Overall I thought this was a pretty solid ep. I’m glad that the hysteria that Sydney exhibited last week over that scientist guy wasn’t repeated this week with anyone. Everybody got a little eye candy with Syd diving off the balcony and the head thief guy stripping down. Vaughn’s bleeding in a ditch somewhere waiting for pickup and all’s right with the world. Now he and Sydney will have matching belly scars.
I am getting rather tired of “Sloane as Oracle at Delphi.” Every episode one or more of the team runs off to see what intel Sloane has on the terrorist of the week, and it’s obvious it serves no real function but to give him the chance to twist a hook into someone’s gut. Last week he hit the trifecta, getting to watch Syd, Vaughn and Bug (Vaughn’s Wife, or VW, hence “Bug”) twist on the line; this week he had to content himself with just Bug. What he hopes to gain by turning her against her father is an open question. For whatever reason, when Bug snapped at Vaughn about the weapon Sark used, I got the impression that she was a double-agent for the Covenant. Why her desire to know about Sark’s weapon would trigger this response in me I don’t know.
So now Dixon and Vaughn know that Sydney was/is “Julia” and that she killed that Russian. I’m still expecting Jack’s worm from last week to jump up and bite him in the ass later but at least the NSC is off Sydney’s trail for the moment.
Marshall was adorable as always and I’m loving the interaction between him and his babymama. Marshall’s the only person on that show who I can see as an actual functional parent, and that includes all the people who currently are parents.