Alias: Season 1, Episode 9

Mea Culpa (9 Dec. 2001)

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After nearly surviving an ambush set by K-Directorate in Argentina, Sydney brings a seriously wounded Dixon home. However, she is now suspected to be the "mole" as Dreyer tells Sloane. The ... See full summary »



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Timothy Landfield ...
Mr. Franco
Diane Dixon


After nearly surviving an ambush set by K-Directorate in Argentina, Sydney brings a seriously wounded Dixon home. However, she is now suspected to be the "mole" as Dreyer tells Sloane. The latter puts a "hit contract" on her when on a mission in Tuscany to retrieve the bank account of a financial advisor providing money to terrorists in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Will receives a call from an unknown source, which might come from the "electronic bug" he has... Written by RealLiveClaude

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Arvin Sloane: I always knew there was something about you, from the first time I saw you.
Sydney Bristow: A lot can change in seven years.
Arvin Sloane: It's been a lot longer than seven years. I've known your father since 1971. I met him at Langley. I knew your mother. I went to your parents' wedding. Sydney, I've known you since you were a baby. I was out of the country for most of your childhood, various operations, but I kept tabs on you. I checked in on you in my own way. I always thought of you as my daughter, even from the ...
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Bluffing (?)
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Sydney returns to Los Angeles with Dixon shot and in critical condition. Based on her "too perfect" results on the lie detector test, Sloane suspects that she may be a double agent, and orders her assassination after the completion of her latest mission - or does he? His bluff completely tricks the viewer, but not Jack Bristow, who insists that the CIA should not get involved and expose Sydney, despite agent Vaughn's intense objections. Meanwhile, Will Tippin's story finally seems to be going somewhere, as he receives obscure instructions from an unknown person who can hear him through the bug that he found in Eloise Kurtz's car. Tobin Bell returns as the supremely creepy security officer Dreyer - when he shares a scene with Sloane, their combined creepiness is off the charts. Sydney has practically no action scenes in this episode, but she does get to do a little parachuting! *** out of 4.

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