Four months after Vaughn's murder by the traitorous Gordon Dean and his associate Ivan Curtis, a grief-stricken Sydney teams up with Renée Rienne, a French freelance assassin and fugitive ... See full summary »


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Four months after Vaughn's murder by the traitorous Gordon Dean and his associate Ivan Curtis, a grief-stricken Sydney teams up with Renée Rienne, a French freelance assassin and fugitive on the CIA's most wanted list who knew Vaughn from their past association with Prophet Five, to ask for leads in order to track down the killers before they can strike again. Meanwhile, Jack enlists a reluctant new agent, Thomas Grace, as Vaughn's replacement at APO, and Weiss struggles to decide whether or not to accept a promotion that would force him to move to Washington D.C. and leave his colleagues at APO. During this time, Sydney, Dixon and Weiss travel to Amsterdam to track down Curtis who is in the process of buying a potential weapon. Written by Anonymous

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6 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Jack Bristow: Sydney...
Sydney Bristow: We lost our only lead on Gordon Dean. I'm not sure if I can do this dad.
Jack Bristow: We'll get another lead.
Sydney Bristow: It's not that... It's everything... It's... It's hard being without him... I saw the baby's heart beat for the first time the other day... I was by myself... It's not fair, he should have been there.
Jack Bristow: I'm here, how can I help?
Sydney Bristow: My next doctor's appointments in a few weeks, would you go with me?
Jack Bristow: Oh sweetheart, of course I will.
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The promise of better things to come
29 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Four months after Vaughn's murder, Sydney manages to locate the elusive Renée Rienne, the woman that Vaughn was working with when they were trying to learn the truth about their fathers and their involvement in the top-secret project Prophet Five. With Renée's help, Sydney gets a lead on the man who pulled the trigger and killed Vaughn, and with some more help from the still-imprisoned Sloane, she, Dixon and Weiss go to Amsterdam to intercept a meeting that the killer has planned with an arms dealer. Meanwhile, Jack goes to Washington to enlist a new agent for APO. The major advantage that the beginning of season 5 definitely has over the same period of season 4 is the return of long-term storytelling, intricate mysteries and Oh-My-God cliffhangers. Vaughn's murder functions like Sydney's missing two years at the start of season 3 - it will probably keep us busy for quite a while. The three season newcomers - Rachel Nichols, Élodie Bouchez and Balthazar Getty - get minimal screen time; Bouchez shows the most potential, as a character with shifty loyalties and more edge than the ultra-sweet Nadia (after twisting a guy's arm and bashing his head against the wall: "You still think it's sexy?" - My response: "Hell yes!"). Speaking of Nadia, what happened to her? Still in a coma, dead, or what? Has Sydney forgotten her little sister? And why is Sloane still in prison? Didn't he help sabotage Elena Derevko's plans and save the world four months ago? I must also add that some of Marshall's capabilities in this episode are a bit far-fetched, even by his standards. And did Greg Grunberg get not one, but TWO fight scenes to himself as a farewell gift? (Weiss is getting a promotion and moving to Washington) *** out of 4.

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