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"Alias" Maternal Instinct (2006)

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J.J. Abrams (created by)
Breen Frazier (written by)
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Original Air Date:
19 April 2006 (Season 5, Episode 11)
Plot:
Now nine months pregnant and on maternity leave, Sydney is surprised when her mother, Irina Derevko... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Tucker Gates 
 
Writing credits
J.J. Abrams (created by)

Breen Frazier (written by)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer
Jesse Alexander .... executive producer
Josh Appelbaum .... co-executive producer
Jeffrey Bell .... executive producer
Monica Breen .... supervising producer
Bryan Burk .... co-producer
Andi Bushell .... supervising producer
Nicole Carrasco .... co-producer
Richard Coad .... co-producer
Jennifer Garner .... producer
Tucker Gates .... co-executive producer
Drew Goddard .... producer
Sparky Hawes .... associate producer (as Linda 'Sparky' Hawes)
Stephen Judge .... associate producer
André Nemec .... co-executive producer
Meighan Offield .... associate producer
Ken Olin .... executive producer
J.R. Orci .... co-producer
Jeff Pinkner .... executive producer
Alison Schapker .... supervising producer
Fred Toye .... co-producer (as Frederick E.O. Toye)
Robert M. Williams Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin Jr. (director of photography) (as Donald Thorin Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Heidi Scharfe 
 
Casting by
Veronica Collins  (as Veronica Collins Rooney)
Mandy Sherman 
April Webster 
 
Production Design by
Cece Destefano  (as Cecele De Stefano)
 
Art Direction by
Ray Yamagata 
 
Set Decoration by
Erin Smith  (as Erin K. Smith)
 
Costume Design by
Laura Goldsmith 
 
Makeup Department
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... makeup artist
Michael Reitz .... hair stylist
Michael Reitz .... wig designer: Jennifer Garner (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Katie Mohr .... production supervisor
Daniel Rodriguez .... post-production supervisor
Robert M. Williams Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Coad .... first assistant director
Harmony Gosbee .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Larry Clark .... construction coordinator
William DeBiasio .... buyer
Laura Iler .... assistant property master
Kami Laprade .... set dresser
Steve Rick .... prop master: second unit
Harlan Spatz .... set buyer
Parker Swanson .... property master
Jackson Bishop .... digital set designer (uncredited)
Jane Gulick .... on-set property master (uncredited)
Mark Robert Taylor .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (as Tom DeGorter)
Lisle Engle .... sound re-recording mixer (as Lisle Houston Engle)
Ryan Ferro .... utility sound
Frank D. Menges .... production sound mixer
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Ben Wienert .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
David Pahoa .... special effects supervisor
Keith Suzuki .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Kevin Blank .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Le Blanc .... computer graphics playback
Jay Worth .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Anthony De Longis .... stunt performer
Shauna Duggins .... stunt coordinator
David Morizot .... fight coordinator
Paul Anthony Scott .... stunts
Stacey Carino .... stunt double: Rachel Nicols (uncredited)
Brian Christensen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Shauna Duggins .... stunt double: Jennifer Garner (uncredited)
Tom Waite .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Brewer .... assistant camera (as Matt Brewer)
Roger Chingirian .... lighting technician
Matthew Deetsch .... lighting technician
Tim Merrill .... key grip
Rob Nelson .... video playback supervisor
Derek Page .... dimmer board operator
John Smith .... chief lighting technician
Peter M. Smith .... assistant chief lighting technician
Benjamin Spek .... camera operator
Rick Tschudin .... first assistant camera
Dale Vance Jr. .... Steadicam operator (as Dale Vance)
Greg Wilson .... grip
Scott Garfield .... still photographer (uncredited)
David Ghegan .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Titus Mischke .... grip (uncredited)
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Nicole Turegano .... additional camera loader: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Janet Gilmore .... original casting
Jaime Harlan .... casting assistant
Megan McConnell .... original casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nikki Fallenstein .... costumer
Leslie Herman .... costume supervisor (as Leslie Eve Herman)
David Butler .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gerrit Furutani .... post-production assistant
Julius Ramsay .... assistant editor
Daniel Rodriguez .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
J.J. Abrams .... composer: main theme
Billy Gottlieb .... music supervisor
Alex Levy .... music editor
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Chris Tilton .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Marlo Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Sean Quinn .... transportation
 
Other crew
Jonathan M. Abrams .... production assistant
Tracy Bellomo .... assistant: Jeffrey Bell (as Tracy A. Bellomo)
Pierluigi Cothran .... assistant: Jesse Alexander
Roger Fath .... production assistant
Breen Frazier .... executive story editor
Sarah Hathaway .... assistant: Jeff Pinkner
Sparky Hawes .... assistant: Ken Olin (as Linda 'Sparky' Hawes)
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor
George Larson .... location manager
Jeremy Lawson .... key set production assistant
Gregg Pallini .... production coordinator
Alex Reid .... location manager (as Alexander Reid)
Vince Robinette .... production accountant
Judy Dale Torres .... craft service
Athena Wickham .... assistant: J.J. Abrams
Tommy Reeder .... production assistant (uncredited)
Trey Sullivan .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesse Alexander  staff writer (2001-2006)
Josh Appelbaum  staff writer (2003-2006)
John Eisendrath  staff writer (2001-2003)
Debra J. Fisher  staff writer (2001-2003)
Erica Messer  staff writer (2001-2003)
André Nemec  staff writer (2003-2006)
Vanessa Taylor  staff writer (2001-2002)

Produced by
Scott Collins .... associate producer (2003)
 
Makeup Department
Marianna Elias .... makeup artist
Tina Harrelson .... key makeup artist
Cynthia Hernandez .... makeup artist
Rich Knight .... makeup lab technician: W.M. Creations
Margie Latinopoulos .... special makeup effects artist
Rela Martine .... key makeup artist
Gilbert A. Mosko .... special makeup effects artist
Brad Scott .... hair stylist
Carey Robertson .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurie Baron .... dga trainee
Bobbie Blyle .... second second assistant director
Vernon Davidson .... additional second assistant director (2003)
Vernon Davidson .... second assistant director: second unit (2004)
Jeffrey M. Ellis .... first assistant director
Jeffrey Hunt .... second assistant director: second unit
Michael T. McNerney .... additional second assistant director
John Medlen .... second unit director
Pamela Monroe .... additional second assistant director (season 5)
Brian 'Coach' Rosett .... second assistant director: second unit
Stacy Schrader .... dga trainee
Jon-Paul Velasquez .... dayplayer second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Baker .... props
David L. Bell .... buyer (2004)
David L. Bell .... on-set dresser (2003)
Sarah Bullion .... property assistant
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer
Jack Cozzi .... art department assistant
Doug Devine .... set dresser
Brian Ellison .... art department coordinator
Tim Fassino .... assistant props
Tim Fassino .... on-set dresser
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter
Leighanne Haddock .... set dresser
Jim Hewitt .... set designer
Jane Kilkenny .... carpenter
Johnny Knight .... construction coordinator
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser
Dana MacDuff .... props
Kristie Moore .... painter decorator
Elizabeth Morris .... buyer
Michael O'Donnell .... lead person
Lauren Raquel Pusich .... art department coordinator
Christopher Redmond .... assistant property master
Franklin Rodriguez .... lead scenic
Steven M. Saylor .... set designer
David Scott .... property master
Mike Stassi .... set designer
Sloane U'Ren .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Andrew Adams .... sound mixer: second unit
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator
Brendan Davis .... sound utility
David Diamond .... boom operator
Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (as Jesse K-D. Dodd)
Wilson Dyer .... supervising sound editor (multiple episodes 2002)
Peter Hansen .... boom operator
Shawn Holden .... sound mixer: second unit
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... sound mixer: second unit
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... sound utility
Trevor Jolly .... co-sound supervisor
Aaron Levy .... sound re-recording mixer
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Dennis Petersen .... sound recordist
Von Varga .... sound utility
Kerri Wilson .... supervising foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Joel P. Blanchard .... special effects
Richard Cory .... special effects coordinator
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects coordinator
William A. Pancake Jr. .... special effects assistant
Patrick Roberts .... special effects (multiple episodes)
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects assistant
Chris L. Ward .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Fong .... visual effects artist
Jason Fotter .... digital artist: Encore Hollywood
Paul Gentry .... director of photography: visual effects (2002 & 2003 seasons finale)
Buddy Gheen .... screen graphics artist
Benoit Girard .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension
John F. Gross .... visual effects producer: Eden FX
Eric Hance .... digital effects artist
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Adam Holmes .... digital effects artist
Steven Lloyd .... digital artist
Jerome Morin .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Sean Mullen .... digital artist: Encore Hollywood
Fred Pienkos .... digital effects artist
Jeff Sargent .... digital compositor
John Shirley .... digital compositor
Brian Smallwood .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Kevin Abercrombie .... utility stunts
Keith Adams .... stunt double: Francesco Quinn
Robert Alonzo .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Daniel Arrias .... stunts
Ron Balicki .... stunt double: Tony Colitti
Lloyd Barachina .... stunts (2 episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Melissa George/Mia Maestra (stunts) (multiple episodes)
Nicole Basanda .... stunt double
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunts
Erik Betts .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Tamara Bossett .... stunt double
Tamara Bossett .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunts
Jake Brake .... stunt rigger
John Branagan .... stunts
Jeff Brockton .... stunt performer
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Manny Chavez .... stunts
Tim Connolly .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
John Dixon .... stunt performer
Kelly Donovan .... stunts
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunt performer
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt performer
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts
Jeremy Fry .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Al Goto .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Jimmy Hart .... stunts (as Jim Hart)
Julia Helling .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michael Hilow .... stunts
Michael Hilow .... utility stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Olga Vilner
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... utility stunts
Lisa Hoyle .... stunts
Zach Hudson .... stunt double: Ron Rifkin
Mikal Kartvedt .... stunt double: Victor Garber
Steve Kim .... stunts
John Koyama .... stunts
Paul Lacovara .... stunts (2004)
Danny Le Boyer .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunts
April Littlejohn .... stunt double: Lena Olin
Brian Machleit .... stunts
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts (2 episodes)
Eric Matuschek .... stunts
Anthony Molinari .... stunts
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double: Amy Acker
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Nicole Randall .... stunts
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Darryl Reeves .... utility stunts
Scott Rhodes .... stunt double
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Allen Robinson .... utility stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... utility stunts
Marc Schaffer .... stunt performer
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Ann Scott .... stunt double
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunts
Gunter Simon .... stunts
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Shirley Smrz .... utility stunts
Gary Ray Stearns .... stunts
Ronn Surels .... stunts
Don Thai Theerathada .... stunts (as Don Tai)
Gary Toy .... stunts
Scott L. Treger .... precision driver
Steve Upton .... stunts
Jon Valera .... stunts
Jim Vickers .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Lee Waddell .... underwater stunt coordinator (stunts) (multiple episodes)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunts
Alex Wen .... stunts
Scott Workman .... stunts
Jason Ybarra .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt coordinator
Marcus Young .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... director of photography: second unit
Elizabeth Algieri .... second assistant camera: second unit
Bill Brao .... camera operator: guest camera
Michael Brennan .... aerial camera operator
Joe Buscaglia .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Shane Buttle .... set lighting technician
John S. Campbell .... night light operator
Richard Clark .... video playback supervisor
Steve Cooke .... electrician
Justin Duval .... electrician
Jerome Fauci .... Steadicam operator
Michael Franco .... electrician
Eli Golub .... grip
Eli Golub .... rigger: second unit
Paul Hamacher .... dolly grip
Jennifer Ann Henry .... additional second assistant camera
Paul Horn .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jeff Levy .... gaffer: second unit
Jim Marquette .... camera operator
Bob Myers .... rigging grip
Noe Nava .... set lighting technician
David H. Neale .... electrician
David H. Neale .... set lighting best boy
Evan A. Nesbitt .... first assistant camera: second unit
Morten Petersen .... set electrician
Brendon Phillips .... rigging electrician
Rocky Rodriguez .... grip
Justin Stroh .... electrician
Paul Szopa .... rigging electrician (2005)
Keith Talley .... best boy rigging grip
Tyler Williams .... second assistant camera: second unit
Jason Young .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brad Holtzman .... costumer
Philip Maldonado .... costumer
Silvia Raiano .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kerry Joseph Blackman .... post-production assistant
Abraham Park .... post-production: Touchstone Television
 
Music Department
Jenée DeAngelis .... music coordinator
Timothy Andrew Edwards .... promo music
Paul Oakenfold .... composer: source cue
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Booker White .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Rick Kelleher .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Heather Anderson .... set production assistant
Richard Bellos .... stand-in: Ron Rifkin
Robin Bianchi .... script supervisor: second unit
Thom Buckley .... production assistant
Manny Chavez .... safety advisor
Sam M. Cobb .... medic
William DeBiasio .... shopper buyer
Jim Gaston .... production executive (2003)
Charissa Gilmore .... publicist (2003)
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach: Jennifer Garner
Todd Havern .... production assistant
Harrison Held .... hand double (2002)
Harrison Held .... stand-in: Ricky Gervais (2004)
Seth Hendrix .... set production assistant
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Timothy S. Kane .... production assistant
Mike Kirsch .... production assistant
David Kraemer .... set production assistant
Mark Kurzweil .... accounting clerk
Victoria LaFortune .... production executive (2003)
Misty D. Lahti .... set production assistant
Paul Lindsay .... production assistant
Omar McClinton .... post-production finance: Touchstone Television
Jeff Milcheck .... office production assistant
Jeremy Mullen .... set production assistant
Michael Neipris .... marine coordinator
Kyle Pavey .... set production assistant
Matthew Roseman .... production assistant
Kat Samick .... production secretary (as Kathlene Samick)
Donna Tegan .... additional set production assistant
Tracy R. West .... production assistant (4 episodes 2003)
Brian Youmans .... production assistant
 
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42 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sydney's baby Isabelle is born in this episode.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (At 3:50), Agent Grace is talking to a CIA director, the scar in his eyebrow (always on his right eye) is on the left eye. Shortly afterwards it is back to its normal location on his right eye.See more »
Quotes:
Agent Jack Bristow:[Sydney is in labor while on a mission in a bank with her mother and father] Look at me. You can do this.
Sydney Bristow:I can't dad, I can't...
Agent Jack Bristow:Sydney, yes you can.
Sydney Bristow:I don't want to do this here.
Agent Jack Bristow:That's okay; tell me where you want to be.
Sydney Bristow:I'm scared.
Agent Jack Bristow:I know, that why we're here. We're going to take care of you. Now, tell me where you want to be.
Sydney Bristow:I want to be on a beach.
Agent Jack Bristow:That's good, okay, just go there. Now tell me about it.
Sydney Bristow:Vaughn is with me.
[...]
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Sydney gets a surprise visitor!, 6 February 2012
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This episode starts with a bang as Irena intercepts the ambulance carrying the traitor Jack exposed in the previous episode and kills him along with the guards. She then appears at Sydney's house; she isn't there to threaten her though; indeed it appears that the visit is purely social... of course Sydney doesn't know of her involvement with Prophet Five. As part of a mole hunt APO is shut down while Director Devlin goes though all the records; this makes it difficult for Sydney and her parents who are going on an off the book mission to retrieve The Horizon in Vancouver. They aren't the only people heading to Vancouver; Peyton and a heavily armed team from Prophet Five are going too and they will make things very difficult... and they were a bit tricky already as Sydney started to give birth mid-mission!

This episode had plenty of excitement even by the standards of Alias; there is the shooting at the start, Renée and Dixon's interrogation of a former SD-6 man by questioning him while he is tied to the bonnet of a speeding car and Peyton casually blowing a helicopter out of the night sky with a missile! It was good to see Lena Olin back as Irina; her character rivals Sloane when it comes to deviousness. As usually the acting was solid and there were a few humorous moments to lighten the tone; most notably Jack and Irena pretending to be Italian parents to trick their way into a bank vault. The biggest surprise comes right at the end; I won't way what happens but be prepared for the biggest shock in the series!

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