Alias: Season 5, Episode 5

Out of the Box (27 Oct. 2005)

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Sydney and Tom travel to Marseilles, France when they discover that Renée has stolen the cryo container which contains the cryogenically frozen body of her supposedly dead father. But they ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Rienne (as Elodie Bouchez)
Joel Bissonnette ...
Senator Diane Lewis
Flashback Desantis
Young Renée


Sydney and Tom travel to Marseilles, France when they discover that Renée has stolen the cryo container which contains the cryogenically frozen body of her supposedly dead father. But they soon find themselves under siege in Renée's warehouse hideout by a group of mercenaries who want to reclaim Renée's father when he awakes up from his cryo-induced sleep... so it appears. Meanwhile, Rachel and Dixon travel to San Francisco to assist Marshall in the break-in of a vault facility to copy files to learn more about Renee's father. Elsewhere, Sloane takes matters into his own hands to get himself back into APO and continue his quest to find a cure for Nadia by influencing/blackmailing a influential senator to let him have full access to the CIA's accessories. Written by Anonymous

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When Rachel and Dixon are in the facility and when Dixon says, "Yeah. I've heard that before. " there is a boom mic behind him that can be clearly seen. See more »


Thomas Grace: My mother always said, "If somebody's worth shooting once, their worth shooting twice."
Jack Bristow: I'm sorry I never met her; she sounds like my kind woman.
Thomas Grace: I think the two of you would've gotten along.
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Action and deception!
30 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After Renée Rienne is observed stealing material that could be used to resurrect the man who we last saw in episode #5.2 in cryogenic suspension Sydney and Tom are sent to investigate. They track her to Marseilles where they are informed that the man she is trying to save is her father who when missing over twenty years previously. No sooner have they learnt this than it appears somebody else wants him too and they find themselves under siege and unable to contact the CIA as heavily armed men surround the building. Now out of custody Arvin Sloane wants to rejoin APO so that he can continue to search for a cure for Nadia; the problem is the senator whose decision it is doesn't think he can be trusted; it is at this point that we learn that the person who helped secure his release was none other than Gordon Dean and he has material that should help Arvin persuade the senator. Some lightness is added with a subplot where Dixon, Marshall and Rachel infiltrate a bank vault with a spider-like bug, which has been dubbed Charlotte by Marshall.

This was another exciting episode with plenty of action including explosions, shooting and a man falling through a window whilst on fire... and that is just in the pre-credit sequence! The siege scenes are pretty exciting as Tom takes out a few bad guys and blows up a truck and later there is a Mexican standoff between Sydney and Tom and Renée and her father although that is resolved when we learn that somebody is not who they appear to be. It is good to see Sloane being devious and threatening again even if his motives seem pure for the time being; he is a great villain brilliantly played in an understated performance from Ron Rifkin. I was initially unsure about Balthazar Getty's performance as Tom but the character is starting to grow on me; hopefully he will continue to improve.

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