Alias: The Telling (Season 2, May 4, 2003)
I love this scene so much. Jack’s missing. Sloane’s double-crossed Irina, but Sydney thinks that Irina has double-crossed her. Irina seems to be calling to save Jack and make sure Sydney knows that none of this was part of her plan. Sydney, sporting a bruise from when her mother knocked her out cold, can’t hold back her anger. Irina, who right before she knocked her daughter out confessed her love for Sydney and Jack, is now trying to help her. Just another day in the life of Sydney Bristow. The free will line is a harsh reminder that Irina didn’t have a lot of choices for much of her life. Ultimately, of course, Sydney takes Irina’s help. That’s what free will’s all about.