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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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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Julian Sark: I need access to Arvin Sloane.
Sydney Bristow: Why?
Julian Sark: Because I intend to kill him.
Sydney Bristow: I can get you to Sloane, but only if you promise to let me keep the antidote.
Julian Sark: No. Sloane first. Then you'll get back your precious antidote.
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Finding the cure
23 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After last week's bombshell that Vaughn was infected it is up to Sydney to get the cure. Normally when she has a mission she gets cornered by the bad guys then beats up most of them before making an impressive escape; not this time however. Sark has her trapped and if she wants to save her life and that of Vaughn she must undertake a mission for him... a mission to kill Arvin Sloane! Meanwhile Will is continuing to investigate to see if tested in the school United States could have been used to identify potential agents; it looks as if there is nothing to find until he learns that one of the questions concerns events that hadn't happened at the time meaning somebody had switched the records.

This was a decent episode; it was nice to see one of Sydney's missions go wrong in a way she couldn't escape from for once; it makes her more human when we know she can get caught. This also provided the means whereby David Anders would return as Sark, it looks as if he will become a more regular character now; I don't know if that was always the plan or it just happened because writers liked how the character turned out; either way I'm pleased as he is a great character. On the downside this episode did feature one of Sydney's least believable disguises; I do not think she could pass as Japanese even under the heavy make up; certainly not well enough to fool a Japanese person or Sloane!

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