Jane has spent three months being interrogated in a CIA blacksite. She eventually confesses to murdering Oscar. She agrees to go undercover within Sandstorm. She meets up with a Sandstorm operative named Roman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Luke Mitchell), and then they come face-to-face with the elusive Shepherd (The Glades‘ Michelle Hurd), who is said to be the ringleader of Sandstorm’s next mission.
She’s also Jane’s mother.
Shepherd tells Jane her name is Alice Kruger. Jane was born in South Africa but when the government had her anti-apartheid activist parents killed, she was forced into a secret “academy” which was an orphanage where children were trained to become operatives for the State.
When apartheid fell Shepherd was the American soldier who liberated Jane and a boy from the orphanage. Alice chose the name “Remy,” and the boy chose “Roman,” making the Sandstorm handler Jane’s pretend brother.
Shepherd and Roman tell Jane to stay the course with the FBI, ensuring her that their mission is nearly done. When Jane’s mother and Roman are debriefing about their conversation with her, Shepherd admits that something seems off. They reveal that the Sandstorm mole is a card they should wait to play at the FBI.
Patterson introduces Nas to the thumb drive that was uncovered in last May’s finale. There were three files. Patterson is finally able to unlock the photos hidden on the Orion file. They’re mostly snapshots of soldiers, explosions and other disconcerting events from the past few months — but the team does a double-take when they find a photo of Jane, dressed in head-to-toe military gear, lying unconscious in the desert.