Alias: Season 3, Episode 1

The Two (28 Sep. 2003)

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Having woken up in Hong Kong, with no memory for the last two years (!), Sydney returns to Los Angeles to try to piece together the last two years of her life and discovers the fates of her... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lauren Reed (credit only)
Julian Sark (credit only)
Gordei Volkov
Scott Kingsley
Receptionist (as Emma Bering)


Having woken up in Hong Kong, with no memory for the last two years (!), Sydney returns to Los Angeles to try to piece together the last two years of her life and discovers the fates of her friends and family: Vaughn has married thinking that Sydney was long dead; Marshall is having a baby with CIA tech expert Carrie Bowman; and Dixon is now the new division head of the L.A. office branch of the CIA. Sydney also learns the shocking fates of Jack and Sloane; the former is in CIA custody for communicating with Irina whom still is in hiding, while the latter is living in Switzerland under house arrest in exchange for co-operation with the CIA. Sydney is granted temporary CIA clearance on a case that may help her regain her memory and she meets a new enemy group called The Covenant. Written by Anonymous

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With the third season, David Anders was moved to a season regular. This meant that the character of Sark was essentially required to appear in virtually every episode, something that J.J. Abrams wasn't entirely in favor of. In fact, Abrams instigated that Anders be relegated back to a recurring role in Season 4. Sark does not appear in the third season opening episode. See more »


Sydney: Where's my father? Or... or my mom... have you heard from her since Mexico City? Vaughn said Will's alive. If there was a fire in my apartment, if he thought I was dead, then how did Will survive? Where is he?
Marcus Dixon: Sydney...
Sydney: And Francie... is she dead? Did they find her body, too?
Marcus Dixon: I know you have a million questions, but...
Sydney: I have a lot more than a million questions! I which I only had a million questions!
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So much has changed since you've been gone
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I think the way the series found to renew itself in this third season has a lot of potential: instead of just wondering about the mysteries of the future, now the viewer also has to consider the mysteries of the past (the two years that Sydney was missing, and presumed dead, and of which she has no recollection). Even the present proves to be a surreal experience for Sydney, as nearly everyone around has either disappeared or taken on a different role than she remembered: Jack is held prisoner by his own government, Sloane has made a deal with the CIA and is now their consultant, Dixon has been promoted to Kendall's job, Vaughn has gotten married and retired from the CIA, etc. Even Marshall, who is still his humorously awkward self, is about to become a father! "The Two" certainly packs a lot of stuff in its 41 minutes (and strains credibility on a couple of spots - would the CIA really allow Sydney to go back on the field so soon? Probably not), but what makes the strongest impression is the the angrier, more violent Sydney we see here: her reaction to Vaughn's information at the start is surprising, but it also makes sense; her way of dealing with the Russian hit-man and his gang shows that she is ready to play rough this season. And the final shot proves that the series hasn't forgotten the art of closing with a WTF cliffhanger. *** out of 4.

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