Sydney's life and cover as a double agent is placed in mortal danger when Sloane starts assuming that she is the mole. Dixon's life is at stake after the mission that went wrong. Meanwhile,... See full summary »



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Timothy Landfield ...
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Diane Dixon


Sydney's life and cover as a double agent is placed in mortal danger when Sloane starts assuming that she is the mole. Dixon's life is at stake after the mission that went wrong. Meanwhile, Will realizes that his investigation of Kate Jones may be more dangerous than he thinks after he gets a call from the person "on the other side" of her pin. Written by evamatijevic

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9 December 2001 (USA)  »

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If Sydney's fall was stopped by her leg catching on the ladder, then the sudden catch from that height and speed would have done some damage to her leg but there is no telltale sign or even a reference that she's sustained such an injury. See more »


When in a patio where she is discussing her situation, each time the camera flashes back to her, a different ear is uncovered or neither ear is uncovered. First right ear, then left ear, then neither ear then right. See more »


Arvin Sloane: We both are. We're both doing our job. And I look at Sydney Bristow's test results - I don't see a single spike. She didn't falter once.
SD-6 Agent Dreyer: She's guilty. She's the one.
Arvin Sloane: I think that's a dangerous accusation made by a desperate man.
SD-6 Agent Dreyer: I'm not desperate, Mr. Sloane. But I am curious why you feel the need to defend Miss Bristow?
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Alias Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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Celer - Silens - Mortalis
18 June 2016 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Oh, well, finally an episode worth writing review for. It didn't get ten stars, it was a little bit to dramatic for my taste, but an overall better than decent episode.

One thing that Alias does so well is villains. You know, some good guys are good guys because that's the order of the world. The same thing goes for villains here: they have to be bad in order for someone else to be good. Even after those moments when they show that under that mask of sternness and determination ( I'm looking at you Sloane ) there is a decent human being with actual feelings, they later go on with their old ways showing us that under the previously mentioned human being with actual feelings there is a even bigger villain that won't give up. Because that's their job. That's what they do and that's what makes them get out of bed in the morning. 90% of characters in Alias has something in their past that could easily turned them to the wrong path but they choose to stay good so that's not really an excuse for Sloane or any other bad guy to come in future. Oh, and when Sloane did that little new-school-spy-trick with line five or whatever, I got goosebumps. I don't think I have ever seen something like that on a TV before (just like Eric, I lost 30 pounds).

Will's storyline is getting better, I suppose. A friend of mine told me that the only reason I don't like him is because I already know things that he is trying to discover (which is painfully true and that's why I keep talking about how his story would be way better TV show with two (maybe three) seasons). But papa Jack solves this and many other problems in the show like a boss. I never understood Sydney's hate for him, guy is just too smart for that.

The missions this week were unsurprisingly strong, the action is still routine, but the real meat here arrived with the character moments. Thanks to the lack of better words, I am just going to leave it with "everything she does in this one is awesome". Except that one last scene, even after third rewatching I still don't know what the hell happened and why.

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