Alias: Season 1, Episode 22

Almost Thirty Years (12 May 2002)

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Sloane must take a difficult decision in order to get to the Alliance's council. After being captured by Sark, Tippin is tortured by a Taiwanese would-be dentist to extract secrets. Sydney,... See full summary »

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Sloane must take a difficult decision in order to get to the Alliance's council. After being captured by Sark, Tippin is tortured by a Taiwanese would-be dentist to extract secrets. Sydney, who has to beware her colleague Dixon, assist her father trying to save Tippin. However, after losing Vaughn when the lab exploded, she is in for a surprise... Written by RealLiveClaude

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Since Lena Olin had not been cast as Sydney's mother yet, casting director April Webster played the part of Irina Derevko in the last shot. See more »

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Jack Bristow: Khasinau knew about the safehouse. He must have someone on the inside.
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Jack Bristow: As long as there's a mole at the CIA, you can't tell Vaughn a thing. Not that you've been contacted, or that you and I have spoken.
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very interesting but
19 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very interesting and exciting episode to watch, but like many aspects of the show has some problems with credulity. Syndey runs into this huge room and stops with a look of astonishment and fear. The camera show a huge red ball which we know from the flashbacks to the earlier episode when she destroyed the Mueller Device (prototype?) is filled with water. Now from the camera angle it appears huge, but from the panning around the room as Sydney escapes the bad guys, we come to see doesn't fill a tenth of the room. Yet Sydney (idiotically!!) says, I'm going to have to swim out of here. Within that room the water might come to her knees (certainly no more than the waist). Yet miraculously the water is sufficient to not only flood that whole room but all the hallways she runs down and submerge Vaughn so that we are led to wonder whether he survives or drowns. Sorry, but that is ridiculous. There might be an inch or two reach that door, but it is physically impossible for it to drown him.


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