who else loved the cool little parallel between irina & jack and elsa & neil? so do you think elsa really is "different" from irina? as in, do you think elsa and irina are really similar or different because of their love for their children. do you think elsa loves her son more than irina loves sydney? i kind of do. maybe it's just because irina's so good at guarding her emotions, we just don't SEE very much of her love for sydney. the biggest expression of emotion i can remember coming from irina was when she hugged sydney. but even then, it just felt like elsa's emotional reaction when jack was interrogating her was even stronger. also, this is sort of random, but if elsa was an russian agent like irina, how come she couldn't fight off her kidnappers? i mean, yeah, she was with her son, but you'd think she'd at least give some sort of try wouldn't you?