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
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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Did You Know?
In the pilot episode, several scenes were shot on the set of J.J. Abrams
' other series, Felicity
(1998) (Danny's apartment and the bathroom where Sydney dyes her hair the famous red color). See more
In virtually every episode where the characters are shown sneaking around in Eastern European or Asian countries, US-style electrical outlets are visible. See more
My name is Sydney Bristow. I've seen you in the office. I always wondered what you did. Aah. I guess this is what you do.
Opening credits generally do not appear until after the first act, 10-15 minutes into the episode, an unusually late appearance for an American TV series. See more
Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino See more