Kind. Rewind: The other Mr. Sloane escaped after
the real Sloane slayed his right hand man.
A Clean Connection
original air-date: 04-27-05
to the other Mr. Sloane anyway? Apparently he was just dropped
after last episode, but he will probably resurface sometime
soon if I know anything about this show…then again
my theories about what might happen are often proven wrong
so maybe I should just retract that comment.
But, as this
episode begins, the woman that raised Nadia in the orphanage,
Sophia, returns, supposedly beaten by people looking for
her former ward. Even though she seems to be in trouble
and came to Nadia looking for help, Sloane doesn’t
trust her and runs a check on her fingerprints. He finds
that she murdered a man that was trying to abuse Nadia,
but that the police never suspected her so she got away.
When he confronts her, he finds that their mutual love of
Nadia prevents him from turning her over to authorities.
by the end of the episode we find out that Sophia is the
woman that he and Jack have been searching for, Nadia and
Sydney’s aunt, Elena Derevko. She’s been watching
the sisters for over a decade according to Sloane and Jack,
and now, after giving Nadia her necklace, she has audio
surveillance of them as well.
could Elena be plotting and is it possible that this means
that Irina might return before the season is out? While
this is an interesting question to sit around and ponder
if you have the free time, it’s all speculation and
whether or not Irina comes back there seem to be more pressing
matters that our gang of spies has to deal with at the moment.
Jack’s radiation poisoning is getting worse by the
day (did we really need the scene of him digging into his
palm with a letter opener? Yuck.) and is causing him to
experience memory loss. Michael McKean makes an appearance
as Jack’s physician who implanted him with some sort
of pill shaped device to help him in his treatment, only
Jack has no memory of this.
Of course, Jack
tells him that this is unacceptable and he needs to be alert
to perform his job, but his doctor sort of counters by telling
him that they both know where this is heading and that he
needs to tell Sydney about his illness. Jack refuses in
an effort to protect his daughter, but is it possible to
argue that there might be something else going on here?
Is the good doctor in on some plan to mess with Jack’s
mind or is this really a side effect of his illness? I would
argue for the evil plan theory because I’m paranoid
like that, but it could be as simple as that for once on
this show. Right?
these big plot points, in an effort to thwart the plans
of a terrorist cell, Dixon takes down another agent and
goes deep undercover. Vaughn is tailing them and as the
episode ends the two are still on the mission.
I seem particularly paranoid today, I would argue that this
is all gonna be connected in some weird Seinfield-esque
way that we won’t understand until the season finale.
Nothing on this show can be simple, so maybe the other Mr.
Sloane, Sophia/Elena, and everything else are parts of a
bigger picture. Or that could just be the ramblings of a
woman that is currently sleep deprived and has been watching
too much TV.