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 Jack and Nadia are at Sloane's storage facility, Jack bends down to open the door, but when the camera angle changes, Nadia is the one letting go of the door. See more »

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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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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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