Alias: Season 1, Episode 14

The Coup (24 Feb. 2002)

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Sydney and Dixon are sent to Las Vegas to gather information from a K-Directorate agent who has ties to the McKennis Cole group that attacked and nearly destroyed SD-6. Meanwhile, Sydney ... See full summary »

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Sydney and Dixon are sent to Las Vegas to gather information from a K-Directorate agent who has ties to the McKennis Cole group that attacked and nearly destroyed SD-6. Meanwhile, Sydney learns some shocking news about Francie's fiancé, Charlie, and tries to stop them from getting married, all in the same time. Back in Los Angeles, Will begins his journey in discovering what SD-6 really is, and Jack continues to try to be more of a father to Sydney when he helps her decide whether or not to continue with graduate school. Written by Anonymous

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When Sydney gets caught during the attack on SD-6, Michael Vaughn makes a call with his cell to the CIA. But earlier Sydney and Jack had no network coverage since there was an active scrambler. See more »

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Sydney Bristow: Don't start defending your thing with Jenny. She's not in your league and you know it.
Will Tippin: Who's in my league? What league? Show me a league and I'll buy a ticket, I'll go to the meetings and I will try and find those people. Where are they?
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Introducing Julian Sark
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Following on from the attack on SD-6 there is another attack on a different criminal organisation based in Hong Kong; normally this would be a cause for celebration bit it means there is another player in the game who is rapidly collecting Rambaldi artefacts and nobody seems to know who is running this operation. One possible lead is a member of K-Directorate; in order to get information off him Sydney and Dixon must head to Vegas to plant a bug on him. Shortly before heading to Vegas Sydney learns that her friend Francie's fiancé had an affair a mere two months before; she intends to deal with it later but when she is in Vegas she sees Francie and Charlie heading to the casino wedding chapel; she must stop them... it is a good thing she'd told them she'd be in Vegas!

This was an entertaining episode; I loved Dixon's Jamaican disguise; the dreadlocks were a great touch! There was some decent action although I have no idea how that one guard managed to miss Sydney with an AK-47 while she was dangling in the open! I am pleased that Francie's subplot appears to be over as it always seemed a bit of a distraction from the main story; at least Will's subplot has an element of danger to it. This episode is notable for the introduction of David Ander's as Julian Sark, The Man's negotiator. I look forward to seeing more of this interesting new character in future episodes.


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