I met Emily shortly after I started working at Credit Dauphine. Like many young women, I was intimidated… by the world. I was sort of desperate for a little guidance. As he had been for most of my life, my father was busy working. I’d lost my mother when I was six… so I didn’t have anyone to go to. No role model. Arvin invited me for dinner one night. I remember after dinner was over, Emily walked me out to the car. I didn’t know her at all and she said in this simple, reassuring voice… “You’re gonna be okay.” Thinking of Emily, I often wondered about my own mother and what she would have been like, had she lived. Would she have been as strong as Emily? As kind, as good? I always told myself that she would have had those qualities even though I couldn’t see them, I simply believed them. But Emily wasn’t just the mother I never had. She was the mother all of us wish we had.
ALIASFavorite Episodes: 1.22 Almost Thirty Years. “You told me a couple of months ago that when you feel the need to disappear, you go to the observatory. But the observatory was closed. And then I remembered you said the pier calms you down. But you weren’t there. And you weren’t at the bluffs and the palisades, either.” “You didn’t really go to all those places.” “Yeah, I did. And then I remembered you liked the train station, too. Normal people going to their normal jobs.”
Sydney: He is my friend. He is, like, one of my best friends. Vaughn: I understand that. Sydney: No, you don’t. You get to tell your friends that you work for the CIA while I go home and look desperately for a tiny moment that I can be honest with anyone about anything. Now that Will knows the truth - he’s never going to trust me again. You should have seen his face in Paris. It was like he was looking at a stranger. Vaughn: But he wasn’t. He was looking at you. Maybe for the first time. He was looking at you.
I don’t know how much longer I can do this. Sit in these meetings with Sloane. Look at him as if I don’t despise him, as if I don’t want to leap across the table and use the skills I’ve learned at SD-6 against him.
For context: Anna Espinosa has kidnapped Nadia and wants a dangerous chemical compound in return for releasing her. Because of his agreement with the CIA, Sloane has recused himself from the case. Jack is therefore in charge of APO for the time being and has decided to give Anna a fake compound.
When you have convinced yourself Jack is really Milo Rambaldi, scenes like this are kind of hilarious.