As Sydney drives Sloane away from the bank, they both learn from their contacts that the bomb has been diffused. A speeding van arrives and Sloane jumps into it, leaving Sydney behind. At Sydney's apartment, a cell phone call triggers one of the hidden listening devices; Marshall recognizes it as one he made for SD-6, but he is unable to determine who was receiving its transmissions. The fake Francie asks Sark how she should proceed; he tells her they will be looking for whoever planted the bugs, so she frames and kills the plumber. Elsewhere, the Rambaldi device is ready. Sloane meets Ahmad Kabir, who requests proof of Sloane's claim of power. Sloane tells Kabir to choose a target. The target chosen is Kabir's ex-wife, who is also being discussed at CIA headquarters as a possible lead for finding Kabir. Sydney manages to save the woman as Sark uses the weapon, which causes people within its range to burst into flames. Kabir is pleased with the demonstration and agrees to join Sloane. Sydney is captured after sneaking into Kabir's place; she is rescued just in time thanks to Dixon, who agreed to help the CIA after learning that Syd was in danger. They recover the Rambaldi weapon. Back at the Swiss hideout, Sloane breaks a statue given to him by Kabir: inside is the missing piece of a page from the Rambaldi manuscript.
Sydney (to Sloane): The CIA has a hit list, 35 people world-wide that agents are allowed to kill. 35 out of 6 billion. You're one of them, which means when I kill you I wont even be breaking the law.
Sloane: This is bigger than SD-6. Bigger than the CIA.
Vaughn: Can it wait?
Weiss: Apparently not, he wants Sydney too. Are you with her?
Vaughn: Uh ... No. I haven't seen her.
Weiss: You're in bed with her right now, aren't you?
Vaughn: I'm trying: just find out what he wants.
Will: But in the hell-hath-no-fury department, I figure this woman would pay us to mess with her ex.
Francie: You know, Sydney, you've been acting sort of weird lately.
Sydney: Really? I thought you'd been acting weird. I thought maybe it was because of Will.
Francie: You don't talk to me anymore.
Sydney: I'm sorry, Francie. I just get so caught up in work.
Francie: Don't forget. We used to be really good friends. You can talk to me.
Weiss: We just had an Echelon intercept. Key words were picked up: "terrorist," "weapons of mass destruction." But you ready for this? "Rambaldi."
Vaughn: Did you get coordinates?
Weiss: Yeah. Yours. We don't know what's happening but you're not waiting for us to find out. Get out now!
Vaughn: You said everyone in the radius was affected, even people who were taking cover?
Marshall: Yeah. Well, there's no defense against this kind of energy. It goes through walls, concrete, steel, everything.
Kendall: There's no shield.
Marshall: No. Sorry. Oh, um, I should probably also tell you that, um, this kind of energy knocks out computer circuitry. Which means if it's pointed at the sky, it could take down planes.
Dixon: I'm out.
Vaughn: Sydney's in trouble.
Dixon: Respect my decision.
Vaughn: I can't do that. Not when your decision may cost Sydney her life. You wouldn't tell Sydney how you infiltrated Kabir's so she found an alternate way in using what turned out to be faulty intel. She was captured and unless we find another confirmed access point, no one will be sent in to get her out.
Dixon: I can't judge you for not telling me about SD-6.
Sydney (to Vaughn): What we saw, in the church. Every time we think we've seen the worst...
Sark: You talk of power and control. But when you create a completely powerful weapon, you leave it in the hands of a complete stranger.
* Sloane's "told you so" attitude to Syd was extremely annoying.
* I suspect that Sark tested the Rambaldi weapon on Caplan.
* Since Rambaldi made such a destructive, invincible weapon, was he evil?
* Did fake Francie think that Syd would suddenly open up and spill all of her secrets? Maybe she was just trying to divert suspicion by accusing Syd of being the one who's changed.