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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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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30 September 2001 (USA)  »

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A Vingadora  »

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Trivia

The character 'Jack Bristow' was ranked #29 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Noah Hicks: I told you to meet me in San Pedro.
Sydney: I never got a letter.
Noah Hicks: I didn't send you a letter. I wasn't allowed to discuss my reassignment. I encoded a message in a junk e-mail. You should've been able to pick it up from the subject line.
Sydney: I always set my computer to filter out junk e-mail.
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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 Even Lambs Have Teeth (2015) See more »

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Alias Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
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Alias Rules
12 June 2008 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Alias has to be one of the best shows aired on television. Its fun, its sharp, its intense, and you just gotta love it. Though the story line did get side tracked and was most of the time too confusing for new viewers to catch on, Alias was a weekly ritual for fans. Jennifer Garner was gorgeous and the genius JJ Abrams himself never ceased to wow fans with action and thrills. One of the best things about the show I believe was the way Sydney (Jennifer Garner) was forced to balance her life of being an agent and keeping her cover. How she handles love, betrayal, and lies makes the show an absolute joy to watch. My advise to those people who have heard of this show but are looking for opinions......rent the first season and you'll be hooked to watched to watch the following 4. Happy watching!


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