Sydney and Vaughn reach a crossroads as they try to turn a professional relationship into a personal one during a mission to recover an experimental gyroscope. Meanwhile, Jack struggles to ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Will Tippin (credit only)
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Sydney and Vaughn reach a crossroads as they try to turn a professional relationship into a personal one during a mission to recover an experimental gyroscope. Meanwhile, Jack struggles to outwit the persistent SD-6 security expert, Ariana Kane, as she tightens the noose of suspicion around him of being Sloan's blackmailer. But Sloan is eventually revealed to know more than he claims: there never was a blackmailer, and Emily is really alive and in league with Sloan to get away from the Alliance! Written by Anonymous

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12 January 2003 (USA)  »

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When Kane's men are looking up info on Vaughn it shows that his middle initial is C, his SSN is 987-65-4320, and his Badge ID number is 897354722. See more »


During the post-cinema car chase, Sydney is told that she is being tailed by one vehicle behind her and one vehicle a block over, paralleling her course, but the accompanying map shows both enemy vehicles behind Sydney on the same road, not separated. See more »


Eric Weiss: Hey, you sure you don't want to talk about this?
Michael Vaughn: There's nothing to talk about.
Eric Weiss: I share my fights with you.
Michael Vaughn: No you don't.
Eric Weiss: Yeah I do. Remember when Alan pissed in the living room?
Michael Vaughn: That was your dog!
Eric Weiss: Yeah, but I was angry about it and I let you know how upset I was.
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A close call (or two)
3 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Sydney is sent to Nice, France to recover a gyroscope with missile guiding capabilities, but the growing affection in her relationship with Vaughn puts them both at great danger. Meanwhile, Jack continues to be hunted down by Ariana Kane and her posse, and they're beginning to suspect Sydney as well. So he turns to Irina to help him re-evaluate the whole situation and find the clues that will lead him to the mysterious blackmailer. Opening with a exciting car chase (which mirrors a sequence from the Pilot of the show - this time it's Sydney rescuing Jack), raising the stakes in the middle (there are at least 2 occasions when Sydney is mere SECONDS away from being exposed as a double agent), and closing with a twist that gets the viewer thinking just how much of what he or she saw in the second season so far was "real" and how much was fabricated, "The Getaway" also benefits, once again, from the incredible chemistry between Victor Garber and Lena Olin - those two can tell a lot just by looking at each other. And the writers prove that their plans for the series are long-term, by turning an almost forgotten event from a late Season 1 episode into a major plot point now. *** out of 4.

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