Alias: Season 5, Episode 8

Bob (7 Dec. 2005)

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An incident concerning a microwave bomb brings APO to send Rachel in Sao Paolo in order to take information about this weapon. However, another person who is named "Bob" is also after this ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Rienne (as Elodie Bouchez) (credit only)
Elizabeth Powell
Benjamin Masari (as Ntare Mwine)
François Guétary ...
Joseph Vachon
Pamela Kosh ...
Diana Perez ...
Lukas Basarov


An incident concerning a microwave bomb brings APO to send Rachel in Sao Paolo in order to take information about this weapon. However, another person who is named "Bob" is also after this information. Rachel has a fling with him, but back at APO, she finds out that he is Julian Sark. Meanwhile, Jack and an old friend are caught by Lazaré while on a stalking mission. Knowing Rachel has a clue to meet Stark, Sydney must deal with this foe in order to free her father from the hands of Lazaré in Tunisia... Written by RealLiveClaude

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The producers had to apologize to the government of Tunisia who were upset by the depiction of their country in this episode. See more »


Rachel Gibson: So what happened?
Julian Sark: I over estimated my friendship with Masari. He assumed I was betraying him, he took the money and left.
Rachel Gibson: Oh so then he knows you pretty well.
[Marshall and Sydney talk Rachael thru disarming a bomb that Sark is handcuffed to, she is about to cut a wire]
Julian Sark: Whh... Wait, if that's the wrong wire...
Rachel Gibson: I thought you liked risks...
Julian Sark: I also like my body. And as I recall you do to.
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The return of Sark
3 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When an attack on a train in Siberia using a Micro Pulse Bomb that incinerates people but is harmless to inanimate objects the attacker is traced back to MI-6, presumably a rogue element speculated about at the end of the previous episode. The designer is traced and is due to attend a conference in São Paulo and Rachel is sent to bug his laptop so APO can intercept his messages. It should be an easy enough mission but somebody else is there with the same intention; Sark. Not knowing each other they both bug the laptop then head to the bar where they bump into each other... it isn't long before Rachel is back in his room. The mission over Rachel returns to APO and tells Sydney about the good time she had and the information received leads to Jack and an MI-6 contact going to intercept the sale of another MPB; however the sale is ambushed and Jack and his contact are captured. At this point APO go over the hotel camera footage and learn that Sark was there... much to Rachel's embarrassment. It may be awkward for her but the fact that she was in his room meant she saw a plane ticket and knows where they can find him... they just have to hope that he can be persuaded to help before it is too late for Jack.

This was another good episode; it is nice to see Rachel in the field; she doesn't have the skill of Sydney and often makes mistakes; but that just adds to the character's charm. It was also fun to see David Anders return as Sark, a character as charming as he is mercenary! I just hope it isn't a one off appearance. There was sufficient drama with Rachel having to hide on a narrow ledge outside a hotel room and later having to defuse a bomb as well as some humorous moments such as Marshall's disappointment that he wouldn't be going to Brazil.

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