Alias: Season 5, Episode 13

30 Seconds (3 May 2006)

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While Sydney and the rest of APO try to learn more about Prophet Five and what their plans for Sydney are, Sloane finally acquires a bottle of serum from Prophet Five as a cure for the ... See full summary »

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While Sydney and the rest of APO try to learn more about Prophet Five and what their plans for Sydney are, Sloane finally acquires a bottle of serum from Prophet Five as a cure for the comatose Nadia. But Sloane becomes distraught when he learns that for it to work, he must stop Nadia's heart for a full 30 seconds. When the proceeder is successful, Jack becomes suspicious about Sloane's possible involvement with Prophet Five, leading him and Nadia to investigate, while the rest of the APO team continues searching for Anna Espinosa, unaware that she has been duplicated by Project Helix to look like Sydney. Meanwhile, Tom travels to France to meet with Renee to look for a fugitive art dealer, named Moritz, whom has the stolen Rimbalid Page 47 artifact, and learn that it's a fake for the real one has with Sloan all this time. Also, Sydney offers Renee a job at APO, only to have fatal confrontation with Anna/Sydney, while Nadia has her own confrontation with her father over his renewed ... Written by Anonymous

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Final appearance of Élodie Bouchez in the series. See more »

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When Sloane is injecting the cure for Nadia, the serum is visible in the syringe. There is a section of air between the liquid and the bottom of the pump mechanism. A few moments later, after he pushes Jack Bristow off of him, the syringe is filled with liquid all the way to the bottom of the pump mechanism. See more »

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Arvin Sloane: [Voiceover the last shots of the episode. Jack finds out that Sloane killed Nadia, and Sydney finds Renee dead] A few days I was absolutely horrified that you would suggest that I turn against APO that I would kill my own daughter. I realize now that both were inevitable. That death is a necessary sacrifice; necessary to complete the final leg of this journey. And I have been preparing for this my whole life, I knew it was coming. I have betrayed everyone I ever loved, but I was chosen.
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A tragic turn of events
9 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the series approaches its conclusion it looks as if one plot line is about to be resolved; Sloane had been blackmailed into helping Prophet Five in return for a cure for his daughter's illness and now he has it. There is a catch though; before the cure can be administered Nadia must be dead for thirty seconds! Understandable he is wary about doing this but when he learns that the cure comes from Rambaldi he administers it and she makes a remarkable recovery. APO meanwhile learns that Anna is working for Peyton and they have recruited somebody in Barcelona to decode the message hidden in Page Forty Seven. As he is a contact of Renée they use her to help capture him in an attempt to capture Anna; unfortunately the mission goes tragically wrong with fatal consequences for one of the team. That isn't the only death; the second is more tragic still and will lead Sloane back to his obsession with Rambaldi and into the arms of Prophet Five.

This was a good episode with the sort of action one has come to expect from Alias; it also featured something quite unexpected namely the shocking deaths of two characters; both of which were surprisingly bloody. It is a pity that we are unlikely to see Mía Maestro and Élodie Bouchez again as they contributed well to the series with good characters... although you never know with Alias (unless you've seen the final episodes), people have returned from the dead before! I wasn't surprised at how Sloane reacted at the end of the episode although I thought it was a shame; I like the character and was hoping he'd find redemption in the end.


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