original air-date: 04-18-04
Kind. Rewind: Vaughn finally found out that Lauren is
a baddie. 'Nuff said.
was thinking that finals week, with its 8 am tests and piles
of papers that you put off until the absolute last second,
was stressful. But, after watching this week's episode I figure
that pretending to be happily married to a woman that could
kill you quicker than you can scream for help or possibly
being executed when you know you're innocent and there's evidence
to exonerate you might be a tad bit more nerve-wracking. Then
again, these guys probably never had nuns for teachers
is a good episode, but more than anything it's a transition
show. It's kind of like that last quiz your teacher gives
you before your final exam; it's meant to prepare you for
what's coming next. This episode is setting us up for what's
going to happen in the last three episodes of this season,
but it also tied up some loose ends that we've been wondering
about since last season.
knew that Sloane wasn't transforming himself into a good guy
just because some Rambaldi device told him to be peaceful.
Now we know that his alternative motive was to find the daughter
that resulted from the affair that he had all those years
ago with Irina.
In a lame
scene unworthy of guest star David Carradine, the monk that
helped Sloane discover that the child was his got shot and
killed by Sark. Pretty boy couldn't take him on his own, so
he had to go and use a shotgun to off him, a completely unjust
ending to such a character if you ask me. But, with his final
words he managed to tell Syd that she has a sis somewhere
and that she is the mysterious Passenger.
we're not really sure whether Spy Girl's sister is good or
bad, Jack kind of summed it all up for us in a single line
last night. Sydney told her father that it's possible that
her half-sister might just be an innocent victim that needs
protection, to which he replied, "With Irina Derevko
and Arvin Sloane as her parents? I don't think so."
willing to bet that not only is she evil, but that she might
be the woman that Rambaldi mentioned in his prophecy, you
know the one about some chick that will bring about utter
destruction? Yeah, looks like Spy Sis just might be one of
the baddest baddies yet
thought that the Bristow family couldn't possibly get anymore
screwed up, didn't you?
of the Bristows, I must, yet again mentioned how much Spy
Daddy rocks. Not only did he pull off this neat little Juliet-esque
death trick that made everyone think that Sloane's execution
was a success, but also he was a complete bastard about it
the entire time, which I find absolutely hysterical. I have
a sick sense of humor, ok?
is what makes Jack, and of course, Victor Garber, great. He's
not above telling Sloane that if he finds his daughter that
he will make what Sloane did to Sydney look like a trip to
the Bahamas or explaining that the only reason he let him
live is because he needs his former friend's help. Unlike
Syd, who unrealistically tries to find the good in everyone,
Jack knows that most people are out to get you in this world
of high stakes espionage and he doesn't make any excuses for
doing what he feels he needs to stay ahead in the game.
should definitely take some tips from his former flame's father.
Though he did an okay job at pretending that everything was
just fine and dandy with wifey, his reactions aren't emotional
enough, they aren't real enough. This girl completely screwed
him over! Let's see some anger, man, not some lousy aside
to Sydney about wanting a normal life! Rage, Vaughn, rage!
he can't do it in front of Lauren, but he could have said
something to someone else to show his contempt for the situation.
At least that would be more believable than this passive aggressive
act he pulled in this episode.
this episode is preparing us for a good face off between the
once winsome twosome in the coming weeks since Lauren now
knows that Vaughn knows. If I survive the next few weeks of
classes, you can be sure that I'll be back with something
to say... because, you know, that's unusual for me.