Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense.

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 Sydney Bristow / ... (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Arvin Sloane (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Marcus Dixon (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Marshall Flinkman (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Jack Bristow (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Michael Vaughn (96 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Eric Weiss (68 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Julian Sark (56 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Francie Calfo / ... (48 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Will Tippin (47 episodes, 2001-2006)
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Storyline

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 Matt Patay

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Not just a secret agent. She's a concealed weapon. See more »


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Creator J.J. Abrams says the idea for the show came from a half-joking story plot for his series Felicity (1998). Abrams considered an episode where Felicity spends her summer as a government agent, then returns to school the next fall like nothing ever happened. See more »

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In many of the episodes when Sydney visits other "countries", one can identify that filming took place in the US because of American telephones, traffic lights, types of signage, types of cars, architecture, door frames and door knobs in the background. Those are subtle for the most part but people living in the countries depicted feel that "something isn't quite right". See more »

Quotes

Agent Jack Bristow: [Jack and Sydney are sitting in silence] This is the best conversation we've had in weeks.
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Crazy Credits

The first few episodes of the first season do not have the "My name is Sydney Bristow..." introductory monologue; neither does the later season 1 episode "Q & A." By midway through the second season, the opening narration (which by that point was no longer recited by 'Jennifer Garner') was replaced altogether with a recap of previous episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Master of Disguise (2013) See more »

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Alias Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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Excellent series
7 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although Alias may not be correct in everything it displays, what TV show is? it has everything a good series should have; action, romance, and characters that aren't idiots. Each character delivers something new and different to the screen. The plot is always moving and it's hard to tell where it's going, so when you arrive.. it's a complete surprise! With unending twists and turns, never knowing good characters from bad, the viewer simply falls into the plot and feels like they, instead of Sydney, are the main character. The only thing bad to say about the series is it sometimes takes a bit too much time to get into the plot- especially at the beginning of season 1. but, continue in and you'll find a series worth watching, a series worth buying and collecting.


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