Alias: Season 3, Episode 21

Legacy (2 May 2004)

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With the aid of Katya Derevko and CIA imprisoned security systems designer Toni Cummings, Sydney and Vaughn attempt to track down Sloane and Nadia. But Lauren and Sark are also in hot ... See full summary »



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With the aid of Katya Derevko and CIA imprisoned security systems designer Toni Cummings, Sydney and Vaughn attempt to track down Sloane and Nadia. But Lauren and Sark are also in hot pursuit of them in order to uncover the secrets of Rambaldi. Meanwhile, Vaughn's obsession with tracking down Lauren is beginning to consume him. During a mission to Cuba to uncover more Rimbaldi findings, Sydney and Vaughn turn the tables on an old foe; the Taiwanese scientist and torturer "suit and glasses. Also, Katya expresses her attraction to Jack. Written by Anonymous

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When Sydney engages Sloan's bodyguards in his Kyoto home; she fires her handgun until it is empty and the slide is locked back. She pulls the trigger again and a gun shot is heard even though the weapon is empty. See more »


Michael Vaughn: [Vaughn picks up a liquid dropper and fills it with a substance he found on the table. He empties it onto Dr. Lee's leg and it burns like acid] Now I know you can't feel that, but you can see it, and you can imagine what it's gonna feel like when I pour the rest of this on you.
Sydney Bristow: Vaughn!
Michael Vaughn: You met with Sloane in Zurich!
Dr. Zhang Lee: It was only a charity function.
Michael Vaughn: Don't lie to me.
Dr. Zhang Lee: He asked me about the inoculations, about the passenger.
Michael Vaughn: Where is he?
Sydney Bristow: Vaughn...
Dr. Zhang Lee: [incredibly scared] I don't know...
Michael Vaughn: Tell me where he ...
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Nadia or Rambaldi?
23 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

That's the major dilemma that Sloane is pushed into, and the most compelling part of this episode. Of course he would rather have both, but when Lauren and Sark, demanding quick results, force him to overload her brain with the green fluid that enables her to write down Rambaldi's messages, he has to make a choice. And he does. And the look on his face when that happens is another moment of glory for Ron Rifkin. As a whole, "Legacy" is a good episode, but not quite up to the level of the three previous ones. Strong points (apart from the aforementioned): Isabella Rossellini's return as Katya Derevko ("I find you sexy, Jack. Deal with it"); the humorous scene between Marshall and Toni Cummings (the security system designer from "After Six") in her cell; Lauren in complete cold-hearted bi*ch mode; and, of course, Sydney in a bikini. Weak points: Cummings goes out on the field with Sydney and Vaughn because Sloane's security system - that she has designed - can only be disabled on-site. OK so far. But after she has done that, she goes chasing Lauren and Sark herself, with a machine gun! How the hell did Sydney and Vaughn allow that? And why should Cummings care if those two get captured or not? Her jail time would be considered served as long as she helped capture Sloane, which she did (though he got away anyway!). Another weak point is the cliffhanger: after Sloane's "resurrection" in "Hourglass" and Sloane injecting Nadia with Rambaldi's elixir in "Blood Ties", Vaughn simply picking up one of Jack's untraceable weapons is not so thrilling. *** out of 4.

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