Originally Posted by Reaper Lyn
Maybe it's a result of being a Lost fanatic, but I've grown to the idea that a story doesn't always explain itself perfectly. We have to infer things...
We need more Lost fanatics here...
Elaine's "I always have a plan" is exactly Ben Linus's line...after his life has been turned topsy turvy by his failed attempts to foil the 815 survivors. And before things go even worse for him. He always had a plan, but it's not like they always worked or even made sense.
IMHO, that line is a cultural reference to Lost (MI is full of cultural references...I loved the Thief's last method of thievery) and is also a reminder to enjoy the game and the "What just happened?" factors.
After hearing Elaine's vow at the end of Episode 4, even her game-ending pronounciation nitpick cannot make me view her in a negative way.