Sydney goes undercover in a mental institution to meet a guy programmed to be an assassin. Meanwhile, back home in LA, Will discovers the true identity of "Kate Jones" and Francie learns the truth about Charlie.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Calder
Charlie Bernard (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Eloise Kurtz
Dr. Kreshnik (as Eugene Lazarev)


As Sydney tries to adjust herself after the death of five CIA agents during the last mission in Badenweiler, she and Dixon are sent to London to snatch a FTL decoder so SD-6 can use by a cell sample from someone's DNA to create a code on identity cards. Sydney then goes to Romania to try to talk to the father of a murdered agent, not realizing the horror that awaits her. Jack gets transfered to the SD-6 offices to take a major role in the ops mission. Meanwhile, Will continues to investigate the mysterious Kate Jones, whose real name is Eloise Kurtz, who refuses to tell Will of her association with Danny. Francine continues to deal with her boyfriend Charlie who finally clears the air over his mystery woman, that he plays in a band with her. Written by Anonymous

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18 November 2001 (USA)  »

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When talking about FTL, Jack mentions the T-47s that were moved. See more »


When the mental institution guards taze the guy strangling Sydney, she should have been electrocuted too as he was holding on to her. See more »


Francie Calfo: Bar association dinner. One of the lawyers wanted to sue me because his chicken was undercooked. Can you believe that... an obnoxious lawyer?
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


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An intense episode
26 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the explosion at the end of the last episode that killed four CIA operatives Sydney is understandably distressed and freezes; luckily Dixon accepts her story about having a flashback about Danny's death. Once back she goes to visit the widow of the FBI agent who had been investigating his father and makes a shocking discovery; he had died in the same car crash that killed her mother. Believing this means that her mother died because of her father's betrayal of his country she confronts him and threatens to expose him; he tries to explain that wasn't the case but when asked for the truth says that she isn't cleared to hear it. Her main mission this time is to retrieve a DNA reader from London then in a much more dangerous mission go to Bucharest to get information from a man who is locked up in a psychiatric hospital. Away from Sydney's mission Will's investigation continues to get more interesting; he manages to track down 'Kate Jones'; who is really called Eloise Kurtz, but their first meeting ends with him getting a face full of pepper spray and when she changes her mind and agrees to meet again she has vanished by the time he gets to her flat.

This episode didn't have the level of action some feature but it was still pretty good and the scenes at the end were some of the most intense of the series so far; when Sydney realised she was trapped in the hospital without backup she looked genuinely lost. There were also a couple of fairly emotional scenes; when Vaughn reveals to Sydney that his father died working for the CIA and when he attends the funeral of the agents killed in Germany. It isn't all doom and gloom though there are some laughs to be had when Dixon lights up an obnoxious cigar in the middle of a fancy London art gallery; Carl Lumbly was great in this scene. The acting from all the regulars was impressive as was that from guest star John Hannah who gave an intense performance despite only being on screen for a short while.

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