Alias: Season 3, Episode 22

Resurrection (23 May 2004)

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Lauren stages a stunning betrayal by impersonating Sydney and blowing up the CIA offices to steal classified materials, and nearly killing Marshall in the process. But Sark is captured ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Foster
Reynard Kauffman
Safe House Agent
The Plumber


Lauren stages a stunning betrayal by impersonating Sydney and blowing up the CIA offices to steal classified materials, and nearly killing Marshall in the process. But Sark is captured during Lauren's escape, and Sydney decides to play the impersonating game herself to learn where Laura is heading off too. Meanwhile, Vaughn comes face to face with his darkest demons in pursuit of his traitorous wife. Nadia must decide whether or not she can trust her father, Sloane, in the pursuit of Rambaldi's most priceless artifact and escape from CIA custody. During a mission to South Africa at a Rimbaldi artifact dig, Sydney has a some help and hindrance from Katya Derevko, as well as a final one-on-one fight with Lauren. Afterwards, Sydney receives a shattering revelation from Lauren that will make her question everything (and everyone) she thought she could trust. Written by Anonymous

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This episode was nominated for the 2005 Golden Reel Award for "Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form - Sound Effects & Foley". This episode was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2004 for "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series" and "Outstanding Stunt Coordination". See more »


In the bank scene, if you look closely you can see that the safety deposit box is open before Sydney actually is shown opening it. See more »


Michael Vaughn: Last time we were together, our roles were reversed. Funny how things happen.
Julian Sark: I'm afraid the irony is lost on me.
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Mixed feelings on this one....
24 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

On its own, "Resurrection" is good. As a season finale, however, it is a bit of a disappointment as well. The Rambaldi device - The Sphere Of Life - which supposedly contains his "essence", and which is the reason everyone was looking for "The Passenger" for so long, is still left unrevealed. Sloane and Nadia, who are now the only ones who know its true location, have too little screen time. Instead, "Resurrection" seems more focused on resolving the Lauren situation, with first Vaughn and then Sydney herself more determined than ever to kill her. The series creators probably knew that they couldn't top the Sydney-Allison fight at the end of season 2, so what we get is a much shorter, but still well executed fight most notable for the new pieces of information it provides. And those pieces lead to the ultimate season cliffhanger, which is a mere shadow of the stunning endings of the previous seasons, but does have a great close-up of a certain character, and does help explain that character's actions in the last 2 episodes. The best part of the episode is probably the (literally) explosive opening, followed by the completely unexpected Katya Derevko twist. Like they did in much of season 3, Lauren and Sark steal the show with their twisted relationship: they're both cold-blooded, conscienceless killers, but they actually care for each other. The entire (regular and guest) cast of "Alias" is excellent, but Ron Rifkin, Melissa George and David Anders were the standouts of this season (I'd like to add Mia Maestro to the list, if she had a bigger role). *** out of 4.

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