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

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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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Spying. Stealing. Murder. And You Think Your Family Has Issues. See more »


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Trivia

The first reference to number "47" happens in Alias: Truth Be Told (2001), when Marshall express his own desire to make a cam with forty-seven stills. See more »

Goofs

In Season 3, Omnifam's office supposed to be in Zürich, Switzerland. The exterior shot right after the "Zürich" insert is a famous building in Budapest, Hungary, on the Astoria Square. The shot is borrowed from another film, Spy Game, where Budapest played Berlin. (In Season 5, when the plot moves to Hungary, another shot was used, which is correctly in Hungary - Bem rakpart, the coast of Danube in Budapest). See more »

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Marshall: You've got the looks. I've got the brains.
Vaughn: I've got the looks? You've got the brains?
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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 »

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Spoofed in Alias: The Lost Episode (2002) See more »

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Pretty bad
30 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have only watched 4 episodes so far but I'm already comparing this show to MacGuyver and the A-Team.. why you might ask?

A double-agent working for both a ruthless terrorist organisation and for the CIA and yet when she comes across a bad guy she just nocks them out? Well that's a great way to win a war! How about carrying a weapon? Say a silenced usp? How about shooting you enemies so they can't return in another episode?

COME ON GIVE THE GIRL A GUN!!!

Example: She's chasing that other female agent that is about to climb up a ladder and get away on the roof and she asks her partner for his gun and then proceeds to shoot the other agent in the shoulder so she drops the bag! Come on she should have hunted her down and executed her, it would be far more realistic.

Example2: She was just in Moroco or whatever and she was spotted and the bad guys then shoot one of the people who she was workign with. What does her partner do? Starts beating them up instead of reaching for his gun?!?! Doesn't make sense.

Infact this series doesn't make sense. People are comparing it to 24, La Femme Nikita, X-Files, SG-1, Buffy and even James Bond. No it's like a mix between A-Team, Melrose Place and Dark Angel only taking the worst parts from those series.

The only fun thing is the guy who provides her with spy gear.


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