Alias: Season 1, Episode 13

The Box: Part 2 (10 Feb. 2002)

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As the megalomaniac McKenas Cole continues to threat the SD-6 staff and torture Sloane to get the code to a vault, Sydney must go deactivate some bombs planted in the office, despite some ... See full summary »



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As the megalomaniac McKenas Cole continues to threat the SD-6 staff and torture Sloane to get the code to a vault, Sydney must go deactivate some bombs planted in the office, despite some mercenaries on her trail. Dixon sends a secret code to Vaughn at the CIA to come to the rescue. Eventually, the Bristows are caught, but Sydney is able to confront Cole in a fight to the finish... Written by RealLiveClaude

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In season 1 when Will Tippin (Bradley Cooper) is down in the docks snooping around, he passes a freighter ship. The name of the ship is "Alba Varden", that is also the name of the ship from "Lethal Weapon 2" where the final battle takes place. See more »


As Vaughn is trying to gain entry to where the C4 is located he freezes and smashes the top middle bolt and the top left bolt first and works his way down. Then the camera switches to Sydney doing the same thing at the other C4 location and then the camera goes back to Vaughn and he is freezing and smashing the top middle and top left bolt all over again. See more »


Vaughn: Let's take things one step at a time. This is a charge of C4. I can tell because there's 'C4' written all over it.
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Sloane shows just how tough he really is
6 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Part one of this story saw SD-6 taken over by an armed group led by former operative McKenas Cole; while he set about accessing the vault Jack and Sydney raced to stop him before he tripped the building's self destruct system. The cliff-hanger ending suggested that Sydney was about to get captured but as this episode begins Jack surrenders to the gang leaving Sydney free to disable the explosives. At this point Dixon decides that it is time to call in reinforcements and contacts the CIA; the message is sent to Vaughn but he is refused permission to send a rescue operation. Going in himself he meets up with Sydney and proceeds to help her deactivate the explosives. Cole continues to torture Sloane but he refuses to break; in fact he just sits there tormenting Cole about his own failings!

This was a great episode which had obvious nods to 'Die Hard'; there was plenty of action and one very gruelling scene where a character has a finger cut off! I wasn't sure how they would handle having the CIA enter SD-6 without the innocent SD-6 members learning the true nature of the organisation; thankfully that was done in a plausible manner. Guest star Quentin Tarantino did a good job as Cole but the real acting credits in the episode go to Ron Rifkin who put in a brilliant performance as Sloane; it also showed us a lot more about his character; he may be a bad guy but he is clearly as tough as nails and will do what it takes to advance his cause.

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