It’s pretty hard to discuss the romance aspect of Sydney and Vaughn for an episode that only features Vaughn for maybe 5 minutes. But you can’t start to begin to understand their relationship without knowing where Sydney came from before going to see Vaughn initially.
Sydney is so happy, she loved Danny so much. She welled up with tears when she talked to Francie about the engagement. You can tell how happy she is. Although I did find it interesting that she removed her ring prior to going into SD-6. So you know that she is dedicated beyond measure to her job. She loves Danny and the thought of having to keep part of her life so secret from him after he mentions wanting a family truly upsets her. So making the choice to tell him about her real job is a big deal, even knowing what the rules are. Sydney has integrity about her that I love, she hates lying to the people that she loves; which is why she feels so compelled to tell Danny the truth. But at this point in her life, she wants to continue with this career choice of hers to work for SD-6 and the CIA, as far as she knows.
|JJ Abrams thoughts on writing the scene between Sydney and Vaughn. This is from the DVD Commentary on the Pilot|
- Items that I found to be noteworthy...
After Danny died, it took her months to get back to her regular life.
Within those three months she does have a moment of moving on when you see her listen to the answering machine for the last time with Danny’s voice.
When Sydney is writing her debrief, it is Vaughn who thinks to bring her food and a drink, even though she is disinterested.
- Vaughn is very concerned with Sydney. He wants to make sure that she is taken care of.
First appearance of the Mueller device.
Although Sydney was upset with her father, she didn’t name him in her debrief. So you know that even if she thinks she hates him, she doesn’t want to bring bad things upon him.
- My own questions that came up; knowing what I know from upcoming episodes.
When Vaughn told her that he had an instinct about her, had his father’s watch already stopped? Or was that later?
I know Dixon mentions that it’s been three months, but how much time did it take for her to return to SD-6.