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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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: [Weiss and Vaughn are running thru the park] Lauren's parents have been married for thirty four years, and they still love being together. I had one day off this month, and I spent it playing Hockey at the ring with High School kids.
Eric Weiss: That must be fun.
[They stop running and sit down on a bench. They both pause for a few moments while Vaughn thinks]
Vaughn: If I need it, can I crash on your couch?
Eric Weiss: Yeah... you just have to wipe off the Cheese Nips.
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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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