Alias: Season 2, Episode 21

Second Double (4 May 2003)

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Sydney finds herself racing to clear Will's name when the Francie impostor frames him for the CIA intelligent leak by making him appear to be the other double of the Helix project. But Sark... See full summary »

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Sydney finds herself racing to clear Will's name when the Francie impostor frames him for the CIA intelligent leak by making him appear to be the other double of the Helix project. But Sark makes matters worse when he sends a team to extract Will, to make it look that he's guilty. Meanwhile across the globe, Irina and Sark discover a stumbling block could turn into an opportunity... with Sydney's cooperation. Written by Anonymous

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This episode marks the very first time since the show started that Jack and Arvin Sloane engage in an honest conversation while aware of their feelings toward each other. Why are no guards around when Dixon is almost killing Will? Will is an important prisoner at that time, too important to die and nevertheless it could have been the other way around... See more »

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Jack Bristow: Sydney, you have to accept the possibility that the man we have in custody is not your friend.
Sydney Bristow: Dad, I don't believe it.
Jack Bristow: I understand.
Sydney Bristow: Cause if it wasn't Will then Will is most likely dead and I can't handle that.
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Extremely good
16 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Will is arrested under suspicion of treason when it is discovered that the leaks of satellite information that led to Irina Derevko's escape and Diane Dixon's death came from his computer account. Having been hypnotized by "Francie" into forgetting important details of his recent past, and shot with a laser beam into his eye that makes him fail the ocular scan, Will is suspected of not being Will, but the second, unidentified so far double from Dr. Markovic's genetic experiment. To clear her friend's name, Sydney must find the man who designed the equipment used in the experiment and oversaw the process. Meanwhile, Irina and Sark want to retrieve the mechanical heart of the previous episode that is now kept by NSA, and devise a plan that requires Sydney's involvement to succeed. This is a great "Alias" episode, in my opinion the best since the two-part "Passage". There is not a wasted moment here, even the smallest scenes contribute something. The "double" plot works extremely well, maybe because we're allowed to view the situation from both perspectives: Will is thrown into a nightmare where his loyalty, his memory and even his identity are questioned, when we know he is innocent; at the same time, the possibility that this man is a stranger and the real Will may even be dead is a shock for Sydney, Dixon, Jack, etc. And I have to admit, "Francie"'s frame-up plan was nearly flawless. This is my chance to praise, once again, Merrin Dungey, who almost steals the show from everyone else here. Almost. Because the best scene of "Second Double", with honorable mentions to the gripping large-scale action sequence in the middle (though Dixon's shooting expertise here makes the fact that he missed a perfectly good shot at Sloane and killed his wife instead in "Truth Takes Time" even more ludicrous) and to Irina's "Hello Sydney" near the end, is the "reunion" of Jack and Sloane at a restaurant table. Terrifically written ("I forgive you!") and acted, this scene confirms, once again, that "Alias" is above all a character-driven show. ***1/2 out of 4.


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