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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

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Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a secret agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the CIA. After a few years -- after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6 -- Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real CIA to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow -- also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1) Written by Matt Patay

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In the first season, Sydney's SD-6 codename was "Bluebird", her C.I.A. codename was "Freelancer". In the second and third season at the C.I.A., she was known as "Mountaineer". See more »

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Characters often pronounce the first name of Milo Rambaldi as MY-lo. If he was a medieval Italian, it would probably be pronounced MEE-lo. See more »

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Sydney: What are you, twelve years old?
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According to creator 'Jeffrey Abrams', the background of the words "Alias" in the opening credits come from home movies of his family. Also in the opening credits, the "Rambaldi" symbol is visible for a split-second. See more »

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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the First Fight (2010) See more »

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Alias Theme
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Performed by Michael Giacchino
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Just awful.
17 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Alias is absolutely horrible. The acting is the most dreary, dull and witless I've seen. The stories are contrived. And the writing is just plain BAD.

This is Femme Fatale (already a below average series) gone horribly, horribly wrong. Intense? Intelligent? Am I watching the same show as the majority of these female critics?

It's just so dumb... I can't even sit through this utter crap to see a scantily-clad Jennifer Garner. This has to mean something.


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