Alias: Season 4, Episode 17

A Clean Conscience (27 Apr. 2005)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Derevko
Thomas Raimes
Taso Papadakis ...
Linus Halsey
Tech Andrew


Nadia's former caretaker, Sophia, has been severely beaten. She contacts Nadia and asks to meet her. Sloane is told by Sophia that she was beaten up, because someone is trying to track Nadia down, so he and Jack decide to tell their daughters the truth. It turns out that Elena Derevko, the third and the cruelest of the Derevko sisters, has been surveying both Sydney and Nadia for a decade. Meanwhile, Jack's doctor advises him to tell Sydney about his illness. Written by Anonymous

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In the opening scene at the Indonesian Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, a few lines are spoken in "Danish". However, the actors speaking Danish are clearly not Danish, and in fact, most actual Danes can't even understand what's being said. See more »


Michael Vaughn: [Rips an earring out of Linus's ear] Listen, you son of a bitch, I'm not going to let you hang my partner out to dry.
[a few moments later]
Michael Vaughn: Now by my count, you still have 3 rings left, that's on one ear. What happened?
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References Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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The third Derevko sister
15 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a bomb goes off at the Indonesian embassy in Copenhagen it looks like a terrorist attack; but nobody has claimed responsibility. It turns out the attack was carried out by a group called the Beograd Faction, they hadn't attacked the embassy for political reasons but to get information about a new bio-weapon. The CIA had a man undercover but as they haven't heard from him it assumed he has been killed. When Vaughn and Dixon go to investigate they are surprised to find him alive and well; initially they believe he must have gone rogue but he claims he is still loyal and needed to keep quiet to avoid blowing his cover before the weapon was recovered. To help recover the weapon Dixon is also sent in undercover and when it looks as though Milos Kradic, the head of the faction, has realised one of them is a mole him must take a drastic decision. Back in LA Nadia is pleased to learn that the woman who looked after in Buenos Aires is coming to visit her and Jack is dealing with his radiation poisoning. As the episode comes to an end Dixon is still undercover and we learn what Jack and Sloane have been up to recently; they know that there is a third Derevko sister looking for Sydney and Nadia!

This was a pretty good episode; it gave Carl Lumbly a chance to take centre stage as Dixon, a role he does very well in even though the character is usually overshadowed by the rest of the cast; this is a shame as he is an interesting character. Jack's visit to the doctor seemed to raise more questions than answers; the Doctor's response when Jack showed him the implant he found was most suspicious. The last minute reveal about the last of the Derevko sisters was a surprise; I'll be interested to see where that plot line goes.

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