Rambaldi's catastrophic endgame begins to fall into place as a giant version of the Circumference/Mueller device is found floating over city in Russia, driving the citizens made. After a wounded Dixon reveals that Irina is alive, Sydney, Nadia, and Jack set off to find her. Irina had been captured, and then duplicated using Project Helix, in order to give the impression that she was dead.
Sydney and Nadia discover Irina is being held inside a camp in Tikal, safely in the clutches of Elena's army. Irina had apparently been working to counter Elena's organization, the Covenant, and actually PREVENT the Rambaldi endgame. Irina tells of a page she destroyed, a page that was key to Rambaldi's endgame. Under torture, she finally broke and recreated it for Elena. After a short respite, the transport turns towards Russia, and Sydney, Vaughn, Jack, Nadia, and Irina parachute down, towards Elena, Sloane, the Circumference....and destiny.