Alias: Season 3, Episode 17

The Frame (28 Mar. 2004)

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Sydney and Vaughn must track Kazari Bomani down to get hold of a piece of the Rambaldi puzzle before the Covenant gets their hands on it. Meanwhile, Jack reveals his suspicions to Senator ... See full summary »



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Kazari Bomani
Olivia Reed


Sydney and Vaughn must track Kazari Bomani down to get hold of a piece of the Rambaldi puzzle before the Covenant gets their hands on it. Meanwhile, Jack reveals his suspicions to Senator Reed about his daughter Lauren's allegiances, and Vaughn decides what to do about his marriage. Written by Anonymous

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Vaughn: [Vaughn sneaks out of bed with Lauren to call Sydney] Sorry about how I got pulled away earlier.
Sydney Bristow: How is she?
Vaughn: It's hard, dealing her father's death and betrayal.
Sydney Bristow: Are you at Eric's?
Vaughn: No...
Sydney Bristow: I see... Well I guess we won't be getting that cup of coffee.
Vaughn: No were not...
Sydney Bristow: Okay... I'm gonna go...
Vaughn: Syd...
[Sydney hangs up the phone and begins to cry. Vaughn goes back to bed and Lauren opens her eyes and smiles]
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It looks as if Lauren's cover has has been blown when Jack investigates her activities and discovers that she has been in various unauthorised locations at the same time as the Covenant have been active there. When the Covenant finds out they come up with a solution which should both clear her and strengthen her faltering marriage; she just has to kill her father, a senator, and let people think she was working at his behest on what she thought was a secret government agent. While Lauren is busy covering her tracks Sydney and Vaughn are searching for the keys which open the Rambaldi box, this involves shoot outs in an embassy and diving to the undersea vault where the keys were hidden.

The action was exciting as always and it is nice to see the Covenant appear to be coming out on top for a change; even though we know that this is just raising the stakes to make their ultimate defeat all the more satisfying. While Sydney's story had most of the action Lauren's was more interesting as it looked as if she was about to lose her husband and get exposed as a traitor unless she kills her father and ruins his reputation; when the moment of truth arrives it turns out she has a surprising ally.

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