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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Peyton (credit only)
Renée Rienne (as Elodie Bouchez)
Moritz Koller
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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 »


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 »


Arvin Sloane: [Nadia has just found Rambaldi's page 47 in Sloane's homes office] Let me explain. Nadia you're going to have to trust me.
Nadia Santos: You said it was over.
Arvin Sloane: No... It's not what it looks like.
Nadia Santos: You've been lying all along.
Arvin Sloane: Look, I handed everything over to the DSR except for that page; I couldn't part with it, I... I'd spent so much time.
Nadia Santos: I don't want more excuses. Just talking about Rambaldi, your face, your voice, it all changes. This obsession you have...
Arvin Sloane: No it's not an obsession... It's faith.
Nadia Santos: Do you have...
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Shocking! Positively shocking!
15 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Sloane gives Nadia the cure he got from Prophet Five (which involves stopping her heart for 30 seconds, then reviving her). She wakes up from her coma and everything seems to be alright, but Jack is suspicious and begins investigating Sloane's recent activities. Meanwhile, the APO team is tracking Anna Espinosa to her meeting with a man who has been hired by Prophet Five to decode the hidden message of Page 47....the problem is, the page they have is a very well done fake

  • and guess who has the authentic one! For pure shock value, few

"Alias" episodes can surpass "30 Seconds". Two cast members get (rather graphically) killed, and Sloane takes a major dark turn in his journey. The episode is chillingly well-done, but at the same time disappointing, because the lovely & sweet Mia Maestro finally returns to the series with a speaking role only to....and Sloane's turn just about throws nearly three seasons' worth of redemption into the dumpster. I still like the series on a technical level, but I have reservations about some of the latest plot developments. *** out of 4.

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