Sydney Bristow: How long have you known about this?
Jack Bristow: I didn't tell you because it didn't concern you!
Sydney Bristow: If the Alliance thinks you're lying to them, they'll kill you. That concerns me!
Jack Bristow: What concerns me is having them suspect that you're my accomplice. That's why I kept you out of it.
Marshall Flinkman: Actually, um, Mr. Sloane, I noticed you're not wearing the tie I gave you.
[Sloane ignores his comment and Marshall faded smile]
Marshall Flinkman: It's okay.
Michael Vaughn: Involving you had no upside.
Sydney Bristow: There's no upside to keeping me informed? You didn't tell me about Manolo or that you had discussions with my mother! You didn't even tell me that you were seeing Alice again!
Michael Vaughn: Wait. What is this about?
Sydney Bristow: This is about me being too old to be coddled!
Ariana Kane: Well, three months ago Agent Dixon reported evidence suggesting she's a double agent.
Arvin Sloane: That was a misunderstanding. Dixon came upon Sydney as she was executing an operation that Jack had authorized.
Ariana Kane: Yes, I read your report. I think either she was an accomplice to his blackmail or else the two of them have been up to something more... long-term. You must have noticed that Bristow frequently assigns his daughter to operations of his own design.
Arvin Sloane: Sydney Bristow is an excellent agent.
Ariana Kane: All the more reason he would enlist her help.
Eric Weiss: Hey, you sure you don't want to talk about this?
Michael Vaughn: There's nothing to talk about.
Eric Weiss: I share my fights with you.
Michael Vaughn: No you don't.
Eric Weiss: Yeah I do. Remember when Alan pissed in the living room?
Michael Vaughn: That was your dog!
Eric Weiss: Yeah, but I was angry about it and I let you know how upset I was.
Michael Vaughn: The nearest Alliance cell is in Zurich. The CIA tracks SD-6 security section. There haven't been any signals, no movement.
Sydney Bristow: You're serious.
Michael Vaughn: We've been to restaurants and sat near each other. We've met in parks and convenience stores, and all of them in LA where we are much more likely to be seen. Look, two things... one, I think it's not that great a risk and two, I am hungry. I'm starving. I mean, we're going to be together anyway, why can't we be eating? Aren't you hungry?
Sydney Bristow: Yeah, I'm hungry.
Sydney Bristow: Let's do it.
Eric Weiss: [Weiss has just prompted Vaughn to finally ask Sydney out on a date while on a mission in Nice] And?
Michael Vaughn: We're going to dinner.
[Weiss breaks into a celebratory dance]
Michael Vaughn: I'm going to keep my comm channel open. I need you to monitor the RF frequency.
Eric Weiss: Got it. Okay, in exchange I get an eclair.
Michael Vaughn: No, I'm serious, any suspect signal and I want to know about it. Anything.
Eric Weiss: If they're small, bring at least two!
Irina Derevko: There must be a dozen ways to blackmail the Alliance, all of them far less elaborate than this one.
Jack Bristow: So we can assume a secondary objective to make Arvin suffer. Someone harboring an acute hatred... meaning it could be anyone.
Eric Weiss: Did you ever stop to think that the reason you and Sydney work so well together is because of the feelings you have for each other?
Eric Weiss: How's that for spin?
Michael Vaughn: Pretty good.
Irina Derevko: You said Sloane requested Kane to investigate.
Jack Bristow: The one person who had an apparent motive for blackmail.
Irina Derevko: Someone easy to frame.
Arvin Sloane: We did it.
Emily Sloane: Are you sure? Are you sure it worked?
Arvin Sloane: Yes, my love. We're free.
Michael Vaughn: Any Questions?
Sydney Bristow: Maybe you should go over it again, it's a pretty complicated plan, maybe you could make it easier...
Michael Vaughn: Okay, look, I don't want to be here anymore than you do...
Michael Vaughn: I appreciate you trying to cheer me up, but you don't have to do that.
Eric Weiss: Alright; here's a thought, tell her how you feel.
[Vaughn rolls his eyes at Weiss]
Eric Weiss: I know, I know; I was the one who said this is a line you don't cross. But, that was before I nearly died. And you know what they say about the white light and all that? No... Their wrong... Its darkness...
[Vaughn rolls his eyes again]
Eric Weiss: Darkness!
Michael Vaughn: I understand.
Sydney Bristow: [Sydney and Vaughn are in the restaurant together and they have a very long awkward silence] I think wine would help the situation.
Michael Vaughn: I was just thinking the same thing.
Sydney Bristow: What did Kendall say?
Michael Vaughn: He told me about your father, he didn't mention anything about our *date* if that's what you mean.
Sydney Bristow: Have you written your mission debrief?
Michael Vaughn: No, not yet.
Michael Vaughn: If I tell the truth, at the least they'll remove me as your case officer. But despite what we did, how stupid we were, I know that we do good work. We need to stay together.
Sydney Bristow: I agree.
Sydney Bristow: We do good work.
[She pulls out the Gyroscope and gives it to Vaughn]
Michael Vaughn: I don't understand...
Sydney Bristow: When I got back to SD-6 and saw my father, it was clear no one would be asking questions about Kane's missing agents. So I gave Sloane the counterfeit gyroscope. This is the real one.
Sydney Bristow: We win.
Michael Vaughn: At the airport, you took them both...
Sydney Bristow: Always be prepared.
Francie Calfo: Any news about that guy Michael from work?
Sydney Bristow: No... And there's not gonna be. I realized it's not worth fantasizing about. Nothings ever gonna come of it.
Sydney Bristow: So I heard you on the phone with base ops; your code name is Boy Scout?
Michael Vaughn: [Vaughn laughs] Yeah...
Sydney Bristow: Why?
Michael Vaughn: Um... it goes back to CST, Clandestine Service Training. You don't want to hear this...
Sydney Bristow: Vaughn...
Michael Vaughn: Okay, the boy scouts have a motto...
Sydney Bristow: Always be prepared...
Michael Vaughn: Well, on my first day I showed up and I forgot my field manual. So the instructor said, that is your one screw up, from then on you better be prepared!
Eric Weiss: [Over coms to Vaughn only, Vaughn signals to his ear for Sydney] This story is a disaster! Just tell her she's pretty. Are you an idiot?
Michael Vaughn: [Over Coms] Look, I'm going to turn you off now, goodbye!
[Vaughn removes his earpiece]
Michael Vaughn: Sorry!
Claude Rousseau: So you liked everything?
[Sydney and Vaughn reply in French]
Claude Rousseau: So, a, 'tis too late for you to set out for avenue, and, a, you had much to drink. Upstairs I have an inn, and tonight you are my guest, please.
[the waiter places a room key on top of their table]
Claude Rousseau: Take your time.
[Vaughn and Sydney look at the key and then each other suspiciously]
Michael Vaughn: [Sydney and Vaughn lean over the table towards each other] Did you ask him to do that?
[Sydney smiles and blushes]
Sydney Bristow: There are so many issues with this I don't know where to be...
Michael Vaughn: Now, hold on a second I think we should have an open mind about this.
Sydney Bristow: An open mind?
Michael Vaughn: It'd be rude to overlook such a generous offer without proper consideration.
Sydney Bristow: I wouldn't dream of it.
Michael Vaughn: Okay...
Sydney Bristow: But there are clearly issues...
Michael Vaughn: Yes, I don't disagree.
[They stare into each other's eyes]
Sydney Bristow: Okay.
[Sydney smiles at Vaughn]