Alias: Season 5, Episode 4

Mockingbird (20 Oct. 2005)

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While Sloane awaits the outcome of his sentencing for treason, a mysterious associate of Gordon Dean approaches him for a favor in exchange for persuading the judges to rule in favor of ... See full summary »


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Renée Rienne (as Elodie Bouchez) (credit only)
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While Sloane awaits the outcome of his sentencing for treason, a mysterious associate of Gordon Dean approaches him for a favor in exchange for persuading the judges to rule in favor of acquittal. Meanwhile, Sydney and Tom must try to convince Rachel to help them catch the fugitive Gordon Dean who moves his operations to more secure locations. Sydney and Rachel return to the ruins of the Shed's offices in Prague for Rachel to reconstruction Dean's computer server so Tom and Dixon in the Cayman Islands can empty out Dean's bank accounts. Although they are successful, Dean discovers that Rachel is still alive which puts both her and Sydney in grave danger when they are trapped in a car that's hanging by an electromagnet controlled by Dean and his lethal associate Peyton who threaten to drop the hovering car unless Rachel's location is revealed. Written by Anonymous

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he actor who plays Prosecutor Boyd Harkin, Stephen Spinella, also plays the scarred man - Mr Kishell - in previous Alias episodes "Snowman" and "The Frame". See more »


Sydney and Rachel (Mockingbird) are trapped in a Jaguar electromagnetically suspended over a car park. Firstly Rachel kicks out the rear seat-back and climbs through to the cabin, which is impossible as the car would have intrusion protection from the boot/trunk, plus the seat back is bolted to the frame. Secondly, Sydney kicks out the windscreen which shatters onto little pieces. All modern cars - especially Jaguar - have laminated windscreens which do not shatter like. See more »


Marcus Dixon: He'll escort us from the beach, helps to keep the banks location secret.
Thomas Grace: If he tries to blindfold us, he may have a problem. I'm not in the mood for blindfolds today.
Marcus Dixon: Noted...
Thomas Grace: What do we do 'til three?
Marcus Dixon: We wait...
[They sit under a tree on the beach]
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Big Mama's Alias ! (in The Memory of a Late Great Show)

At the first scenes we watched (Sydney) in one of her successful missions, but while her pregnancy !!!! OH MY GOD.. A pregnant secret agent !? And in action too !?? It's not the usual "HA HA HAA" it's "How Creepy Crappy ?!". Although the script just tried hard to make it suitable for (Garner) to do her stuff easily with the support of a direction won't show her inflated belly that much BUT it was BIG catastrophe indeed ! (Actually this is maybe the first action show in the history which starring a pregnant HERO !). And to compensate her inability to perform her very well known professional kicks as well as the absence of (Vaughn), (Weiss), and (Nadia) they brought the flat face idiot (Balthazar Getty) and the sexy (Rachel Nichols) into play but nothing would be normal again. And you may think that it can't hit lower bottom ! No .. It can ! How is that ?! I'll tell you..

We've watched lately the spoof of the evil organization which had (Rachel) as a loyal agent who thought all along that she was working for the good guys until HEY you're wrong sweet pie.. you're working for the other EVIL side !! (Refer to my comment about that at the previous episode's own page. I gave it its own deserved share of gibe !). Well, it looks like the bold move of (Sloane) at the first season became a common fashion between all the retired intelligence's men ! But don't you ever bother yourself, it's not the first time to make an unbelievable event here. Yes, it's all some nice fiction but after matters like these, then it became a bad, rather disgraceful, fiction !

Moreover we witnessed finally the trial of Mr. Sloane ! OHHHH, the dream of the whole mankind was fulfilled eventually ! We've been waiting for ages to see that, however it happens not only so damn late but also so damn dumb ! There were some hot trial when the mad judge said all the logic accusations which you could furiously charge the writers with (honestly he was so nervous like a viewer who had at last all the team of the previous season's writers in front of him !) BUT after all of, Mr. Sloane got the verdict : he is not guilty !??? He has a clean slate as unborn baby !, frankly AAAHHHHHHHHH !!! You're the guilty ones you " …… " (of course I can't mention what we've said of cursing and swearing !). They sued themselves in their worst sin (Sloane) to obtain victory to their crap again just to put it on TV more longer, and for what ? : more money, more destroying for their work, and more torturing for us !

Even the famous sudden fade out (of "Lost" too) as a thrilling sharp end for every exciting sequence which was one good signature for that show's personality; now with all of that last absurd work it became like one computer gone crazy to turn itself off unawares ! Then quickly restart itself again !!. Also they put a lot of fast shots from the past seasons in the opening credits to make you recall some of the glorious bygone when (Garner) was less paunchy and the show was more sane !

Yes, there were here some well-done scenes, interesting music, and talented thrilling moments (the suspension of the car by a giant magnet, the deadly riddle of the unfinished funny sentences ... etc) but that's the main deplorable thing in the latest seasons of (Alias), it became like watching your good old heroes coming back to life and in action again but as an ugly ghosts !!

Now it's your decision. You can watch THAT only for : having a pastime.. an awful brainless pastime !, OR to regard attentively the collapse of a great show by the very hands of its makers, OR to enjoy it as a comic show ! A parody of the real Alias especially when Sydney became Vaughn (of the first 2 seasons) as for Rachel but not with the bed part ! And for sure with the case of "fat mama Bond" it's the perfect farce !, OR you can watch it to remember how good this show used to be.. but in the hardest way ever !

Dear Alias. Rest in peace. Soon please !

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