Jack, Sydney, Irina, Vaughn and Nadia parachute into Sovogda, Russa to dismantle the giant floating red ball of the Circumfrence which is turning people into mindless, red-eyed zombies out to kill. ...
As Sydney goes to SD-6 to meet with Sloane about quitting the agency despite Michael's warning, a former agent comes with a commando in the office and holds everybody's in hostage...except Sydney and...
As the megalomaniac McKenas Cole continues to threat the SD-6 staff and torture Sloane to get the code to a vault, Sydney must go deactivate some bombs planted in the office, despite some mercenaries...
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
Greg Grunberg's character is named Eric Weiss. Erich Weiss is the birth name of Harry Houdini. Will Tippin even mentions this fact when he and Weiss meet in the second season's finale. See more »
In season 3, when transitioning to Sloan's office, the images shown are supposed to be of Zurich, Switzerland, but the distinctive Munttoren, canal tour boats and the yellow trams of Amsterdam spoil the illusion. See more »
Hey, what did you say before about Haladki?
I don't think he showers?
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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 »
This high budget TV show. It uses lush, dramatic, international sets.
The plot has layers upon layers. It is like the old Saturday afternoon serials, ending each episode with a cliff hanger. I think this show is primarily the work of women. Our heroine, Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, dresses in elaborate high-fashion costumes, makeup and hair barely recognisable each time. There are plenty of handsome charming young men who adore her. The focus is on relationships.
Jennifer Garner runs for miles at top speed in every episode. The stunts are well done. It appears Garner is doing them herself. It is quite an athletic performance.
Garner speaks a number of languages in each episode (without subtitles). I don't speak these languages, but her accent was very convincing.
They did a number of technical things that made me angry they were so inept. Sydney moves back and forth between two groups of warring spy agencies without taking any precautions that she is being followed or that her phone is tapped. She dismantles a nuke and holds up a grey sphere which she proclaimed is the plutonium core. Plutonium is radioactive, and as soon as it is formed into a sphere it explodes. Oddly road flares go off in a bank vault.
She is a double agent, but at times does some bit of daring for both simultaneously. The plot often does not make sense, which amusingly one of the characters points out.
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