Alias: Season 1, Episode 8

Time Will Tell (2 Dec. 2001)

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After getting news about the certainty of a "mole" in SD-6, Sloane puts agent Dreyer to put everyone in the "lie detector" test, including Sydney. The latter is sent to a mission in Oxford ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kostia Bergman (as Robert Clendenin)
Professor Bloom
June Litvack
Jack Axelrod ...
Giovanni Donato


After getting news about the certainty of a "mole" in SD-6, Sloane puts agent Dreyer to put everyone in the "lie detector" test, including Sydney. The latter is sent to a mission in Oxford to retrieve a clock made by Rambaldi. However, her K-Directorate nemesis, Anna Espinosa, is hot on her trail. As Anna failed to get the clock, she intends to trap Sydney on a mission in Italy, where she has to meet a clockmaker who can provide a clue to Sloane's quest... Written by RealLiveClaude

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At the beginning of the episode Sydney goes through a lot of trouble to gain access in what seems to be a secure room. After being pursued she flees the room through a simple flipping window with no apparent security. See more »


Arvin Sloane: Tell me something. How did Tippin get a lead on the Kate Jones alias in the first place?
Jack Bristow: I don't know yet, but I'm looking into it.
Arvin Sloane: Well, your efforts notwithstanding, that reporter may be a casualty of his own curiosity.
Jack Bristow: I'd consider that a last resort. I know you want what's best for Sydney, and if at all possible, we should spare her the pain of losing someone else.
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The mystery of Rambaldi deepens
29 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this episode it becomes clear that Rambaldi, his inventions and his prophecies are going to be of considerable significance. Sydney has three missions; first she must recover a clock that was made for Rambaldi from a laboratory in Oxford, then she must take it to the clockmaker's last living relative, who is also a clockmaker to repair it and finally after the clock is combined with the 'golden sun' a set of coordinates are revealed so she and Dixon head there. At every stage Anna Espinosa and K-Directorate are there and on each occasion things get more dangerous for Sydney! Away from the missions Sydney also has to worry about a lie detector test she is going to be put through by SD-6 and Will is taken off the story concerning Danny's murder only to find evidence that an intelligence agency was somehow involved with Eloise Kurtz.

This was a great episode; the levels of threat increased both from K-Directorate and from SD-6 internal security; Tobin Bell was great as interrogator Karl Dreyer, it was only a small role but he put in an understated and menacing performance. The other main guest star, Jack AxelRod, also did well as Giovanni Donato, the clock maker Sydney visited who might just be the same man who made the clock for Rambaldi! Will's story, which started rather slowly, has now picked up and is genuinely interesting. If all that wasn't enough Sydney finds evidence to suggest that her father was indeed a KGB agent in the '80s; I wonder what Jack's arguments for his innocence will be this time!

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