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"Alias" Truth Takes Time (2003)

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16 March 2003 (Season 2, Episode 18)
Following her betrayal, the CIA try desperately to track down Irina Derevko. Their trail on Derevko... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Nelson McCormick 
Writing credits
J.J. Abrams (created by)

J.R. Orci (written by)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer
Jesse Alexander .... supervising producer
Sarah Caplan .... producer
Scott Collins .... associate producer
John Eisendrath .... executive producer
Michael Haro .... coordinating producer
Alex Kurtzman .... co-executive producer (as Alex Kurtzman-Counter)
Ken Olin .... executive producer
Roberto Orci .... co-executive producer
Jeff Pinkner .... supervising producer
Lawrence Trilling .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
Cinematography by
Michael Bonvillain 
Film Editing by
Mary Jo Markey 
Casting by
Mandy Sherman 
Art Direction by
Cece Destefano  (as Cecele De Stefano)
Set Decoration by
Karen Manthey 
Costume Design by
Laura Goldsmith 
Makeup Department
Karen Bartek .... key hair stylist
Diana Brown .... key makeup artist
Grace Hernandez .... hair stylist
Angela Nogaro .... makeup artist
Michael Reitz .... hair stylist
Production Management
Suzanne Geiger .... assistant unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juana Franklin .... second assistant director
Harmony Gosbee .... additional second second assistant director
Jeff Habberstad .... second unit director
Brian O'Kelley .... first assistant director
Jodie Thomas .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Beebe .... propmaker
Chris Call .... property master
William DeBiasio .... buyer
China Fox .... assistant property master (as China Iwata)
Lanny Henson .... construction coordinator
Tom Ivanjack .... paint supervisor
Ian Kay .... props
Michael C. Magno .... set dresser
Glenn Rivers .... set designer
Aaron Robberson .... set dresser
Darrin Rolls .... carpenter
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer foreman
Phillip Thoman .... on-set dresser
Christine Youngstrom .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Chris Cooper .... utility sound technician
Ryan Ferro .... utility sound
Hugh Murphy .... assistant sound editor
Christopher B. Reeves .... dialogue editor (as Chris Reeves)
Danial Shimiaei .... sound re-recording stage engineer
Ben Wienert .... boom operator
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects coordinator
Thomas Rasada .... special effects
Keith Suzuki .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Kevin Blank .... visual effects supervisor
Neil Clark .... CG artist
Paul Le Blanc .... computer graphics playback
Steven Lloyd .... Senior Compositor
Steven Lloyd .... Senior Compositor/Digital Supervisor
Shauna Duggins .... stunt double: Jennifer Garner
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt coordinator
Jeri Habberstad .... stunts
David Morizot .... fight coordinator
Christopher Leps .... stunt double: David Anders (uncredited)
Tom Waite .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Brewer .... assistant camera (as Matt Brewer)
Moose Enright .... electrical best boy (2001-2005) (as Thomas Enright)
Moose Enright .... electrician (as Thomas Enright)
Duane Journey .... key grip
Titus Mischke .... grip
Craig Price .... best boy grip: second unit
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
Eric Smith .... electrician
John Smith .... gaffer
Peter M. Smith .... assistant chief lighting technician
Peter M. Smith .... gaffer: second unit
Benjamin Spek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Pablo Suarez .... grip
Dale Vance Jr. .... film loader
Thomas Yatsko .... director of photography: second unit (as Tom Yatsko)
Casting Department
Chad Darnell .... extras casting
Kim Ju .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Bradley .... key set costumer
Becky Gelbart .... costumer
Wendy J. Greiner .... costume supervisor (as Wendy Greiner)
Leslie Herman .... wardrobe supervisor
Mila Hermanovski .... costumer
Editorial Department
Daniel Rodriguez .... post-production coordinator
Steve Porter .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
R. Scott Poole .... location manager (as Scott Poole)
Music Department
J.J. Abrams .... composer: main theme
Stephen M. Davis .... music editor
Jennifer Pyken .... music supervisor
Madonna Wade-Reed .... music supervisor
Other crew
Danny Bress .... production assistant
Chris Cragnotti .... assistant: John Eisendrath
Michael DeWitte .... assistant accountant
Debra J. Fisher .... story editor
Jaime Harlan .... assistant: producer
Crystal Nix Hines .... executive story editor
Ian Kay .... key armorer
Kelly McCool .... adr loop group
Erica Messer .... story editor
Katie Mohr .... production assistant coordinator
Tracy L. Moody .... additional script supervisor: second unit
Vince Robinette .... production accountant
Judy Dale Torres .... craft service

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Writing credits
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J.J. Abrams  created by

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Additional Details

42 min | 43 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Continuity: When first seen and in subsequent appearances, the earrings Irina leaves for Sydney are single stones on posts. In this episode they become double stones with one stone on a drop.See more »
Arvin Sloane:What I'm pursuing, this truth...
Emily Sloane:Truth. Good. Well. That explains it all. I guess you and I are looking for the same thing.
Arvin Sloane:Emily, what I'm looking for - among other things - will let you live cancer free.
Emily Sloane:I am cancer free.
Arvin Sloane:Forever.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Breathless, 12 November 2009
Author: gridoon2015

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Turns out Irina did not QUITE deceive Jack 100%. Because, although he did remove that tracking device from her shoulder in Panama, he did insert another (passive) one, which will give out a signal after 12 hours. Based on that signal, the CIA locates Irina (along with Sark) in Stuttgart, but they manage to escape AND hold on to a disk with a copied genetic database. However, the CIA receives help from another source....Emily Sloane, Arvin's wife, who, tired of his lies, walks in a company building in Florence, Italy and agrees to tell Sydney where they can find her husband if they promise her that the prosecution will not ask for the death penalty. "Truth Takes Time" opens with a bang (an almost shocking flash-forward that deliberately misleads the viewer) and barely lets you take a breath as the CIA is hunting down three intelligent and skilled targets. Seeing Irina in Sydney-type action is great. And seeing Sloane genuinely prepared to abandon his lifetime obsession with Rambaldi in order to be with Emily was also quite unexpected. However, I have to subtract one point for the ease with which Sloane and co. escape from their hunters, especially the second time. When Sydney got close to him in Switzerland, he held her hostage and threatened to blow up an entire city block if he was not allowed to leave. But here, not only does Dixon miss a perfectly good shot at Sloane, but for some reason he does not even attempt a second one. And why didn't the CIA bring a chopper to this operation, like it had done for so many others? I realize the need to keep the bad guys at large, I'm only saying that they could have found a more convincing way to do it. *** out of 4.

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