Alias: Season 4, Episode 11

The Road Home (16 Mar. 2005)

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Frank Murdoch
Mr. Tauber (as Hans Tester)


During a mission to Austria, Sydney must protect the life of an American civilian, whom she unintentionally put in danger after she acquires information about a new mini-helicopter to be used as a weapon. Meanwhile, Jack travels to Madagascar to visit with an old friend, the arms dealer Sasha Korjev whom is the mastermind behind the assassin helicopter. Back in Los Angeles, Vaughn uncovers more disturbing secrets about his father of finding a diary with notes written years after his alleged "murder," which straightens his quest to know if his father is really alive. Written by Anonymous

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Eric Weiss: This is a mistake; you gotta bring the team in on this one.
Michael Vaughn: No way, not until I find out more.
Eric Weiss: Alright, let's just assume that your father did right those journals.
Michael Vaughn: Weiss; I know my father's handwriting alright, things were referenced, things he couldn't know about. I know it sounds crazy.
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Nothing special this time
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Ignoring the (excellent) previous episode's cliffhanger(s), "The Road Home" gives Sydney yet another standalone mission: to recover a weapon that can select its targets biometrically. Meanwhile, Jack goes after the man who is now in possession of the weapon, an old friend, or enemy, or both. And Vaughn continues his quest to discover the truth about his father. As you can see, the narrative is split into three parts, and only one of them really tells us something we didn't already know: in addition to possibly being alive and for some reason now trying to contact his son for the first time after 25 years, Vaughn's father might also have been a really bad man who would shoot his special forces comrades in the back. Apart from that particular bit of information, we see Sydney being tough but compassionate (when an innocent civilian is mistaken for her CIA partner by the bad guys, she goes out of her way to rescue him), and Jack being morally shady: nothing new here. And that supposedly super-advanced next-generation weapon is not really so advanced, if you can fool it as simply as Sydney does. *** out of 4.

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