Alias: Season 3, Episode 16

Taken (21 Mar. 2004)

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Sydney attempts to rescue Dixon's kids after they are kidnapped by Sark. Meanwhile, Lauren's status as a double agent for the CIA and the Covenant is put to the test when she learns that ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Kevin Sutherland ...


Sydney attempts to rescue Dixon's kids after they are kidnapped by Sark. Meanwhile, Lauren's status as a double agent for the CIA and the Covenant is put to the test when she learns that she has to work with her father; a wealthy U.S. Senator. When Laura's position is compromised, she and Sark decide to frame Sloane for being the CIA mole. Written by Anonymous

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Marcus Dixon: The emotional toll this has taken and my current state of mind convince me I am no longer the best guarantee of her return. Therefore, I am stepping down temporarily as director of this task force until this matter is resolved. Jack, I trust you will stand in my stead and do everything in your power to bring my daughter back to me.
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With inside help from Lauren, Sark not only escapes from French custody before they turn him over to the CIA but he also organizes the kidnapping of Dixon's children. In exchange for their safe return, the Covenant demands the immediate release of some of its recently captured operatives, but what they really want is a Rambaldi artifact that is kept in Kendall's Nevada facility. After an initial rescue attempt fails, Dixon has no choice but to steal the artifact and hand it over to the Covenant, but he can't do it alone - he needs Sydney's help. Her response: "Whatever you need". The Dixon-Sydney relationship is one of the longest-standing on this show, and for all its ups and downs, it's full of respect, support and compassion. "Taken" mirrors the season 2 episode "Second Double" when Lauren, to avoid exposure as a double agent, frames another person for the leaks, just like Allison had done. In this case, the "victim" is Sloane (so whatever his endgame might be, it looks like it has little to do with the Covenant). Carl Lumbly gives another powerful performance, and we also get to see Sydney as Mad Maxine! *** out of 4.

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