and the bodyguard get
into a fight, Sydney gets away. The other bodyguards find Maktar and shoot
him. Sydney finds Dixon fighting and joins in. They get away, but not before
Sydney sees Maktar lying dead.
Sydney arrives back in LA and Francie greets her. Francie says she will be
meeting Charlie for coffee and if he doesn’t have a good excuse for why he was
kissing another woman it is over. Will says that he had to force Francie to
call him. Francie asks Sydney if she thinks everything will be alright with
Charlie, Sydney says yes and hugs her. Francie leaves. Will wants to talk
about the kiss. He says the kiss was weird because you normally don’t kiss
people like that who you are very close to. Will is playing with Sydney’s
luggage tag that has Kate Jones written on it and Sydney takes it away from
him. Will says he has figured out a way for it to not be awkward between them
anymore and kisses Sydney, who is not into the kiss at all. He feels like an
idiot and she says she has to go to dinner with her father. Sydney waits at the
restaurant for Jack.
Francie and Charlie are at the restaurant. Charlie asks if Francie is going
to tell him what’s wrong. She tells him that she saw him with another woman.
Charlie asks if she was watching him and Francie says she doesn’t have to answer
that. He needs to explain who the other woman is. He says she is a friend.
Francie says that she will not let Charlie lie to her. He says that he loves
her and that he is not playing around. He says that they were just hanging out,
that’s all. Francie gets up and walks away.
Back at the restaurant, Sydney sits there waiting for her father. Jack calls
and says he won’t be able to make dinner because of work. He is actually
sitting in the parking lot watching her. Sydney cries and calls someone…Next we
see Sydney and Vaughn on the pier. She is crying and says she is sorry to be
calling him, but she didn’t have anyone else she could talk to. She explains
that she and her father were supposed to have dinner and he didn’t show up, but
she knew he didn’t have work. She says this isn’t just because of her dad. She
tells Vaughn about the death of her friend, Maktar in Morocco. She says he was
a good man who thought he was working for the good guys. She feels like she is
losing her mind, she doesn’t know who she is anymore, or what she is doing or
why she is doing it. Her beeper goes off and she throws it in the water.
Vaughn tells her that she just threw her beeper into the Pacific. Sydney laughs
and Vaughn tells her: “That the first time you walked into my office with that
Bozo hair; I thought you were crazy, I actually thought you were a crazy person,
but, I watched you and I read your statement, and I have seen you. I have seen
how you work; I’ve seen who you are. In this job, you see darkness; you see the
worst in people. Although the jobs are different, and the missions change, and
the enemies have a thousand names, the one crucial thing, the one real
responsibility that you have is to not let your rage and your resentment darken
you. When you are at your absolute lowest, most depressed, just remember that
you can always, you know, you have my number.” Sydney reaches over and touches
Back at SD-6, Sloan reveals that the mystery man is Malik Suwari. He
specializes in industrial demolition. Suwari’s latest creation is the BLU 250.
It was commissioned by a Swiss corporation to blow up mountain ranges for the
production of high speed trains. They look at tape from the surveillance and
Suwari and Jacqnoud discuss Patel. Dixon is shocked and says do you believe the
man who received the Edgar Peace prize is involved with Jacqnoud? Sloane says
that Patel is India’s delegate to the UN and former president of the Southern
Hemisphere Human Rights Commission and that there is no way he would be working
with Jacqnoud. Sydney asks what is going on. Sloane says that Jacqnoud is
using Patel without his knowledge, to deliver a message to the UCO. Dixon asks
what the message is and Sloane says to abolish the UCO. SD-6 has tracked at
least a dozen threats from Jacqnoud. His last threat states that it will be his
most violent attack yet. Sydney asks Sloane if he thinks Jacqnoud is going to
plant an explosive device on Patel. He says yes and that their mission is to
stop it. She and Dixon will go to Sao Paolo to find Patel, recover the weapon
and to safeguard the UCO.
Dixon and Sydney arrive at a party in Sao Paolo looking for Patel; meanwhile,
Will is talking to a guy who works at an airport trying to track down Danny’s
flight information and finds out that he was not traveling alone. Back in Sao
Paolo, Sydney spots Patel. Dixon says lets go get him. Sydney says wait, he
looks sick. Dixon tells her to get the glass Patel was drinking from and pass
it to him. Sydney notices Suwari is at the party. Dixon tests the glass and
finds that Patel was drugged. Sydney tells Dixon to watch Suwari and that she
will follow Patel. Will asks the guy at the airport if the person Danny was
traveling with was Sydney Bristow, and finds out it wasn’t. Will asks for the
name, but the guy won’t give it to him. Will says that his assistant, Jenny
will go out with him if he does. Jenny is mad at Will. Will finds out the name
was Kate Jones, one of Sydney’s aliases!!! Back in Sao Paola, Sydney follows
the ambulance to a warehouse where she sees doctors putting an explosive into