Sydney finally has the opportunity to leave the CIA for good, but a startling phone call from Sloane, combined with the kidnapping of a brilliant mathematician, brings her back into the fray.

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Sydney finally has the opportunity to leave the CIA for good, but a startling phone call from Sloane, combined with the kidnapping of a brilliant mathematician, brings her back into the fray.

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When Vaughn is asked to identify the gun pointed at the back of his head he replies identifies it as an M1911, which is correct he continues to say "but if you were really going to shoot me you would have disengaged the thumb safety" however it is impossible to engage the safety on a 1911 until after the hammer is cocked. See more »

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When Sydney and Vaughn are driving their car through "Zurich", they drive by a Wells Fargo ATM. See more »

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Arvin Sloane: Ah... you must be the man that Sark told me about. The man that Sydney was willing to kill me for.
Michael Vaughn: She would have killed you for a lot less.
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Legally, he's right. Ethically, he's an ass
7 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Sydney thinks about quitting the CIA, when she receives a phone call from Sloane at home, warning her not to come after him. The next day she learns that Sark, apparently still working for Sloane, has kidnapped a geometrist (guest star Christian Slater) and his family. Moreover, the CIA has not located any Rambaldi artifacts in the Alliance facilities, which makes them think that Sloane has moved them to a new location. Sydney feels it is her duty to participate in the hunt for Sloane, and with the help of the CIA's newest asset, Marshall, they all begin tracking Sloane's steps after he disappeared. A well-balanced episode, mixing action (another good Sydney fight, ending with the grisliest death so far, though it's kept mostly off-screen), drama (Dixon's realization that he has been deceived and used all these years makes him bitter and causes problems in his marriage; Carl Lumbly's acting is strong), comedy (Marshall, unlike Dixon, has few problems adjusting to his new environment and soon he is his usual happy-go-lucky self), detecting (sure it's a great coincidence that the tech guy that Sloane shot just happened to be half-blind and had a camera in his left eye (!) - but would you prefer it if they had lost his tracks forever?), and suspense. My only complaint: why use a big name like Christian Slater for such a minor part? Ethan Hawke got a much better deal in the previous episode. *** out of 4.


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