Alias: Season 2, Episode 16

Firebomb (23 Feb. 2003)

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When Sloane gets his hands on a terrifying Rimbaldi weapon that causes internal spontaneous combustion, Sydney must turn to a betrayed and hurt Dixon for help. But when her ex-partner ... See full summary »



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Irina Derevko (credit only)
Ahmad Kabir
Lina Patel ...
Alia Gizabi
Diane Dixon


When Sloane gets his hands on a terrifying Rimbaldi weapon that causes internal spontaneous combustion, Sydney must turn to a betrayed and hurt Dixon for help. But when her ex-partner refuses any assistance, She has no choice but to carry out the mission herself. When Sydney is captured, Vaughn must persuade Dixon to help the CIA rescue Sydney from an Afghan warlord's camp. Written by Anonymous

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Will Dixon help?
11 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After Sloane's escape he is tracked to Afghanistan where he is hoping to forge an alliance with a local warlord; as a show of good faith he has offered to let him pick the target for the testing of the Rambaldi weapon he has had constructed. The target he selects is the Vatican Embassy in Mexico City where his ex-wife now works... the same place that Sydney and Vaughn are heading hoping that she will have information to find will lead them to Sloane. They get her out of the area just before the weapon goes off; it doesn't explode or release a poison; it is a neutron bomb which effectively microwaves every living thing in a certain area! Using the information she gives Sydney heads to Afghanistan but is captured; the only person who can save her now is a former SD-6 operative who went there on a mission; that operative is Dixon and he has vowed to stay clear of the CIA! Away from the missions Sydney learns that her home has been bugged and Marshall has identified the bug as one he made for Sloane; fake-Francie will have to frame somebody else if she wishes to evade identification and capture.

This episode contained lots of action; starting with Sloane's dramatic escape and ending with Sydney's rescue in Afghanistan... the most dramatic moment though was when Sark set of the Rambaldi bomb; is caused its victims to spontaneously combust and we weren't spared the sight of several people running around as the burst into flames; nor the grisly aftermath; a scene some people might find a bit distressing. Once again it is the bad guys who make the show so entertaining; Ron Rifkin and David Anders are great as Sloane and Sark; whenever we think they can't do anything more evil than they have already they go ahead and do it. While Carl Lumbly's role as Dixon was fairly small in this episode it looks as if he will be returning to the action permanently which is a good thing as he brings a lot to the show.

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