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 »


Vaughn: We thought you were dead. They asked me to come back to... to explain.
Sydney: Come back from what? What are you talking about? Vaughn... why are you wearing that ring?
Vaughn: Syd... since that night... you were missing. You've been missing for almost two years.
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A good start to the season
13 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The third season starts two years after the end of season two with Sydney waking up in Hong Kong with no idea how she got there or what has happened in the past two years. During the course of the episode she learns that a lot has changed in those missing years; she was believed dead, Vaughn has left the CIA and is married, her father is in jail and perhaps the biggest shock of all; her nemesis Arvin Sloane is not only free but is CEO of a humanitarian organisation.

While in hospital she eavesdrops a conversation between Dixon and Weiss about a CIA operative transporting a chip with important data about a drone aircraft. When the operative is killed in France and the chip stolen by a shadowy organisation know as The Covenant Sydney uses this information to claim to have memories involving the CIA agent and France so that she can visit her father in prison before going to France to retrieve the chip; unfortunately the operation does not go well and she is forced to turn to Sloane for help.

As one would expect in Alias the plot is fairly complex and allegiances fairly fluid. The acting continues to be solid with Jennifer Garner leading a fine cast. There is also plenty of action involving shoot outs, explosions, hand to hand combat and a wince inducing interrogation scene.

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