Alias: Season 2, Episode 7

The Counteragent (17 Nov. 2002)

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As Vaughn's life hangs in the balance, Sydney has no choice but to turn to Sark for help in securing an antidote for the virus. But when Sark demands She help him to kill Arvin Sloane in ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marcus Dixon (credit only)
Austin Tichenor ...
Dr. Nicholas
Alice Williams
Agent Chapman
Agent Rudman


As Vaughn's life hangs in the balance, Sydney has no choice but to turn to Sark for help in securing an antidote for the virus. But when Sark demands She help him to kill Arvin Sloane in exchange for his assistance, Sydney faces a decision that could expose her as a double agent. Written by Anonymous

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Jack Bristow: Sloane's on his way to Japan. He plans to stay at a Yakuza-run Ryokan, the Nyoshi Ginza. Use the numbers he gave you and contact Sark. Tell him we will hand him Sloane the night before his Alliance meeting.
Sydney Bristow: Tell me you agree with me, that we have no choice in this.
Jack Bristow: Of course we have a choice, and it's a moment I never wanted you to face. To kill someone. I'm not talking about self-defense: I'm talking about premeditated murder. To be there when the door closes on him for the last time. Knowing ...
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Twists and turns
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Vaughn has been infected by the lethal virus he was exposed to at the Taipei lab, and will die within a few days unless the antidote is given to him. Sydney learns from her mother that the antidote can be found at an Estonian military facility, but right after getting it, Sydney is captured by Sark and forced to make a deal with him: he'll let her leave and later give her what she came for; she'll somehow render Sloane unconscious and deliver him to Sark, who announces that he plans to kill him. That presents her with a moral dilemma, but she doesn't take too long to make up her mind: if Vaughn is to be saved, Sloane must go. However, there are still more twists and turns on the road ahead, including a new plot development that certainly changes a lot in the game. The scenes between Irina and Vaughn are particularly well written and acted; on the other hand, I can't say that Sydney as a Japanese masseuse is one of her most convincing disguises. *** out of 4.

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