one sydney/vaughn scene per episode | 2.04 - dead drop
Vaughn: Listen, as far as your mother’s concerned, it’s ridiculous for you to worry about me. I mean, I’m fine. What she did to my father, I can handle. But when I heard what your father did, coming to see you like that, I realized how insane it must be for him, having your mother back in his life. Which only concerned me because that means he’s not making it any easier for you. So before you leave for Moscow I just wanted to say that you might feel alone in all this, like you don’t have an ally. (pause) I’m your ally. Never question that.

one sydney/vaughn scene per episode | 2.04 - dead drop

Vaughn: Listen, as far as your mother’s concerned, it’s ridiculous for you to worry about me. I mean, I’m fine. What she did to my father, I can handle. But when I heard what your father did, coming to see you like that, I realized how insane it must be for him, having your mother back in his life. Which only concerned me because that means he’s not making it any easier for you. So before you leave for Moscow I just wanted to say that you might feel alone in all this, like you don’t have an ally. (pause) I’m your ally. Never question that.

Sydney: I feel like I’m losing my mind! Like I don’t even know who I am anymore, or what I’m doing, or why I’m doing it!Vaughn: You just threw your beeper in the Pacific.Sydney: I know…Vaughn: Okay, listen to me. There’s something you need to know. When you first walked into my office with that stupid Bozo hair, I thought you were crazy. I thought you might actually be a crazy person. But I watched you, and I read your statement, and I’ve seen… I’ve seen how you think, I’ve seen how you work, I’ve seen how you are in this job. In this job, you see darkness. You see the worst in people and though the jobs are different and the missions change, and the enemies have a thousand names, the one crucial thing, the one real responsibility you have is to not let your rage, and your resentment, and your disgust, darken you. When you’re at your absolute lowest, at your most depressed, just remember that you can always… you know. You got my number.

Sydney: I feel like I’m losing my mind! Like I don’t even know who I am anymore, or what I’m doing, or why I’m doing it!
Vaughn: You just threw your beeper in the Pacific.
Sydney: I know…
Vaughn: Okay, listen to me. There’s something you need to know. When you first walked into my office with that stupid Bozo hair, I thought you were crazy. I thought you might actually be a crazy person. But I watched you, and I read your statement, and I’ve seen… I’ve seen how you think, I’ve seen how you work, I’ve seen how you are in this job. In this job, you see darkness. You see the worst in people and though the jobs are different and the missions change, and the enemies have a thousand names, the one crucial thing, the one real responsibility you have is to not let your rage, and your resentment, and your disgust, darken you. When you’re at your absolute lowest, at your most depressed, just remember that you can always… you know. You got my number.