In this episode, the entire world of 'ALIAS' is turned upside down, beginning with the mysterious disappearance of Sloane that brings Anthony Geiger, the new head of SD-6 into Jack and Sydney's life....
Sloane must take a difficult decision in order to get to the Alliance's council. After being captured by Sark, Tippin is tortured by a Taiwanese would-be dentist to extract secrets. Sydney, who has ...
Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a secret agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the CIA. After a few years -- after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6 -- Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real CIA to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow -- also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1) Written by
Alias has some references to "Alice in Wonderland". For instance, when Sydney returns from her two year absence, she moves into a new house since the old one burned down. Weiss asks her what is the one thing she wishes she hadn't lost (other than Vaughn), she says the first edition of "Alice in Wonderland" that her mother gave when she was little. So Weiss gives her a third edition (because he says the first edition cost way too much) to make her feel better. This is interesting because Sydney is an Alice herself going deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole. In season 1, Sydney dressed up like Alice for Halloween; in season 4, Vaughn is directed to "through the looking glass" when he is searching for something in the library, and in the season 1, Vaughn has a girlfriend named Alice. On Masquerade, Sydney's code name is White Rabbit. See more »
One episode has brief scene in Helsinki, Finland. The scene involves high skyscrapers, but no such buildings exist in Helsinki. See more »
Beginning in the second season, episodes that are running too long have no opening theme. The credits are played over the episode and the only title logo you see is the black screen with the words ALIAS that is seen at the end of every episode. See more »
I loved watching Alias. It was one of the few series where I would freak out if I missed an episode - it was just that good. Season 1 through 3 were the best seasons though and I think it got rather heavy after that - ridiculous plot lines and Sloane's crazy obsession with Rembaldi, clones...
The cast are terrific - Jennifer Garner's such a terrific actress and she's surrounded by a stellar cast - Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, Ron Rifkin..
It really is a great show - if you don't mind the confusion now and again and just watch it with an open mind, take it for what it is - a really great series!
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