Alias: Season 4, Episode 7

Detente (16 Feb. 2005)

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While Sydney and Nadia argue about Nadia's acceptance of Sloane's fatherly concerns, Sloane worries about Nadia's well-being when she and Sydney go undercover as wealthy, irresponsible ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
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Boris Tambor
Michael Kagan ...
Leo Orissa
Anatoly Grodsky (as Boris Krutonog)
The Chemist


While Sydney and Nadia argue about Nadia's acceptance of Sloane's fatherly concerns, Sloane worries about Nadia's well-being when she and Sydney go undercover as wealthy, irresponsible young Hilton-type heiresses to uncover the whereabouts of a deadly chemical from a playboy arms dealer. Written by Anonymous

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When Sydney is faking the phone call in the hotel bar, her phone switches from her left ear to her right in one shot. See more »


Arvin Sloane: Just so we don't have these misunderstandings again, let me be clear to both of you. Questioning my authority, whether it's in this office or in the field; is unacceptable.
Sydney Bristow: Unacceptable... Coming from you that's almost funny
Nadia Santos: Sydney, please.
Sydney Bristow: Do you really want to engage in a conversation about what is and what is not acceptable? Every day I work here, I see your face in briefings; I hear your voice in my ear during missions. And do you want to know what it's like? It makes me sick to my stomach....
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Sydney and Nadia work well together
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When a vial of 'Black Thorine' is stolen from a Russian laboratory the trail leads to Boris Tambor, an arms dealer who will happily sell it to the highest bidder. To find out where the deal will take place Sydney and Nadia must break into his hotel room and copy his computer's hard drive; the problem is that rather than going out as usual he is staying in to watch the football. They gain access by befriending his girlfriend and get the data they need. This leads them to the location of the deal: a luxury boat in the Mediterranean. They go in to retrieve the Thorine but find that rather than having a vial he has several flasks of it; clearly he knows how to manufacture it. While Sydney and Nadia are busy with the safe the deal goes wrong, Leo Orissa, somebody Sloane knows from his SD6 days kills Tambor in order to take over his operation, surprisingly he had more than a little help from Tambor's girlfriend. While Nadia attempts to get the flasks Sydney confronts Orissa telling him she is working for Sloane and that he want half of the operation; clearly Orissa knows what Sloane is capable of as he agrees and after a few more words from Sydney he gives them the location of their lab too. While Sydney may be doing well with her job she still has a poor relationship with her boss Sloane; clearly she still doesn't trust him and hasn't got over the fact that he has been the cause of the deaths of people she loved.

This was an entertaining episode with some great fight scenes, as well as more than one tense moment. The highlight for be was watching Sydney and Nadia acquiring the data from Tambor's computer and PDA while talking to him Jennifer Garner and Mía Maestro are great in the roles. While Sydney's dislike of Sloane is understandable it is a little overstated now she is working for him again… although I suspect she might be right about him still being bad, Sloane, as played by Ron Rifkin, is a great villain.

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